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« Reply #100 on: Aug 3rd, 2006, 3:37am »
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Thank you for your response
and I am very sorry that I did not ask for permission before I used the riddle.
 
We are a group of forummers who like to solve riddles while mostly having fun.
We are part of a site that is very diverse and our riddle thread has been a great source of joy..
I could give the url and maybe you would like to see what happened when I admitted that I do not have the answer...
We are a great bunch of people but alas not all as studious as some of you.
Much appreciation for your site though.
 
Thank you again for your kindness
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« Reply #101 on: Mar 14th, 2007, 4:24pm »
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Hi I am male 37 years old, teaching math/cs on university at Prague.  
I am interested especialy on puzzles requiring algorithmic thinking.
I have found this site when I was beating 3800 days barrier for 100 prisoners and a bulb problem and there was noone responding on our local forum Wink
Googling serves this as one of the best sources of alternative algorithms Wink.
 
I learned math and cs mostly myself studiing simillar riddles (reinventing a lot of calculus at age of 16...). I recomend it ... most of serious probems are based on subproblems which can be formulated as riddles (not requiring high math). Of course university gived common terminology to my knowledge ...
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« Reply #102 on: Mar 17th, 2007, 9:03pm »
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Hello all of those enjoying riddler's paradise.  Hippo's recent revival of the Who's Who topic reminded me that I never properly introduced myself.  As always, props to William, towr, and Icarus for keeping maintaining such a constant source of intellectual stimulation.
 
In the non-riddling world, people usually call me Matt.  I'm a 20 year old college student living in NYC and finishing up my third year of a five year program with a B.S. in Physics and a minor in Mathematics from NYU and a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.
 
I found this site almost a year ago, worked my way through the riddles until I found the forum and immediately registered.  I've always been fond of riddles and started writing them I was in fourth or fifth grade.  Unfortunately, my classmates didn't share my enthusiasm and my interest in the subject was somewhat stunted until I was in college where I met people who also like to teach their brains to work in different ways.
 
Considering the recent Puzzle vs. Riddle topic, I would say that I am more interested in riddles than puzzles.  My interests tend towards linguistic riddles as I get more than enough math and science riddles during my classes.  I guess I find these word riddles much more relaxing since I rarely get to stretch that part of my brain.  I spend much of my free time playing sports, probably for the same reason.  I have an interest in linguistics which might also contribute to this.  I have always been quite interested in psychology as well.  I find myself analyzing situations in sports or life as if they were puzzles.  I've found it especially valuable to use the same thought process for analyzing a riddle to evaluate people's words and actions, especially for women.  Wink
 
Anyways, thanks to everyone for making this such a great site.  The W forums are my cup of tea so I'd like to give a special shout out to the braniacs who keep them active.  You know who you are. Wink
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« Reply #103 on: Apr 23rd, 2007, 2:50pm »
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Hi, im Tiber13, the guy who hovers around commenting at every movement.
My real Name is Christopher.
I am 11, turning 12 on July 18.
I live in [disclosed],Ontario, Canada
I am a genius, i took a IQ test and it is 117.
I am like any normal child.
I found this site at school, googled for a riddle forum, and registered 2 weeks afterword, And i have been bragging a bit that i talk to geniuses.
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« Reply #104 on: Apr 25th, 2007, 2:56am »
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Do geniuses always bragged about being a genius ? (I'm not a genius, so I wouldn't know  Tongue )
 
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« Reply #105 on: Apr 25th, 2007, 4:01am »
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on Apr 25th, 2007, 2:56am, JiNbOtAk wrote:
Do geniuses always bragged about being a genius ?

Ones with IQs of 117 do.
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« Reply #106 on: Apr 25th, 2007, 5:43am »
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Aww, isn't that sweet: he's like any normal child. Cheesy Wink
 
on Apr 25th, 2007, 2:56am, JiNbOtAk wrote:
Do geniuses always bragged about being a genius?

No.  Many (most?) prefer to let their work and/or their lives speak for them, rather than their score on a (somewhat arbitrary) test.  Which isn't to say that there's anything wrong with being proud of one's intelligence; just that it's only one measure among many of who a person is.
 
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« Reply #107 on: Apr 25th, 2007, 6:35pm »
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on Apr 23rd, 2007, 2:50pm, tiber13 wrote:
Hi, im Tiber13, the guy who hovers around commenting at every movement.
My real Name is Christopher.
I am 11, turning 12 on July 18.
I live in [disclosed],Ontario, Canada
I am a genius, i took a IQ test and it is 117.
I am like any normal child.
I found this site at school, googled for a riddle forum, and registered 2 weeks afterword, And i have been bragging a bit that i talk to geniuses.

