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What literature would you recommend for people with below average IQs? My IQ is 90.
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hypersphere
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read the fucking sticky cunt
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>>7682916
My son's C-grade GCSE creative writing assessment.
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Read whatever you want. It's literature, not physics.
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anime
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The Fault in Our Stars
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pynchon fans tend to have low IQ
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>>7683097
this, it's remarkable
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Finnegans Wake
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I don't consider myself to be that intelligent yet I don't think there is a book I've read that I didn't enjoy and get a lot out of.

also
>IQ
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>>7682916
the Bible

Marx
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>>7683157
Hot memes comin atchu love senpai
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>>7683162
>memes
you know I'm right.
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>>7683172
>recommending the Bible to stupid people
Please don't. They're gonna turn into Creationists and nobody wants that
>recommending Marx to stupid people
Please don't. They're gonna try to actually do it and nobody wants that
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>>7683179
But they are doomed to become creationists sooner or later if they're stupid.

So why not turn into one via nice comfy read of a classic work instead of watching TV?

And about Marx, we're safe, those people aren't in charge.
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>>7682916
>90
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>>7683187
>So why not turn into one via nice comfy read of a classic work instead of watching TV?
Eh, fair enough
>>7683187
>And about Marx, we're safe, those people aren't in charge
Yeah, that's the thing about Communists though. They like revolutions.
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>>7682916
i am dumb and i like bukowski.
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>>7683211
Can you please stop making Bukowski threads. It's actually becoming annoying.
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What are some books about coping with mediocrity?
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>>7682916
It doesn't matter if you are below average if you are willing to take on reading and if you can think for yourself. Try reading novels. Alexandre Dumas, J.R.R. Tolkien, Hermann Hesse, Charles Dickens, George Orwell, Jules Verne would be suitable authors.
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>>7683217
i am not that person.
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>>7682916
any Tolstoy

simple enough to be understood by a child while still being some of the best literature the world has ever read.
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>>7683225
Norwegian Wood
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>>7683292
The Prisoner of the Caucasus was a good novella.
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>>7683179
You do realize that revealed writings like The Bible are meant to be a way to reveal the truth to the greatest number of people, right?

As in it's literally absolute truth dumbed down to the point that a 2nd century pleb could be able to understand it
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>>7683225
The Importance of Living (indirectly, but it's good for coping with most things)
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>>7683205
please no bully
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>>7682916

OP, what test did you take?

Was there a large difference between any of the index scores, or any pattern of discrepancy?
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>>7683320
It's my own estimation and being that i'm dumb it's probably wrong.
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>>7682916
90 iq is still normal lower end (90-110 is the norm) plus you must mind there is fer points of error always. You can read anything but if you have really 90 iq it will just take longer for you to grasp. That is all really.
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>>7682916
Vonnegut
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>>7682916

Of Mice and Men
The Sound and the Fury
Flowers for Algernon
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>>7683523
Heh.
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I'm even lower than you OP, around 80. looks like I win agian.
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>>7683097
>>7683140

Aren't DFW fanboys worse though?
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>>7683557
it's a meta meme you dip.
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>>7683529
>around 80
Same here. Feels good to be subhuman.
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Just read DFW or whatever all these other assholes here are reading.
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>>7683529
>>7683610
Are you guys memeing? How did you type that?
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>>7683487
>You can read anything but if you have really 90 iq it will just take longer for you to grasp. That is all really.

This. People with a low or average IQ are capable of learning many things and often times do very well by just studying a specialization. You can still master things, it just takes longer that someone with a higher IQ. It is not a death sentence.
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my IQ is about 69 desu familia
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>>7683629
Finally, someone with common sence.
I have 134, and am so stupid/lazy that everything I was good at I forgot.
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>>7683639
This. I have an IQ of 193 and I've only read a few books today ;(
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>>7682916
I asked a black man on the subway about this and he recommended Plato
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>mfw I have an IQ of around 110
>enough to feel superior
>not enough to demand high expectations

