Intelligent, but just can't seem to score high on LSAT

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Re: Intelligent, but just can't seem to score high on LSAT

Postby lederhosen » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:42 pm

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Re: Intelligent, but just can't seem to score high on LSAT

Postby jgloster » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:43 am

lederhosen wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:In my experience people who talk about how smart they are tend to not be very smart.

Just sayin'.

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poor yet ultimately effective flame


This is one of the 12 best troll jobs I've ever seen on the Interwebs. Good job OP.

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Re: Intelligent, but just can't seem to score high on LSAT

Postby humbugger » Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:44 am

BruceDenton wrote:From that site:

"High IQ people are greatly outnumbered by Average IQ people. Imagine an average IQ person, living alone, out numbered 100 to 1 by mentally retarded persons, that is what life is like for a high IQ person; greatly outnumbered by lower IQ people who run society, and often don't give high I.Q. persons half a chance."

Lol.


This is pretty much my life in a nutshe

NoodleyOne wrote:In my experience people who talk about how smart they are tend to not be very smart.

Just sayin'.


:roll:

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Re: Intelligent, but just can't seem to score high on LSAT

Postby katesearches » Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:16 pm

This thread is too good to stagnate :oops:

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Re: Intelligent, but just can't seem to score high on LSAT

Postby MavEryck » Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:23 am

I'm reminded of a guy that once told me that he was the smartest guy that I had ever met. (btw, he was an RF engineer)

So, I was very quiet for a few moments and then asked him a question that would give him a chance to prove his brilliance to me. :roll:

I asked him how many digits of Pi he knew. This would show me the degree of accuracy of his calculations. (i.e. using 3.14 will not return the accuracy of using 3.14159)

Of course, with him being the self-proclaimed "smartest guy that I had ever met" and an RF engineer, I assumed he would rattle off several digits of Pi. After he got to 3.14159... he started making up numbers until he got to about 20 decimal places.

He stood there with a smug look on his face. I could not contain my laughter!

When he asked me, "what's so funny?" I responded that he was making up a majority of the digits.

Then he asked, "how would YOU know?"

Unfortunately for him, he was not the "smartest guy that I had ever met."

I used to hang out with a group of "brainiacs" that would (accurately) recite 20 decimals of Pi, for fun. One of the things I learned from them was to perform calculations using 3.14159265358979323... from memory. I never did remember 20 decimals but I remembered enough of them to know this guy was full of B.S. when he started making up digits!

I love to hang out in groups of people where I'm the least intelligent of the bunch. I tend to learn quite a bit in situations like that. One thing I would never do is begin by telling any group of people how smart I am.

"We're each born with two ears and one mouth...to listen twice as much as we speak." (I stole this last line from someone wise...Confucius or some guy with grey hair) :wink:

I tend to believe the least intelligent person on this site is probably very intelligent... So, yes... I believe you (OP) are probably very intelligent.

Just sayin'.

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Re: Intelligent, but just can't seem to score high on LSAT

Postby dingbat » Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:44 am

MavEryck wrote:I'm reminded of a guy that once told me that he was the smartest guy that I had ever met. (btw, he was an RF engineer)

So, I was very quiet for a few moments and then asked him a question that would give him a chance to prove his brilliance to me. :roll:

I asked him how many digits of Pi he knew. This would show me the degree of accuracy of his calculations. (i.e. using 3.14 will not return the accuracy of using 3.14159)

What's wrong with you?

There are ivy league professors who can't tell you Pi past 2 digits. Either you're a math geek who decided to memorize it, or not.
How many of those brainiacs that you used to hang out with manually calculated Pi for themselves? How about the Golden Ratio?
Now how many speak over a dozen languages? Can they recite shakespeare and understand the various hidden meanings?

being smart isn't just tied to being a math geek. If that's your criteria for intelligence, then... a fuck it, i can't even be bothered to finish that sentence

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Re: Intelligent, but just can't seem to score high on LSAT

Postby TheRainMan » Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:19 am

MavEryck wrote:I'm reminded of a guy that once told me that he was the smartest guy that I had ever met. (btw, he was an RF engineer)

So, I was very quiet for a few moments and then asked him a question that would give him a chance to prove his brilliance to me. :roll:

I asked him how many digits of Pi he knew. This would show me the degree of accuracy of his calculations. (i.e. using 3.14 will not return the accuracy of using 3.14159)

Of course, with him being the self-proclaimed "smartest guy that I had ever met" and an RF engineer, I assumed he would rattle off several digits of Pi. After he got to 3.14159... he started making up numbers until he got to about 20 decimal places.

He stood there with a smug look on his face. I could not contain my laughter!

When he asked me, "what's so funny?" I responded that he was making up a majority of the digits.

Then he asked, "how would YOU know?"

Unfortunately for him, he was not the "smartest guy that I had ever met."

