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Judge your smartiness

http://similarminds.com/intdoor.html

This is an interesting test of intelligence. It’s not like IQ tests, but rather, uses an intricate pattern matching scheme to determine how smart you are. Unfortunately, I didn’t know this was a test of intelligence going into it, and instead thought it was a test of creativity. This resulted in me kind of goofing around, and not taking the full 20 minutes to figure them out (only 4). Funny that. Why don’t I take creativity seriously?

So, when you take it, be sure to remember that the test has right answers!

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Skydiving tomorrow

I’m going skydiving again with some friends on Saturday! Yeah!
PS: If this is my last post, you’ll know why.

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Higher than ever gas profits

Gas companies are turning into one of those evil nasties that happen from time to time until the government steps in to help. Remember the railroad barrens of the 1800’s. Unfortunately, our current president is in bed with the oil barrens of today. Now they are crippling commerce with their high gas prices. Are you convinced, like most, that it is due to New Orleans? Don’t fall for it:

“This is the mother of all booms,” said Oppenheimer & Co. oil analyst Fadel Gheit. “They have so much profit, it’s almost an embarrassment of riches. They don’t know what to do with it. Read more

Does that bother anyone else? Now it seems:

“They [the oil industry] got $6 billion in the energy bill over 10 years. That’s a huge, huge amount of money,” said Claybrook. “And you’d think with the price of oil at $65 a barrel, they didn’t need any new incentives.” Read more

It’s hard to stay positive with this fact staring you in the face. I don’t get it – who falls for republicans again?

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New diversion: face analyzer

I know this Face Analyzer is complete BS, but I found the web site through my friend Debbie‘s blog and it’s pretty interesting, if only from an anthropological perspective. I do find it interesting that they attempt to calculate your ethnicity, which doesn’t bode especially well for privacy in the future. Try it out.

How’s the accuracy? Apparently they say I look like Freddie Prince Jr. and I fit the “Blue Collar” archetype. I score highest on Politeness and Honor, lowest on Promiscuity and Risk. Okay, well at least the program found my eyes okay.