Our illustrious Michigan J. Frog and I have been emailing to plan a possible get-together to assess various tweaks. With his approval I'm posting this publicly to establish some agreeable guidelines. To my way of thinking, a test of tweaks means we both take turns listening and try to identify when a third person puts the tweak in place, unseen to the person being tested.
For example, the sort of things that seem reasonable to me to test are changing wires, adding isolation pads under gear, and so forth. If I read Mr. Frog's email correctly he has some mighty strange things in mind to test. Such as detecting the presence of a small vial of magic juice in the room.
I'm posting this publicly so we can all discuss how such tests might be performed. The biggest obstacle I see is collusion between The Frog and his friend's at whose home we'd meet. If they agree ahead of time on a particular sequence of magic bottle present, no bottle, of course he'll "guess" correctly every time. And if I bring my friend along to tell his friend when to switch, that could give me the same advantage. Not that I need to cheat on a test like this.
So how do you people think this should work? Personally, I'd rather someone from this forum that we both know and trust do the switch. Such as Buddha or Elk, who over time have shown no prejudice one way or the other. But we'll probably be doing this in Canada. So what do y'all think?
Also, Michigan, please start a list here of all the things you can think of that you believe you can identify blind, that I will likely consider preposterous and thus worthy of this test.
We should also determine what the winner actually wins. A public apology from the loser, with a promise to STFU in the future?