Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.
We are sorry to see you leave - Beta is different and we value the time you took to try it out. Before you decide to go, please take a look at some value-adds for Beta and learn more about it. Thank you for reading Slashdot, and for making the site better!
Cheerio Boy writes "As any geek knows when you apply a standardized test to anything there will be a certain percentage that will not fit that test just by definition. IQ tests have long been the subject of controversy for testing what you have as existing skills and knowledge rather than your ability to think and learn. (Though some tests are worse at this than others.)
So it's no surprise that when you apply a standardized test to an autistic child they do not do well on the language and human interaction portions of the test. Being unable to interact in the common way they score much lower than normal.
MSNBC has a story about a researcher named MIchelle Dawson at the Rivier-des-Praries Hospital in Montreal that is using a test with less human interaction and showing considerably different results for autistic children:
Cheerio Boy writes | more than 9 years ago
I"m starting to wonder why I should be taking so much time to properly moderate at all. I try and find a good balance between things and follow the rules.
For instance Redundant is a moderation that doesn't make any sense to me because usually at the time it was written it wasn't redundant at all.
Other things are the trolls that mod themselves up with ghost accounts. Slashdot can't see that a bunch of accounts are all coming from a home DSL IP? I'm sure a few of those such things are multiple people on a corporate connection but most of the time I'm betting not.
And then there's the whole "I don't like your opinion so I'm moderating you down." Grow up people.
Cheerio Boy writes | more than 10 years ago
I'm really sick of being modded a troll when speaking from the heart. It's a pain in the ass.
I speak strongly about something and somebody mods me Troll. Yet I see plenty of trollish comments and they get modded Insightful.
I think I'm just going to stop posting and lurk for the rest of my time here. Then at least the people that disagree with me but are too cowardly to stand up and say so won't have to waste their fucking mod points.
Cheerio Boy writes | more than 11 years ago
Well...my life officially sucks.
Maybe not but sometimes it helps me to think that.
Anyway, I've been out of the I/T field since April 2001 and quite honestly I don't want to go back. I'm actually enjoying being a warehouse person who does all his computer stuff for himself and himself alone. I may not have a choice in that matter though.
Due to money issues I may be forced back into a field that I can see is now filled with paper driven idiots with no experience. That's why I left in the first place. (Actually I was let go when the tech market died but I've chosen not to go back into it.)
The problem is one of certification. I have many years of experience but no paper. I could take the tests - if I had the money. But there-in lies the problem. I'm just not sure how to fix this - I'm good at fixing other things/people but not myself.