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Re: Chicken, Enron, and Eugenics
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2012, 08:29:01 pm »
I will say it was actually amusing when one person bragged about it to me and a few others

I've ran into a number of people who were like that. It's particularly amusing when they try to shoehorn their IQ into an argument, as if you're suppose to throw your hands up and surrender in awe.

Having a high IQ is pretty meaningless if used only as a vehicle for patting oneself on the back. As the saying goes, it's not what you have that matters -- it's what you do with it.

In said drunken argument, my father was trying to convince us that war video games were a plot by software companies teaming up with the U.S. government (both of which are apparently run by the Bilderberg "elites") to brainwash kids to join the military.
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Re: Chicken, Enron, and Eugenics
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2012, 08:47:07 pm »
Only the one.

Yeah, he brought up that one as proof that all video games are secretly teaching kids to be violent bloodthirsty warriors.

My human Cleric of Tyr would disagree, of course. Right after he's finished with this round of zombies led by an evil lich king.
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Re: Chicken, Enron, and Eugenics
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2012, 11:50:52 am »
...so, what was the problem?
I honestly don't remember, as it was a decade ago and I only paid attention to it for 10-15 seconds whilst distracted by her bragging.

I will say it was actually amusing when one person bragged about it to me and a few others

I've ran into a number of people who were like that. It's particularly amusing when they try to shoehorn their IQ into an argument, as if you're suppose to throw your hands up and surrender in awe.
Which is especially amusing when they're in a place where all of their peers have a high IQ (pretty much required for Cryptologic Linguists), and have been there for 8+ months so have no excuse to not know such.

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Re: Chicken, Enron, and Eugenics
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2012, 07:00:54 pm »
The best is when it turns out that their lofty result came from an online IQ test.
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Re: Chicken, Enron, and Eugenics
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2012, 11:16:18 pm »
Supporting eugenics pretty much solidifies the fact that you know absolutely fuck-all about evolution.

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Re: Chicken, Enron, and Eugenics
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2012, 11:27:22 pm »
Only the one.

Defend America. Online. With some 13 year olds.

Actually, if there's anything I suspect FPSs of trying to brainwash kids into, it's

a) Accepting washed out desaturated colors without question,
b) Accepting games that are barely different and still cost $60, and
c) being giant assholes to one another.
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Re: Chicken, Enron, and Eugenics
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2012, 11:34:02 pm »
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being giant assholes to one another.

Do you really think that kids need to be "brainwashed" in order to be giant assholes?

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Re: Chicken, Enron, and Eugenics
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2012, 12:02:29 am »
On dickish behavior I come down on the Nurture side of the debate... but I was only kidding about the brainwashing properties of FPS games anyway. ;)
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