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[ - ] Thoughts on New Rochelle High School? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone checked out the new SAT test? They have changed it so that being good at memorizing math formulas does not help 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:38 PM Flag
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Basically it is now a test of your ability to read long passages and see multiple layers of meaning within them, to think creatively [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:39 PM Flag
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NP. Nice, that would work for my daughter. What about the math? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:40 PM Flag
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It's supposed to be more in line with the Common Core. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:39 PM Flag
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A McKinsey alumni redesigned the test and it would seem to now benefit readers and thinkers, not tiger kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:40 PM Flag
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Since when did you have to memorize math formulas? They give them to you on the second page for reference. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:42 PM Flag
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Now where was this version in 1987?? This is right up my alley. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:42 PM Flag
[ - ] What workout have you done where you saw a difference in your body, but the scale didn't move? I am noticing this with HIIT workouts - but for some reason I am a little bit stuck on the fact that the scale isn't moving. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:36 PM Flag
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Swap measuring weight for inches. Waist is a good choice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:37 PM Flag
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Yes, inches are what matter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:40 PM Flag
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Forget the scale. Ignore it. Concentrate on how you look and feel. Take selfies, to help you remember your progress. Its about strength, fitness, self confidence. Weight is kinda irrelevant if you have the other 3. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:38 PM Flag
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On one level I know this. On another level, there's a number on the scale that drives me crazy when I see it - even if I'm looking all right. So stuck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:39 PM Flag
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True, DD is very strong, 5'5" but weighs 145. She has lots of muscle and a beautiful body. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:41 PM Flag
[ - ] Hang in there wait list people! It worked for us last year and we got one of the coveted girls TT 3: B, C, S! 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 02.09.16, 01:34 PM Flag
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which day did you get off? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:35 PM Flag
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Wednesday morning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:41 PM Flag
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does Chapin's list ever move? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:36 PM Flag
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yes, we were about to get off that list too, but I accepted one of the other two who came back to us first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Fancy ladies: Where do you get your nice white teeth and veneers? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 02.09.16, 01:33 PM Flag
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I had braces. I eat primarily alkaline diet so the pH in my mouth is more beneficial to my dental health (among other things). I use a diamond clean toothbrush a few times a day. I floss twice a day. I use an alcohol free mouth wash twice a day. I get cleanings every 6 months. I avoid things that stain: cigarettes, red wine, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:35 PM Flag
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what's a diamond clean toothbrush? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:40 PM Flag
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electric toothbrush [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:40 PM Flag
[ - ] It's Mardi Gras! My favorite B holiday. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:24 PM Flag
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B holiday? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:30 PM Flag
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not christmas, easter, july 4, new year's, halloween etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:32 PM Flag
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interesting. I would have put Halloween as a B holiday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:34 PM Flag
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Nbd. It's always FAT Tuesday in my house... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:34 PM Flag
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God, I used to have so much fun on Mardi Gras. NYC always has fun bar events. Brightened up the miserable slog of winter! I'm an old bag now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:37 PM Flag
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I think we must have been friends because I was right there with you. Christ, it would be freezing outside with dirty snow all over the sidewalks and I was out and about! Unless it was for a lot of money, you couldn't pay me to do that now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:41 PM Flag
[ - ] How bad do you think Padama feels when she tells a chef to pack their knives? She sounds sad. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:10 PM Flag
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She is so pretty & definitely seems emphatic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:37 PM Flag
[ - ] Bernie wins every Democratic vote in Dixville Notch! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:51 PM Flag
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Population: 12. All 12 hippies voted for him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:11 PM Flag
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Most work for the local hotel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:20 PM Flag
[ - ] I just got a new job and my manager lives in another state. We worked out an arrangement that I can work from home 3 days a week and come in two days a week. I've been here 4 months and it's been great. However a woman who has been here 15 years and that I went to high school with is not happy about it. She works in another department than me. We do not have the same job at all. She sent me this nasty email about it demanding to know how I got such an arrangement and how this is against company policy, etc. This woman was never nice to me-we weren't that close. Not sure what I should do. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:45 PM Flag
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IGNORE. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:48 PM Flag
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tell her to stop being a hater! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:48 PM Flag
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How annoying. I wouldn't respond. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:50 PM Flag
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Ask her how any of this is of a concern to her? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:02 PM Flag
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Respond. Tell her it was so nice to hear from her and that you two should try to meet for coffee sometime this month or next. Simply say that the work arrangement was sorted out as part of your offer/onjosrding process and thst possibly the are segments vary by department. If she presses for more info just claim ignorance and repeat that it was always part of your work arrangement [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:13 PM Flag
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End it at coffee sentence. Do not put anything in writing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:28 PM Flag
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How annoying. My first thought is she needs to shut up and not interfere with your awesome set up! Don't send her an email back. Wait until you see her in person and if she says anything, address it at that point and ask her what this has to do with her situation. You don't want her over analyzing or showing anyone what you write back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:15 PM Flag