 
I was afraid of this response. Tiber13, when I was 11, I too wanted to be considered a genius. And the result was similar to what you see here. People don't like braggarts, so when you start bragging about how smart you are, people want to take you down a notch. (Yes, I know, sports stars get away with it all the time. This is because of the fan factor. Unfortunately, intelligence doesn't attract fans.)
 
If you want people to respect your intelligence, don't tell people how smart you are. Instead, find ways to assist them in accomplishing what they want. What impresses people is usefulness, not intelligence.
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« Reply #108 on: Apr 25th, 2007, 7:13pm »
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Hey, I just did and online IQ test, and guess what, my IQ's 137. Does that me a genius, or just a bragging one ?  Grin
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« Reply #109 on: Apr 25th, 2007, 10:05pm »
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on Apr 25th, 2007, 7:13pm, JiNbOtAk wrote:
Hey, I just did and online IQ test, and guess what, my IQ's 137. Does that me a genius, or just a bragging one ?  Grin

 
There is not a single definition of what "genius" means. Rahter, it is dependent on the type of test and interpretation.
 
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That depends on which IQ test you're taking. As Yahoo! Health notes, there are several methods that purport to measure intelligence, and all of them are controversial. They're prone to cultural bias and are fairly indefensible against the charge that all they really measure is test-taking ability.  
That said, the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Test is the most common, and test scores usually range from 90 to 110. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the standard psychiatric reference, lists scores of 110 to 120 as "bright normal," 120 to 130 as "superior," and 130 and above as "very superior." One could reasonably equate "bright normal" with "smart," and "very superior" with "genius."

 
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Lewis Terman (1916) developed the original notion of IQ and proposed this scale for classifying IQ scores:
 
Over 140 - Genius or near genius  
 
120 - 140 - Very superior intelligence  
 
110 - 119 - Superior intelligence  
 
90 - 109 - Normal or average intelligence  
 
80 - 89 - Dullness  
 
70 - 79 - Borderline deficiency  
 
Under 70 - Definite feeble-mindedness  
 
 
High IQ & Genius IQ
Genius IQ is generally considered to begin around 140 to 145, representing ~.25% of the population (1 in 400).  Here's a rough guide:
 
115-124 - Above average (e.g., university students)  
125-134 - Gifted (e.g., post-graduate students)  
135-144 - Highly gifted (e.g., intellectuals)  
145-154 - Genius (e.g., professors)  
155-164 - Genius (e.g., Nobel Prize winners)  
165-179 - High genius  
180-200 - Highest genius  
>200 - "Unmeasurable genius"  

 
(personally, I can't take seriously anyone who equates education with intelligence).
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« Reply #110 on: Apr 25th, 2007, 10:10pm »
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on Apr 25th, 2007, 6:35pm, Icarus wrote:

 
If you want people to respect your intelligence, don't tell people how smart you are. Instead, find ways to assist them in accomplishing what they want. What impresses people is usefulness, not intelligence.

 
heh.
And when you start wondering how to get girls to like you, use this advice as a metaphor.  Wink
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« Reply #111 on: Apr 26th, 2007, 12:02am »
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on Apr 25th, 2007, 10:10pm, Noke Lieu wrote:

 
heh.
And when you start wondering how to get girls to like you, use this advice as a metaphor.  Wink

 
From my experience, the more attractive the girl you're trying to get to like you, the lower your IQ became.  Grin
 
Back when I was first trying to talk to my wife, I'd say my IQ is roughly about 35.  Embarassed
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« Reply #112 on: Apr 26th, 2007, 9:25am »
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on Apr 25th, 2007, 6:35pm, Icarus wrote:
I was afraid of this response. [...] people want to take you down a notch.

Just for the record, that wasn't my intent -- if I came across as demeaning I apologize.  By all means, tiber13, continue to be proud of who you are and what you can do!  And more importantly, have fun with it!
 
But at the same time, try to remember the wisdom of Elwood P. Dowd and his mother (Harvey, 1950): "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' -- she always called me Elwood -- 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant."
 
I wish more people had told me both those things (have fun with who you are; but don't think that just being smart will win you many friends) when I was 11...
 
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« Reply #113 on: May 8th, 2007, 2:07pm »
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Found site by googling riddles (  exact way i come here every time  Grin)
Its just amazing how intellegent people can become, ive been  reading forums here since around september 06 and just following along trying to understand everyones logic, which im not doing to well on that portion, but i won't give up Smiley
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and can anyone suggest a good iq test site?
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« Reply #114 on: May 8th, 2007, 4:20pm »
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on May 8th, 2007, 2:07pm, AllThatRemains wrote:
can anyone suggest a good iq test site?