Just right
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>>7683655
just like my dick size
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>>7683644
Don't know if you are serious,or...?
I am, but that doesn't mean I am smart, it's just logical skills, I have no other ambitions but playing video games, reading books and smoking.
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>>7683669
>don't know if you are serious
proof that iq is not an accurate measure of intelligence
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>>7683639
Thanks. Someone with an IQ of 150 told me that in case you needed it to appeal to authority.
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>>7683682
It is, but there is a difference between being intelligent and being smart.
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>>7683622
No memes, family. 80 IQ is just high enough to go on 4chan & funpost while still being too low to understand the misery of those that have average or above-average intelligence (I don't know for a fact that they're miserable, but a lot of them do seem like it). It's really quite nice down here. Ever notice how children have more fun than adults? Basically if you're dumb you get to retain the IQ of a child and continue having fun well into old age. And the good news is that you can always join us and live out an uncomplicated and emotionally untroubled existence with the help of a hammer.
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>>7683713
Actually, children have higher IQ than adults.
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>>7683719

no they don't
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>>7682916
Ive scored mid 90s on every IQ test I've taken, along with barely passing every math class. Logic absolutely escapes me. That said, keep reading everything you can.
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>>7682916
The IQ is a meme.
A way to keep you in place.
Think for yourself, let art take you away from this world.
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>>7683732
That was nice.
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>>7683719
that doesn't make sense
having low iq is like having the mind of a child
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>>7683719
No, they're not. IQ scores are scaled so that a child IQ of, say, 140 is equivalent to an adult IQ of around 110.
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Woody Allen has a score of 89 on I.Q test. Did you know that?
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>>7683754
citation needed.
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>>7683769
http://www.examiner.com/article/celebrity-iqs-who-has-highest-iq
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>>7683754
I'm meant Andy Warhol.
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>>7683774
Oh, well that I would believe.
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>>7683774
warhol a shit though
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>>7683774
Yeah, that I can believe.
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>>7682916
ulysses
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>>7683301
You're thinking about literature awfully simplistically. See, the beauty about such transcendent and remarkable text as the Bible is that it presents different, distinct yet perfectly congruous and coexisting meanings to those of different intelligences, layered atop one another.
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>>7683719
u're wrong
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Why are you limiting yourself prematurely?
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>IQ high enough to see the world for what it is but not high enough to take advantage of it
feels bad
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>>7685130
Being smart enough to know how stupid you really are is not a nice feeling
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>>7682916
Oye' OP, are you trolling?

I'm honestly curious if someone with 90 IQ can even use the internet.

No, I'm actually serious, I'm really sorry if that sounds rude, my inability to estimate how IQ affects functionality should be a testament to my own intelligence.
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>>7685137
Fucking this, Jesus Christ it hurts.
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>>7685137
Why do you want to be any more intelligent than you are at the moment? Would you make any use of that intelligence? I wouldn't. I don't care about my intelligence, I can do all the things I am content doing, such as reading, using technology, playing muh grand strategy gayms, among other things I am too lazy to list out, so what more could I ask for? You can only suffer when you want something that you cannot have. Be content instead.
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>>7682916
Finnegans Wake
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>>7685137
how is that not motivation for you though?
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>>7685196
It's kind of hard to put into words
All aspects of my life would be improved were I more intelligent, I can't help but be sad that I'm not

It would help me to succeed in life, to excel at something and to be great

Are there any books that help me to cope with being mediocre?

>>7685264
How would it be?
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>>7685281
>IQ of 180
>crippling depression and anxiety starts at adolescence and lasts for 20 years
>new drug comes out 2 years ago
>able to begin functioning as a normal person
>only now able to look back and see how badly I squandered my youth.

IQ isn't everything, it certainly isn't the limiting factor of success or happiness. Don't let a test score keep you from being who you want to be.
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>>7683297
Tolstoys short stories are some of the best, simple christian parables but very beautiful
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>>7685264
motivation to do what
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>>7685309
I don't believe I said anything about IQ
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>>7683655
Fuck you. Suck my cock.

>134 IQ masterrace
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>>7682916
Check out White Fang by Jack London.
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>>7682916
Flowers for Algernon
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>>7682916

Steinbeck. Before anyone gets me wrong, I don't dislike him - I do enjoy his work very much and consider him one of my favourite authors. But he isn't very hard.

>>7683155

IQ correlates with many positive life outcomes. It's not pseudoscience. Sorry if yours is <125, and you're destined for a life of mediocrity. That said, the vast majority of people with +125 IQs will just be socially maladjusted autists who waste away their days on the internet.

>>7683466

Well, it's pretty dumb to estimate yourself. Then again, believing that you're dumb is sometimes an indicator of being smart. Look up the Dunning-Kruger effect.
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>>7683655

>enough to feel superior

90-110 is usually considered average.