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You shouldn't be talking about salary and job perks with other employees at most companies. Just ignore her. None of her business and she shouldn't be asking. Save her letter in a file if she harasses you further. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:37 PM Flag
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Tell her you worked it out with your manager and she should discuss it with hers. End it there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:38 PM Flag
[ - ] Valentine gift ideas for my 4 little valentines. 2 teens and 2 tweens. Boy 17 girl 15 boy 10 girl 12. Tia 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:34 PM Flag
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Have you already rejected all the Pinterest ideas you and your friends have accumulated? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:57 PM Flag
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Nah. I have a job. I don't Pinterest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:02 PM Flag
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Ask your coworkers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:30 PM Flag
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I would rather ask here? Why so nasty. This site is for random questions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:38 PM Flag
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um... chocolate? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:02 PM Flag
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Yeah maybe girl 12 doesn't like chocolate though . So idk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:08 PM Flag
[ - ] Who prefer a blowdry at home instead of a salon? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:34 PM Flag
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like a mobile salon? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:07 PM Flag
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Come to home blowouts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:28 PM Flag
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After an hour, they both look the same on me. So I'd rather avoid spending $50 when I can just do it myself in 20 minutes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:22 PM Flag
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I only get a blowout when I have a gloss/shine treatment at my salon...done after coloring every 6 weeks. I prefer doing my own blowout as I don't think salons use enough conditioner or keep it on long enough for it to be effective. I like the control/choice of products I have at home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:32 PM Flag
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I wish I could do a better blow out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:36 PM Flag
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People who have straight a and/or easy to dry hair. Not me, I've got a head full of curls and when I want to wear it straight, I can't do it myself ....if I want it to look good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:37 PM Flag
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only the healthiest hair curls, lucky you :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:39 PM Flag
[ - ] What would you expect an IQ of 160 to look like in daily life? For an adult, not a child. DH claims his IQ is 160. 55 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 11:19 AM Flag
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160 is very very smart. Like the smartest person you've ever met by a long shot. Like theoretical physics smart. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 11:25 AM Flag
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This is incorrect. It can but it's not necessarily going to. IQ is oddly worshipped on here but I don't see it having much play in daily life. So many more important factors. Like - all off them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 11:58 AM Flag
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^^ and I don't have 160, but I tested well north of 140, which I think is somewhat above average. I've always had sufficient neuroses, insecurities,and generally paralysis to outweigh whatever natural abilities I have. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:02 PM Flag
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140 is a good deal above average, like more than 2SD above average. 160 is 4 SD above average and is really high. As in, you could go your whole life and never meet somebody with 160 iq [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:48 PM Flag
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No. It is very smart. Expect this person to be sharp and quick witted, but otherwise, they can be perfectly normal. If on the side of a little autism, they might be considered quirky. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:30 PM Flag
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My father was a theoretical physicist by profession. Yes, people get paid to do this stuff. I have no idea what his IQ was (and I don't know mine), but he was not off-the-charts smart. He was a mediocre student in college (I saw has transcripts). He was smart in his area of expertise but he probably was not a genius. Just a regular old smart person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:03 PM Flag
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That is interesting. I've heard that Richard Feynman was like this -- just bright but not a genius. I don't think school performance has any significant correlation to IQ though. It's much more about effort. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:12 PM Flag
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I'm 160. I'm perfectly normal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 11:25 AM Flag
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Wow lots of geniuses here this morning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 11:34 AM Flag
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And it's only 8 AM. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:07 PM Flag
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Not where I am. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:15 PM Flag
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Where do you think all these genius kids testing off the charts on Hunter and G&T tests come from? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:28 PM Flag
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I'm 165. I have been told my my mother that I have always been a little bit of an introvert & socially awkward. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 11:38 AM Flag
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General Topics 02.09.16, 01:05 PM Flag
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My parents told me at some point I had my iq tested and it was 160. I did go to Yale, but at this stage in my life I'm pretty sure they just made that up. I'm not dumb, obviously, but I'm really definitely not that smart, either. Anyway, even if I were that smart, my laziness probably cancels it out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 11:48 AM Flag
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They just made it up. Lol. Fine example of good old school parenting right there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 11:56 AM Flag
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My realization of that probable lie came on the heels of many other certain lies they both told over the years, which I gradually figured out in adulthood. Like when my mom and dad split up and my mom came back to get her yellow beetle and it was gone. Later my dad told us "it exploded one day" and he had to have it junked. I believed that for a long time until my mom told me my dad sold her car while she was gone, and I realized this was clearly the far more likely explanation for that car randomly disappearing one day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:19 PM Flag
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Maybe you were just a *little* dumb as a kid :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:28 PM Flag
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Well, Santa and all. Maybe we all are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:29 PM Flag
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No. My cousin is 160, at HYP, took a year off - didn't have the work ethic needed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:31 PM Flag
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No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:31 PM Flag
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Np. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:31 PM Flag
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Np. It night have been. Two of my sibling had genius IQs and arent exceptional at middle age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:39 PM Flag
