One trouble with IQ tests is bias based on localized societal norms and consensus expectations made about common background information.
Now an interesting question (to me at least) is what would an IQ test for E.T's look like? And which is 'smarter' dog or cat?
In real life, it turns out not to matter so much if you are the smartest person in the room or not (regardless of whether that can or cannot effectively be measured by a test). Even if you are, you won't and don't have all the insights or ideas that get generated by the collective group -- not...
For William Gibson, I thought Mona Lisa Overdrive was even better than Neuromancer.
Ender's Game by Card of course. Hit it out of the park with that one, but much of his other stuff is drek.
Want to recommend a book I thought was called "Camelot 3K", which I though was by Charles Sheffield...
Plug for almost anything by Roger Zelazny. He rides a fine line between SF and fantasy, but always makes the fantasy seem plausible. Unlike many of the hard SF writers (which I love), his prose is a thing of beauty. Try: This Immortal to start, or any of his short story collections (where he...
Men, particularly young, science and engineering types, need clear cues. You may feel you are making your interests obvious, but they (we) often need to be beaten over the head to 'get it'. That said, this issue lessens with time and age as most guys eventually overcome the hesitancy to engage.
I think sometimes when (age, context, etc.) one encounters a work can seriously color the reception. If one is game to give Zelazny another try, look at his short story collections: Unicorn Variations, Last Defender of Camelot. If you don't like anything in either of them, give up on RZ...
Fiction: 'Ready Player One' by Ernest Cline -- fun 80's tech noir for those old enough to remember.
Have to differ with Evo on Zelazny. I have really enjoyed most of his writing, including the whole Amber series. He is best in short story form tho.
1. Take more ambition risks (e.g. joining a startup). The downside of failure is never as deep or bad as it seems.
2. Work on bigger problems. Smaller problems are just as much work as bigger problems. They just have smaller rewards.
3. Make yourself happy. Noone else is responsible...
Depends on your frame of reference.
If you are travelling at less than the speed of light, then Series A is true - events are dynamic and unfold as a series of interactions in time.
If you are travelling at the speed of light, e.g. a photon, then everything happens at once and Series B...
Old enough to have a checkout clerk swipe in the 'senior discount' without even asking.
Ouch! -- but now I look forward to the savings :-)
(and apparently old school enough to type my own emoticons, haha)
They should just shorten the name from Jack in the Box to Jack the Reaper
But I do take issue with MoonBear's contention that salty does not belong with the sweet of ice cream. Peanuts, pretzels, chocolate syrup and vanilla ice cream. Yumm!
Just send them the toll without the 'fine' or 'administrative fee' or whatever they call it. I have done this several times, each time stating that their equipment was in error, and that was the end of it.
Seems like there are two separate issues going:
1) what's the right behavior to deal with the illness -- seeking competent medical advice seems like the prudent and 'adult' thing to do.
2) Is it appropriate for college to take on the role of enforcing responsibility on college students --...
I think the correlation exists only in the sense that pattern recognition (PR) does come into play to some degree in symbolic math manipulations. Chess is largely a PR problem, but it is more one specifically of spatial relations (a subset of PR) than just general PR.
"I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself
I seem to have been only a boy playing on the seashore, and
diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a
prettier shell than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay
all undiscovered before me."...