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post Mon 10th October 2011, 10:53pm
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QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Mon 10th October 2011, 12:50pm) *


But in typical Wikipedia fashion, Sarnoff's Wikipedia bio is miserable next to Rand's. It's also full of stupid errors.


So fix it, you big grown up man, you!


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post Mon 10th October 2011, 10:57pm
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No further explanation needed. Probably a good idea to keep such a thread on top of the que in the annex.
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post Mon 10th October 2011, 10:57pm
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QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Thu 29th September 2011, 10:43pm) *

Fuck you, Carrite.



Wow, Size 5 typography.

I am very impressed at the intellectual depth of your rebuke.

And you berate me for quoting Monty Python as immature. Ha!


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post Tue 11th October 2011, 12:53am
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QUOTE(timbo @ Mon 10th October 2011, 3:53pm) *

QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Mon 10th October 2011, 12:50pm) *


But in typical Wikipedia fashion, Sarnoff's Wikipedia bio is miserable next to Rand's. It's also full of stupid errors.


So fix it, you big grown up man, you!


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You forgot to use the {{sofixit}} braces thingys, for additional annoyance value tongue.gif

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I am very impressed at the intellectual depth of your rebuke.

And you berate me for quoting Monty Python as immature. Ha!

Just how old are you?? dry.gif
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post Tue 11th October 2011, 3:10am
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QUOTE(Alison @ Mon 10th October 2011, 5:53pm) *
Just how old are you?? dry.gif

He's a pseudosocialist hipster nerd from Portland, Oregon.

Judging from personal experience with that bizarre species, he has an emotional age of about 13. yecch.gif

(Many of them are also trust-fund brats, and have never worked a day in their lives. Also, oddly
enough, many of them are audiophiles. One of the leading audiophile magazines is from Portland
and was founded and is run by guys like Tim. Weird but true.)
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post Tue 11th October 2011, 4:37am
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QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Tue 11th October 2011, 3:10am) *

QUOTE(Alison @ Mon 10th October 2011, 5:53pm) *
Just how old are you?? dry.gif

He's a pseudosocialist hipster nerd from Portland, Oregon.

Judging from personal experience with that bizarre species, he has an emotional age of about 13. yecch.gif
says a man with the emotional age of a 12 year old bored.gif

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(Many of them are also trust-fund brats, and have never worked a day in their lives.
that's true. Portland is full of trust fund brats. When a person has the money to live anywhere, Portland is the place to go. It's gone down hill over the last 20 years, though, because of all the Californians moving here.
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post Tue 11th October 2011, 5:34am
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QUOTE(TungstenCarbide @ Mon 10th October 2011, 9:37pm) *

Portland is full of trust fund brats. When a person has the money to live anywhere, Portland is the place to go. It's gone down hill over the last 20 years, though, because of all the Californians moving here.


Such emigration improves the average intelligence of both places, though. happy.gif
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post Tue 11th October 2011, 7:00pm
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Portland is full of trust fund brats. When a person has the money to live anywhere, Portland is the place to go. It's gone down hill over the last 20 years, though, because of all the Californians moving here.
Such emigration improves the average intelligence of both places, though. happy.gif

Nice try, cupcake wink.gif but the opposite may very well be true.

Looks like Massachusetts has the highest IQ - understandable with Harvard there. Then you take a big step down to Connecticut and New Jersey - where Yale and Princeton are - again, very understandable ... but North Dakota is a close second to MA! What gives?

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post Tue 11th October 2011, 7:27pm
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QUOTE(TungstenCarbide @ Tue 11th October 2011, 12:00pm) *

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Portland is full of trust fund brats. When a person has the money to live anywhere, Portland is the place to go. It's gone down hill over the last 20 years, though, because of all the Californians moving here.
Such emigration improves the average intelligence of both places, though. happy.gif

Nice try, cupcake wink.gif but the opposite may very well be true.

Looks like Massachusetts has the highest IQ - understandable with Harvard there. Then you take a big step down to Connecticut and New Jersey - where Yale and Princeton are - again, very understandable ... but North Dakota is a close second to MA! What gives?

What "gives" is fewer minority residents there. These, for whatever reason, don't do as well on IQ tests.

My last quip was an old Will Rogers joke (though nobody can find where he actually wrote it). But being more serious, Oregon's better average state IQ than California's is simple demographics. When Bobby Kennedy lost his one and only primary election in 1968, it was in Oregon, where he famously said: "There are no poor or minorities there-- we've got nothing to hang on to!" He went on to win in California.

States with lower SAT scores (the most common proxy for IQ) tend to vote Democratic. And the two lowest of all are Louisiana and Mississippi.
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QUOTE(TungstenCarbide @ Tue 11th October 2011, 12:31pm) *

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laugh.gif You may laugh, but that's a lot like both ecstasy and Burning Man. (Except the corkscrew part)

Burning Man was excellent as usual this year, BTW. Wish you all coulda' been there. Especially Ottava Rima.

Speaking of which... it's October 11 today, Ottava!! Anything you particularly want to get off your chest and tell us? wink.gif
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post Wed 12th October 2011, 12:25am
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I'd have kept the Agee quote, but K-Wolf's stripping out of POV seems mostly appropriate.