135+ is entering autist territory. Mensa meetings being the prime evidence of the flaccidity of this particular dick-measure metric. Unless of course you happen to be one of the very few profound geniuses of this world.

120-130 is ideal.
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DFW is the ultimate middlebrow thinker.
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IQ is just a bullshit number. Andy Warhol had an IQ of 86, but that didn't stop him from becoming one of the top illustrators in New York and then reinventing himself, creating some of the most iconic art the world has ever seen.
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>>7685353
lol my IQ is 139 and so is my gf's
>Engaging full autismo
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>>7685349
>That said, the vast majority of people with +125 IQs will just be socially maladjusted autists who waste away their days on the internet.

The worrying thing is, that I'm not sure you even realize how full of shit you are.
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>>7685528
I know right? they tend to also be the well rounded top of the class, football team and scholarship followed by a job offer right out of university.
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Awarding people money for doing well in IQ tests causes them to score better, a $10 incentive increased testers score by almost 20 IQ points.
Duckworth, A.L., Quinn, P.D., Lynam, D.R., Loeber, R. & Stouthamer-Loeber, M., 2011. Role of test motivation in intelligence testing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108, 7716 –7720.
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>>7682916
Iq of 133 here
I am by far nowhere near as smart as some people who supposedly have less.
I have a hard time reading and comprehending plenty of Shit.
Iq is kinda bullshit. That or everyone else is just pretending.
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>>7686003
Wat
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>>7686046
intelligent people tend to be good at everything.
>see gardner
>multiple intelligences
>visio-spacial intelligence
>the same kind of intelligence is good for wood shop, playing cricket and calculus.

did you not read the greeks? the part where those brawny football types in the gymnasium were also studying medicine? that wrestling school and medical school were the same school?
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I got my IQ tested at 132 and honestly I still feel like a dumbass. I seem to struggle with the easiest tasks and concepts can still take me a long time to grasp. It often seems like people with lower IQs have an easier time with immediately knowing how to do something, and just doing it.
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>>7682916
The quran
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>>7682916
Simple English Wikipedia
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>>7685349
>IQ correlates with many positive life outcomes. It's not pseudoscience. Sorry if yours is <125, and you're destined for a life of mediocrity. That said, the vast majority of people with +125 IQs will just be socially maladjusted autists who waste away their days on the internet.
>I get all my views on the world from shitty tv shows
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Do Americans get their IQ tested in school?

Or have you all had it officially done privately?

I'm assuming the internet IQ tests are largely bullshit.
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>>7686868
My aunt has 170 IQ, according to the internet. She was excited at least.
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>>7686868
No, American public schools don't normally test for IQ. I'm sure some private or specialized schools may do it though.

I've personally had an IQ test 3 times. Once at 16, privately. Then again at 19 and 23 done as part of a research study that was going on at my university. They paid for volunteers to take the test, answer questions, and so on.

Yes, I'd agree that internet tests are pretty bogus.
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>>7686900
>according to the internet.
>She was excited at least.
Lovely
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>>7682933
Rekt m8
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>>7686970
The terrible thing is, there are tons of people out there who actually thing they are Intellectual gifted because some online test tould them they have an IQ of 140
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>>7682916
The very hungry caterpillar
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>>7682916
On a serious not try listening to audio books with voice acting that might help a lot, and there are thousands of them even history ones and such.
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>>7685109
Underrated post
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I wouldn't say that IQ is (completely) bullshit, but the superlative importance that most of the people give to it is kind stupid.
Also, you can read anything you want OP; don't let a stupid test take away your pleasure of reading.
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>>7686996
I really liked that book

Might be my overall favorite
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>>7687036
I agree 100% anon, it is my favorite book that's why I recommended it to cheer Op up
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why not take a few grams of LSD to increase your IQ?
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>>7687240
A few grams?
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>>7686251

That's called the Dunning-Kruger effect, and it's often used on imageboards to bait for compliments.

