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Valtteri Bottas reacted to the F1 start lights in 0.201s. ๐ŸŽ How about you?
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I hate all of you who can do this faster than me. And that's a lot of you.
I believe the shorter way to write this is "lpb".
I have no real idea how this compares?
it's pretty good, check out this website, they have a graph and a tester…
nice cheat lol
No I just dropped the phone on my face ๐Ÿ˜‚ perfect timing.
Your vision is more sensitive to change at the edges. Don’t look straight at it (< colour at edges - but you don’t care).
Evolution FTW - we developed vision systems to see the predator (or object) coming in from the sides.
I'm not! Can't get faster than 0.4. I'll stick to working with words.
Its not that difficult, you just set an interval with 0ms checking if '.on' length === 0... and there you go, 0.001๐Ÿ‘‘ intelligence > muscle ๐Ÿ˜‚
Sure, all I wanted to establish is that I had a better score than Jake, and that he hates me.
Not sure what's more infuriating. That I am sucked into such meaningless competition or that Paul's Photoshopped score is better than mine.
Was that reactions, or a lucky hit?
(I have a lower lucky-hit score)
Let's just say the important thing is my score is better than yours and that's what matters.
Is there - like in track and field - a point where the reaction is actually a guess, read false start as it's beyond human capabilities?
Hah, I got NaN:NaN. But yeah, Bottas was accused of guessing the start.
What is your best time using a ps4 controller?
Use 2 fingers and BRACE YOURSELF!
making this counts as part of my job yeah?
0.251, i wasn’t sure to expect green or not though. I dont pay that much attention to the lights when i watch the race lol.
You might want to remove that 300 Ms click delay. I was instant.
this can't be real
need an article, talk and a spec-change, then yes!
something something PERF something something
Why I love the web: you can create and deploy a stupid game that gets played by F1 world champions within an hour
…I'm adding a micropayment system called "pitcoins". Looking for $500k VC.
ICO first Jake that's how it works
Will it in run on ARM?
Did you say pitycoins Jake
Why am I thinking of armpits?
omg lol ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
oh man and some of them had seen it already
It really is the beauty of the web. I love how it works perfectly from a mobile device too, as shown in the vid.
Damn, I am faster than Alonso!
In his defence, it's easier on desktop than phone
Very very true! My hat goes off to you sir for it! :)
VERY cool ๐Ÿ˜€
!!! When are you taking your company public? ๐Ÿค‘
Look at my score, pure skill no luck involved
with that score, I think I am at the top of the list
Nah, I've done faster myself, but anything lower than 0.15 is definitely luck
can you confirm that you said "oh the famous one" in the video and you had seen this before? Jake seems to think he is cool
Context: @Paul_Kinlan is jealous that F1 drivers don't care about his web apps
Pastor could have made good use of #justsayin
I just wish my phone speaker was a tad louder. Airhorner is still my fav. PWA โค
You just need to get it onto the BBC Big Family Cooking Showdown ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ“ฃ Go Kinlan!
Comeon Paul. Give him this one.
Omg that pretty legit
Jake would never give me one. He's not getting anything from me.
Heavy lies the head that wears a crown. ๐Ÿคด
This is amazing ๐Ÿ˜
I know right! It's really silly.
Do you have a video of you watching the video for the first time?
that is incredibleeeeeeeeeee
Just speaking to an F1 friend from school... Incredible.
I'm definitely getting my 15 mins of fame out of it
yeah but I don't really feel it's doing _enough_ for your personal brand.
Haha insta-famous and on TV. Amazing.
This is amazing!!
AMAZING! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
Just heard the app mentioned on the first practice coverage on BBC Radio 5 too! ๐Ÿ˜†
I think it's acceptable
00.357 hrmmmm what's yours?
My high score is not important
301 w0000t — come on share it.
