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2013-02-12 10:33:02 PM
Seems how IQ is also variated by age (i.e. a 10 yr old with a 160 IQ has an adult IQ of about 100), she's above average but probably not near Einstein and not even close to Hawkins.
 
2013-02-12 10:34:49 PM
"DITZY" blonde Lauren Marbe is being hailed as the brainiest Essex girl ever - after she was shown to have an IQ higher than EINSTEIN.

(checks article for mention of Einstein's IQ... ehh, why bother - it's the Sun; facts are not their strong suit.)
 
2013-02-12 10:35:13 PM
Did she take the Mensa Test they offer online or actually go to a mandated Mensa testing site and take the test there?  I skimmed.  And OMG - she's "the daughter of a black cab driver".   REALLY?    That doesn't matter! That her dad drives a cab.  Only that he's black! Ugh!
 
2013-02-12 10:37:47 PM
Genuine Class
 
2013-02-12 10:39:21 PM

ZAZ: An IQ of 160 is what, 4 standard deviations above the mean? That means that there are literally 10s of millions of people who have been smarter than Einstein.

IQ doesn't have to be normally distributed. Chebyshev's inequality says no more than 1/16 of people can have IQs more than 4 standard deviations away from the mean (total of both directions) so there could be hundreds of millions of people as IQ-y as her. Or none. None. Then the question arises, would you put up with her personality to sleep with the moderately cute smartest girl in the world?

But they can't calibrate the test to be normal so far away from the mean, so as already noted this just means she's good at IQ tests.


I was under the impression that IQ scores were defined such that they must be normally distributed.  I'm no psychologist, but wikipedia backs this up.

Now you can argue that the scores aren't actually gaussian in the tails of the distribution (due to the previously mentioned calibration issues), but I'd think that the percentage would still be within a factor of a few anyway.
 
2013-02-12 10:40:06 PM

FizixJunkee: Wait.  Is a 161 IQ a big deal?  Perhaps it's because I'm surrounded by nerds, but 161 isn't all that impressive.


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2013-02-12 10:40:45 PM

Rufus Lee King: Well, seriously, I like hanging around FARK because of the high IQ level on display here. Hot dog, you bet.


RLK you make me smile most every day you're here. Thank you.
 
2013-02-12 10:41:22 PM

CheezieDanish: Did she take the Mensa Test they offer online or actually go to a mandated Mensa testing site and take the test there?  I skimmed.  And OMG - she's "the daughter of a black cab driver".   REALLY?    That doesn't matter! That her dad drives a cab.  Only that he's black! Ugh!


Again, a "black cab" is a vehicle that meets specific licensing requirements in the UK and has a driver with specific training.  The driver in question is white.

//And, confusingly, a black cab isn't necessarily black in color, either.
 
2013-02-12 10:41:27 PM

drjekel_mrhyde: Flappyhead: Asia Carrera is a member of Mensa, just so we're clear on how meaningful IQ scores are these days.

This


Shes an actor. She got paid lots of money to take some dick and got really famous. Her career is likely more satisfying than most.
Not sure how that shows unintelligence.
 
2013-02-12 10:42:05 PM

rattchett: Yeah.  Whatever.  Very interesting.  Anyway, what's the deal with the "Featured Partner" bullshiat that we're not permitted to comment on?  Lame, lame, lame, lame!

I've been hesitant to ask this, but curious.  Sponsored posts would be less annoying if you could comment on them.  And several so far have been commentable.
 
2013-02-12 10:42:22 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: "bigger IQ" subby?
I think you mean "higher IQ"


Talking about bigger IQ: wait until you see its girth!
 
2013-02-12 10:42:35 PM

beefoe: mamoru: Considering that IQ scores are (as I understand it) based on the current population, and the average is always 100, and surely the methods of measuring it have changed, is it even meaningful at all to compare a current IQ score with those of another time period?

Yes, it's all about inflation.  Just like a $100 dollars today is only equal to $70 ten years ago, IQ number have also experienced the same inflation.  So my 58 IQ measure in 1980 is probably worth something like 250 today.  That makes me a frickin genus!


So what would my 1986 score of 182 and my 1998 score of 186 be worth today? In modern IQ points.

/I could be a millionaire or something if I wasn't so lazy.
 