Don't you dare take this reference of it with respect to you as a compliment.
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>iq
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>>7683719

24 years is the age of peak fluid intelligence.

crystallized rises to a peak in the 60s or 70s and falls again.

crystallized is roughly the integral of (fluid over time)*(amount of intelligence you use to learn stuff)

I mean that's a simplification I guess
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>>7685329
>Tfw 143 IQ
>TFW I am a fucking moron
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>>7685353
>130 IQ
>IQ test I took averaged language proficiency and math and processing proficiency
>160 in language
>100 in math
>Tfw a huge autist but only for the humanities
Feels bad man.
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>>7683523
kek
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>>7683301
>As in it's literally absolute truth dumbed down to the point that a 2nd century pleb could be able to understand it
You're implying a 2nd century pleb would even be literate. That's not something you can take for granted in antiquity.
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>>7687693
>136 IQ
>I cant even pass pre-calculus
>i havent read any intellectual or thought provoking books besides ishmael and parts of naked economics.(not counting textbooks)
whats next for us?
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I had an IQ of 136. Then I did a bunch of drugs. Now it's 120 or so.

Sucks to be sure, but I was always a slow learner even before. I probably could have contributed to science in a minor minor way but I have lost that sort of critical thinking/higher creativity edge I had before. /end trying to come to terms with reality and self pity

High IQ isn't a be all and an end all. Like others are saying, you're not useless and probably could have learned faster than I when I was "smart". I had/have low processing speed which is a major detriment.
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Animal Farm the pigs are evil
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I have an IQ of 125.

I realize this isn't particularly high, and it only puts me somewhere in the mid-90 percentile.

Am I destined for a life of mediocrity?
pls be honest
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>>7683529
lmao I like you
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>>7687693

>IQ 152 (doesn't really matter around 3 standard deviations anyway)
>tfw I'm bound by the same basic needs and urges as everybody else
>tfw people with more determination and drive regularly out achieve me
>tfw the girl I love is with another guy

High IQ makes life easier, but it's the not the magic fix it all some people expect. It doesn't absolve you from any other basic human needs and conflicts. And my academic and professional life didn't become easier, the material just became harder. Sure I'm studying at a higher level course than my friend with a lower IQ, but our respective courses provide an equal amount of challenge, relative to our capacity.

Plus, he's just straight up a better person than me.
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>>7687688

That's depressing. Looks like I wasted my smartest years.

>25.01
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>>7688475
>Am I destined for a life of mediocrity?
No, but you are destined for a life of insecurity and one that is filled with compulsively matching yourself against the expectations of a society that doesn't care about you.

Have fun dying to get money, power and bitches.
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>go on the internet
>take an "IQ test"
>get a good score
>go on 4chan's /lit/ board and boast about it

This thread IANS (in a nutshell)
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>>7688542
>>7688475

Mine is from a professional test I had done when I was beginning high school.

I wonder how much it has changed, if any, between then and now.
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>>7683719
IQ is normalized for age and gender, dumbass. The average 80 year old woman has an IQ of 100. The average 5 year old boy has an IQ of 100.
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>>7688542

Yeah, no. I had my first when I was 11 (136) and then 120 at 23. >>7688446
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>>7682916
>What literature would you recommend for people with below average IQs?
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>>7688683
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>>7688579
I bet you have an IQ of 270.
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What literature would you recommend for people with below average penis?
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>>7688683
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>>7688592
>I had my first when I was 11 (136) and then 120 at 23.

If you think that's somehow strange or out of the ordinary, then you clearly have no idea of how normal distributions work.
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>>7688683

100 memes into 1 shit post
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>>7683713
If you're serious this post already proofs that you have an higher intelligence than all the 130-IQ memers
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>>7688976
the list is better than 2015 one
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Does anyone have some sort of paper that explores the difference in experience between those with high iqs (or general high intelligence, iq is a useful measure but im not entirely convinced that its the be all and end all) and low iqs? As in general understanding of concepts, mathematics, literature, etc?

I wouldn't classify myself as that intelligent - I'm far too poorly read in numerous topics - but on IQ tests I've never scored below 130 so generally get classified in the higher percentiles of 'intelligence' and never had difficulty understanding anything in school or anything I've really read (sure, reading Kant is not that easy but with a little bit of effort its ok).

What is it actually liked to have low natural intelligence and struggle with 'intellectual' matters? I find it difficult to comprehend how someone would find say Calculus I difficult (providing you've done precalc of course, not that I'm saying Calc I is difficult, just people do seem to bemoan calculus) or really struggle with reading the likes of Hegel or Shakespeare or Gaddis or whatever. Ironically enough this difficulty of comprehension is probably a sign of low intelligence.

tl;dr anyone have an essay or paper or w/e on the actual experience of being a bit thick?
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>>7685281
no way dude, the higher your IQ the more aspergersish and less chad-like you get. really doesn't help at all to succeed in life. success comes from lots of hard work and a little bit of luck at the right times, not intelligence.

