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Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by Emma, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. Loq

    Loq cursed blue crab pincher

    fucking ghoti and associated """new spellings""
    that's not how phonetics works
     
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  2. palindromordnilap

    palindromordnilap I'm a raging bird

    Apparently, autism technically counts as a chronic illness meaning I get a free flu shot every year.
    This would have been great to know when I got it done last month, and paid for it out of pocket.
     
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  3. Contact the insurance/shot provider, check if you can get reimbursed for it. Worth a shot.
     
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  4. Saro

    Saro Level 97 Bard Cleric

    Sfucking smoke detector decided for once in its miserable life to detect the smoke from a burnt bagel and woke me the fuck up at ass oclock
     
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  5. Lebesgue Integreat

    Lebesgue Integreat Lesbian Intrigue

    This lecturer cares so little about being good at his job that he wrote a powerpoint and did a voice over on it about how rounding 2.5 in the normal way is equal to 2. When even by definition it's supposed to be 3.
     
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  6. turtleDove

    turtleDove Well-Known Member

    Mold inspector has arrived at the new apartment and is going through. He found mold that the landlords had hidden (painted over it by the door; just located under the toilet; and the kitchen fan doesn't vent to anywhere).

    Also, he found fucking asbestos. Which they had also hidden! Granted that it's in a section under the stairs where we wouldn't have gone, but. Fucking asbestos.

    We're not gonna be able to move in at all until they've remediated all of that. Which means we might be staying at an air bnb till it's fixed, because we sure as fuck can't stay here indefinitely.
     
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  7. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    Its winter and these temperatures are unacceptable

    I refuse to tolerate anything colder than like 5 degrees below freezing and i'll be grumpy then too

    It feels like -19 celsius with the wind chill tonight and my boots and coat are too restrictive

    in conclusion, let me be comfy dammit

    this is very early winter, its gonna feel like -35 at some point in dec or jan, at which point i will regret everything ever
     
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  8. Kodachi

    Kodachi Well-Known Member

    Wife and I got food poisoning from a bag of carrot sticks. Still have to put in long hours at work.
     
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  9. seed

    seed plant me

    super petty but transcribing pronunciation jokes is hard
     
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  10. You’d think dad breaking his leg would stop my parents from giving each other shit for a while. But no.
     
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  11. Jove

    Jove RETURN THE SLAB

    True crime related, but if I see one more "X criminal was super smart with IQ of 143!!!" I'm going to give up on those programs.

    IQ tests are extremely flawed and scores can depend even on the proctor. It tests for the right answer, but not the intelligence and creativity it takes to get to it. Plus, ~140-160 is considered "of average intelligence", while ~161-180 is considered "above".

    Example: I have a tested IQ of 183, but my proctor figured out that they needed to alter parts of the test because I was doing disproportionately bad on timed, number related sections, and color related things due to learning disabilities and color blindness. However, my wife, whom is honestly much smarter than I am when it comes to remembering and concluding correct information, has a tested IQ of 112, which is considered developmentally disabled. (She very much is not.) Her proctor did the opposite of what mine did.

    So yeah. This greatly annoys me.
     
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  12. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Wait, what? 140-160 is absolutely not considered "average" on any IQ test I'm familiar with. I was under the impression that on many of them it's actually impossible to get above 150.
     
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  13. Lebesgue Integreat

    Lebesgue Integreat Lesbian Intrigue

    I recall 100 being standard back when I took my memory and cognition course a couple of years ago (the professor specializes in Gifted Children learning).
     
  14. alwaysboth

    alwaysboth The Cryptid

    I have yet another bruise with no apparent cause. Where do they come from??
     
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  15. Jove

    Jove RETURN THE SLAB

    It would have helped on my end to also add that scoring and what they mean also varies from guidance chart to guidance chart-- so you're both right, actually, which is another thing that irritates me about IQ tests. (Also I'm a few years behind or so, and it's perfectly possible that things have shifted as far as I can tell, considering my last awareness and last issued test said 200 is impossible to reach.)
     
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  16. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Yeah, the way I learned it, the earliest ones were some goofy "mental age" thing where they divided a person's score by their age (hence "Intelligence Quotient") and multiplied by 100, and then most of the later ones set 100 as the median and +/-15 points as one standard deviation.
     
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  17. turtleDove

    turtleDove Well-Known Member

    That's because the earliest versions were basically intended to check if a child was around where you'd expect them to be for their age, as far as education went, or if they needed more help or if they'd benefit from being in more advanced classes. It was never really meant for "this is how smart you are", and the guy who invented it was really annoyed that it got used like that anyways.
     
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  18. Lebesgue Integreat

    Lebesgue Integreat Lesbian Intrigue

    God, isn't that always the way it is....
     
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  19. Verily

    Verily invests her cash in stock in Cyber Disney

    Inventors Georg, who isn’t certain where he lives and has 10000 bafflingly wrong definitions of the phrase “unintended consequences”, is thrilled about how people use his ideas.
     
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  20. palindromordnilap

    palindromordnilap I'm a raging bird

    Yeah, 100 is pretty much intended as the average of the population - which is why if you tried an IQ test from a hundred years ago, you'd score thirty points higher due to improvement in environmental factors like access to food or healthcare. (this is starting to reverse, which is thought to be because of air pollution and CO2 levels.)
    But also why is it always specifically 143? I've seen that exact score so many time from people bragging about their IQ, to the point that 143 was kind of partially a meme on /r/IAmVerySmart at some point, and it's just kinda weird.
    (especially since that was my verbal IQ last time I checked a long time ago, though the full score was significantly dragged down from that due to It's Totally Not Learning Disabilities, Look, A Psychiatrist Is Suspecting Aspergers, That Explains It All. It should be a normal distribution so results shouldn't cluster that much outside of the middle, right?)
     
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