I used to hang out with a group of "brainiacs" that would (accurately) recite 20 decimals of Pi, for fun. One of the things I learned from them was to perform calculations using 3.14159265358979323... from memory. I never did remember 20 decimals but I remembered enough of them to know this guy was full of B.S. when he started making up digits!

I love to hang out in groups of people where I'm the least intelligent of the bunch. I tend to learn quite a bit in situations like that. One thing I would never do is begin by telling any group of people how smart I am.

"We're each born with two ears and one mouth...to listen twice as much as we speak." (I stole this last line from someone wise...Confucius or some guy with grey hair) :wink:

I tend to believe the least intelligent person on this site is probably very intelligent... So, yes... I believe you (OP) are probably very intelligent.

Just sayin'.


For the love of God, please never post anything ever again.

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Re: Intelligent, but just can't seem to score high on LSAT

Postby Ded Precedent » Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:42 am

So is OP even in MENSA or what? I'm too lazy to search for your accolades OP so just tell me how fast you can solve a novice level Sudoku puzzle and I'll tell you how intelligent you really are. Also, how many words can you memorize if given 60 seconds to learn them? Test yourself and get back to me (don't worry I'm 99.9 percentile IQ so I'll be able to give you an accurate reading on how smart you are).

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Re: Intelligent, but just can't seem to score high on LSAT

Postby Mr.Binks » Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:55 am

TheRainMan wrote:
MavEryck wrote:I'm reminded of a guy that once told me that he was the smartest guy that I had ever met. (btw, he was an RF engineer)

So, I was very quiet for a few moments and then asked him a question that would give him a chance to prove his brilliance to me. :roll:

I asked him how many digits of Pi he knew. This would show me the degree of accuracy of his calculations. (i.e. using 3.14 will not return the accuracy of using 3.14159)

Of course, with him being the self-proclaimed "smartest guy that I had ever met" and an RF engineer, I assumed he would rattle off several digits of Pi. After he got to 3.14159... he started making up numbers until he got to about 20 decimal places.

He stood there with a smug look on his face. I could not contain my laughter!

When he asked me, "what's so funny?" I responded that he was making up a majority of the digits.

Then he asked, "how would YOU know?"

Unfortunately for him, he was not the "smartest guy that I had ever met."

I used to hang out with a group of "brainiacs" that would (accurately) recite 20 decimals of Pi, for fun. One of the things I learned from them was to perform calculations using 3.14159265358979323... from memory. I never did remember 20 decimals but I remembered enough of them to know this guy was full of B.S. when he started making up digits!

I love to hang out in groups of people where I'm the least intelligent of the bunch. I tend to learn quite a bit in situations like that. One thing I would never do is begin by telling any group of people how smart I am.

"We're each born with two ears and one mouth...to listen twice as much as we speak." (I stole this last line from someone wise...Confucius or some guy with grey hair) :wink:

I tend to believe the least intelligent person on this site is probably very intelligent... So, yes... I believe you (OP) are probably very intelligent.

Just sayin'.


For the love of God, please never post anything ever again.

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Re: Intelligent, but just can't seem to score high on LSAT

Postby emkay625 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:59 am

I'm really sad I missed this.

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Re: Intelligent, but just can't seem to score high on LSAT

Postby MavEryck » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:30 am

Asking an RF engineer to recite digits of Pi is a valid question since he used the number in equations for his job.

Math is by no means the only measure of intelligence. However, if you know that a person using math to perform calculations in their work and they give you the wrong answer to Pi (especially an answer they made up) then they have definitely proved their lack of intelligence.

If he were in another line of work, I could've asked him countless other questions...

The point is that no one should be telling people how highly intelligent they view themselves as.

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Re: Intelligent, but just can't seem to score high on LSAT

Postby jkpolk » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:34 am

jgloster wrote:This is one of the 12 best troll jobs I've ever seen on the Interwebs. Good job OP.


How much do you charge for troll jobs? I can afford it.

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Re: Intelligent, but just can't seem to score high on LSAT

Postby ben4847 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:36 am

MavEryck wrote:Asking an RF engineer to recite digits of Pi is a valid question since he used the number in equations for his job.

Math is by no means the only measure of intelligence. However, if you know that a person using math to perform calculations in their work and they give you the wrong answer to Pi (especially an answer they made up) then they have definitely proved their lack of intelligence.

If he were in another line of work, I could've asked him countless other questions...

The point is that no one should be telling people how highly intelligent they view themselves as.

And memorizing pi is by no means math.

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Re: Intelligent, but just can't seem to score high on LSAT

Postby TurtlesAllTheWayDown » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:52 am

ben4847 wrote:
MavEryck wrote:Asking an RF engineer to recite digits of Pi is a valid question since he used the number in equations for his job.

Math is by no means the only measure of intelligence. However, if you know that a person using math to perform calculations in their work and they give you the wrong answer to Pi (especially an answer they made up) then they have definitely proved their lack of intelligence.

If he were in another line of work, I could've asked him countless other questions...

The point is that no one should be telling people how highly intelligent they view themselves as.

