Re: OT Questions

Discussion in 'Python' started by Virgil Stokes, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. On 17-Oct-2012 11:31, Chris Angelico wrote:
    > On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 5:27 PM, Dwight Hutto <> wrote:
    >> On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 2:06 AM, Demian Brecht <> wrote:
    >>> I can't ascertain what your strengths are as I don't work with you on a daily basis (one of the many benefits of working with people smarter than you ;)).

    >> Doubt that, unless they have 160+ I.Q.'s(been seeing psychiatrists
    >> since I was 13). I'm very secure in my childlike intellectualism.

    > A high IQ just proves ability to score well on IQ tests. On the whole,
    > your statement strikes me as reminiscent of Sheldon Cooper's
    > insistence that "I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested!".
    > Personally, I've never taken an IQ test, so I don't know how well I'd
    > score. But I'm a school dropout, never went to
    > college/uni/TAFE/etc/etc, don't have any certifications of any sort.
    > I'm a pretty uneducated fella, according to my
    > r&eacute;sum&htmlentitiesdontworkhere; (that's "resume" when folded
    > into ASCII). So according to how most people think about intelligence,
    > I probably have a sub-par IQ. On the flip side, I'm a professional
    > programmer, I run a server where people play Dungeons and Dragons, and
    > I'm a well-respected wordsmith as Dungeon Master. Plus, I work in
    > theatre (in fact, at the moment I'm posting from the bio box, sitting
    > next to the follow spot that I'll be operating for the next two
    > weeks). So I think I have enough muscle upstairs to get through
    > life...
    > But Dwight (and I'll continue to address you as such until you change
    > your mail headers), a LOT of what you're saying is coming across as
    > over-inflated ego. Maybe you are a majorly interdisciplinary learner;
    > but boasting that you're "the most interdisciplinary learner [we]
    > might have ever encountered" just comes across poorly. One thing I've
    > learned from various groups is that, no matter how X you are, there's
    > someone else who's even more X - for any X. Maybe it isn't true
    > somewhere, maybe you really are the peak - but more than likely you
    > aren't, and it's much more pleasant to be proved better than your
    > claim than to be proved worse.
    > (There are exceptions, of course. I have absolutely no doubt that I am
    > the person most familiar with the RosMud++ code and thus the person
    > best positioned to maintain that project. This is because I wrote it.
    > But I am not claiming to be the best C++ programmer in the world,
    > because there are a lot of other C++ programmers among the seven
    > billion here.)
    > ChrisA

    An excellent response Chris :)
    Virgil Stokes, Oct 17, 2012
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