00.251 on my phone… although I suspect device-to-device varies a lot due to touch latency
I see you are afraid of my hacking skills ๐Ÿ˜
Was a jump start in my books ;)
00.141 my best. Wasn't able to re-do it until now though. ;)
Wow, I thought I nailed it... not even close
My 1st: .31s. Ok, challenge accepted. Need to get under .3s today! Hopefully under .2s at some point, though that'd take some dumb luck. ๐Ÿ˜‚
I got under 0.2 but only through luck I think. It's easier on desktop with a mouse I think
High average, but I did have a good one!
Under 300ms: achieved! Under 200ms: still trying. Should I give the USB mouse a go? ๐Ÿค” At least I can do low 300ms/ high 200ms consistently.
3% battery left?!? OMG!!! :P
Very good... 0.175 first try, but I may have had illegal launch control browser addin installed...
That must have been quite a coup.
That's my favourite web story ever.
Couple of my fav moments Of The Web: finding NASA using jsbin, and Bruce Campbell's site using my Twitter code!
00.110 - according to Vettel that would be a jump start! @ValtteriBottas what do you think?
Can you make one download version for Android?
I could make the web one work offline pretty easily.
That would be awsome
I... did... pretty... well... ... ... Don't... you... think....?
Great game!! 0.204!
And within 5 minutes the JS devs have beaten the rest of the office with 0.001, all without photoshop!
Love it! Got any analytics to see how much time Vettel has spent on it? :)
Would be great if it could show your average score
Yeah, to be fair to them I hadn't added the "created by @jaffathecake" bit when they posted that
What's the best time on this?? We need a leader board!!
It's difficult to tell genuine starts from people lucky-guessing the start (yours was a lucky guess, right?)
Naturally.. I went with my internal bpm counter that take rather than my eyes.. Got caught out next try once the delay was longer!
I average about 0.27
oh look at you using Glitch, I'm reporting you to @jennschiffer
Nice one :) 0.263s my fastest, damn that was a superb start!
265… damnit Onishi!
Ha Mr @philnash got .241 so don’t worry I’ve been bested too! :(
First try jump start... second try 0.207 :0
Right… work can wait, I’m going back for more.
my better half just got 0.203 on his first attempt - damnit!
Woah! Next stop Silverstone ;)
mm - first step, learn to drive ;P
Getting better ๐Ÿ˜Ž 0.217
Look at this! A whole bunch of developers and none of us have busted out dev tools to change the score!
I tried to, but realised I’d have been lapped by now ;-)
I was wondering how long/if devs would start hacking the game, but where's the fun and victory in that? ;)
๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿ˜œ
Damn that is really hard, it's weird it makes the brain finger connection feel really slow when focusing.
This is the first time my childhood spent playing video games has come in handy.
that seems… not human. What device/browser?
I think it was a total fluke. Mostly got 0.2ish.
Was pleased with my first attempt! 0.241s! ๐ŸŽ
2nd attempt... 0.200. I was actually going in to do a cheeky 'document.designMode = "on";', but didn't need to #purefluke
Second attempt was my best with 0.229. Can't complain about that :)
Does my Formula 1 license come in the post?
Hmm I guess it doesn’t handle my speed ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
hahahaha what device/browser is this?
(I may have fixed it)
It’s chrome 59. MBP 2017
I think this was due to weirdness with event.timeStamp. I'm no longer using it. Thanks!
Gonna call lucky on this one :3
Is the last wait random? Is it random in F1? If not, what prevents drivers to have a device inside which informs a bit faster?
The wait is random, and it's random in F1. I'm not sure if I'm using the same random parameters though.
It's easier to cheat in the app when you can restart the process zillion times. Doesn't work in F1 I guess :D
took 5 tries of jumping it before i got lucky, to be fair
You don’t seam to add 0.3s like the stewards do. Bug?!
Same time here :D
who the f*** is bottas!!!
And this is not even my best! Ofc. I had the newly developed DevTools system as help, little better then the one Mercedes has :)
A tiempo como buen baterista
He didn't though, he fell into an anticipated start ๐Ÿ˜‰
Still impressive though ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
Best score will probably be a random lucky tap.
I've got a 0.188 that I think was more luck than anything
Great success in tech is often the same lucky timing. But feels good to attribute to skill & wisdom. ๐Ÿค“
I think monitor refresh rate mater here.
