Re: Get me a babysitter
It was Inflammative, calling this a "Circle Jerk" community. I apologize for that.
"This is true, they don't. However, in defence of this specific "circle jerk" community, it's made up of generally successful people within the IT community, and given that all credible reports of the mean IQ of software industry types, its safe to assume the jerks in this circle are a shade smarter than average."
Being successful or higher than average IQ shouldn't mean your opinion is absolute, only the Sith deal in absolutes right? My point being, this article in particular cannot be a reflection of the unending depths of this forums IQ. As the article is simply wrong but you support it as if you wrote it yourself. I understand the person who wrote it can have whatever opinion they want. I do find it a little funny however, the bandwagon that the "above average intelligence" members here have jumped on. Love those upvotes am i right? :)
"Given that you tube mostly plays to the cheap seats and ALL of its most popular videos and channels are aimed squarely at the back half of the bell curve, you might find it instructional to consider that these aforementioned jerks, are likely smarter than Felix.... just not as well known or rich. And certainly smarter, and richer than the great majority of his followers."
I dont agree with that, there is content on YT goes far beyond entertainment, there is a lot of knowledge on many subjects. And im not referring to Felix in this case but overall there is plenty of information on it. I dont think its fair to mock the entire platform because of a misconception. Though on the other hand there is plenty of garbage there too. I do agree with you many people are smarter than Felix, members here have proven time and time again by, correcting my grammar, that they are indeed of a higher caliber and undoubtedly far superior IQ, its a crazy thought that there might just be people out there smarter than even members of this forum. In reference to Felix specifically i think you might be surprised to find he is a down to earth and intelligent person. You would expect him to pander to a bunch of kids right? Maybe burn a car down or create some ridiculous dance? How about when he reviewed Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche? Im not saying as a result of that he is the smartest person on Earth, im just saying this article understanding of his content (specifically in recent years) conveniently brushes over the good stuff to highlight the bad. But, but... my opinion only makes sense if i ignore the good stuff. Oh alright then.
"So, the real question is why someone would set up a brand new account here to rail against one specific article, fairly maligning one specific you tuber known for idiocy and decidedly low brow "entertainment"? I've avoided the word juvenille thus far, but I'm struggling to be honest."
I am not responding here for "internet points" or rewards elsewhere, one of these very intellectual members here became a PI to try track me down to some random Reddit user. Had a good chuckle there. The truth is: I simply felt the article was so badly wrong and i disagreed enough to create an account and voice an alternate opinion. Yes i can agree with a certain amount of criticism however i simply felt the criticism was actually just a whiny one sided rant. With the sole purpose of invoking a reaction, perhaps simply click bait? You say "fairly", i see "one sided" and ultimately a lack of knowledge on this specific youtuber and his motives. Perhaps vindicated by his most recent video i do suggest you watch it and make a better judgement for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8L-LjWHpjw
"I do give you credit, for attracting the most downvotes in the history of this particular "circle jerk", that I can recall seeing. Believe me, it's quite an achievment."
Never been one to care too much about downvotes, i find far too often, forums not unlike this one, ONLY care about the upvotes their post gets. People are so afraid of getting downvotes they will prefer to agree with a popular truth (hence the circle jerk mentality). Isn't that kind of sad? You can downvote this one too if it makes you feel better?
(Notice how i did not attempt to correct your grammar, not even once - wild!)