What is your IQ?

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they sent me a bunch of nuke stuff too. they don't do it anymore, though
 
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yourdadonapogostick said:
they sent me a bunch of nuke stuff too. they don't do it anymore, though
Indeed. Took me forever to shake them off. Only to find out that the army won't leave me alone after I applied for a job. Never ends!

Now back to the thread.
 
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*sigh* you americans and your military. The Canadian Navy can't afford to send people junk mail.
 
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i shook them off by joining. i wanted to be a nuke anyway
 
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maddonna-140
William Gates-160

just something I knew from somewhere.
 
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Who believes in the theory of multiple intelligences? I have a hard time believing that William Gates is just about as smart as A. Einstein is.... These little IQ test seem to be missing something that separates true genius from everyone else. For one they are a combination of different problem solving skills. That does not take into account that some people have vastly superior areas of intelligence and are sub par in other areas.

For example, men are generally better at solving geometry problems than women and women are generally better at language than men are. So how can one intelligence score accurately reflect the talents of particular people?

My point is that the number is essentially, worthless. It’s like measuring a cpu's performance in terms of mega hertz. Sure, it tells us something about performance but it hardly tells us what that machine is truly capable of doing.

Regards
 
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The thing about taking a test while intoxicated I think is that you kind of lose some of your important perceptions e.g. you may think that you're actually performing incredibly fast and have plenty of time left, when actually the test is almost over, this may well apply to your perception of how well you're doing also. If you want to get a 100 on a test, don't drink before
I tried a different approach once. Doing an exam with a woeful hangover. :uhh: It actually worked very well, as knowing you're in a race to finish your paper before you throw up is a great way to concentrate the mind. :biggrin:
 
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Art said:
I tried a different approach once. Doing an exam with a woeful hangover. :uhh: It actually worked very well, as knowing you're in a race to finish your paper before you throw up is a great way to concentrate the mind. :biggrin:
I tried once to do my history homework after knocking back a few smirnoff drinks and a sam adams. My drawing skills are sloppy and horrible, and my writing is off the wall.

Needless the say my teacher asked me if I was drinking when i did the assignment.
 
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Ranging from the IQ tests I've taken on the internet I've scored from 90 to 220+. On the MEASA one I got 122.
 
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220+, wow you must be the smartest person in the world. Now why don't you get that brain of yours to get you a Nobel Prize or perhaps a Macarthur Genius Grant ;)
 
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Heh, of course I don't think internet IQ tests mean jack. But I did tell my mom about the Macarthur Genius Grant (not that I wanted to seriously apply) and she though I was lying. And 220 isn't close to being the highest IQ in the world. I think the highest you can get is 300 and people I believe have scored off the charts. I know Stephen Hawking has like 262, but in all fairness I heard that on the simpsons.
 
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i think there's one society where the p[oeple who qualify are in the top 1 percentile. giga, or something
 
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High-IQ societies, at and above the 99th percentile

yomamma said:
i think there's one society where the p[oeple who qualify are in the top 1 percentile. giga, or something
The 99th percentile is only slightly higher than Mensa's 98th percentile. It means a score of 135 instead of 131 on the Wechsler scale.
http://www.prometheussociety.org/mcreport/memb_comm_rept.html#Selectivity%20by [Broken]

Intertel and TOPS (Top One Percent Society) are two of the 99th percentile societies.

The Mega society threshold is the 99.9999th percentile. The Giga society threshold is the 99.9999999th percentile.
http://www.eskimo.com/~miyaguch/history.html [Broken]
 
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The Mega society threshold is the 99.9999th percentile. The Giga society threshold is the 99.9999999th percentile.
what do these people do for a living?
 
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and there's like 4 people in this society?
 
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Vocations of the ultra-high-g set

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what do these people do for a living?
Chris Langan, who is the top scorer on the ultra-high-ceiling tests, used to work as a part-time bouncer and lived on an income of $6,000/year.
google.com/search?q=chris+langan+iq+bouncer

I believe he has retired from bar-bouncing and is now making a living with his writing. The first link in my previous message shows occupations of the committee members who produced that report, but I am not sure what their IQs are.
http://www.prometheussociety.org/mcreport/memb_comm_rept.html [Broken]


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An aerospace engineer for over thirty years with most of that time spent in electronics research. I have studied, designed and implemented tracking filters and spent some time (and budget) looking into the duality of the track-estimation/sensor-tasking-control problem which is quite related to what we have to analyze. I have also coordinated activities for highly technical teams.


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Entropy said:
I know Stephen Hawking has like 262, but in all fairness I heard that on the simpsons.
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
I am glad you are being honest about this.

regards
marlon
 
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I have done many IQ tests and they have all ranged from between the mid 120's to the high 130's. Don't mean much to me though, still a grease monkey.
 
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My iq is so high that it mocks your pathetic human concept of numbers.

My milk is green, come drink it!
 
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jcsd said:
My iq is so high that it mocks your pathetic human concept of numbers.
At least I don't respond to threads that have been dead for over a month.
 
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