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(The Sun)   Cute blonde high school girl has a bigger IQ than Einstein and Hawking. The Sun is there   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 303
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2013-02-12 09:54:20 PM
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!
 
2013-02-12 09:54:37 PM

Krazikarl: People who who in fields with lots of really smart people don't ever think about stupid IQ tests.  Go hang out with a bunch of astrophysicists, or particle physicists, or brain surgeons, or whatever.  You won't hear anybody rambling on about scores that they got on a test that is poorly calibrated for anybody over 140 or so anyway. I don't care what you scored on a test.  I really don't - it doesn't mean anything.  You can impress me by what you can actually achieve in school, or in work, or in your hobby.  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.  But I'll take an Einstein any day over somebody who might score better on a test than him.

www.suckmylolly.com
 
2013-02-12 09:54:55 PM

AutumnWind: She's cute. And her clothes are cute. She's smart. She has a spiral staircase and a piano. I'm jealous.


She lives in a small two story place with an inexpensive staircase that takes less space than a regular one, and has an electric keyboard.
 
2013-02-12 09:55:07 PM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: This one's passable, vaguely better than English cute, but still no Boxxy or Jennifer Love Hewitt.


I'm gonna smack you in the head.
 
2013-02-12 09:55:32 PM
Damn, even higher than mine.  Impressive
 
2013-02-12 09:56:34 PM

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


This
 
2013-02-12 09:57:01 PM
She must make really good sammiches.
 
2013-02-12 09:58:42 PM
...we do realize this just means that she's much smarter than most kids in her age group, and she's probably not even as intelligent as Einstein or Hawking, let alone more intelligent, right?

/...at least, not yet...
 
2013-02-12 09:59:02 PM
Finally we get a looker and the headline describes her as "cute" instead of hot.
i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-12 09:59:04 PM
You have a high IQ.  Fine, now go do something with it.
 
2013-02-12 09:59:04 PM

ArkAngel: Lauren, of Loughton, Essex, is the daughter of a black cab driver


So she's Nicole Richie blonde?
 
2013-02-12 09:59:38 PM
IQ tests taken past age 6-7 or so are pretty much useless.  I fully believe that this girl is highly intelligent, but smarter than Einstein and Hawking?  C'mon man. She's cute, though.  Her intelligence when serve her well when she's in the kitchen, as she'll probably be able to make me a sandwich and clean the dishes at the same time.
 
2013-02-12 09:59:43 PM

PaLarkin: How long before she shows up on page 3?


Too skinny
 
2013-02-12 10:00:51 PM
Big deal, I scored in the top 98 percent after drinking a six pack.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-12 10:00:58 PM
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.
 
2013-02-12 10:00:58 PM

ParadoxDice: Of COURSE her IQ is higher than Einstein's. Einstein's dead.


I'm not so much dead yet, as I am not awake, pickled, and soon to be revived really.
 
2013-02-12 10:01:22 PM
I'd do it. Once. But I'm not long enough.
 
2013-02-12 10:05:00 PM
"Thrilled Lauren, of Loughton, Essex, is the daughter of a black cab driver"
media.realitatea.ro

I guess this works in reverse?
www.omgsoysauce.com
 
2013-02-12 10:05:10 PM
Hawkins?

There's no doubt about it, this girl does have a rather surprising intellect, Jim lad. For a first, why does the article claim that she is ditzy, shiver me timbers 'tis the black spot, and secondly, I be not afraid of thee Blind Pew ... why do they talk this rather strange stilted, underground jargon, belay the mainbrace Squire Trelawney this be my ship now. (he is hit by a dart) Argh! A tranquillizing dart fired by the cowardly Sun health department dogs ... they've done filled me full of chlorpromazine damn!
 
2013-02-12 10:06:43 PM
So, just who *is* this Hawkins, anyway?
 
2013-02-12 10:07:19 PM

2wolves: It's not what you have, it's what you do with it.


This...

I have probably a story that goes beyond the ordinary... in my youth they tested all the kids for a prototype program for the high IQ kids... and (of course as I'll telling this story), I got in without really wanting to, but they insisted.

The other kids were the typical stereotypes, but I was the "bad apple"... I had trouble in my classes, in large because of my outside-school life that was fairly stupid.. and I was bringing the average of the group down.

