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Guyver

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Greetings.  So, as I’m logging in at this moment, this event just occurred.  I find it so unusual and unlikely that I had to create this thread and discuss it.  I haven’t even had a chance to process this with my wife, because she’s on the phone with her sister, but..I did politely interrupt and ask their opinion, and they just shrugged it off, like no big deal.  Here’s what happened.  
 

I’m sitting out on my patio at sunset, having a cocktail and listening to music.  It was such a beautiful evening finally, after all the intense weather we have had and are having…I’m sitting there enjoying the sunset and I’m running a que of songs from a various playlists…it was like 5 songs.  And then it stopped playing because my que was over, but it was still on my “Covers” playlist.  I’m running Spotify Premium with Harmon Kardon Bluetooth portable speaker…..excellent quality..btw…I highly recommend it.  Anyway, I have the phone in my hand, I’m running Spotify but my que was over so it stopped….and I mad a selection.  I decided to play “Melt With You” by Modern English.  So, I see it sitting there right in front of me and I go to play it….but just before my finger touched it….it played.  It just played all be itself a couple hundredths of a second before I touched it.  I did not make physical contact with the phone, but it played anyway as it my mind made that happen, but that’s not possible because I do t think my mind has the ability to make things happen in this physical world.  So, I didn’t push the button, but the song played anyway….just before I touched it.

That is my story and that is what really happened.

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Spotify is notoriously glitchy

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1 minute ago, Occupational Hubris said:

Spotify is notoriously glitchy

It wasn’t glitching.  It was behaving normally.  If I’m controlling it and running a “que” as I call it, which is namely, a few songs added to the que with that feature….so it plays the five songs and stops.  It happens all the time.  Then, I go over there to pick it up and put more songs in to play…but I thought I would just start with that one to play as I was selecting more songs and adding them to the que, and then right before I touch it, as my finger was actually moving toward it and about to hit it - it just played.  Nearly simultaneously, but not quite exactly.  To me this is freaky as hell.  There’s no way that could be so random.

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23 minutes ago, Guyver said:

Greetings.  So, as I’m logging in at this moment, this event just occurred.  I find it so unusual and unlikely that I had to create this thread and discuss it.  I haven’t even had a chance to process this with my wife, because she’s on the phone with her sister, but..I did politely interrupt and ask their opinion, and they just shrugged it off, like no big deal.  Here’s what happened.  
 

I’m sitting out on my patio at sunset, having a cocktail and listening to music.  It was such a beautiful evening finally, after all the intense weather we have had and are having…I’m sitting there enjoying the sunset and I’m running a que of songs from a various playlists…it was like 5 songs.  And then it stopped playing because my que was over, but it was still on my “Covers” playlist.  I’m running Spotify Premium with Harmon Kardon Bluetooth portable speaker…..excellent quality..btw…I highly recommend it.  Anyway, I have the phone in my hand, I’m running Spotify but my que was over so it stopped….and I mad a selection.  I decided to play “Melt With You” by Modern English.  So, I see it sitting there right in front of me and I go to play it….but just before my finger touched it….it played.  It just played all be itself a couple hundredths of a second before I touched it.  I did not make physical contact with the phone, but it played anyway as it my mind made that happen, but that’s not possible because I do t think my mind has the ability to make things happen in this physical world.  So, I didn’t push the button, but the song played anyway….just before I touched it.

That is my story and that is what really happened.

I would immediately go check the silverware if I were you.

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2 minutes ago, Guyver said:

It wasn’t glitching.  It was behaving normally.  If I’m controlling it and running a “que” as I call it, which is namely, a few songs added to the que with that feature….so it plays the five songs and stops.  It happens all the time.  Then, I go over there to pick it up and put more songs in to play…but I thought I would just start with that one to play as I was selecting more songs and adding them to the que, and then right before I touch it, as my finger was actually moving toward it and about to hit it - it just played.  Nearly simultaneously, but not quite exactly.  To me this is freaky as hell.  There’s no way that could be so random.

okay

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If I could bend a spoon with my mind, I would be a rich man. Apparently I do have the ability to mind meld with an AI machine known as the IPhone. 

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Maybe I could become a really, really, skillful DJ.  If I can do this again….forget about it.  I could make a song play just by intending to?  Whew!  Gnarly!  That would be awesome.  

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This has to be a strange mathematical phenomenon of a very high order, that just happened by some random chance!!  I can’t make a song play by the power of my mind….aaaaaaggggghhhh.  It’s weird.

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Look, I’ll try to move some things with the power of my mind….just as a sort of “baseline” experiment to see whether or not I have the ability to move things with the power of my mind.  Here’s the problem.  I don’t think I can do it.  I don’t even think it’s possible to do…so…I’m biased.  Yet, it is quite unusual that the machine would just play a hundredth of a second before I selected it…..unless I’m the idiot and the machine knows me better than I know myself?  Aaaaaaaaagghhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

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It's obviously bugging you as I've never seen you post so many times in a row. It is weird though. I hope you solve it soon. 

