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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Trains....

 Post subject: Re: Trains....
Posted: Yesterday, 2:03 pm 

Replies: 160
Views: 12,015


Dear_one wrote:
but then I had some miles of being slowly passed by freight cars clacking away, with their tempo slowly rising.


That would have been a fun sensory experience. :D

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: You guys find being infantilized tiring?

Posted: 07 Dec 2022, 8:32 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 62


UncannyDanny wrote:
Do you guys have those kind of problems with neurotypical people, too?


Occasionally.

I'm fortunate to encounter very few people who do or have done that.

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: IBS Could Be a Form of 'Gravity Intolerance'

Posted: 07 Dec 2022, 8:29 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 138


I hate the word "gut". Why don't you just say stomach? Probably because stomach is the word for a specific distinct component organ of a system comprised of several organs and gut refers to the whole system. Given the history of the word gut it makes perfect sense, https://www.etymonline....

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Trains....

 Post subject: Re: Trains....
Posted: 07 Dec 2022, 12:40 pm 

Replies: 160
Views: 12,015


There was once a train accident I became hyperfixated on. I was a proofreader for a court reporter. I had a case where a woman's family was suing the conductor and train company with the claim that he didn't toot the warning horn soon enough while the woman's car was stuck on the train tracks. Is i...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Trains....

 Post subject: Re: Trains....
Posted: 07 Dec 2022, 12:31 pm 

Replies: 160
Views: 12,015


Elgee wrote:
But at some point, tracks can be too close


I'd say definitely at that point ...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: So you've lived most of your life. How do you feel about it?

Posted: 06 Dec 2022, 8:56 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 179


What are your thoughts on having already lived most of your life? Worry? Regret? Nostalgia? None of the above. My thoughts are that it is what it is. Continue being who I am where I am living the life which is. If my life could have been different in the past then it would have been different. The ...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Just Joined Recently diagnosed 40 year old

Posted: 06 Dec 2022, 8:44 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 107


Hey there! Ah yes, the ol' diagnosed after 40, thing ... :D

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: New Autistic YouTube Channel

Posted: 06 Dec 2022, 4:39 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 210


Am currently at 26 minute point in her 29 minute video & what she's saying is spot on, that is what some of the reality of being autistic is.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: New Autistic YouTube Channel

Posted: 06 Dec 2022, 4:21 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 210


As for why not getting likes at a higher rate, her not-overproduced, conversational, pace which is quite comfortable to me in this video might not appeal to people living in a flashy media-saturated society.

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Can't listen to YouTube any more without bloody ads!

Posted: 06 Dec 2022, 1:36 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 343


Radish wrote:
I can't understand why folks don't just block ads instead of moaning about them. :shrug:

Yep. That.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: North Carolina mass blackout after substations attacked

Posted: 06 Dec 2022, 12:08 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 386


Either the shooters were lucky, the utility is inept, or the shooters knew exactly which two substations to take out and render power restoration by merely rerouting the power via different lines and different substations a no-go.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Trump calls for termination of all election rules

Posted: 06 Dec 2022, 11:59 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 371


My Dad, the very much matter-of-fact, no BS, no urban legend, you'd better document your claims, retired senior Naval Officer said something the other day which really struck me, it went along the lines of, "Whatever they gave Trump for covid has screwed with his mind." That was a most int...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: what did you do on new year eve 1999

Posted: 06 Dec 2022, 11:54 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 357


Went to work an automobile auction for my overnight job as security/shipping-receiving. Checked in a couple loads of lease returns; parked the van sat around at various places watching the fence; read a book; listened some to radio, BBC World Service on NPR, and Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell; wrot...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Trains....

 Post subject: Re: Trains....
Posted: 04 Dec 2022, 10:00 pm 

Replies: 160
Views: 12,015


My question is this: was that streamlining just for looks? Or did it actually help the locomotive's performance (in either speed, or fuel economy) by reducing wind resistance? Or did the extra weight hurt performance? Cancel out? They sure looked cool though. The answer is "Yes and no dependin...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: IBS Could Be a Form of 'Gravity Intolerance'

Posted: 04 Dec 2022, 11:27 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 138


I've noticed on ME/CFS a lot of people have POTS diagnosis. Good point and it brings to mind that I had low blood pressure in 5th through 12th grade & sometimes my vision did go grey or dark if I stood too fast. Then in my 20s blood pressure went textbook normal. Then in my early 40s blood pres...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: IBS Could Be a Form of 'Gravity Intolerance'

Posted: 02 Dec 2022, 2:59 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 138


Wild New Hypothesis Suggests IBS Could Be a Form of 'Gravity Intolerance' 02 December 2022 By Carly Cassella Hmm ... And given my 40-some year history with IBS, it is of interest. Saw it just now in a post in Space Colonization Discussion group, of all places. https://www.sciencealert.com/wild-new-h...
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