<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /> <title>Note: Status Reports - Status: HiQ (2018 - June) (Theo Todman's Web Page)</title> </head><body> <a name="Top"></a> <h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Notes Pages</h1><hr><h2>Status Reports</h2><h3>Status: HiQ (2018 - June)</h3><p class = "Centered">(Work In Progress: output at 02/08/2018 18:16:28)<br><br>(For earlier versions of this Note, <a href="#TableOfPreviousVersions">see the table at the end</a>)</p><hr> <P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><center><b>The text of this report  apart from some statistics  hasn t been changed since end September 2017 as this project is in abeyance. This report is generated automatically. </b></center><BR><BR><B><U>Rationale for this Project</B></U><ol type="1"><li>I was very active in Mensa and ISPE in the years prior to taking up formal study of philosophy at Birkbeck in 2000. Thereafter I was too busy, and no longer felt the need to contribute, so I let my memberships lapse. </li><li>When I retired from HSBC at the end of 2010, given that I was no longer involved in formal academic study, I re-joined both societies for a year to see how things were going, but then let my memberships lapse again. ISPE seemed no better than when I was involved last time. The Mensa SIGs seem active enough, but I didn t have the time to contribute.</li><li>I <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_974_1">re-joined ISPE</A></U><SUB>1</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_974_1"></A> yet again for the calendar year 2017, to see what was going on, and have renewed for 2018. </li><li>Society Details:- <ul type="disc"><li>For Mensa  see <a name="W3029W"></a><A HREF = "http://www.mensa.org.uk/" TARGET = "_top">Link</A>  I joined, or re-joined, a bundle of societies, but did nothing. </li><li>For ISPE  see <a name="W232W"></a><A HREF = "https://www.thethousand.com/" TARGET = "_top">Link</A>  I did nothing other than pay my dues and exchange friendly emails with a couple of old contacts. </li><li>For a <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_974_2">site</A></U><SUB>2</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_974_2"></A> giving details of the tests used for entry to ISPE and  higher societies, see  uncommonly Difficult IQ Tests (<a name="W2282W"></a><A HREF = "http://tthqi.free.fr/Uncommonly%20Difficult%20IQ%20Tests.php" TARGET = "_top">Link</A>).</li><li>See <a name="W2283W"></a><A HREF = "http://www.polymath-systems.com/intel/hiqsocs/hiqsocs1.html" TARGET = "_top">Link</A> for a site that gives the admission tests for the various societies (and refers to the defunct site above-mentioned). </li></ul> </li><li>Between 1997 and 2001 I edited a newsletter (<em>Commensal</em> - <A HREF = "../../commensal.htm">Past Issues</A>) in my capacity as secretary of the <I>Philosophical Discussion Group</I> of <I>British Mensa</I>. </li><li>I also edited <a name="2"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_19/PaperSummary_19813.htm">ISPE, Todman (Theo) - Under the Sycamore Tree: Correspondence Folder for the UK Members and Associates of ISPE</A>" for a year.</li><li>My intention has been to participate in these societies just so far as doing so would support my other projects by way of stimulation and the opportunity for interaction. As such, most of the time recorded against this project could equally be recorded against others. </li></ol><BR><!-- FUNCTOR_ID=08 --> <B><U>Summary of Progress during 17Q4 - 18Q3</B></U><ol type="1"><li>I have spent 6 hours YTD on this Project, or related work, where for "YTD" - Year to Date - I mean the (academic) year that commenced in October 2017). That's 46% of the planned effort. Overall, 0% of my Project effort YTD has been directed towards this project.<!-- FUNCTOR_END --></li><li><b><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_974_3">YTD Activity</A></U><SUB>3</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_974_3"></A></b> <BR><!-- FUNCTOR_ID=12 --> <b><u>HiQ</u></b> (Total Hours = 5.5)<ul type="disc"><li>17Q3 Status Reports (1.75 hours)</li><li>18Q2 Status Reports (0.5 hours)</li><li>Admin - HiQ Societies - ISPE - Contact Details (0.25 hours)</li><li>Admin - HiQ Societies - ISPE - Recent Emails (0.25 hours)</li><li>Admin - HiQ Societies - ISPE - Re-joining (0.25 hours)</li><li>Admin - HiQ Societies - ISPE - Test Queries (0.25 hours)</li><li>Discussion with Lise Lynge (1.25 hours)</li><li>Ning (1 hour)<br>&rarr; See <a name="3"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_12/PaperSummary_12898.htm">Admin - HiQ Societies - ISPE</A>"</li></ul><br><!-- FUNCTOR_END --></li><li>Progress (if any) in the last quarter can be obtained from the relevant section of my <a name="1"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_9/Notes_975.htm">Summary Task List</A><SUP>4</SUP>. </li></ol><BR><B><U>Plans for the Near Future</B></U>: <!-- FUNCTOR_ID=09 --> <ol type="I"><li><U><B>ISPE</U></B> <ul type="disc"><li>Sort through and review historical material,</li><li>Investigate Ning, </li><li>Read <a name="4"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_04/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_4419.htm">ISPE - The Thousander</A>",</li><li>Read <a name="5"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_04/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_4420.htm">ISPE - Telicom</A>",</li></ul> </li><li><U><B>Mensa</U></B> <ul type="disc"><li>Nothing planned. </li></ul></li></ol><!