2013-02-12 10:42:40 PM

Theaetetus: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: This one's passable, vaguely better than English cute, but still no Boxxy

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ha that girl was hot
 
2013-02-12 10:43:49 PM

mamoru: Considering that IQ scores are (as I understand it) based on the current population, and the average is always 100, and surely the methods of measuring it have changed, is it even meaningful at all to compare a current IQ score with those of another time period?


It is meaningful, since a person today who score an IQ of, say 120 is actually more intelligent than a person who score an IQ of 120 50 years ago. Average IQ has been consistently going up and the test is constantly made harder to drop the average down to 100.

/Flynn Effect
 
2013-02-12 10:45:12 PM

runescorpio: drjekel_mrhyde: Flappyhead: Asia Carrera is a member of Mensa, just so we're clear on how meaningful IQ scores are these days.

This

Shes an actor. She got paid lots of money to take some dick and got really famous. Her career is likely more satisfying than most.
Not sure how that shows unintelligence.


Not only that, she got  out of porn while she was still at the top of her game, kept enough rights and made good enough deals that she's rich as hell, and largely manages her own properties and right.  Pretty solid performance for any profession, and rather impressive for an actor of any stripe.  Most hollywood types wouldn't get paid at all if they negotiated their own contracts like porn actors do.
 
2013-02-12 10:45:13 PM
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2013-02-12 10:45:34 PM

runescorpio: drjekel_mrhyde: Flappyhead: Asia Carrera is a member of Mensa, just so we're clear on how meaningful IQ scores are these days.

This

Shes an actor. She got paid lots of money to take some dick and got really famous. Her career is likely more satisfying than most.
Not sure how that shows unintelligence.


Given that my last corporate job felt a lot like being farked in the ass, I'd say her job can't be a lot worse than mine was.  At least she signed up for it...
 
2013-02-12 10:45:43 PM

Spaced Cowboy: The hard part is putting an intellect like that to use in a fulfilling and worthwhile manner while not letting it turn you into a cynical bastard that hates the zombie hordes of farking idiots that you spend life surrounded by.


You do that by realizing that you're actually not any better than everyone else.
 
2013-02-12 10:47:44 PM
Wake me up when she's made major contributions to physics.
 
2013-02-12 10:50:41 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Feral_and_Preposterous: Well, where's my f*cking flying car, b*tch?

I got your flying car right here


Correction:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsFfBB2W7IA
 
2013-02-12 10:50:51 PM
Is it possible to mention your own IQ without sounding like an absolute tool?
 
2013-02-12 10:52:56 PM
You know that night club you can get into but only if your IQ is high enough?  Yeah, me neither.

/don't post that stupid game show facade of a counterpoint
 
2013-02-12 10:53:48 PM
This may be one of the few times I actually agree with stubby... She IS decently cute, and not in a gross overdone, duck face way.
 
2013-02-12 10:53:49 PM
All mensa members i've ever met had no clue how to tie their shoelaces.  I hope this lovely young lady is also blessed with a trace of common sense.
 
2013-02-12 10:54:31 PM
Hawkins?

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2013-02-12 10:55:51 PM

loonatic112358: Flappyhead: Asia Carrera is a member of Mensa, just so we're clear on how meaningful IQ scores are these days.

so a porn star is smarter then you, how does it make you feel?


Like I want to get laid? Yes, that sounds about right.
 
2013-02-12 10:56:26 PM
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I admit that Hawkins was a genius with women and had something like 80 children but I was never impressed by either one of the Einstein brothers.  Albert Einstein who uses the stage name Albert Brooks and Bob Einstein who goes by Super Dave aren't really at all amusing
 
2013-02-12 10:56:58 PM

InternetSecurityGuard: Hawkins?

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Geez, she's got a big pussy.
Geez, she's got a big pussy.
 
2013-02-12 10:59:31 PM

thursdaypostal: Is it possible to mention your own IQ without sounding like an absolute tool?


You can probably get away with it if your IQ is over 85 but less than 100.

/I did it in the other thread
//As part of an argument about why the number is meaningless.
 
2013-02-12 11:00:32 PM

MrEricSir: Wake me up when she's made major contributions to physics.


You don't think boobs and porn positions involve contributions to physics?

Oh, you meant the girl in the article, not Asia.
 
2013-02-12 11:03:09 PM

Rufus Lee King: thursdaypostal: Is it possible to mention your own IQ without sounding like an absolute tool?

I don't think so, no.

