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Topic # 222467 13-Aug-2017 09:56
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I am not particularly observant so I often don't notice things until I suddenly do. This morning I became aware of an odd artefact at the top of the Geekzone page. This is not caused by my display. It is specific to Geekzone and only shows when the page is scrolled up to the black area at the top, above the links in yellow at top right.


What I see is faint green vertical lines extending across the display. The lines appear to be made up of pixels that are rapidly flashing off and on, giving the lines an appearance of vibrating motion. It is quite possible this has existed as long as Geekzone has, but I only noticed it this morning. Is it supposed to be some kind of decorative effect?


I just tried a screen capture which I saved to a jpg. I still get the dancing lines on the static image. What on earth is this?


 





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  Reply # 1845753 13-Aug-2017 10:26
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This is your display controller or monitor slowly dying causing artifacts. Or HDMI getting interference. If its on a screenshot then clearly nothing the browser is doing since jpg cant carry motion, screenshots dont carry motion etc.





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  Reply # 1845754 13-Aug-2017 10:26
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There is nothing wrong with your computer. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next few hours, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your computer. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to... The Geekzone!




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  Reply # 1845755 13-Aug-2017 10:30
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also, even in incognito mode I don't see any black at the top

 

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  Reply # 1845758 13-Aug-2017 10:37
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Seriously, what is this? It is also on your screen shot. It has nothing to do with my monitor or controller because GZ is the only place I see it. I know jpg doesn't carry motion. That's what makes it so weird. 





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  Reply # 1845759 13-Aug-2017 10:38
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 well clearly something is messing up that shade of grey to add green artifacts. Perhaps get a video of what is happening?





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  Reply # 1845763 13-Aug-2017 10:50
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That's how 'they' must be communicating..a hidden signal embedded within our webpages. They have clearly advanced from using our satellites.




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  Reply # 1845765 13-Aug-2017 10:56
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It is really weird but I think it has to be some kind of HDMI artefact. I just duplicated the screen to a VGA LCD monitor and there is no sign of it there, but it is still merrily dancing away on the HDMI. It is a narrow band extending across the top of the screen that only appears in the dark grey (not black, my bad) area above the links. It is faint but very clear and distinctive. I don't see it on any other page with a dark background and it doesn't appear at any other dark location on a GZ page. It is very specific to that band at the top. Yet it also appears on a jpg so there must be something in the image that is causing it. The only thing I can think of is that a specific shade of very dark grey triggers it for some reason. Yet I don't see it on similar backgrounds at other locations on the screen. Very strange. I suspect that even if I do make a video of it, the dancing lines will only be visible on my HDMI monitor, since that is where they appear on the jpeg.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1845768 13-Aug-2017 11:02
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 well clearly something is messing up that shade of grey to add green artifacts. Perhaps get a video of what is happening?

 

 

Sorry, I misunderstood your intention. I don't have a cell phone and my camera broke so I can't easily video the screen. Maybe I can take a picture of it with my tablet. I will give it a try.

 

 





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  Reply # 1845770 13-Aug-2017 11:21
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It will be the HDMI then, try changing resolution and then back again to make it re-do all the clocking. I had the same thing happen on some almost dead dell monitors over DVI but with blue. Didnt see it on the brighter colours unless you looked really closely, but on the darker ones it was covering any gradients with weird banding of blue static. Totally lost the dvi input not long after it started and then wouldnt power on most of the time after that. I suspected crappy caps since it was really old.





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  Reply # 1845780 13-Aug-2017 12:15
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Would it be the 'slack channel' banner???  

 

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Edit: this doesnt always display aka, just on occasions and just now I have refreshed the homepage and its gone again. 

 

Perhaps this is messing with your browser?

 

Im using safari on a mac. 

 

 




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  Reply # 1845784 13-Aug-2017 12:33
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If I was into conspiracy theories I would now be very suspicious of the mods. I was busy struggling with my Android tablet, which with a perfect sense of timing suddenly doesn't want to transfer the photos I took over USB. Then I decided to return to GZ to see if there was an update. Guess what? The mystery artefact has completely disappeared! No trace of it. Make of that what you will.

 

 





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  Reply # 1845785 13-Aug-2017 12:35
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And it just occurred to me to check the jpeg I took earlier and it has also disappeared from that! Talk about spooky action at a distance! So okay, it is definitely something my HDMI monitor is doing, but god only knows what. I hope it doesn't suddenly grow tentacles.

 

 





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Search for HAARP and chemtrails. Learn the truth. Don't give to government sponsored mind control.




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  Reply # 1846439 14-Aug-2017 15:10
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Poltergeist eye floaters.

 

 





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  Reply # 1846440 14-Aug-2017 15:12
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It was there again this morning and is gone again now. Clearly something to do with my screen, especially as it seems to be having other issues. Still very peculiar.

 

Of course it could also be what freitasm says.

 

 





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