Nice! I consistently get around the 0.2 mark and most below 0.210, so I guess that's doable for a pro like @ValtteriBottas
fine, since I can't get better than .25 except by guessing, I bet Valtteri Bottas can't write a setInterval loop like I can
A few can't even spell
I'm impossible, according to the FIA
just did it in
is that Opera browser? ๐Ÿ˜‰
yeah. only place i have JS enabled on my mobile.
Created a quick cheat (works best if you create a bookmarklet out of it): F1 Cheat… via @CodePen
F1 Cheat
Cheat for the game
I think that contravenes various FIA stipulations
Not if you drive for Ferrari... ๐Ÿ˜’
A little slow 0.203s
Fully took around 20 go's mind
My best was 0.185. Though most of them were around 0.215-0.22.
0.230s and then it stressed me out so much I felt like throwing up.
"Tell Charlie, he jump started (and then break tested me)"
+ moved under breaking ๐Ÿ˜
Safari iPhone 7 trick let my finger fall
Taking practice out of the equation, I think most people's reaction time is very similar. David Epstein talks about it in 'The Sports Gene'
I got this but that was pure luck
I helped myself by displaying randomized delay in console and then counted to 2868ms in my head :P
My best time 0.0241
I'm fine with 0.229
Doing about 0.3 in the average.
Analytics on this would be fascinating. Essentially measuring nerve propagation time over population. Might be able to detect age/gender.
You might just end up detecting low-end phones ๐Ÿ˜€
I've seen such hacks for sniffing device CPU… but seems unlikely that even the slowest event loops would be O(human) slow?
319ms is my best so far. Fun game :)
Apart from a couple of sub-100th glitches, I think I’ve hit my limit ๐Ÿ˜ž
I think anything under 0.19 is luck. My best is 0.028 but complete chance.
Think you’re right - there’s a reason the FIA anything quicker than 0.2s is a jump start
Unfortunately it doesn't seem to work in Firefox Mobile :-(
SyntaxError: missing = in const declaration client.js:28:13
huh, is it an old version?
Indeed. 50.1.0. Now I have to find out why it didn't update...
Ok, works in Firefox 54. Nevermind.
That was the first time I did remote debugging with Firefox. Good to learn something new.
It was 00.035 then 00.034 :-) Improving!
His start was awesome yesterday!
I was able to react like that:
OMG, see what I got now! LOL
Mega game! Addictive! ๐Ÿ˜† Does it work on iPhone?
Yep! Totally cross-platform
Thanks! For some reasons it didn't initially worked on my iPhone 6 Plus (I was tapping and nothing happened), but now it does! ๐Ÿ‘
Thanks, now a certain movie theme's going to be in my head all night
00.014s ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’จ ๐Ÿš”
Meh. I'm clearly no Bottas.
I got 0.252! pretty close.
I've got first 0.204s. Now, I've tried again and then...
Only took the better part of the day to hit Bottas’ time. Averaging between .23x ~ .25x w/few jumps. Logitech M570 trackball. #yuptrackball
3rd attempt with each getting better. #fun
Not a time suck at all…at ALL.
reaction time is a difficult thing to train- you're more likely to improve your score with caffeine than practice
A lucky hit I think!
0,32 s (after 2 wine bottles) but ever not faster as I’m used to get handicap on the line when using my MB OM275 V-12 ๐Ÿ˜‹
iPhone 5, so I'll blame the hardware for any perceived deficiencies in my assessment. ๐Ÿ‘ป
0.257. Some work to do!
Yeah I don't think I'll beat my best time
Siempre reacciono arriba de los 0.300s. En anticipación logré 0.010s como mejor. #F1StartTimer
Haha how many jump starts?
0 jump starts if the FIA are reviewing it
Yep, it was lucky :D My fastest reaction was at 0.187, still I don't know how that was possible... Maybe, I should take a seat next year :D
That's awesome game!! Been a real hit on my Facebook page.
I'm surprised how popular it's been since it's just a silly little game, but I guess that's how the internet works ๐Ÿ˜€
Haha!! Yeah, i bet it just took u few lines of JavaScript+css+html, i guess timing was important as everyone was talking about the start.
