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 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Technology that has died since the year 2000

Posted: 26 Dec 2013, 5:32 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 2,936


MaxE wrote:
Arran wrote:
Credit / debit cards with magnetic strips and card swipes in POS terminals


We still have these in the US and will continue to for the foreseeable future.


Which why Americans "secure" accounts in places like Target are always getting successfully hacked

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: None

Posted: 26 Dec 2013, 6:07 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 1,223


Congratulations

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Problem with the word "Aspie"

Posted: 26 Dec 2013, 12:01 am 

Replies: 50
Views: 2,342


It is ironic that one episode from the comedy show South Park has unintentionally done more to make the word Aspergers have a negative connotation in the General Public and among those on the spectrum then all of the money of Autism Speaks and the authority of the DSM 5. I have seen a drastic chang...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Problem with the word "Aspie"

Posted: 26 Dec 2013, 12:00 am 

Replies: 50
Views: 2,342


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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Boycott Autism Speaks

Posted: 25 Dec 2013, 9:49 pm 

Replies: 280
Views: 11,823


HDL--I don't know about anyone else here, but I'd fight for people's rights to believe whatever the heck they wanted. I'm really not into thought police, you know? And in an autism rights movement, we have to be inclusive of all opinions, at least the ones that don't involve thinking it's okay to h...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Unintentional Glaring/Death Staring?

Posted: 25 Dec 2013, 7:56 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 2,094


I get the "what's wrong" when there is nothing wrong fairly often.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you worry?

Posted: 25 Dec 2013, 7:46 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 1,253


Worry and stress yes. I believe its from having actual things go wrong just because we are different besides the usual things that go wrong.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Not fitting in socially...

Posted: 25 Dec 2013, 5:55 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 1,704


Hang in there Bumble. The holidays will be over in 8 days. The holidays are very stressful for a lot of people for a lot of reasons.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are AS people truly intelligent ?

Posted: 25 Dec 2013, 5:52 pm 

Replies: 56
Views: 3,524


You can have an IQ of 71 and be diagnosed as having Aspergers by clinicians who are not using the DSM 5.

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Pornography - TMI warning

Posted: 25 Dec 2013, 5:30 pm 

Replies: 68
Views: 1,336


I watched occasionally. Has to be solo or "lesbian", no males allowed. Pretty much stopped in the last few months. Not a conscious decision, it just kind of happened.

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Are any other "aspies" out there Virgins?

 Post subject: Re: Virgin?
Posted: 25 Dec 2013, 5:23 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 6,900


If your a virgin guy - Get rid of it; quit feeling sorry for yourself - go to a strip club find a girl. Have you read the posts in this section at all? Some of us feel sorry for ourselves some of us don't. Strip clubs? I have been to few bachelor parties where the opportunity presented itself. Losi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Boycott Autism Speaks

Posted: 25 Dec 2013, 6:55 am 

Replies: 280
Views: 11,823


they advocate a cure and prevention of autism, write poems that claim we are "not living" and are "born to ruin marriages" I'm all for the former; especially given what I've written here on wp in the thread linked in my signature. I've contacted Autism Speaks about it and they replied and informed ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Problem with the word "Aspie"

Posted: 25 Dec 2013, 6:02 am 

Replies: 50
Views: 2,342


It is ironic that one episode from the comedy show South Park has unintentionally done more to make the word Aspergers have a negative connotation in the General Public and among those on the spectrum then all of the money of Autism Speaks and the authority of the DSM 5. I have seen a drastic change...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: 80s synthpop thread

Posted: 25 Dec 2013, 5:38 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 7,010


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8j2ej5jqQw[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9ZXacvydQ0[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_yrnW_C8_o[/youtube] By the late 1980's synthpop had lost a lot of it's original fun and quirkyness. OMD had gone from "Electricity" to...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Obamacare

Posted: 25 Dec 2013, 4:05 am 

Replies: 898
Views: 89,686


If you are under a certain income Obamacare will try and put you on Medicaid. If you are under 55 it is a subsidy, pretty much free if poor medical coverage, if you are between 55 and 65 it is a loan. It varies by state and there are a exceptions but generally a lien is put on your estate and when y...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Sandy Hook and it's impact on aspies

Posted: 24 Dec 2013, 6:14 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 5,655


Fair enough. Using the "urban definition" there is nothing inherently "wrong" or"deficient" in being on the lower end of the social spectrum. The problems all stem from most people not accepting it. My executive function is disordered in my view. Strong sensory issues probably is disorder, although ...
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