>>7685309
what drug
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>>7689376

I have an IQ of around 85.

My memory is shit (nothing sticks), I can learn the different aspects of a concept but can only learn them in "chunks" with major problems tying the big picture together, my processing is way slower, I have no interest in much about philosophy or the finer things, though I try. I'm mainly what one would describe as slow. I can't think ahead, I'm scatter brained. Low abstract comprehension.

You just don't understand things as efficiently, as holistically, as deeply, as being connected.

My saving grace is that I write decently and have been able to work out a living doing this.
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>>7689758
eat some shrooms. serious recommendation
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>>7682916
Marx, Ernesto Che Guevara, Orwell
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>>7689775

I've done that, I've tried nootropics, education, responsible psychedelic use, meditation. The number and its corresponding capabilities stay the same.

>whatdyagonnado
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>141 iq untermensch reporting

i take pride in not knowing jack shit aint else. what you want to know shit fo?
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>>7689742
none of this is true by the way
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>>7689742
>no way dude, the higher your IQ the more aspergersish and less chad-like you get. really doesn't help at all to succeed in life. success comes from lots of hard work and a little bit of luck at the right times, not intelligence.

this is what all the lazy unsuccessful nerds tell themselves. if u really smart then u gonna rise in a free market, after i got some experiencing managing people i now know there really aren't any "lazy but smart people", all the smart people are also hard workers...meanwhile laziness and being a dumbfuck goes hand in hand, sure we have some hardworking dumbasses, but in general the worker population splits along hardworking + smart vs. lazy + stupid...the hardworking smart people get more responsibility (and more pay) the lazy stupid people get let go as soon as possible. you may fool yourself and your mom with those excuses but nobody else believes it or wants to hear it
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>>7683187

Your language is ironic in the literal sense that it is those who reject Christ who are truly doomed.
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is pic related supposed to be the frog version of HArold Bloom?
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>>7688683
These aren't actually bad books though.
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>>7689881
>doesn't even realise he's agreeing with the post he's responding to
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lmao where do you people even take this so called test
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>>7685353
>Have autism
>IQ of 160
Shit, you're right.
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>>7682916
The twilight series
Shades of grey
Hop on Pop by Dr Seuss
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>>7683301

The bible wasn't even mass translated until like the last 400 years, you fat retard. Before then it was the domain of the clergy and educated classes.
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Just read complicated pretentious shit normies don't get either.
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>>7687688
I'm 24, I guess the descent starts here.

Feelsbadman
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>>7685349
>That said, the vast majority of people with +125 IQs will just be socially maladjusted autists who waste away their days on the internet.
why do you make me feel this way
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>>7688542

when i stayed in a mental hospital i got a professinal IQ test. I wouldnt be surprised if a lot of other people here had a similar experience
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>iq means anything

intelligence is a spook

t. 145 iq genius according to you and all your iq fag ilk :^)
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>>7682916

My IQ is low and I can't grasp philosophy. I just don't understand what it provides that science does not. It just seems like people speculating about things without any real basis.
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>>7692721
IQ is a quantitative measure of intelligence.

Are other quantitative measures, such as length and weight, also spooks?

>t. 145 iq genius according to you and all your iq fag ilk :^)
I'd put you in the low 70s.
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>>7692771
>quantitative measure of intelligence
>kek
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>>7692813
I know you probably won't bother, but you should at least read wikipedia's article on g.
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>>7683655
>110
>superior

>>7685500
Andy Warhol was a talentless hack. He didn't even produce his own art. His art was a satire but people took it seriously and ran with it.

The only requirement for genius is to have an IQ >125. I have 140, one of my friends who is reading mathematics was tested at 155, I know other people who are 131, 145, 124, etc. I believe, Rousseau was only "smart", rather than a genius. As was Darwin, Mozart and others.

Having a high IQ isn't enough, you need to be creative and possess "genius" whatever that quality is. There are plenty of people who have high IQs due to autistic traits rather than genius traits. They are very easy to spot.
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>>7692837

hard work and motivation desu
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>>7692837
Those percentage are all wrong.
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>>7692850
All the intelligence and motivation in the world won't add up to genius without faith. Look at Michelangelo vs Martin Shkrelli
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>>7692726
You just aren't reading the right stuff. Read Bertrand Russell's Value of Philosophy
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>>7689758
What do you write?
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>>7688475

nah dude, you're the ideal. 125-135
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>>7690296
Get a professional one done. With that said, most people in this thread probably took one online -- those aren't actual IQ tests.
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>>7692771
>judging someones iq from a shitpost
yikes, iqfags really have some issues.
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>>7692837
>3 standard deviations is only 1% of the populations
I know this is /lit/ but this is literally the most basic thing in statistics, at least look this shit up before you make yourself look like 90 iq untermensch
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>>7686868
Sorry for the late response.