So they retested me, and due to their own rules, they were not able to kick me out as I was one of the highest scores (if not the highest, but they'd never tell).

I've done quite a few tests and I've always scored from around 150 to over 180.

Now the other kids of this group had been pumped that they'd be the future head of government, leaders of men, lawyers, doctors, etc.  So far, I've yet to see or hear from a single one that did anything news worthy, if anything, the few I have come across during the years have all ended up with very mediocre lives.

While myself, I quit school, went to night school to get my diploma and some college, etc. and did a shiatload of stupid things, but overall, I have a lot of abilities to figure stuff out, build, plan, etc. but for life stuff, I did a lot of mistakes, but at least nothing that I haven't been able to fix at some point.

So when it comes to IQ, sure, according to these tests I'm a genius, and I can outdo a crapload of people for many things, I'm a faster thinker, and usually can calculate a lot more details than others do, but I've learned that there's so many stupid people, and so many that managed to get quite far in life and end up being the ones that one can end up bumping heads against, that it's better to just do your best, enjoy life, etc.

My biggest flaw is my memory for names, numbers, and some areas, while it's great for others, but as I get older, I've notices that instead of remembering things like other people state they do (or can), I find that I simply integrate things into some sort of global pool of knowledge without remembering how I learned it, from where, or who, just that I know things (and can easily look them up to confirm).

But still, because I can't learn things "by heart", I would never be able to be a doctor/surgeon or such things, even though I probably would be able to learn procedures, do them flawlessly and know everything inside out about it, but would not be able to do the paperwork.  I love science and medicine and if life would have been different, I probably would have been someone that could have done huge things, but I was never pulled or pushed in the right direction.

So my point for all this is that your point is a very valid one, IQ is in very wide field and doesn't mean much... it really is a question of how this "IQ" works, and how one can use it.

I seriously would believe that some people that could be/could have been huge contributors to science, never get/got to because life didn't give them the chance, whatever the reasons.
 
2013-02-12 10:08:57 PM

Krazikarl: People who who in fields with lots of really smart people don't ever think about stupid IQ tests.  Go hang out with a bunch of astrophysicists, or particle physicists, or brain surgeons, or whatever.  You won't hear anybody rambling on about scores that they got on a test that is poorly calibrated for anybody over 140 or so anyway.

I don't care what you scored on a test.  I really don't - it doesn't mean anything.  You can impress me by what you can actually achieve in school, or in work, or in your hobby.  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.  But I'll take an Einstein any day over somebody who might score better on a test than him.


QFT.

Guy bragging about an IQ score = Guy who's insecure about his crap dead-end job
 
2013-02-12 10:09:43 PM

Rufus Lee King: I hope you folks realize that IQ tests are culturally biased. One might even call them racist.


Black people's problems.
 
2013-02-12 10:12:01 PM
I'll wait until she does something groundbreaking like Einstein and Hawking.  Until then she's just another pretty face.  In all likelihood she'll just be another smart person like many others but nothing special.
 
2013-02-12 10:12:08 PM

Kaenneth: In my experience, MENSA members, or at least the subset of them that announce it publicly, are usually dicks.

Yeah, I could be a member, but I didn't like how that ones I met talked about 'other people' with disdain.


So by publicly announcing that you could be a member of MENSA you are saying...?
 
2013-02-12 10:12:42 PM

Joafu: "Thrilled Lauren, of Loughton, Essex, is the daughter of a black cab driver"


What a black cab might look like:
landanbyfd.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-12 10:12:44 PM
It's not what you know, it's how expensive the education your parents could afford to buy you.
 
2013-02-12 10:14:21 PM
Oh, also...  Just because you're smart doesn't mean you're a genius.  It takes some measure of brilliant insight that goes beyond intelligence to be Einstein or Hawking.
 
2013-02-12 10:14:48 PM
Wait.  Is a 161 IQ a big deal?  Perhaps it's because I'm surrounded by nerds, but 161 isn't all that impressive.
 
2013-02-12 10:15:53 PM

revrendjim: IQ scores become less valid as they get farther from the mean, simply because a lucky guess on one question can have a large effect. Once you are getting scores above about three standard deviations (145) all you can say with certainty is that the person probably has an IQ greater than 145. To give a precise numerical value is meaningless. Of course a highly intelligent person would know that.


