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Re: Laurel or Yanny?
« Reply #35 on: May 18, 2018, 03:53:50 PM »
"Brainstorm" or "Green Needle"?

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Re: Laurel or Yanny?
« Reply #36 on: May 18, 2018, 05:07:46 PM »
Chino... you're right, it's absolutely harmless interwebz viral crap.  I don't think it's hate, but just the biggest fucking eyeroll that this is what grabs the attention of our society en masse?? I sometimes feel humanity is devolving.

In 1975 1.5M people paid $4 for a pet rock.

 :lol It's not stupid from the perspective of science and general interest, it's stupid because of how something so small becomes a sensation that sweeps the nation.  I guess not different than a pet rock, or when I was a kid, pogs were a thing.  Sure have fun with your friends about it, but it's not headline news IMO that needs to be now injected into my life from so many different sources.  The memes have been funny though.

I'm totally with Cram on this.   I find it absolutely FASCINATING from a science perspective (and if you think about it, it explains a LOT about us as humans and how we interact).   But I find it BAFFLING that people can't just experience it and move on.  I have no idea why this is on major news feeds.   

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Re: Laurel or Yanny?
« Reply #37 on: May 18, 2018, 07:59:23 PM »
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Re: Laurel or Yanny?
« Reply #38 on: May 18, 2018, 10:05:17 PM »
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Re: Laurel or Yanny?
« Reply #39 on: May 18, 2018, 10:35:18 PM »
Chino... you're right, it's absolutely harmless interwebz viral crap.  I don't think it's hate, but just the biggest fucking eyeroll that this is what grabs the attention of our society en masse?? I sometimes feel humanity is devolving.

In 1975 1.5M people paid $4 for a pet rock.

 :lol It's not stupid from the perspective of science and general interest, it's stupid because of how something so small becomes a sensation that sweeps the nation.  I guess not different than a pet rock, or when I was a kid, pogs were a thing.  Sure have fun with your friends about it, but it's not headline news IMO that needs to be now injected into my life from so many different sources.  The memes have been funny though.

I'm totally with Cram on this.   I find it absolutely FASCINATING from a science perspective (and if you think about it, it explains a LOT about us as humans and how we interact).   But I find it BAFFLING that people can't just experience it and move on.  I have no idea why this is on major news feeds.

It's a thing that virtually everyone is talking/asking about. It would be weird if it didn't show up in the news one way or another.
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Re: Laurel or Yanny?
« Reply #40 on: May 18, 2018, 10:39:39 PM »
It's a thing that virtually everyone is talking/asking about. It would be weird if it didn't show up in the news one way or another.

Is that backwards though? Is it news because "everyone" is talking about it, or is everyone talking about it because it is "news?"
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« Reply #41 on: May 18, 2018, 10:44:26 PM »
It garnered a lot of attention online, which caused it to become news, which caused it to garner more attention.

I guess I don't really understand the point you're making.
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Re: Laurel or Yanny?
« Reply #42 on: May 18, 2018, 10:52:36 PM »
I am not active on social media, unless this forum counts(?) So when I saw this as a top news story, it was the first I'd heard of it. I guess I don't know how something like this, or anything for that matter, garners "a lot of attention online."
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Re: Laurel or Yanny?
« Reply #43 on: May 18, 2018, 11:12:51 PM »
Someone posts something, a bunch of people see it and share it/post it elsewhere, more people see it, etc. etc.

In this case I think it started with a Reddit post. So, the post is popular, more people see it, eventually enough that it gets to the front  page and a bunch of other people see it and post it elsewhere, so on and so forth.
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Re: Laurel or Yanny?
« Reply #44 on: May 19, 2018, 06:34:34 PM »
I don't know why it's so fascinating. It's a word that's said in a way that it can be deciphered as either one (or even something totally different). Doesn't shit like this happen every single day to people? "Oh, *insert word here*? I thought you said *insert word here that sounds very similar*!"

I think it's because people think shit like this is somehow scientific and some kind of revelation happens where they forget that it's a daily occurrence and end up turning it into some crazy thing that means more than it does. Plot twist: It doesn't mean anything. At all.