I was given an IQ test in first grade (Age 7) and was subject to all sorts of enrichment programs by the school following the results along with one other girl from my grade.

These programs were unorthodox and persisted throughout elementary school. Looking back on it I feel as if we were a social experiment as there already was a standard enrichment program consisting of about 10 students that met at regular intervals.

Looking back at it, the entire situation is bizarre. Most certainly a waste of resources as well considering how I turned out.
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>>7692837
I'm a huge Mozart fan and love the Magic Flute but he was most likely a literal autist who pretended to be a cat and made fart jokes.
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Some of you faggots need to get laid and read /r/iamverysmart
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The only thing a voluntary IQ test proves is you are 100% a narcissistic
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>psychometrics
>2016

Do you even think my brothers?
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>>7688475
125 is just right in terms of correlation. The further up the spectrum, the more alienated one becomes. It is extremely high, it's just that on 4chan everyone is autistic and insecure, so standards rise.
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Went from 119 to 108 in 3 years, what can affect IQ? I feel mentally slower than a few years ago
No, i dont do drugs
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>>7695652
You out of school? Not being challenged mentally makes you dumber
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the insecurity in this thread is astounding
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>>7695854
As is the security.
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>118 IQ
Too smart for humanities, too dumb for STEM

Feels bad.
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>>7683301
T. Schopenhauer
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>>7688943
Kamasutra. Read the part about getting your dick stung with wasps.
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>>7683610

>TFW you'll never get your ass to mars
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>>7693652
>implying martin shkrelli isn't a genius

It was all a trick to manipulate stock market prises senpai
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>>7689376
calculus is literally the pleb filter of mathematics
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>>7695945
>random typical greedy HURR IRL SUPERVILLAIN XD jew
>genius
hey, it worked
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>>7689973
Are you a christfag? You sound like the typical teenage christfag who pities others because hehe they won't go to heaven and I will!
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>>7693702

I'm basically a secretary, but I create company documents that can be anything from memos to detailed correspondence to our branches higher ups.
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The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen Jay Gould.
IQ is total bullshit, don't let a test based on dated science dictate your life. Read the refutation and move on.
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>>7685349
>That said, the vast majority of people with +125 IQs will just be socially maladjusted autists who waste away their days on the internet.

This.

I have high IQ and almost died of mental illness. (Serious suicide attempt.) So high IQ can be literally fatal, in a way. I also otherwise suffer from chronic depression and demotivation and really I'd kill myself if it weren't just for my family; that's the only reason I haven't re-attempted suicide.

On the other hand I have a steady job as a programmer because I learned computer science better than 90% of everyone who studies it, all by my own (dropped out of HS), and also otherwise understand shit like really fast. Getting interested in politics lately. I will probably devote my life to radical feminist activism in some way since that makes me genuinely happy; I think the world radfems want to construct is one inherently friendlier to hyper-sensitive people like me. I need lots of love.
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>>7682916
The Bible.
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>>7697230
Hopefully you'll die soon
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>>7682916
50 Shades of Gray

It's a quick read, and you'll find it exciting and edgy.
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>>7697230
>I learned computer science better than 90% of everyone who studies it

oh really? how many articles have u published in peer reviewed journals?
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>>7697305
T-thanks. ;_;

>>7697331
My name is on the R7RS-small.
I actually have gigantic holes in my CS knowledge simply because I never concerned myself with a particular topic, but it's like I can just get into any specialized subtopic and learn it fast as hell. OTOH people who get a BSc in CS seem to forget the most basic stuff in a year and just turn into bad code monkeys.
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>>7694121
Mozart was the definitive autist, even as an adult he needed a babysitter.
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>>7697230

>radical feminist activism

Anyone falling for this bait has an IQ under 100. This thread attracts more idiots than it does genuinely intelligent individuals.

