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#16 Caffiene

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:22 PM

I dont think its a matter of vision or perception, its just a matter of what you call it...

Personally, I think youre both right. Doug first called it "green brown". SiliconJedi called it "darkened yellow". Darkened yellow is in fact the colour on the spectrum between darkened green and brown - theyre the same colour.

Bright: Green -> Yellow -> Orange
Dark: Green -> Olive -> Brown
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:28 PM

I endorse that solution and bury my obstinate delusions. It's as much green-brown as green is blue-yellow.

I can't believe I just got into a epeen duel over color knowledge....
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:03 PM

If we're going to play that game, my last color acuity test was about three months ago. Per that test, my color acuity is "superior", a result of my not making any mistakes in any of the four sets of color chips. When was your last test? :rolleyes:


Five minutes ago. Perfect score.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:29 PM


If we're going to play that game, my last color acuity test was about three months ago. Per that test, my color acuity is "superior", a result of my not making any mistakes in any of the four sets of color chips. When was your last test? :rolleyes:


Five minutes ago. Perfect score.


I'm impressed that you were able to find a chip set and a calibrated light that fast.

Well done.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:31 PM

My colour acuity is so perfect that I was part of a small sample used to calibrate CMYK values to human-perceptible colours in the early 90's.

Since then it has gotten better.

Before any of you decide to argue with me you should know that I am a professional, and I say "that's an olive drab, not a drab olive" for over $500 an hour.
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:35 PM

I should add that I use my colour acuity in a lab, discerning highly toxic from benign moulds in very expensive cheeses. Every time I judge olive drab, lives are on the line. They use me because I am more accurate than a machine.
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:40 PM

you should know that I am a professional,


I used to get $10.00/hour for my color acuity. So I am a professional too. :-P

Seriously, just because you have objective evidence that you are good at color matching doesn't mean I'm not better. It just means that all I'm hanging on is the internet, my subjective experience, and a big ol' arrogant streak.

And you full well know I did one of those online jobbies for the test. It's all I need for this completely nerdy argument.

And I am more accurate than a machine too, sparky. Machines are terrible at color matching.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:45 PM

I'M TELLING YOU IF I GET OLIVE DRAB WRONG HUNDREDS OF FRENCHMEN WILL DIE HORRIBLY CHOKING AND GAGGING ON POISON CHEESE.
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#24 Caffiene

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:46 PM

And you full well know [...]


Psst. Those are two different posters you're addressing :;):

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:49 PM

I'M TELLING YOU IF I GET OLIVE DRAB WRONG HUNDREDS OF FRENCHMEN WILL DIE HORRIBLY CHOKING AND GAGGING ON POISON CHEESE.


... and what's the down side?
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:55 PM

I get fired.
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:29 PM

Well, if we're going to use RGB where projected red and green light create yellow, that we should also open up the emitted vs reflected color theories, RGB vs CYMK!

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 12:02 AM

But what's the wavelength for OD? 'cause I'm wondering if we could get a star to burn that color.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:14 AM

I have a box of 64 Crayola and a 3 year old scribbler. Based on my experience I can tell you Olive Drab clearly tastes delicious and is a b***h to get off a wall without a Mr Clean Magic Eraser. He also says its diarrhea poop color.

That clearly solves all color theory issues.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:14 AM

I'M TELLING YOU IF I GET OLIVE DRAB WRONG HUNDREDS OF FRENCHMEN WILL DIE HORRIBLY CHOKING AND GAGGING ON POISON CHEESE.

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