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I don't know how some people survive.. #4784274 06/11/18 07:08 PM
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Lady calls. Says she can't find our shop. I ask her where she is and she is just a hundred yards or so at the intersection. I can't see her for a building but from what she tells me she is pointing south. All she has to do is go to the intersection,make right and pull into our parking lot. She can't figure that out so soon a huge crane comes from the other way and turns down our street. I tell her to follow the big yellow crane. Then I see her pass our intersection going south!

I told her to turn around and follow where the crane went.... She past Us and followed the crane into the crane yard next door. Right past me frantically waving on the curb and right past our huge yellow sign.

Really?

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Re: I don't know how some people survive.. [Re: Chris142] #4784280 06/11/18 07:16 PM
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That cellphone. She doesn't know how to do anything, just who to call.

Re: I don't know how some people survive.. [Re: Chris142] #4784285 06/11/18 07:18 PM
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I am a retired librarian, and we couldn't believe how people had to have Mapquest for everything. Something would be 3 block down the street and they had to have a Mapquest printout. People are unbelieveable.


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Re: I don't know how some people survive.. [Re: Chris142] #4784305 06/11/18 07:39 PM
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They are looking at the smartphone screen rather than around them.


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Re: I don't know how some people survive.. [Re: Chris142] #4784312 06/11/18 07:42 PM
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Yes, and I find it scary that these kind of people are out on the road. Seeing the stupid things people do makes a LITTLE more sense! (but not much).


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Re: I don't know how some people survive.. [Re: Chris142] #4784358 06/11/18 08:18 PM
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Smart phone = stupid people. I have to give directions at my job every day. Whether it be around the business' property or to a shopping area 200 yards to the west of us. I am genuinely surprised now when someone's eyes DON'T glaze over and I only have to tell them once.


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Re: I don't know how some people survive.. [Re: Chris142] #4784422 06/11/18 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted By: Chris142
Really?
Yeah...really.

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Re: I don't know how some people survive.. [Re: Chris142] #4784518 06/12/18 04:44 AM
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Wow, yeah how they reached adult age is a mystery.

...there is a reason the average IQ is now 80...


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Re: I don't know how some people survive.. [Re: JLTD] #4784540 06/12/18 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted By: JLTD
Wow, yeah how they reached adult age is a mystery.

...there is a reason the average IQ is now 80...


And, by definition, HALF of the people are below that average...


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Re: I don't know how some people survive.. [Re: JLTD] #4784550 06/12/18 05:45 AM
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Originally Posted By: JLTD
Wow, yeah how they reached adult age is a mystery.

...there is a reason the average IQ is now 80...


I'm pretty sure, by definition, average IQ is always 100. I could be wrong, it could be median IQ =100, but it's one or the other.

Your IQ goes up or down based on how much you know versus what the average or median (as the case may be) knows and can perform (problem solving, language vocabulary, etc).

IQ is imperfect in that it's always ethno-centric. So simply moving to a different country means your IQ pretty much automatically goes down, as you will know less about that society than the average person who grew up in it will.


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Re: I don't know how some people survive.. [Re: Johnny2Bad] #4784554 06/12/18 05:49 AM
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Originally Posted By: Johnny2Bad
Originally Posted By: JLTD
Wow, yeah how they reached adult age is a mystery.

...there is a reason the average IQ is now 80...


I'm pretty sure, by definition, average IQ is always 100. I could be wrong, it could be median IQ =100, but it's one or the other.


Nope, it was tested and set at 100...then drifted up to around 130...then we started devolving at about the same time as reality TV became common.

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Originally Posted By: Shannow
Originally Posted By: Johnny2Bad
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Wow, yeah how they reached adult age is a mystery.

...there is a reason the average IQ is now 80...


I'm pretty sure, by definition, average IQ is always 100. I could be wrong, it could be median IQ =100, but it's one or the other.


Nope, it was tested and set at 100...then drifted up to around 130...then we started devolving at about the same time as reality TV became common.


Really, I don't believe that to be true. The Classic IQ test is graded on a bell curve, a score of 90~110 covers just over 50% of the population and is described as "Average Intelligence". If you took the current IQ test every year your score may fluctuate as you described because the test itself changes with the test scores of everyone who takes it.

For example, if everyone in a given nation went from an average grade 8 education to an average grade 12 education, then someone with a grade 8 education would likely fall in his IQ score over time, but an intelligent person with a grade 8 may be able to maintain or even increase his score in comparison with the grade 12 educated average (via lifelong learning or skill development, for example).

Because it's graded on the bell curve, someone who tested @ 100 in, say, 1990 may not test @ 100 in 2018, but if he did, he would have maintained "average" intelligence over that time.


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Originally Posted By: Johnny2Bad
Really, I don't believe that to be true. The Classic IQ test is graded on a bell curve, a score of 90~110 covers just over 50% of the population and is described as "Average Intelligence". Because it's graded on the bell curve, someone who tested @ 100 in, say, 1990 may not test @ 100 in 2018, but if he did, he would have maintained "average" intelligence over that time.


what you believe doesn't have to be right.

Up until Copernicus, a LOT of people were wrong.

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Really, I don't believe that to be true. The Classic IQ test is graded on a bell curve, a score of 90~110 covers just over 50% of the population and is described as "Average Intelligence". Because it's graded on the bell curve, someone who tested @ 100 in, say, 1990 may not test @ 100 in 2018, but if he did, he would have maintained "average" intelligence over that time.


what you believe doesn't have to be right.

Up until Copernicus, a LOT of people were wrong.


Good one, but I don't see your point. I was using an expression of speech, it's more polite than just calling someone out. But I can rephrase it for you.

It's a fact that the IQ test is scored on a bell curve and that a score of 90~110 represents an average intelligence in a group consisting of at least 50% of a given test population.

Better for you now?


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Re: I don't know how some people survive.. [Re: Chris142] #4784573 06/12/18 06:06 AM
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