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What's your typing speed?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by LV426, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. LV426

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  2. Unforgiven

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    66.07 for me.
     
  3. dontpanicbobby

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    If I get above 25 I'd be surprised...

    25.23 but only 91% accurate after 3 tries.
     
  4. no one

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    Well, not to brag, but I can type the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs .
     
  5. Dngrsone

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    I used to be able to type 40wpm... Then I stopped caring.
     
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  6. Mikestony

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    Speed:
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    Accuracy:
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    Avg. Speed: 39.38 WPM
    Avg. accuracy: 93.90%


    Not terrible I suppose...I did backspace to correct a typo here and there :D
     
  7. LV426

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    Wow check out the high score table. How is it humanly possible to type at 199.47 wpm?!
     
  8. dan330

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    interesting.. but have not had my coffee yet..
     
  9. rootabaga

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    FWIW, back in 1961, a gentleman named Cortez Peters appeared on the game show, "I've Got A Secret" with the secret that he was the world's fastest typist. He could type 141 WPM...on a manual typewriter. On the show they had him compete with a rudimentary computer (really just an automatic typewriter that was programmed to type the same text Mr. Peters was given -- and he beat it.
     
  10. Unforgiven

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    The querty keyboard we designed to slow down your typing so those old manual keyboards wouldn't jam so much. Ever wonder why many of the most common letters are typed by your left hand?
     
  11. rootabaga

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    ^^^Actually, depending on which chart you're looking at, it's pretty evenly split when you look at the first ten or twelve "most frequent" letters (at least in American English).

    Which makes sense, since you'd want to be going back and forth given the anatomical peculiarities of hand structure and the physical constraints of the old mechanical typewriters.

    Either way, there's no changing it now! :D :D
     
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  12. LV426

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    And the Dvorak keyboard is more efficient, but I can't be bothered to re-lean my touch typing.


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  13. brownbag68

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  14. Davdi

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    Fast enough for my needs.
     
  15. Stuntman

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  16. Stuntman

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    Unfortunately, I cannot try the typing test on my phone. When I go to the web site, the text I need to type scrolls beyond the top of my screen, so I cannot see it. It would not be a fair test of my typing abilities if I always have to scroll up the screen every few words. I normally type in landscape, so there is not a lot of room above the text entry line.
     
  17. Speed:
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    Accuracy:
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    Was so close to getting 100% accuracy, but made 1 mistake near the start.
     
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  18. LV426

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    I'm in an Xkcd mood at the moment

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  19. Bearsyzf

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    Is bird pecking a speed , that's how I type ?
     
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  20. Stinky Stinky

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    lol i only got 94.86% accuracy xD

    I am special :D

    and only got 48.93 wpm xD
     

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  21. HmonGrl123

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    I thought it was a 5-minute test so I just kept on going and going and then I started wondering "Why is there no end to this?" to realize "aw, snaps, it ended when the paragraph ended. Oops" So here's a screenshot of my average. I still don't know how many tests I took. :/
     

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  22. HmonGrl123

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    I figured out why I wasn't seeing my score! Kept pressing ENTER after the test. Well, I finally took it again and made sure I didn't hit ENTER at the end. It's a habit. It's not 100% accuracy but I still somewhat got it.
    How many kids nowadays know how to peck at a computer keyboard? These smartphones aren't really making anyone smart, you know.
    "Smart phones are only as smart as its Users"
    I would love to see schools keep computers/laptops in school. Please don't bring in the tablets/Ipads (they're useless).
     

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