Understand that the results on online IQ tests are nowhere near as accurate or useful as professionally-administered, timed pencil-and-paper tests.  That said, for a quick test, this one seems to be better than most; just be sure to put in your real age (you can put in a fake name and email if you want to be sure they won't spam you.)
 
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« Reply #115 on: Jul 30th, 2007, 8:28am »
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Anybody knows where's Icarus? His last post is dated Jun 6th...
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« Reply #116 on: Jul 30th, 2007, 10:20am »
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Hopefully it's just his work or something tying him up for a while.
Although rare, it wouldn't be the first time.
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on Jul 30th, 2007, 10:20am, towr wrote:
Hopefully it's just his work or something tying him up for a while.
Although rare, it wouldn't be the first time.

 
Yea must be busy with a secret air plane!!!  Wink
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« Reply #118 on: Aug 1st, 2007, 6:43pm »
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Come to think of it, it's been quite some time since we last saw Icky. Hope nothing bad happened to him.
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« Reply #119 on: Aug 5th, 2007, 11:25am »
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I've been looking through the riddles on this site for a few months, but I've only just joined the forums.
 
I am 13 years old (am I one of the youngest ppl here?).  
 
I think math, riddles, any combination of the two, and anything else related to them are awesome.  
 
Oh, and I found this site because the site admin told me about it (heh, meaning that I know the site admin in real life)
 
And, while on the subject of IQ, I tried to model the the IQ curve with a gaussian distribution to calculate how many ppl there should be with certain IQ's, and I got that there are like 0.6 ppl in the world with IQ 200. But maybe I just calculated wrong...
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on Aug 5th, 2007, 11:25am, xscapezaer wrote:
I've been looking through the riddles on this site for a few months, but I've only just joined the forums.
Well, welcome to the boards then!
 
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I am 13 years old (am I one of the youngest ppl here?).
The youngest I know of (but I don't know the ages of most people) was eleven; of course that was a few years back, probably Tongue
 
 
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And, while on the subject of IQ, I tried to model the the IQ curve with a gaussian distribution to calculate how many ppl there should be with certain IQ's, and I got that there are like 0.6 ppl in the world with IQ 200. But maybe I just calculated wrong...
It doesn't sound suspect; but of course it would be surprising if actual IQ measurements gave a perfect Gaussian curve.  
And assuming a mean of 100 *, then there would also be 0.6 people with an IQ of 0  
 
(*IQ tests need to be constantly recalibrated, the average is typically slightly over hundred, even though it should be 100 by definition; again reality proves a harsh mistress)
 
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« Reply #121 on: Aug 12th, 2007, 4:34am »
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Well my turn.
 
My real name is Michael (well der), and my cyberspace alias is mikedagr8( Other people use this but with a different spelling, although i did find a site with the same spelling)/DC1E2L. I am 15, currently completing year 10 at a private school in Melbourne. I have a full academic scholarship (so reading the previous posts would this classify as a "genius", i was the only one to recieve a full scholarship, out of 500 participants, of those only 4 others got a partial).I have represented Victoria in 2 different sports and have 2 part time jobs.
 
On to a more related topic, i will be completing specialist mathematics as a course in year 12. I currently do maths methods and business management as my final year courses.
 
On to an even more related topic, i find that i am able to cope and enjoy all the puzzles, but the ones i find most enjoyable are the worded/logic puzzles, not so much the mathematical ones.
 
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From my experience, the more attractive the girl you're trying to get to like you, the lower your IQ became.  

 
Also Jinbotak is correct from my experience.
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« Reply #122 on: Aug 12th, 2007, 5:30pm »
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Welcome mike, though it's been a while seems you've been here. Loosen up a bit on the tough talk though.  Wink
 
I just noticed SMQ & Grimby upgraded to moderators, congrats guys ! ( How long has it been anyway ?  Tongue )
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« Reply #123 on: Aug 12th, 2007, 10:48pm »
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Hmmm I just noticed something weird.. Grimbal "the newbie" is the mod and not Grimbal "the UberPuzzler"  Wink
 
http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~wwu/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?action=viewprofil e;username=Grimbal
 
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« Reply #124 on: Aug 12th, 2007, 11:56pm »
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Yes i've now been here a month, and already posted 150+ posts. Although, i did post 40~ on my first day.
 
flamingdragon beat me though, he was averaging 40 every 12 hours or something Tongue
 
Also i make ambigrams. If you would like me to make one for you, just ask.
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