Yup.
 
2013-02-12 10:17:29 PM

Kaenneth: In my experience, MENSA members, or at least the subset of them that announce it publicly, are usually dicks.

Yeah, I could be a member, but I didn't like how that ones I met talked about 'other people' with disdain.

I'm sure they aren't all like that, but I wanted nothing to do with my local group.

(Still, better than Scientology)


Rodney: How did you know that?
Shepherd: It was on a MENSA test.
Rodney: You're a member of MENSA??
Shepherd: No, but I took the test.

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2013-02-12 10:17:51 PM

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


I watched the documentary, "After Porn Ends", and it interviewed Asia.  She seemed very Aspie to me.  I have no problem believing that she's smarter than the average bear.

\the doc streams on Netflix if you're interested
 
2013-02-12 10:18:14 PM
"People who boast about their IQ are losers"

Stephen Hawking.
 
2013-02-12 10:18:38 PM
Damn it, forgot about the new anti-code measures.
i391.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-12 10:20:39 PM
This thread is useless.

She's way too smart to have anything to do with any of us.
 
2013-02-12 10:21:00 PM

2wolves: It's not what you have, it's what you do with it.


That's a Bingo!!
 
2013-02-12 10:23:15 PM

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: So, just who *is* this Hawkins, anyway?


Coleman Hawkins. And yes, he was a genius.
www.vervemusicgroup.com
 
2013-02-12 10:24:40 PM
Who the fark is Hawkins?
 
2013-02-12 10:25:27 PM

ArkAngel: Lauren, of Loughton, Essex, is the daughter of a black cab driver

This could be part of the reason. Studies of black cab drivers show them to be unusually intelligent, being required to know the areas they drive extremely well. The test they have to pass averages 12 attempts and almost three years of practice.


Why does it matter what color her daddy was?
 
2013-02-12 10:25:57 PM

sethen320: Who the fark is Hawkins?


I think they mean this Hawking dude:

scriptone.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-12 10:26:05 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?


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!
 
2013-02-12 10:27:03 PM

El Pachuco: AutumnWind: She's cute. And her clothes are cute. She's smart. She has a spiral staircase and a piano. I'm jealous.

She lives in a small two story place with an inexpensive staircase that takes less space than a regular one, and has an electric keyboard.


Thank you very much!
 
2013-02-12 10:27:08 PM

mephisto_kur: "everybody before me had got around the 130 mark"

Invalid test.


Yeah thats what i was thinking. Also if she got 160 isnt it time to take a few more accurate tests?
 
2013-02-12 10:28:17 PM

revrendjim: IQ scores become less valid as they get farther from the mean, simply because a lucky guess on one question can have a large effect. Once you are getting scores above about three standard deviations (145) all you can say with certainty is that the person probably has an IQ greater than 145. To give a precise numerical value is meaningless. Of course a highly intelligent person would know that.


It depends on the mean of the test. But if it's the regular Mensa test, then even though the mean will be far higher than 100 it won't be very accurate in the 160 range.
 
2013-02-12 10:28:43 PM
I had an IQ once.... Sold it for beer money.
 
2013-02-12 10:29:37 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.


I take it you arent a fan of fireworks.
 
2013-02-12 10:29:37 PM

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

I watched the documentary, "After Porn Ends", and it interviewed Asia.  She seemed very Aspie to me.  I have no problem believing that she's smarter than the average bear.

\the doc streams on Netflix if you're interested


I'm not saying she's dumb.  According to her bio she built her own Unreal Tournament levels and webpage.  I'm merely saying there's being smart  and then there's using your smarts.

/i'll hit up Netflix sometime this week
 
2013-02-12 10:31:22 PM

Joafu: "Thrilled Lauren, of Loughton, Essex, is the daughter of a black cab driver"
[media.realitatea.ro image 728x521]

I guess this works in reverse?
[www.omgsoysauce.com image 296x408]


A black cab is a specific license/company in the UK, like Yellow Cab in the US.  It's not referring to the ethnicity of the cabbie.
 
2013-02-12 10:31:43 PM
LETS BELITTLE HER ACHIEVEMENT! THAT biatch! WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS DOING WELL?
 
2013-02-12 10:32:00 PM
Sooo.....all her classmates get a 130?  Somethings wrong here.
 
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