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post Wed 12th October 2011, 2:58pm
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QUOTE(Milton Roe @ Tue 11th October 2011, 7:27pm) *
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QUOTE(TungstenCarbide @ Mon 10th October 2011, 9:37pm) *
Portland is full of trust fund brats. When a person has the money to live anywhere, Portland is the place to go. It's gone down hill over the last 20 years, though, because of all the Californians moving here.
Such emigration improves the average intelligence of both places, though. happy.gif
Nice try, cupcake wink.gif but the opposite may very well be true.

Looks like Massachusetts has the highest IQ - understandable with Harvard there. Then you take a big step down to Connecticut and New Jersey - where Yale and Princeton are - again, very understandable ... but North Dakota is a close second to MA! What gives?

What "gives" is fewer minority residents there. These, for whatever reason, don't do as well on IQ tests.

Massachusetts has a high percentage of minorities, and yet IQ scores are top. North Dakota has a higher percentage of minorities than Oregon (i think). It's not the ethnic makeup, Milton.

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QUOTE(TungstenCarbide @ Wed 12th October 2011, 7:58am) *

QUOTE(Milton Roe @ Tue 11th October 2011, 7:27pm) *
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Portland is full of trust fund brats. When a person has the money to live anywhere, Portland is the place to go. It's gone down hill over the last 20 years, though, because of all the Californians moving here.
Such emigration improves the average intelligence of both places, though. happy.gif
Nice try, cupcake wink.gif but the opposite may very well be true.

Looks like Massachusetts has the highest IQ - understandable with Harvard there. Then you take a big step down to Connecticut and New Jersey - where Yale and Princeton are - again, very understandable ... but North Dakota is a close second to MA! What gives?

What "gives" is fewer minority residents there. These, for whatever reason, don't do as well on IQ tests.

Massachusetts has a high percentage of minorities, and yet IQ scores are top. North Dakota has a higher percentage of minorities than Oregon (i think). It's not the ethnic makeup, Milton.

Massachusetts has < 6% blacks and < 7% Latinos and Hispanics, far less than the national composition (roughly 12% and 16% respectively). These two groups are the minorities that have traditionally driven IQ tests down (I make no claims about innate intellegence here-- these IQ tests are in English, and they are somewhat ethnocentric). However, for whatever reason, it's usually not Asians driving IQ scores down.

http://www.city-data.com/states/Massachuse...nic-groups.html

No, Massachusetts isn't the "whitest" state in the union, but I never claimed that being Caucasian was the main factor. And yes, of course Massachusetts' long history of emphasis on education must certainly be a factor. I think you were asking what gives with North Dakota, which isn't known for its institutions of higher learning. So I told you my best guess (0.6% blacks in North Dakota, 1.2% Hispanic-- some of the lowest numbers in the country). You don't accept my answer. Fine-- come up with your own, then.

Perhaps the North Dakotans have found some source of a smart-pill. blink.gif ermm.gif Ya think that could be it?
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QUOTE(Milton Roe @ Wed 12th October 2011, 3:57pm) *

Perhaps the North Dakotans have found some source of a smart-pill. blink.gif ermm.gif Ya think that could be it?

Could be the whole being snowed in for most of the year thing too... laugh.gif
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QUOTE(SB_Johnny @ Wed 12th October 2011, 1:00pm) *

QUOTE(Milton Roe @ Wed 12th October 2011, 3:57pm) *

Perhaps the North Dakotans have found some source of a smart-pill. blink.gif ermm.gif Ya think that could be it?

Could be the whole being snowed in for most of the year thing too... laugh.gif

That's it! Can't play hoops. Nuthin' to do but read! Bummer, but it works.
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QUOTE(TungstenCarbide @ Wed 12th October 2011, 7:58am) *

Massachusetts has a high percentage of minorities, and yet IQ scores are top. North Dakota has a higher percentage of minorities than Oregon (i think). It's not the ethnic makeup, Milton.

North Dakota: Total blacks+Hispanics = 0.6 + 1.2% = 1.8%
Oregon: Total blacks + Hispanics = 1.6% + 8% = 9.6%

http://www.city-data.com/states/North-Dako...nic-groups.html
http://www.city-data.com/states/Oregon-Ethnic-groups.html

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QUOTE(Milton Roe @ Tue 11th October 2011, 3:40pm) *

laugh.gif You may laugh, but that's a lot like both ecstasy and Burning Man. (Except the corkscrew part)

Burning Man was excellent as usual this year, BTW. Wish you all coulda' been there. Especially Ottava Rima.

Speaking of which... it's October 11 today, Ottava!! Anything you particularly want to get off your chest and tell us? wink.gif


You mean about Columbus Day? You know I am strictly prohibited from talking about certain topics. ermm.gif
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QUOTE(Ottava @ Thu 13th October 2011, 9:48am) *

QUOTE(Milton Roe @ Tue 11th October 2011, 3:40pm) *

laugh.gif You may laugh, but that's a lot like both ecstasy and Burning Man. (Except the corkscrew part)

Burning Man was excellent as usual this year, BTW. Wish you all coulda' been there. Especially Ottava Rima.

Speaking of which... it's October 11 today, Ottava!! Anything you particularly want to get off your chest and tell us? wink.gif


You mean about Columbus Day? You know I am strictly prohibited from talking about certain topics. ermm.gif

No, October 11 is National Coming Out Day. And we don't mean debs. smile.gif
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