Pocket Ninja:
"Remember, if you want to boast about the enormous size of your IQ in one of these threads, there are certain standards and procedures that you need to follow lest people think you're some sort of insufferable braggart. First of all, you need to begin your IQ statement with some sort of declaimer explaining that you don't really care about your IQ. Something like, "I'm not really sure that it means all that much," or "I've never really placed much stock in this, but," or something like that. You could also go a slightly different path, acknowledging that your IQ is perhaps not quite as high as that of others, but that you were hung over/sick/distracted/bored when you took the test and so almost certainly didn't score as high as you otherwise might. Be careful to not overplay this hand, especially if others have already used something similar.

When you get to the actual number, it's generally best to express it as a range. Like, saying "I scored a 147" would possibly be impressive, except that, like in the Price is Right when some asshat comes in on the initial bid and goes one dollar over your offer and wins as a result, it's too easy to top. So, keeping it somewhat vague (I scored in the 140s-150s range, but the administrator said there were some irregularities that might have meant I actually scored much higher, etc.) works to your advantage. It's also a good idea to hang back in the thread a bit, wait to see if there some general field of scores being posted, and remain within striking distance of that so that you don't sound too out there. For example, if everyone is placing themselves in the 150-160 range, you might come in the upper 160s. Don't blow the field by more than a few points, though; you're likely to find yourself a target.

Self-hobbling is another great technique to make yourself seem more realistic when it comes to your high IQ score. By this, I mean claiming some sort of amusing defect that you must live with on a daily basis despite being "gifted" with such an enormous intellect. For example, you might be someone with a 180 IQ who can't, for the life of him, change his car oil. And you might sentimentalize a bit about it, must on how sometimes you think it would be a good thing to be just slightly less perceptive, slightly less intelligent, if only you could get your hands around some of the "common sense," "nitty gritty" know how that the less intellectually endowed sometimes seem to have. It doesn't have to be mechanical skills, of course. Maybe you're forgetful, always misplacing your keys. Maybe you're just  terrible with names. Be creative, that's what you do. "
 
2013-02-12 11:03:20 PM

rattchett: Yeah.  Whatever.  Very interesting.  Anyway, what's the deal with the "Featured Partner" bullshiat that we're not permitted to comment on?  Lame, lame, lame, lame!


yup, i think im ready to leave fark for good because of this nonsense
 
2013-02-12 11:03:30 PM

Molavian: Spaced Cowboy: The hard part is putting an intellect like that to use in a fulfilling and worthwhile manner while not letting it turn you into a cynical bastard that hates the zombie hordes of farking idiots that you spend life surrounded by.

You do that by realizing that you're actually not any better than everyone else.


Spend one day in corporate America and you will see how false that is.  Better yet, hook up with a state agency and just hang around the office for a few hours.  That idea of us all being equal?  That shiat disintegrates really fast when you regularly see college educated workers struggling with basic mathematics or management drones that are indistinguishable from the entry level intern when it comes to knowledge of their department.

I wish I still lived in that ideal world where I believed that we were all useful people.  It simply isn't true.
 
2013-02-12 11:03:37 PM

puckrock2000: "DITZY" blonde Lauren Marbe is being hailed as the brainiest Essex girl ever - after she was shown to have an IQ higher than EINSTEIN.

(checks article for mention of Einstein's IQ... ehh, why bother - it's the Sun; facts are not their strong suit.)


Not like anyone reads the Sun anyway. They just look at the tits on page 3.
 
2013-02-12 11:03:37 PM
She needs to be informed that my dick is a smart choice

/its legal in england!
//is having a seat over there...
 
2013-02-12 11:03:39 PM

ladyfortuna: Damn it, forgot about the new anti-code measures.
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I really miss that show.
 
2013-02-12 11:04:32 PM

Just_a_Bear: All mensa members i've ever met had no clue how to tie their shoelaces.  I hope this lovely young lady is also blessed with a trace of common sense.


Somehow I get the strange feeling you don't spend a lot of time with Mensa members.
 
2013-02-12 11:05:39 PM

thursdaypostal: Is it possible to mention your own IQ without sounding like an absolute tool?


Yes, but you have to be making this face when you do it:

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2013-02-12 11:06:04 PM

StokeyBob: This thread is useless.

She's way too smart to have anything to do with any of us.


Oh I don't know.   I'm pretty sure after I gave her 10 or 12 beers I could talk her into some butt secks.
 