-- FUNCTOR_END --></P> <FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><BR><HR><h3 class = "Left">In-Page Footnotes:</h3><a name="On-Page_Link_974_1"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_974_1"><B>Footnote 1</B></A></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>All that ought to have been required was that I pay my dues, but because of a mix-up I was asked to sit the latest version of their test, which I did. </li><li>I didn t initially hear back  though I was re-instated OK. On chasing them up for the results I eventually got the response that  I d passed with flying colours , but no further details could be elicited. </li><li>My rationale for the enquiry was set out in an email:  On the test itself  it s similar to, though not the same as  the first one I took, and leaves me feeling similarly uncomfortable. Theory is massively underdetermined by data, so  in a sense   it depends what you want . It d be possible  no doubt  to think more and more deeply and come up with more and more Byzantine reasons for excluding particular items. But how would I know this is what is wanted? It wasn t until I got the same percentile on the (much more satisfying but now sadly compromised) Mega Test that I trusted the ISPE test at all (actually, I was surprised that I didn t do better on the Mega Test, and an inquest revealed I d made at least 3 howlers that more care would have avoided). </li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_974_2"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_974_2"><B>Footnote 2</B></A></U>: The reference given in previous reports is defunct. I think this is the same basic site. <a name="On-Page_Link_974_3"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_974_3"><B>Footnote 3</B></A></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>As this project is substantially inactive, I don t update the text between quarters other than at the end of the academic year. </li><li>Hence, the YTD Activity is to make this task easier, and to give a clearer idea of what  if anything  has been going on in the interim. </li></ul></center><br> <br><hr><h3 class = "Left">Printable Version:</h3> <UL><li>Follow (<A Href="Notes_Print/NotesPrint_974_0_P_R.htm" TARGET = "_top">this link</A>) for level 0 (with reading list).</li></UL> <a name="TableOfPreviousVersions"></a><BR><HR><h3 class= "Left">Table of the Previous 9 Versions of this Note:</h3> <TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=700> <TR><TD WIDTH="20%" class = "BridgeCenter"><strong>Date</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="10%" class = "BridgeRight"><strong>Length</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="70%" class = "BridgeLeft"><strong>Title</strong></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">09/10/2017 23:25:26</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">5232</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_974_43017976.htm">Status: HiQ (2017 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">14/10/2016 22:14:53</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3160</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_974_42657927.htm">Status: HiQ (2016 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">07/10/2015 00:27:22</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3329</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_974_42284019.htm">Status: HiQ (2015 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">07/10/2014 17:39:50</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3190</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_974_41919736.htm">Status: HiQ (2014 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">16/10/2013 20:08:10</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3042</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_974_41563839.htm">Status: HiQ (2013 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">28/10/2012 10:24:58</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">2901</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_974_41210434.htm">Status: HiQ (2012 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">18/10/2011 19:10:34</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">2017</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_974_40834799.htm">Status: HiQ (2011 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">06/07/2011 23:13:55</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">2472</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_974_40730968.htm">Status: HiQ (2011 - June)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">04/04/2011 00:41:46</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">1193</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_974_40637029.htm">Status: HiQ (2011 - March)</A></TD></TR> </TABLE> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950><TR> <TH WIDTH="25%">Note last updated</TH> <TH WIDTH="50%">Reference for this Topic</TH> <TH WIDTH="25%">Parent Topic</TH></TR> <TR><TD WIDTH="25%">02/08/2018 18:16:31</TD> <TD WIDTH="50%">974 (Status: HiQ (2018 - June))</TD> <TD WIDTH="25%"><A href ="../../Notes/Notes_5/Notes_512.htm">Status: Summary (2018 - June)</A></TD></TR> </TABLE></center> <hr><h3>Summary of Note Links from this Page</h3> <CENTER> <TABLE Class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR> <td bgcolor="#b3ffb3" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_9/Notes_975.htm"><span title="High Quality">Status: Summary Task List (2018: July - August)</span></A></TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P class = "Centered">To access information, click on one of the links in the table above.</P> <BR><HR><BR><h3>Summary of Note Links to this Page</h3> <CENTER> <TABLE Class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR> <td bgcolor="#b3ffb3" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_5/Notes_512.htm#10"><span title="High Quality">Status: Summary (2018 - June)</span></A>, <A href = "../../Notes/Notes_5/Notes_512.htm#36">2</A></TD> <td bgcolor="#b3ffb3" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_9/Notes_975.htm#14"><span title="High Quality">Status: Summary Task List (2018: July - August)</span></A></TD> <td bgcolor="#b3ffb3" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_12/Notes_1266.htm#13"><span title="High Quality">Status: Summary Task List (YTD: 17Q4 - 18Q3)</span></A></TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P class = "Centered">To access information, click on one of the links in the table above.</P> <a name="ColourConventions"></a><br><hr><br><h3 class = "Left">Text Colour Conventions</h3><OL TYPE="1"><li><FONT COLOR = "000000">Black</FONT>: Printable Text by me; 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