wtf, when i twang a rubber band, the picture shakes

acidvoodoo

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so, i'm sitting here, see a broken rubberband, stick one end between the teeth, stretch it out, and start twaning it. as i do, the picture on monitor vibrates. i swear, though it was on of those eye illusions at first, but if i stare below the screen and twang, i can see it shake it time with the twang

why is this :Q:cool:
 

BCYL

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I think it's some trick your mind is playing on you... nothing wrong with your monitor...

and yes, you have too much time on your hands...
 

WinkOsmosis

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Eat something crunchy and see the picture shake. Then realize that your head is the one vibrating, not the picture.
 

acidvoodoo

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bloody eye balls, oh well, thought i may have found a unique band.

i twang my band whilst browsing the forum :D
 

Amused

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I bet if you stare at the monitor while you bash your head with a hammer you'll get much the same effect, only better.

Give it a try and let us know, ok?
 

acidvoodoo

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Originally posted by: Amused
I bet if you stare at the monitor while you bash your head with a hammer you'll get much the same effect, only better.

Give it a try and let us know, ok?


that would just be stupid
;)
 

Sundog

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Originally posted by: Jellomancer
Then realize that your head is the one vibrating, not the picture.
LOL.....

You know if you cover one eye with you hand, and look through the noncovered eye.....you would swear that you can see through your hand...:p

 

udonoogen

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my housemate had a vibrating chair ... i thought his monitor was screwed up everytime i sat on it.
 

ScottMac

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That would be because your monitor is using a 60Hz refresh rate.

Kick it up to 70+ and the effect goes away.

I hate 60Hz screens, all that flashing make my head hurt.

Same effect - crunchy stuff, twanging a rubber band ... same fix: make your monitor scan faster.

FWIW

Scott