>>7697305
>>7697331
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>>7697336
>people who get a BSc in CS seem to forget the most basic stuff in a year and just turn into bad code monkeys

that's because like two years of a cs degree is wasted on irrelevant shit like newtonian physics and the calculus sequence...in the whole degree you will probably only do two or three classes that involve writing anything more than trivial code...it's not that ppl forget how to write good code, they never learned, but golly they sure do have differential equations hammered into their brain as if this will be useful for anything...they need to separate cs from the rest of stem and swap out all the engineering oriented math based on continuous wave forms and have the basic mandatory classes all be discrete math and probability
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>>7697507
>>radical feminist activism
>Anyone falling for this bait has an IQ under 100. This thread attracts more idiots than it does genuinely intelligent individuals.


it's true, any truly self-taught geek is going to be a self-important misogynist who thinks he's fucking jon galt or w/e, dudes like that are a dime a dozen, all of them hate women (that's why so many programming jobs require a degree "for no reason", the reason is to sort out the angry basement wackos from the educated and sociable)
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>>7697507
You clearly don't spend much time on IRC
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>>7697534
only ppl over 40 still use irc, that shit is just twitter4dads, u shud feel bad
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>>7697507
>someone intelligent cannot possibly have an ideology I disagree with!!
OK mate.
I'm afraid I'm for real though.

>>7697517
Makes sense.
I bet 90% of people getting a CS degree don't know what lexical scoping is at the end of it.

>>7697531
Some parts of software-nerd culture are golden when it comes to feminism. I basically started learning feminism in the #emacs IRC channel. But what you say probably has a lot of truth to it too. I mean look at fucking Eric Raymond.
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>>7697539
Lots of 20somethings and 30somethings on IRC among nerds.

I started IRCing with like 15 or 16 and that was less than a decade ago.
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>>7697539
that is patently untrue which you would either know or remain silent about if you weren't a butthurt dumbass
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>>7697541
>in the IRC channel

SEE LOOK RIGHT THERE LOOK IT'S JUST LIKE I SAID FAGGOT
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>>7697545
plz, irc is dead, which u wud know if u werent a fuckin noob
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>>7697541
>mfw self-taught dorks think knowing elementary concepts like "lexical scoping" makes them expert

bwahaha
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>>7697550
Do you even know what IRC is?

>>7697564
If you read more carefully you'd notice I was giving it as an example of elementary concepts that people with a CS degree don't even know of.

I never said I was an expert by the way, unless you think being on the same level or higher than someone with a BSc makes me an expert.
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>>7683225
Buzz Aldrin, what happened to you in all the confusion
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>>7697573
Wtf kind of whiney non-sequitur question is that? I fucking called it prior to you even mentioning it. I'm sorry you're pissed off that you're a wimpy little queer too afraid to deal with living but this just doesn't make sense.
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>>7682916
dumb frogpos...
oh wait
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>>7697573
wow u installed ubuntu on ur gaming pc and managed to write a hello world in python, u sir r a fuckin genius
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>>7682916
Steven king
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>>7697539
But I download all my ebooks off irc
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>>7697596
then u a stupid mf cuz there's better places to get books
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>>7697585
I'm just pointing out that you're one of those silly people who think that the "IRC" people sometimes talk about on 4chan is all of IRC.

IRC is literally just a chat protocol; there are a dozen servers implementing it, and on every server there are literally hundreds of channels.

When people talk of "IRC" on 4chan in the sense of organized shitposter groups, they're speaking of some specific channels on the Rizon IRC servers, AFAIK. I tried lurking in one of them once (Sitztra's channel or whatever his name was), and was banned after someone noticed I was foreign to the channel. Indeed I was trying to "spy" on them to see if/how they were really organizing shitposting on /a/, because some shit on /a/ was really getting on my nerves.

Normally I just use software-related channels on Freenode, and sometimes OFTC. Has absolutely no relation to the IRC shitposters you have in mind.

>>7697589
I used Arch, OpenBSD, and currently Debian. I contribute to GNU Guix and will switch to GuixSD once it has all the features I'd like. I contributed to the 7th version of the Scheme programming language standard.

Why do people get so mad when you simply point out your achievements? I'm not trying to brag. We're anonymous. I'm explicitly trying to hide my identity. It's not like I don't feel proud, but you're just being childish. Jelly much?
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>>7682916
I recommend Orwell. His style is simple, creative and straight-forward. You will also learn something.

Also you should test your IQ again. With a professional. I am sure that humility is not a trait of the ignobil.
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>>7697672
thanks for the info-dump I half read you sperg-burgalar but considering I knew that your being a little bitch who follows radfems was related to IRC I would think it's self-evident I'm familiar with what exactly it is. I suppose there is no cure for you being a self-important autist.

