Please tell me the scores you've gotten on any IQ tests, standardized tests like SAT, etc?
IQ tests: my scores have varied wildly, from 112 to 154, but they generally seem to hover around 130 with a standard deviation of 15 points, so around the 98th percentile (not sure how accurate that is since a. English is not my first language, b. I haven't taken any professionally administered IQ tests.) Generally, though, I think IQ tests are only useful when it comes to identifying potentially gifted and/or special needs students in the educational system, which is what they were originally designed for, not as a quantitative measure of one's "intelligence".
IGCSE: 9 A*s, three sciences, three languages (two as a first language), math, IT and sociology.
SAT: 2110 on the first try (doing it again this month), which is around, again, the 98th percentile (over all
those who took the test, not just the high school junior first-timers, who usually get lower scores): M - 670, R - 730, W - 710.
Those have been the major standardized tests I've taken so far.
How many languages do you know, and how difficult was it for you to learn them?
I speak Algerian Arabic fluently, but probably not as well as Algerians who live in Algeria. I speak passable Levantine-ish Arabic (which has drifted from Jordanianish to Lebaneseish over the years, due to the different schools I've studied at) because most Arabs here do not understand Algerian Arabic. I speak good Modern Standard Arabic, and it's a language I'm quite passionate about. I speak English, obviously. My family, despite coming from a heavily Francophone country, never taught me any French, so I started taking classes when I was 14, and can now communicate more or less effectively in French. It helped that my parents have started talking to me occasionally in French to help me learn it, and that the Alliance Française I study at basically immerses you in a French-speaking environment, so you learn pretty quickly to get by. I started learning Esperanto last year, studied it online intensely for around a week or so, and now I speak it at a basic level, but can passively understand a lot. I can read Wikipedia in Esperanto and understand the gist of most things -- which is a testament, really, to the ingenuity of its creator, Zamenhof.
How are you going to productively utilize the prime of your life that is ahead of you?
I don't really know. A couple of months ago, I was extremely ambitious, hoping to get into MIT or Harvard and end up revolutionizing the world. A couple of weeks ago, I was extremely suicidal, which only stopped once I got my plan in order and made sure I could reliably end my life at any time, if I decided to. Now, I'm concentrating on school and university applications (since it's my senior year), and trying not to think about the distant future.
How often do you visualize changing the Islamic world from the inside?
I used to do that a lot, but when you see people who try getting stabbed and killed and harassed all the time, it discourages you a lot. Plus, I'm not sure if it's something I'm prepared to have my family go through. And at times, I just think, "I'm done with this shit -- these people can sort their own mess out." I might end up trying to do it, but probably not too confrontationally.
What material possession do you not have which you most keenly desire?
I can play it like a pro, but I've never been able to afford it.
What do you do for kicks?
Listen to music, jack off, program, and, recently, write Arabic poetry...
when are you going to study in the us?
I've actually been seriously considering Canada these days. Especially Quebec. French-speaking (I really want to perfect my French), safer, cheaper, less fundie, less hostile towards immigrants.
Anyway, whether it's the US or Canada, hopefully by fall 2012 I'll be there
what do you want to study there?
Still not sure. Probably computer science and/or linguistics. Maybe physics.
If you go will you ever want to return back to algeria and live there again?
Probably not. Maybe if we get a progressive, democratic government (highly unlikely), and... nah, I still wouldn't do it. Algeria doesn't feel like home, I've never lived there. To make things worse, my values and beliefs are not likely to sit well with people there.
You eva considered guys over chicks?
For a period, I was predominantly homosexual, but it was a rather short period. For the most part, I prefer females. Then again, I've never really lived around gay males, so this isn't a very informed preference. Maybe in Canada...
what would you do to yourself if you tasted pussy and found it to be disgusting?
Masturbate. The great thing, you see, is that if I like the taste of pussy, then that's great. If I don't, then that's great too, because it helps the whole humiliation/masochism thing.
In order, which of the following do you use the most?
Acetylene torch / TIG welder
The grease and the wrench, mostly.
And following from that: what would the woman do to him if he tasted pussy and found it to be disgusting?
I can't think of a single potential reaction that I wouldn't find extremely erotic.
do you liked to be dominated by men and or women?
Mostly women, rarely men. Depends on the man. And the woman, come to think of it.
Any more questions?