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 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Why Does This Keep Happening?

Posted: 05 Nov 2018, 4:18 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 810


She's also been extremely annoying, and pestering me, by nagging me, teasing me, and downright bullying. I blocked her on social media. But she still threatens to kill me (and she's a bit of a psychopath, so I'm kinda worried, but this will most likely not happen). I fear that me and her, and this ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Voice And Intonation

 Post subject: Re: Voice And Intonation
Posted: 05 Nov 2018, 12:30 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 137


I've been told that my voice sounds odd in various ways and that I speak with a "flat affect." I feel that this doesn't really matter too much because, luckily, I live and work in highly multicultural environments where there are immigrants from all over the world, with lots of different a...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Hostile column

 Post subject: Re: Hostile column
Posted: 05 Nov 2018, 4:39 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 910


Autistics supporting Autistics, throughout their lifetimes, in community. it is pretty new but it is a thing. I like this idea. Do you know of anyone trying to bring it about in any kind of organized fashion? I like it, too. So far, however, the only solution being offered is “Aspergia” -- an exclu...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Toxic people filter

 Post subject: Re: Toxic people filter
Posted: 03 Nov 2018, 3:52 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 691


Good point, there are people who are needy that often get kicked to the curb because there are people who don't really understand. I seem to see this a lot among people in the mental health community in terms of anxiety, depression, PTSD. You are also right about boundaries However, a situation bec...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Scientists create logic circuits in organic cells

Posted: 03 Nov 2018, 1:50 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 252


I've heard of this before, and I wondered if biocomputers would ever replace electronic computers. In electronic computers, Moore's law is now nearing its end, so I wondered if nanotechnology might eventually be the next way to shrink computers further. Apparently not, according to the O.P.'s linked...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Is my hatred of Apple Irrational?

Posted: 03 Nov 2018, 1:35 pm 

Replies: 104
Views: 1,856


All that said, the truth is computers in general are dumbing down the population. I was talking to my friend's nephew a few weeks back, he was on spring break from college where he's getting a degree in engineering. So I joked: "College, the good times, I miss practicing differential equations...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Binary and Hexadecimal; my views

Posted: 03 Nov 2018, 1:24 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 508


I understand that binary is useful for memory allocation, logic circuits and so forth. I've never quite appreciated why hexadecimals should be considered useful, though I agree that they're good fun! Hexadecimal is commonly used as an abbreviation for binary. Because 16 is 2 to the 4th power, each ...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Binary and Hexadecimal; my views

Posted: 03 Nov 2018, 1:18 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 508


I've never found any practical use so far for binary and hex, Some examples: 1) RGB color codes. Every color on your computer screen consists of some combination of red, green, or blue. Each color is specified by three bytes, the first byte indicating the amount of red light, the second byte indica...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Do you ever go around naked in your house?

Posted: 03 Nov 2018, 12:41 pm 

Replies: 39
Views: 809


Jacoby wrote:
One of the perks of living alone :P


Or living with just one's significant other.

I'm often naked, or close to it, on hot days or when doing lots of housework. Vigorous physical activity makes me hot and I am sensitive to heat.

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: I'm new. My wife needs more from me. How do I do that?

Posted: 03 Nov 2018, 12:27 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 231


Google "active listening" to find lots of tutorials on how to listen and respond to someone in a supportive way. These days, a lot of "active listening" tutorials emphasize things like eye contact and body language. If those things are too much of a challenge for you, don't worry...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Call to end Progressive disabilty “blind spot”

Posted: 03 Nov 2018, 11:30 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 445


Aspies think differently, unless the environment in which we work is reconstructed from the bottom up, our ability to be productive at neurotypical rates might be limited. A person not able to move their legs is very different from a person who doesn’t even process thoughts & senses in the same...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you ever feel like you're trapped inside yourself??

Posted: 03 Nov 2018, 11:04 am 

Replies: 79
Views: 14,488


I remember feeling like this when I was younger, as if I were wearing an invisible veil and unable to take it off. The feeling diminished somewhat in my early-to-mid twenties, when I finally managed to make some long-lasting close friendships. The feeling then diminished more in my early thirties du...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Where does this all end?

Posted: 03 Nov 2018, 2:45 am 

Replies: 72
Views: 1,301


If another website uses RT that is fine as long as the story checks out. And as long as the other website credits its source. What struck my BF and me as very strange was how, during the summer of 2016, Breitbart and other right-wing websites seemed to be plagiarizing RT, carrying RT-derived storie...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Kavanaugh accuser admits she lied.

Posted: 03 Nov 2018, 1:35 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 267


I would not conclude categorically that "the left are liars." Political propaganda of ALL stripes should be taken with a grain of salt and fact-checked. Anyhow, this particular news story is very weird. I just now Googled for other sources, such as this Daily Beast story. It appears that &...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: What would you think about an Autistic Political Party?

Posted: 02 Nov 2018, 11:09 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 722


An autistic political party does not make sense, for the same reason an LGBT political party does not make sense, nor a political party devoted to any other specific demographic. At least here in the U.S.A., the two main political parties are broad coalitions representing a wide variety of demograph...
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