Cool!! I learnt html through various channels on internet, but i struggle with JavaScript and CSS, i can understand but can't apply.
Maybe now you can try converting it to an app,like for android and iOS, with some additional games like this one:
ORIS Reaction Race - Android Apps on Google Play
Racing drivers need fast reactions and perfect timing. Can you be the best?
Nah, I'm all about the web. Takes ages to get through an app store, and doing it on the web means build once, works everywhere ๐Ÿ˜€
Yeah, i recently tried making an app for my website but couldn't get through android playstore.As per google policy i can't use "Formula1"
(2/2) i mean the wors "Formula/F1" in the app so that makes it really tough.
Yeah, this is why I don't like app stores. I mean, ™s are one thing, but having one company decide what can go in a store makes me sad
FF seems repeatably slower than Chrome and Safari, by about .15
On desktop? I'd prefer to be using event.timeStamp, but some people reported negative numbers when I did that.
Is it suppose to show green light, because on my machine it show only red (Chromium/Linux)
Nah, in F1 it's "lights out"
WATCH: #AustrianGP race highlights – @ValtteriBottas clings on in a race of scrapes and scrambles #F1
Love this man, got a share on our F1 Facebook Group earlier
yay! It's kinda weird seeing F1 drivers & commentators playing it. I'm certainly getting my 15 mins of fame.
Your thoughts on the actual start? Do you think it was a jump? Are you heading to @SilverstoneUK GP?
He was very lucky drove a great race though!
Oh wow! Thats impressive mate, it's a dream to do it one day!
We'll be back at a campsite at Silverstone next year though ๐Ÿ˜€
We're there again this year, Litchlake Camp site, "roughing it". we're sitting at Farm Curve this time, we'll give that ago!
Hope it's a good'un. I guess we should enjoy Silverstone while it lasts.
Yes, shame it seems like it's going to be cut from the calendar after 2019. However, I am positive we will come to a solution some how.
Sorry every time I press enter it submits the tweet ergh! I normally use another app! I will have a good read of that later, so awesome
After a very quick read. Fucking Love this! "I’ve packed my suit jacket, which I usually only wear when people get married or die" haha!
U wot m8? Got a problem wif Heineken?! My Dutch pride acts up!
I think the pride is better placed in La Trappe Blond ๐Ÿป
haha :) always thought that that was belgian #TIL But heineken is great for just drinking all night long.
I wasn't happy when I went to Singapore for the F1 Race. Bought a pint of the stuff, drop the lot on the grass cost me £8.00
Could you add some stats as average, number of attempts or deviations? Pretty fun, to be honest with my 0.169 as best and 0.24-0.27 average๐Ÿ˜€
Ok, so I would have arrived at Turn 1 in second, under @ValtteriBottas's rear wing in last weekend's #F1 #AustrianGP. Satisfied with that
Ehem ๐Ÿ˜Ž
This is my best record! But I confess that with so many "Jump Start" that I made before, I would have already removed the "Super License". ๐Ÿ˜‚
Haha yeah, that's the thing. I'm between 0.25-0.31 if I'm properly waiting for the lights to go out before reacting.
No guessing, just reaction. Quite consistent under .300 several times.
Where do I collect my prize?
You're being overtaken by stationary objects at that rate
Think you need to talk to Sebastian Vettel - he seems to have the inside track on what's fast and what's not these days
Hi I can easily tell that you cheated by editing the result in dev tools
May I be a F1 driver? :)
lights out and AWAY WE GO!
Jees, I need a version that can cope with my dry-eye inspired and spectacularly badly timed blinks!
First attempt was 0.300. I'm coming for you Valtteri Bottas.
0.227 so ... I am surprisingly not crap?
Why I am so bad at this. ๐Ÿ˜”
237 for a couple of minutes and then this, which was a lucky jump start:
You have probably seen this 1000 times at this point, but well, actually:…
I think the FIA gets suspicious if it's less than 0.2s
I could not beat .2s with a mouse and about .3s with my phone.