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How Smart are you really?...

Post by Last Real Burner » Sat Nov 08, 2003 9:14 pm

Take the 12 minute IQ test and post your results in this thread. I scored 120

http://www.highiqsociety.org/flash/nonm ... qtests.htm

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Post by Flux » Sat Nov 08, 2003 10:43 pm

I got 138. I ran out of time before finishing; I'll have to re-take it sometime when I've been drinking coffee instead of MD 20/20.

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Post by Lydia Love » Sat Nov 08, 2003 11:51 pm

I'm so smart I broke the browser apparently.

I'm not retaking that fucker... finished it then got a broken page. What a ripoff!

Though I can tell you right now it would have reported good vocabulary skills (snort! just had to look at the spelling of "vocabulary" six times to make sure it was right because of drunkeness) and a complete and utter lack of math skills.

Which makes my current career as an accountant one of those "god must have a sense of humor" situations...
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Post by Don Muerto » Sat Nov 08, 2003 11:52 pm

Sweet!
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Post by Flux » Sat Nov 08, 2003 11:53 pm

Lydia Love wrote:Which makes my current career as an accountant one of those "god must have a sense of humor" situations...
There seem to be a lot of those. To wit: ever meet a psychologist who wasn't nuttier than a fruitcake? Nah, me either.

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Post by Flux » Sat Nov 08, 2003 11:54 pm

Don Muerto wrote:Sweet!
Not to be dense (as a fruitcake, to continue the theme), but what exactly is sweet? Did you get a high score and wanted to celebrate with us without embarassing us by giving the number?

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Post by Lydia Love » Sat Nov 08, 2003 11:56 pm

damnit.... now i wanna know...

despite what I said I'm probably going to end up retaking that fucker...
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Post by Lydia Love » Sat Nov 08, 2003 11:57 pm

And how could you be considered dense Mr. 138?
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Post by Don Muerto » Sun Nov 09, 2003 12:02 am

I got a nice score despite not bothering with any question I would have needed pencil and paper.

Some of those questions were more than a tad culturally specific though. Not good in an IQ test.
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Post by Flux » Sun Nov 09, 2003 12:05 am

Lydia Love wrote:And how could you be considered dense Mr. 138?
Oh, I'm good enough at the kinds of things that test measures, but I'm dense as hell when it comes to actual useful skills like taking hints, reading body language, and understanding women ... you know, all that intangible stuff that comes in handy outside of school and work (neither of which interest me in the slightest). Believe me, raw intelligence is profoundly overrated.

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Post by Flux » Sun Nov 09, 2003 12:07 am

Don Muerto wrote:Some of those questions were more than a tad culturally specific though. Not good in an IQ test.
I agree, as an IQ test in the proper sense of the term it was crap. The vocabulary requirement in particular struck me as more indicative of education level than native intelligence.

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Post by Lydia Love » Sun Nov 09, 2003 12:41 am

Ok... I broke it again.

Which means I'm either

A. Too stupid to use a browser

B. So smart the scoring breaks

C. Indeterminable
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Post by Guest » Sun Nov 09, 2003 4:36 am

I think it was an annoying test, designed with a bunch of ways to incur urgency on the part of the taker, such as the promise that you'll be allowed to be a "member" of their "society" if you score above 126, and the clock ticking at the top of the screen. I didn't finish it.

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Post by J » Sun Nov 09, 2003 7:01 am

I got a 135, I guess it's pretty good. Not Mensa good.

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Post by Guest » Sun Nov 09, 2003 8:18 am

Flux wrote:
Lydia Love wrote:Which makes my current career as an accountant one of those "god must have a sense of humor" situations...
There seem to be a lot of those. To wit: ever meet a psychologist who wasn't nuttier than a fruitcake? Nah, me either.
Yes, I've met several.

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Post by Flux » Sun Nov 09, 2003 8:51 am

abeerinthemorning wrote:
Flux wrote:Ever meet a psychologist who wasn't nuttier than a fruitcake? Nah, me either.
Yes, I've met several.
Yeah, I was just being my usual smartass self there.

I have met shrinks who seemed to have their shit together. I have also known several rather well who had obviously studied psychology in hopes of figuring out their own fucked-up selves, with extremely limited success.

Not that I'm putting them down, mind you; I'm as fucked up as anyone, and studying psychology seems, at first glance, a reasonable strategy. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to work that well in practice.

Fortunately for the patients of the world, I don't think that being screwed up personally necessarily prevents a therapist from doing his or her job well.

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Post by Don Muerto » Sun Nov 09, 2003 9:16 am

I think psychologists are like the rest of us, -better at seeing others than they are at seeing themselves. Fortunately, they have the training to be more helpful to others than we are to them.
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Post by Flux » Sun Nov 09, 2003 12:27 pm

Ha ha! That was excellent!

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Post by Flux » Sun Nov 09, 2003 4:18 pm

And if you do poorly on the test, you can blame it on that bitch / bastard who snubbed you at the bar last night.

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Post by Markov Chaney » Sun Nov 09, 2003 6:11 pm

135, not bad while drinking.
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Post by Iago » Sun Nov 09, 2003 7:52 pm

I got a score of 111 after consuming 2 martinis, 3 tokes and fajita. How much would have got if I had only 1 martini 5, tokes and no fajita. How many olives did I nibble on? Who really gives a shit?

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Post by Last Real Burner » Sun Nov 09, 2003 8:18 pm

114 and a 1/2 Image

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Post by Kinetic II » Sun Nov 09, 2003 8:28 pm

2 shots of TeeKillYa, 1 shot of Goldschlager and a Midori sour...and I still got a 120.

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Post by Das Bus » Mon Nov 10, 2003 12:17 am

Guess I get a -10, since webtv isn't compatible. But I should get at least a couple of 'freebie' points for knowing the answer to the all time favorite question: How much wood, could a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
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Post by Patience » Mon Nov 10, 2003 9:24 am

I scored 138 as well.
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Post by Lydia Love » Mon Nov 10, 2003 9:40 am

136
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Post by Flux » Mon Nov 10, 2003 9:53 am

Das Bus wrote:Guess I get a -10, since webtv isn't compatible. But I should get at least a couple of 'freebie' points for knowing the answer to the all time favorite question: How much wood, could a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Do tell!

(Doesn't using WebTV or AOL pretty much answer the "how smart are you" question without the need for further testing? <runs for cover>)
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Post by Alpha » Mon Nov 10, 2003 11:07 am

142

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Post by Flux » Mon Nov 10, 2003 11:12 am

Alpha wrote:142
Well, now we know why you're the Alpha!

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