It's possible that you did it. Cruise the net and see if it's happened to anyone else. And.....

 

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Hahaha…that was funny.  No…I guess it’s not such a big deal but honestly.  It’s so random that just as I’m about to play a song that I do love but don’t listen to that often…it just plays.  It is on my playlist and my playlist was playing… until it stopped playing.  So, yeah…no big deal…I go to play something, it just plays before I touch it.  It could happen.  Sigh.

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I will just be honest and say that I have what I consider to be a pretty respectable playlist or two.  It could have played Burt Bacharach what the world needs now is love sweet love., or AC/DC, If You Want Blood.

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Maybe I’m taking this whole thing too seriously because I was recently a little mentally disturbed by a sci-if movie on Netflix called OatsStudios?  Anyway…it’s like Black Mirror but with stunning and gorey graphics, and frankly I found it disturbing.  But, I liked it.  I liked it a lot.  Yet, that doesn’t change the fact that I didn’t hallucinate some bizarre phenomenon from my mind…it was just a random even that happened.  I almost played a song, but it just played itself.  I’m sure this probably happens….or not.  I D K.  It’s weird but it’s not like seeing a ghost…so, I think I’m good.

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7 hours ago, Guyver said:

That is my story and that is what really happened.

I believe you Guyver.  The same sort of thing has happened to me a few times.  One time I was walking quickly to my car because I was running late for a lecture, and I pulled out my key and the car door flew open with me 5' away.  I got in and then freaked out for 5 seconds as I realized what just happened, before realizing I didn't have time to freak out as I was running late.

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6 hours ago, Alchopwn said:

I believe you Guyver.  The same sort of thing has happened to me a few times.  One time I was walking quickly to my car because I was running late for a lecture, and I pulled out my key and the car door flew open with me 5' away.  I got in and then freaked out for 5 seconds as I realized what just happened, before realizing I didn't have time to freak out as I was running late.

It’s possible there was a glitch, because the place I was is the one spot that does sometimes get glitchy…but the program will also just pick up whatever song it chooses from the last playlist I was running…just randomly skip to a song.  It’s just incredibly ironic that it was the same song I picked, and it kicked in at the exact moment I reached for it.  I’m not saying it’s supernatural but the timing just seems so improbable.  It’s just such a precise moment in time where man and machine meet.  Even if I had placed that song in the que and don’t remember doing it, and it glitched…it then must have “unglitched” at the exact same moment I reached for it to play it manually and jump the que.  It’s just really odd to me, maybe others don’t think it’s a big deal.  It’s just a coincidental event.

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When the queue ends, Spotify will start playing songs based off the songs that you previously queued. This is almost certainly what happened here. The songs are also often repeated so that's why the same song came up, a mere coincidence. 

 

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Happened to me recently. I attributed it to either contrasting differences in temperature (warm finger/cold screen), static electricity discharge, or just glitched.

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1 hour ago, Davros of Skaro said:

Happened to me recently. I attributed it to either contrasting differences in temperature (warm finger/cold screen), static electricity discharge, or just glitched.

Ironically, and I didn't say this in the OP.....but I did feel a mild tingly sensation in my finger when it happened.  I like the static electricity discharge as another possible explanation.  

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12 hours ago, Guyver said:

I like the static electricity discharge as another possible explanation

Hi Guyver,

Just saw this thread. Yeah, I've experienced the same thing numerous times. The first time it kind freaked me out too. Later, I actually check it out on purpose and discovered that with my phone or pad, I don't actually have to completely touch the screen, and noticed that when I get my finger just close enough, it will sense it even though I haven't actually touched the screen yet.

I think it is either the static charge thing, or maybe like Kirilian photography shows that we have some kind of aura around us. Maybe there is a field or charge that our bodies naturally have that will register on the screen sensors.

Anyway, you're not alone in noticing it. (Maybe it's just our magnetic personalities, eh? I can't wear an analog wrist watch, they always start running slow and then stop. I can only wear a digital watch.)

Sojo

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Happens all the time to me - sometimes the screen will register the touch without direct physical contact, you just need to get REALLY close.

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https://www.iqsdirectory.com/articles/membrane-switch/capacitive-touch-screens.html

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Proximity vs. Contact

The discussion that has come before points out an intriguing characteristic of capacitive "touch" sensing. In addition to physical contact, mere proximity to the sensor can cause a detectable change in capacitance. Although touch-sensitive devices are frequently mistaken.

 

 

Turns out that close proximity to the phone screen with your finger is enough to register as a touch as long as the change in capacitance is within the threshold of touch registration for the device screen. This now seems to be the most likely explanation.  

 

 

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