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

 Post subject: Re: Trains....
Posted: Yesterday, 10:00 pm 

Replies: 101
Views: 11,118


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: Yesterday, 11:27 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 76


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: 4
Views: 76


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...

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

 Post subject: Re: Trains....
Posted: 02 Dec 2022, 12:43 pm 

Replies: 101
Views: 11,118


I took all the ornaments that looked like houses off of the tree and lined them up along the track, stopping and starting to unload dry beans or rubber bands, or whatever else I managed to fit into the freight cars that had opening doors. XD That is cool. I understand! :D I also really liked model ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism and pain sensitivity

Posted: 30 Nov 2022, 7:48 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 234


Let's assume it was the other way around: they are the minority and we describe them I guess first it would have to be decided whether that exercise is founded on existing majority rules or new rules we create. Because the existing rules for the exercise appear to run something like: " We coul...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: "five golden rings"

 Post subject: Re: "five golden rings"
Posted: 30 Nov 2022, 6:57 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 111


Perhaps this? 3. "Five golden rings" may actually refer to five pheasants. Mike Bergin of 10,000 Birds (https://www.10000birds.com/birds-of-the-twelve-days-of-christmas.htm) explains that the song's seemingly bizarre switch from four birds, to five pieces of jewelry, and back to six birds ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism and pain sensitivity

Posted: 30 Nov 2022, 5:21 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 234


ASPartOfMe wrote:
People with autism are not 'indifferent or hypo-sensitive' to pain
Quote:
The researchers aimed to test the "prevailing assumption" that people with autism are


Why is so much stuff about we who are autistic based merely on what NT's assume ...? :( :evil:

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Shooting in Walmart Near Virginia Beach

Posted: 29 Nov 2022, 12:36 pm 

Replies: 46
Views: 936


on some level I think they want shootings to happen as they're good for business and allow them to grandstand about their morals, a real win/win for them. That brings to mind Don Henley's 1980-something song Dirty Laundry, which was a biting editorial on the news media ... Repeating chorus lines om...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Prescription Glasses and Spatial Awareness During Driving

Posted: 28 Nov 2022, 10:55 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 137


and I'm still having trouble looking at things from a distance and I was wondering if it's just because I'm not consistently wearing the glasses and how long until i can see improvement with the glasses if there is any improvement. That could be, any skill which is not regularly acted on developmen...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Do You Like Brussel Sprouts?

Posted: 27 Nov 2022, 11:12 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 145


Whether I like them is a question of lesser importance to me than the question of which Star Trek episode is that thing and its alien pods a leftover prop from ...

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 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Shooting in Walmart Near Virginia Beach

Posted: 27 Nov 2022, 11:01 pm 

Replies: 46
Views: 936


When I was young no one locked their guns up in a safe, they would be on display on a rack or in a cabinet with glass doors.No safety locks for hand guns.People openly carried long rifles on display in racks in trucks.You could order guns from the Sears catalog and have them delivered to your door....

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Shooting in Walmart Near Virginia Beach

Posted: 27 Nov 2022, 10:48 pm 

Replies: 46
Views: 936


There is something very sick in our society that is causing this violence. And the society appears to want to talk about everything related, everything superficial, everything partisan, and not get down to directly and comprehensively addressing that . Which then raises the question of what exactly...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Soul Fatigue

 Post subject: Re: Soul Fatigue
Posted: 27 Nov 2022, 10:37 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 415


playgroundlover22695 wrote:
... and anxiety I feel when people I love are suffering and there's nothing I can do. Does anyone else experience this feeling for the same or different reasons?


Short answer: Yes.

It likely has its root in caring and caring deeply about people be it all people or some people or a person.

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Van Gogh's Sunflowers destroyed by oil protesters with soup.

Posted: 21 Nov 2022, 8:02 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 505


I use acrylic paint and not oil paint, but it's still bad, right? That is probably in the, "well, it kinda depends", category. Rather than issue a value judgement I'll give some information about the science, which may perhaps be used to form a judgement ... https://www.chemistryislife.co...

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

 Post subject: Re: Trains....
Posted: 19 Nov 2022, 3:56 pm 

Replies: 101
Views: 11,118


Not actually knowing the details in this, there could certainly be a non-smothbrain explanation. The rail line could well be temporary closed; any even partly competent scene commander would have contacted the railroad immediately or their would not be a supply line over the tracks. :arrow: May 3, ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: First Ever Severe Heatwave Warning for the UK, help!

Posted: 20 Jul 2022, 10:51 am 

Replies: 322
Views: 4,720


Wasn't it the Beatles who had a song which went something like, "Eight days of heat are hot enough for sweaty hair"? 8) And speaking of eight days of heat, From National Weather Service for our town in Missouri, (bold added by me) " Detailed Forecast Today Sunny, with a high near 94. ...
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