I can make myself heard both. Because it was made specifically to be heard as both. (This is somehow totally and completely lost on...almost everyone who I've heard about this from) :lol Anyone can hear either one. Try hearing it through one ear while your other is closed off; or hearing it through a different atmosphere, like with music playing in the background and then in silence, etc. etc. It's something super simplistic that somehow turned into this...THING. :lol Harmless, sure.

But so is dabbing (lolz not weed lolz), and some people tweak the fuck out when they see or hear about that. I don't hate it but it sure isn't what a whole hell of a lot of people think it is. (in my experience with this, anyway; taken at face value it's...still pretty stupid and boring)

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Re: Laurel or Yanny?
« Reply #45 on: May 19, 2018, 06:41:04 PM »
I just YouTubed it. Haven't kept up with the discussion on this anywhere. Haven't tried it with earbuds or headphones or on my monitors yet, so only my laptop speakers.

Heard 'Yanny' for about 10 seconds, it sounded more robotic. Then for some reason it starting sounding less tinny, and then I heard Laurel. When I replayed it, I only heard Laurel unless I tried super hard to hear Yanny... this is weird.
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Re: Laurel or Yanny?
« Reply #46 on: May 19, 2018, 08:00:03 PM »
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Re: Laurel or Yanny?
« Reply #47 on: May 20, 2018, 01:16:18 AM »
I don't know why it's so fascinating. It's a word that's said in a way that it can be deciphered as either one (or even something totally different). Doesn't shit like this happen every single day to people? "Oh, *insert word here*? I thought you said *insert word here that sounds very similar*!"

That is so not what’s happening with this though.
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Re: Laurel or Yanny?
« Reply #48 on: May 20, 2018, 06:05:52 AM »
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Re: Laurel or Yanny?
« Reply #49 on: May 20, 2018, 07:52:23 PM »
I'm not kidding, not trying to be difficult, or am iconoclast, but I heard "yarry".

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« Reply #50 on: May 20, 2018, 07:57:36 PM »
Just listened for the first time and I have no clue how anyone is hearing Laurel.
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Re: Laurel or Yanny?
« Reply #51 on: May 21, 2018, 06:21:42 AM »
Just listened for the first time and I have no clue how anyone is hearing Laurel.

Aside from any scientific explanation anyone might have for the difference in what people hear, here's a little clue on why people are specifically hearing Laurel... It's an audio clip of a guy saying LAUREL. :hat

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Re: Laurel or Yanny?
« Reply #52 on: May 21, 2018, 10:54:15 AM »
Just listened for the first time and I have no clue how anyone is hearing Yanny.

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Re: Laurel or Yanny?
« Reply #53 on: May 21, 2018, 12:05:16 PM »
I'm not kidding, not trying to be difficult, or am iconoclast, but I heard "yarry".

That's what I hear if I reduce the pitch of the original audio by 20%

I hear "Laurel" when it's played at the original pitch. When the pitch is reduced by 20% I hear "yearry".

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Re: Laurel or Yanny?
« Reply #54 on: May 21, 2018, 12:06:22 PM »
Just listened for the first time and I have no clue how anyone is hearing Yanny.

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Re: Laurel or Yanny?
« Reply #55 on: May 21, 2018, 12:30:33 PM »
Finally listening to it, it's definitely Laurel, but I can also hear an echo effect that makes an E sound. Still not Yanny though.

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Re: Laurel or Yanny?
« Reply #56 on: May 22, 2018, 12:20:47 PM »
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Re: Laurel or Yanny?
« Reply #57 on: May 22, 2018, 09:24:03 PM »
Yanny, but for a brief moment when I was showing the video to coworkers I hear Laurel.

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Re: Laurel or Yanny?
« Reply #58 on: May 23, 2018, 12:16:56 AM »
I put my Iphone up to the speakers to translate voice to text.

It wrote it out as "yeah me". Which is closer to Yanny than Laurel.


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Re: Laurel or Yanny?
« Reply #59 on: May 23, 2018, 06:31:07 AM »
I didn't hear either.

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Re: Laurel or Yanny?
« Reply #60 on: May 25, 2018, 09:19:33 PM »
This could literally be the dumbest thing ever.
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