And memorizing pi is by no means math.


Jesus, you people are absolutely unbearable. Does this site award bonus points for jumping on the litigiousness bandwagon?

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Re: Intelligent, but just can't seem to score high on LSAT

Postby dingbat » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:55 am

MavEryck wrote:Asking an RF engineer to recite digits of Pi is a valid question since he used the number in equations for his job.

Ever heard of a calculator?

I constantly perform complex calculations for my job, but if you asked me for the formulae did some of the most common functions, I couldn't tell you them either (gotta love TI & excel)

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Re: Intelligent, but just can't seem to score high on LSAT

Postby T00L » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:08 am

OP,

I hate to formally cite Harry Potter, but I believe it was Hermoine that said, "Many of the most brilliant wizards in the world haven't got an ounce of logic." (Paraphrase) - Sorcerer's Stone,

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Postby shifty_eyed » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:12 am

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Re: Intelligent, but just can't seem to score high on LSAT

Postby bjsesq » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:13 am

MavEryck wrote:Asking an RF engineer to recite digits of Pi is a valid question since he used the number in equations for his job.

Math is by no means the only measure of intelligence. However, if you know that a person using math to perform calculations in their work and they give you the wrong answer to Pi (especially an answer they made up) then they have definitely proved their lack of intelligence.


Stop saying words.

If he were in another line of work, I could've asked him countless other questions...


Oh, I bet you could have.

The point is that no one should be telling people how highly intelligent they view themselves as.


Hey, now here is where we agree. But it sure makes for some funny ass threads.

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Re: Intelligent, but just can't seem to score high on LSAT

Postby JohnV » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:30 am

MavEryck wrote:I'm reminded of a guy that once told me that he was the smartest guy that I had ever met. (btw, he was an RF engineer)

So, I was very quiet for a few moments and then asked him a question that would give him a chance to prove his brilliance to me. :roll:

I asked him how many digits of Pi he knew. This would show me the degree of accuracy of his calculations. (i.e. using 3.14 will not return the accuracy of using 3.14159)

Of course, with him being the self-proclaimed "smartest guy that I had ever met" and an RF engineer, I assumed he would rattle off several digits of Pi. After he got to 3.14159... he started making up numbers until he got to about 20 decimal places.

He stood there with a smug look on his face. I could not contain my laughter!

When he asked me, "what's so funny?" I responded that he was making up a majority of the digits.

Then he asked, "how would YOU know?"

Unfortunately for him, he was not the "smartest guy that I had ever met."

I used to hang out with a group of "brainiacs" that would (accurately) recite 20 decimals of Pi, for fun. One of the things I learned from them was to perform calculations using 3.14159265358979323... from memory. I never did remember 20 decimals but I remembered enough of them to know this guy was full of B.S. when he started making up digits!

I love to hang out in groups of people where I'm the least intelligent of the bunch. I tend to learn quite a bit in situations like that. One thing I would never do is begin by telling any group of people how smart I am.

"We're each born with two ears and one mouth...to listen twice as much as we speak." (I stole this last line from someone wise...Confucius or some guy with grey hair) :wink:

I tend to believe the least intelligent person on this site is probably very intelligent... So, yes... I believe you (OP) are probably very intelligent.

Just sayin'.


Reminds me of a girl I met. She was also a self-proclaimed genius and thought she was the most attractive person in the room to boot. The second time I met her she told me "Most people remember me because I'm so interesting." I thought she was joking but I quickly learned she was dead serious. Started talking about how she was going to be a Senator and how she tutored kids in math when she was younger. Then she brought up the fact that she was a strong believer in Astrology and I couldn't help but be reminded of Dunning-Kruger. She did something like what you did to me (even though I didn't claim to be a genius or even intelligent, I think she just wanted to show she was smarter than me), she started rattling off a theatre-major's vocab list and seeing if I knew what they meant lol.

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Re: Intelligent, but just can't seem to score high on LSAT

Postby Glaucon » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:52 pm

katesearches wrote:This thread is too good to stagnate :oops:


My God! The last time I was here, which was a few days ago, this thread was going to sink quietly down the forum... I blame you Kate... It seems that the men on this forum can't resist the requests of a pink faced woman.

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Re: Intelligent, but just can't seem to score high on LSAT

Postby MavEryck » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:09 pm

JohnV

That chick sounds like a riot! LOL

Not only is she the best looking person in the room...

She's a genius and super interesting!

:D

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Re: Intelligent, but just can't seem to score high on LSAT

Postby ajaxconstructions » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:17 pm

Mid 150s after studying is 100% certain proof that you are not intelligent.

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Re: Intelligent, but just can't seem to score high on LSAT

Postby AreJay711 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:21 pm

Fuck you nerds.

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Re: Intelligent, but just can't seem to score high on LSAT

Postby dingbat » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:22 pm

ajaxconstructions wrote:Mid 150s after studying is 100% certain proof that you are not intelligent.

"But mommy says I'm special."




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