room-temperature IQ


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room-temperature IQ

(abuse)
(IBM) 80 or below. Used in describing the expected intelligence range of the luser. "Well, but how's this interface going to play with the room-temperature IQ crowd?" This is a much more insulting phrase in countries that use Celsius thermometers.

See drool-proof paper.
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She can still change the narrative of being a front-row member of a clan of leaders, so used to comfy corner of power that the brain, is now with permanent room-temperature IQ.
I'm neither a theological scholar nor an international statesman--just a guy with a room-temperature IQ who's been around the block.