April 29, 2013 at 7:00 pm #1272233Anonymous
@The Psyentist 542431 wrote:
As the title suggests are we smarter than the average bear?
I would think not but alternative types and subculture folk always like to think so.April 29, 2013 at 7:01 pm #1272277MC G-TekParticipant
@The Psyentist 543748 wrote:
Lol, I noticed that mistake but thought I’d leave you to notice it yourself.
You won’t always have me to look out for you:wink:
Well spotted in that case mate, but why did you not report this? That’s a very serious offence you know, we could both get in trouble for this. The Grammar Gestapo had better not get wind of it!April 29, 2013 at 7:04 pm #1272309The PsyentistParticipant
@MC G-Tek 543755 wrote:
Well spotted in that case mate, but why did you not report this? That’s a very serious offence you know, we could both get in trouble for this. The Grammar Gestapo had better not get wind of it!
As part of your training you must learn to proof read your own posts as well as others. It takes a critic to point out other peoples faults but a noble man to recognise his own.April 29, 2013 at 7:09 pm #1272278MC G-TekParticipant
@The Psyentist 543757 wrote:
As part of your training you must learn to proof read your own posts as well as others. It takes a critic to point out other peoples faults but a noble man to recognise his own.
Very wise words indeed comrade, I shall try to bear them in mind.April 29, 2013 at 7:10 pm #1272244
@Mezz 542537 wrote:
Take the test
Dont know how accurate it is but would be funny if all the PV peeps took it several times, when sober & fully alert, when stoned, when on stims, etc etc, see what makes us our smartest and what makes us most stupid
This test seams a lot more accurate then the one I did before. (It roughly ties in with my 11+ results and an aptitude test I’ve taken before for a job opportunity). Although this one doesn’t factor in time taken to answer question’s I don’t think, and for a proper IQ test it should do.
I don’t think the number it gives is relevant to match up with a proper IQ score, but it fits in the right place on the chart (above average, but not gifted, as all other tests of this kind that I’ve done have suggested is the case).
Like psyntist says, I don’t feel particularly clever or anything, just a fair few people around me are just so lazy and can’t be bothered to learn stuff, it can seam like I am to them, when it’s really them who just aren’t making the effort to think.April 30, 2013 at 3:08 pm #1272264Pat McDonaldParticipantApril 30, 2013 at 3:30 pm #1272333kornoParticipant
i thought that too but then in my email i got a 101%
Just didnt get a detailed description, thats to be paid for.May 3, 2013 at 1:36 pm #1272235General LightingModerator
@barrettone 543078 wrote:
On a serious note, I did participate a bit in Occupy London and felt a lot of sympathy for the organisation but I’ve seen what a lot of the people have gotten up to now and I feel that it’s lost a lot of its original intent. The problem with these kinds of protests is sometimes you get hangers-on who are there just because they like to kick up a fuss which dilutes the bigger message.
@Mezz 543079 wrote:
Most protests are just a waste of time and an annoyance to those they inconvenience, in fact I would go as far as to say protests sometimes have to opposite effect when the people turn against protesters because of the inconvenience/damage they cause even if they agree with what they are saying. Also protesters often claim to be educating but thats just an ego trip, the people know exactly what the protesters know, often more, they just dont care enough to do anything about it.
On other forums I’ve seen folk who were part of protests back in the day openly and frankly admit (and tbf it was very courageous of them to do so) they only got involved precisely because they only wanted to start a conflict or argument of some sort, and that especially in the 1990s “dissent was a cool fashion statement interlinked with hedonism”. I support a lot of environment movements, but stop short of encouraging people to disrupt power stations (no matter how badly polluting they are suspected of being) as shutting one down and restarting it makes more polllution and can have collateral damage if it puts the Grid out of sync and areas go off suppply. I do not think there are many engineers who support this nature of protest for the aforementioned reasons.
When a while back I was debating the rights and wrongs of the successful (if underhand) deployment of undercover Police officers in order to dilute environmental protests of the 1990s and 2000s (yet not to stop them altogether), a lot of the protestors were quite shocked and dismayed when I pointed out that a ill timed protest as far away as SE England that causes “off supply” to large areas could end up stopping a electric train where I live straight across the tracks, with a chance of blocking both main transport routes for the emergency gensets to one site I work at, with the end result vulnerable elderly people with life threatening conditions are put at risk as some of them have medical devices which depend on mains power, and the backup power supplies have limited resources. Often these old people are the grandparents of the same folk doing the protests. So I reluctantly supported the downsizing of the protests in a less violent manner (as an alternative to just sending 100 armed security operatives in to take back the power station, that some countries would do instead).
At the same time I am actively researching building a small scale solar power system independent of the grid to power my computers, AV kit and maybe a fridge/freezer. (I’ve looked into the “mainstream green” way with the subsidies but the capital cost of that is too much and and payback period too long and dependent on the whims of both Government and the electorate).May 4, 2013 at 2:55 am #1272245
@Pat McDonald 543948 wrote:
Tried that for, for some reason Yahoo want money off me to get the answer.
A somewhat novel form of IQ test, methinks… and a dirty lie as far as the description “free” goes.
na you should get a “number” but you have to pay for detailed results. they should of emailed the iq number to the email you signed up with as well …May 4, 2013 at 2:57 am #1272246
@korno 543950 wrote:
i thought that too but then in my email i got a 101%
Just didnt get a detailed description, thats to be paid for.
Hmm you can’t get more then 100% … mby you need to rethink your iq score. 😛
are you sure it’s not just saying your iq is 101?June 7, 2013 at 7:22 pm #1272261LshakParticipant
i think generally drugs tend to make you more open minded, obviously sometimes it can work the other way and make you think your right and thats it…
but i think generally were all pretty open minded to others opinions and further knowledge. Where as if i said something to someone “on the real world” they’d interupt and just be like NO NO NO NO, DONT TELL ME THAT, IT CONFUSES ME! IM UNABLE TO USE THAT MUCH BRAIN POWER TO ACTUALLY THINK!!
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