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Could be that I've just killed a lot of brain cells since childhood. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:59 PM Flag
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'xactly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:38 PM Flag
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My DD is a genius & I work with a lot of them. They are brilliant but ZERO common sense. If the door says push they will spend a good 15 minutes pulling it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:32 PM Flag
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My DC is the same. I scratch my head at some of the things, I worry about how other kids will treat DC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:41 PM Flag
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One needs EQ to use IQ. People with high IQ but low EQ are not that much more capable than people with low IQ but high EQ. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:42 PM Flag
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I am rolling my eyes. Leave it to UB, which probably has 200 unique visitors on a good day, to have several people post in a matter of minutes that they have an extraordinarily rare IQ. Just like we have several billionaires and people so beautiful that they call Charlize Theron and Keira Knightly ugly. Bwahahaha. This place is the land of delusion. One thing that is for certain, though, is that there are a lot of psychologically damaged people on here. That much is obvious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:44 PM Flag
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Which one are you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:01 PM Flag
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To be fair, this place is a lot like a game, and it's a self-selecting crowd who chooses to play. You have to enjoy a site that moves quickly, where you must accept that nothing is at it seems, no pictures or fancy signatures or emoticons, the ability to be one user one second and another the next. It's no Algonquin round table, but Dorothy Parker would have loved this site. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:06 PM Flag
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^^^ psychologically damaged person, check. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:07 PM Flag
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DP: Also where else are we supposed to go? This is the only site I found with people like me: female, wealthy, family as a priority, high intelligence (I don't want to use IQ as the measuring stick, anyone can be taught to test), and desire anonymity without trolls (Reddit)... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:23 PM Flag
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I know 2 people 140-150 but not 160. The 140 is whip smart and doing well in mathematical finance. But a bit of a loner and socially a bit inept. The 150 is depressed and did nothing w his gift. I think the sweet spot is 130-145 if u also have hi EQ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:56 PM Flag
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This person would not be black. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:00 PM Flag
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General Topics 02.09.16, 01:06 PM Flag
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What the fuck is your problem? Honestly. Why be so ugly? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:34 PM Flag
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Pp. 160 cousin at HYP is black. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:42 PM Flag
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OP here: For perspective, he does seem to have a broad range of knowledge about trivia type issues, but though he offers answers with rock solid confidence, he is wrong as often as he is right when I bother to look things up. He watches Fox News constantly. I've never seen him read a book, though he does read Yahoo articles, mainly science and finance. He doesn't make any effort to improve himself or learn anything new beyond as stated above. He gambles a lot (lottery and online). He was in the gifted program when he was in school. He is definitely above average, but I'm unconvinced that he is a genius. He is illogical a lot of times and absolutely convinced of his own superiority. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:03 PM Flag
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^^the only objective measure I know of is that he scored less than 1200 on the SAT back in the 80s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:04 PM Flag
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He sounds like a big dummy. l [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:09 PM Flag
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He is not dumb by any measure; however, I do think he is just garden-variety smart rather than the genius he believes himself to be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:14 PM Flag
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Maybe he was once upon a time, but it's like a high school jock: use it, or lose it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:40 PM Flag
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1200 in the 80s? That's kinda regular [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:15 PM Flag
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Lmao true [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:20 PM Flag
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Np: no way he is 160. 140 IQ scored much higher and studied math. Give him math only,paid type questions and see if he can solve them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:23 PM Flag
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180. Similar to Kim Ung-Yong (worked at NASA; would like to think my present life is normal, but I know it's not) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:05 PM Flag
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Okay, but that wasn't really the question. In daily life, how does this set you apart. If I lived (but didn't work) with you, how would your genius manifest itself in our everyday encounters? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:07 PM Flag
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Another poster shared about EQ. Most of the people on this board have a lower IQ, which is usually the situation IRL, so play dumb. The more socially successful high IQ people I know are conversational panhandlers: they could care less about sports or pop culture, but they bank on the topic because it resonates and is fodder for most. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:20 PM Flag
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On an aside, generally the IQ of a group increases in the presence of a higher IQ person. Sometimes I wonder that on UB, where there is no determined group or focus. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:29 PM Flag
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Fair to say we can easily take a 40-50% discount on all IQs posted here - just by account of the judgment it takes to do that without any caveats and limitations... (I'm 280 myself on the same scale as the posters here ;o) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:27 PM Flag
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Same poster as above: Anyone can be taught to test. TT, university entrance exams, IQ. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:31 PM Flag
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Princeton. Teaches at medical school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:31 PM Flag
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Idiot savant. He's probably helpless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:37 PM Flag
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There are many aspects to IQ: spatial IQ, verbal IQ, ability to manipulate numbers or recognize patterns. There is a bit of accumulated knowledge and vocabulary sophistication that influences the overall IQ score as well. Someone with a very high off the charts Spatial and mathematical IQ might have poor skills recognizing scrambled words and may not possess a large vocabulary, their overall IQ score might be lower, but they would definitely be different in other aspects from other people. I think people with overall high score are probably well rounded enough but may not be too much off from high avg in terms of any specific type of IQ. For example, OP, your DH might be just overall a very smart person, well read, huge vocabulary, in general good at math, but not in any way brilliant. A person brilliant at math and physics, someone, who truly thinks differently and appears to other to be a little off and in his/her own world and see things others don't see might have a lower IQ than your DH overall, because of poor vocabulary or even a dyslexia. See what I mean? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:42 PM Flag
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