>inb4 >namefag calling someone self-important
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>>7697604
Like what?
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>>7697672
>mah achievements
>contributing to a useless linux distro no one uses
>contributing to a language only use in academia for pedagogical purposes

wow bro let me know when u get a paying job
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>>7697672
if u such an irc badass tell me the rfc that specifies the irc protocol without googling it...pussy
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>>7697702
>I knew that your being a little bitch who follows radfems was related to IRC
This literally makes zero sense though. You probably thought "OMG someone mentioned radical feminism, must be a troll!! IRC are trolls!! therefore must be IRC!!" when in fact I happen to be a programmer who uses IRC and also a radfem supporter who started learning about radfem on various programmer communities on IRC.

>>7697723
>wow bro let me know when u get a paying job
I have one though.
It's from my coworkers that I know that graduated people know shit.

>>7697730
I wrote an IRC chat bot some time and would have it in mind but ... wait I'm literally replying to someone who doesn't capitalize their sentences and uses the word "pussy" as an insult.

What a fragile ego you have.
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>>7697745
You are a fucking moron my man
>that paranoid delusion
wew
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>>7697745
>It's from my coworkers that I know that graduated people know shit.


maybe if u had more skills u wouldn't have to work on a b-team with b-players, stay mediocre, dweeb
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>>7697723
>a [GNU] distro no one uses
Wow a distro that hasn't had its 1.0 release yet is used by few people what a shock.

>useless
Practical solution to potential Thompson viruses? Useless? K.

>>7697752
Your existence is an insult to cats.

>>7697756
What did you just say about me you little bitch? I'll let you know I graduated at the top of my class at the Navy Seals. I have over 100 confirmed kills from various ISIS raids. You are nothing but another target to me.


Good night, /lit/. Despite all, you're the best board.
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>>7697767
m8 one of my best buddies on IRC is a 26 year old wigger who does graphic design for nightclubs. It's not a secret autistic safe space no one from 4chan could possibly understand. I clearly know there are feminist underpinnings in programming communities. Please consider suicide.
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>>7683157
I'm sensing some euphoria in our midst
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>>7697230
You best be a terf, senpai
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>>7697803
all my irc buddies were either neckbeards or wiggers, irc was a cool bizarro world back in the day, efnet was like the internet ghetto, but the only ppl left now are really fucking autist and annoying
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>>7683713
>tfw no low iq
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>>7683713
yeah i remember when i was kid and i thought movies like Predator 2 or Lethal Weapon 3 or something was good, the thing that makes me sad thinking about though is that my dad would watch those movies with me on our VCR at home on the couch and he would enjoy them too, poor poor pleb, on the other hand he would rent obscure foreign shit too, so maybe he was just humoring me
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Where the fuck do you go to actually take an IQ test? I'm Googling and can't find anything. I have a feeling I'd just be slightly above average, the visual/spatial things always fuck me up and I just go with intuition.
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>>7698627
Talking down about your father because he spend time with you.
What kind of a loser son are you? FFS.
Get of your high horse, at least he wanted to spend time with a dick like you.
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>tfw applied for Uni 4 times.
>tfw failed each time
>tfw bad at maths.
>tfw bad at everything that isn't weight lifting

I'm so fucking stupid it's unbelievable.
I can't even learn properly.
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>>7697230
>Getting interested in politics
>High IQ
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>>7698627

lol buying into the high culture/low culture binary, youre definitely low iq
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>>7695652

not keeping up skills useful for iq tests (math in particular)

then generally being unhealthy, stressed, bad sleep etc

i've done iq tests for a friend wanting to test the effects of behaviour/lifestyle etc on iq tests, bad sleep crippled my scores, practising math raised it notably etc
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Someone may have recommended FLowers for Algernon in jest but it really is a great story taht everyoe should read. To recognise your own limitations but strive to do keep doing better is the mark of greatness. Keep going OP, your IQ doesn't mean you cannot keep learning and developing
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>>7682926
you, sticky cunt, you're a hard one to read.
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>>7683713
DELETE THIS
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>>7699489
This. Read it, OP.
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>>7683320

not op but i took the wais and got 115 in everything (wtf, I thought i did much better) and 145+ in the verbal section but that part didn't even seem to require thought, just clearly crystallized knowledge...i'm going to discount it
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