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Password complexity to overtake poetry by 2020

‘Limericks won’t cut it’, said one IT insider. ‘They’re too predictable. Iambic pentameter will shortly be the minimum standard acceptable and even then users will need to show a wide range of metaphor and simile if they’re to defeat GCHQ’s computers.

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Posted: Dec 18th, 2014
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Stunned scientists discover Stephen Fry ‘of only average intelligence’

“Our findings really shook us”, said Dr Havers, an expert in the field of perceived wisdom. “We found a causal link between ‘reading out obscure facts on television’, and an assumption by the public that he doesn’t sometimes leave his shoes in the fridge.

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Posted: Oct 13th, 2011
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Mensa Egg-heads to solve African Poverty

MensaMensa, the society for people who are good at IQ tests, have announced that they have been shining the beam of their collective intellect on some of the world’s most intractable problems, starting with African Poverty.

Entry to Mensa is strictly limited to those who can score in the top two percentiles on Cattell-type tests, and many like to imply that this correlates to useful human intelligence. Until now, Mensa’s most visible contribution to society has been providing puzzles for the newspapers, but after today’s announcement, it is hoped that might change.

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Posted: Jul 14th, 2010
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Mensa must accept BNP members, says Equalities Commission

'everyone should be given a chance of being in the top 2%'The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) today ordered Mensa to review its membership criteria following a series of damning complaints that it is discriminating against far-right idiots not bright enough to join. Under current rules Mensa only admits those with an IQ in the top 2 per cent of the population, but the EHRC has declared the policy to be ‘institutionally elitist’ and infringing the human rights of ill-informed bigots everywhere.

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Posted: Oct 19th, 2009
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