2013-02-12 11:18:54 PM

trappedspirit: Just_a_Bear: All mensa members i've ever met had no clue how to tie their shoelaces.  I hope this lovely young lady is also blessed with a trace of common sense.

Somehow I get the strange feeling you don't spend a lot of time with Mensa members.


True, I have yet to find one worth hanging out with.
 
2013-02-12 11:21:26 PM

FizixJunkee: Wait. Is a 161 IQ a big deal? Perhaps it's because I'm surrounded by nerds, but 161 isn't all that impressive.


You need to get out more.
 
2013-02-12 11:22:05 PM

Just_a_Bear: trappedspirit: Just_a_Bear: All mensa members i've ever met had no clue how to tie their shoelaces.  I hope this lovely young lady is also blessed with a trace of common sense.

Somehow I get the strange feeling you don't spend a lot of time with Mensa members.

True, I have yet to find one worth hanging out with.


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This guy seems pretty fun to hang out with
 
2013-02-12 11:22:41 PM
In all seriousness, I hang here because I think it provides a reasonable facsimile of the opinion of the somewhat more intelligent and slightly more likely to vote types of people.

/real drunk
//obviously
///but serious
 
2013-02-12 11:24:06 PM

James F. Campbell: taxandspend: Wake me when these geniuses use their knowledge to change the world like Einstein did.

I'd rather they not change it like Einstein did, if the result is a new superweapon.


If we stop making new superweapons, the Moon Nazis win.

/Wants a Death Star, NOW!
 
2013-02-12 11:25:51 PM
I have a large IQ as well, and people never like it when I tell them that there is much difference between you and me, from you and a retard; so you best listen to me.
 
2013-02-12 11:27:13 PM
While it's mildly amusing to see all these explanations dismissing high IQ scores, I don't think anyone has stepped back and looked at the other possibility, which is, this being a Sun article there is a rather good chance it's... made up. Because really, how does a cute, tan-and-manicure, reality-show-loving bimbette with a high IQ not sell papers?
 
2013-02-12 11:27:39 PM

Just_a_Bear: trappedspirit: Just_a_Bear: All mensa members i've ever met had no clue how to tie their shoelaces.  I hope this lovely young lady is also blessed with a trace of common sense.

Somehow I get the strange feeling you don't spend a lot of time with Mensa members.

True, I have yet to find one worth hanging out with.


Quit confining your searches to 'people currently in my basement dwelling'.  See the padlocks on the door as a puzzle.
 
2013-02-12 11:33:49 PM
CSB time, now...

I went to the MN state fair a couple years ago with my previous girlfriend, and we found the Mensa booth. Girlfriend was very gung ho about trying to join, and sat down right then and there, trying to figure out the tests they had set up.

Being bored out of my skull for the next fifteen minutes, mostly due to the fact that the only booths nearby were for churches and private colleges, I decided to take a look at them, myself. I grabbed the nearest one and completed it in a matter of seconds. I then reset it and did it in a different way.

The person watching the booth was staring at me by the time I looked up after the 7th time completing the little test. When his brain finally re-engaged, he asked me if I would come in and take the official test. I politely declined, and we moved on.

Before anyone calls me a pretentious ass for this story, I did not decline because I felt I was better than them, or for any other, equally douche-tastic reason. My brain seems to be built for creative problem solving, and general creativity. One of the reasons I write and love to cook. At any given time, I have 7 ideas for short stories in my head. However, when it comes to showing my work, or even describing a recipe, I'm completely at a loss. This of course makes writing and teaching a little difficult at times. That alone makes me feel that I'm not Mensa material.

That, and people would likely expect more from me if I did join, and I'm okay with taking it easy now that I'm out of the Military.

/end CSB
 
2013-02-12 11:37:25 PM

Jack Butler: [img.thesun.co.uk image 620x764] [static.werdyo.com image 560x840]


Yeah, but that's not a fair comparison. Miranda was genetically altered to be perfect.

/that's some fine character development there, Bioware.
 
2013-02-12 11:38:35 PM

UncleStumpy: rattchett: Yeah.  Whatever.  Very interesting.  Anyway, what's the deal with the "Featured Partner" bullshiat that we're not permitted to comment on?  Lame, lame, lame, lame!

yup, i think im ready to leave fark for good because of this nonsense


I'm on mobile, I don't even see them.

/can't you just scroll past and ignore them? Is it really worth the fuss, esp in a non-related thread?
 
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