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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What is your score on this test, and are you diagnosed?

Posted: 13 May 2014, 4:33 pm 

Replies: 119
Views: 6,644

However, I think that there is a thing in this text that does not makes much sense: In all topics, the "Threshold values for suspected ASD" is lower than the "average score for male neurotypicals " (and for females, btw) - in another words, most neurotipicals (or most neurotipicals who take the tes...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Inner Voice

Posted: 02 Jul 2013, 2:53 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 2,588

This thread is quite interesting. My thoughts are a stream of words with virtually no pictures. If I do get a picture at best it will be a vague dark outline against a lighter background or a very quick flash of a vague image. I don't 'hear' any tone or volume in the words. They just exist in my hea...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: What is this called? Low sex drive?

Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 4:09 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 197

He could be asexual or grey-A. Have a browse around Aven. It may help you understand what is happening. Maybe ask him have to a look at Aven as well.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Newly diagnosed; how long to adjust to "new reality&quo

Posted: 11 Apr 2013, 4:42 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 393

First of all, let me say you are having a fairly normal response to the news. In my case I worked it out for myself about a year and a half ago instead of being diagnosed but it still came as a hell of a shock. 1) The "oh my god! this is the Rosetta Stone to my past!" response... which is making me ...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Learning 68K Assembler: how do I do it?

Posted: 05 Apr 2013, 3:57 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 4,669

Many years ago on one of my computer science exams I was supposed to write a program in 68K assembler. Not having done much revision (like none at all) I was pretty unfamiliar with the 68K. In the end I wrote the program in 6809, which I knew well. I then used the supplied 68K crib sheet to translat...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Online Aspie Tests.

Posted: 04 Apr 2013, 5:19 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 1,070

The Aspie Tests website has a number of tests including the AQ, SQ and RAADS-R.

 Forum: LGBT Discussion   Topic: Curious very Curious??????

Posted: 01 Apr 2013, 3:35 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 3,702

Fnord wrote:
just as Aspies are more likely to recognize and admit their own sexuality (than more conformity-conscious Enties).

But that's just my opinion.

Yes, I have also thought that could be the reason.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: What song are you listening to now?

Posted: 31 Mar 2013, 6:26 pm 

Replies: 28,654
Views: 1,330,400

I'm on a bit of a Prodigy mission at the moment. It's past midnight here so I must resist the temptation to crank up the volume even higher.

 Forum: LGBT Discussion   Topic: Curious very Curious??????

Posted: 31 Mar 2013, 6:18 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 3,702

I believe there is some evidence of a higher incidence of LGBTQ/ asexuality among AS people than NTs.

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: CNC Machinery

Posted: 31 Mar 2013, 6:12 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 753

What do you mean software to control them? Post processors? or writing front end interfaces for conversational controls? Or writing software to integrate/retrofit controls to old machines? I'm hoping to learn more about machine repair, but I have little opportunity to dig into machines right now. I...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you choose the NT or the AS life?

Posted: 30 Mar 2013, 6:19 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 2,146

I guess I live an AS life. I live alone and have absolutely no interest in the whole marriage/children thing. I just want to be left alone to pursue my interests. Luckily I have been able to make a well paying career out of them so I do have a job. I have no interest in changing or trying to force m...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: CNC Machinery

Posted: 30 Mar 2013, 6:08 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 753

I build them, fix them and write software to control them for a living. In my garage I have a Bridgeport Series 1 CNC mill, a Denford Orac lathe and a Colchester Triumph 2000 lathe. All have been retrofitted with new electronics as their original controls were beyond economical repair. I'll shortly ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Were your interests different when you were younger?

Posted: 29 Mar 2013, 4:47 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 1,767

My interests haven't changed much at all. I've always been interested in anything mechanical. At about 7 I discovered electricity and electronics. At about 15 I found computers. These three have stayed with me for the rest of my life. I now design computer controlled machines and software to control...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Working with Machines

Posted: 29 Mar 2013, 4:40 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 1,669

Yes, I like building and using all sorts of machines. In my spare time I build cars and rebuild CNC machines. For my job I write software to control CNCs. I can spend hours just watching them work. I was also one who, as a kid, had to take things apart just to see how they worked. Heh. My mother alw...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: If you can get a free diagnosis why aren't you going for it?

Posted: 28 Mar 2013, 7:28 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 2,474

For me there are two reasons. The first is that I doubt very much if I could convince my doctor to refer me. As far as he is concerned if you don't show obvious physical symptoms there is nothing wrong with you. The second reason is that there isn't much point in getting one. I don't need extra supp...
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