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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Jim Carrey - Autism Whisperer

Posted: 21 Sep 2007, 12:54 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,579

CentralFLM wrote:
There will be no certificate," she says. "It goes far deeper than that.

How can it be any deeper than marriage?

Marriage is a legal construct. That's not particularly deep.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Face Recognition Difficulties Test

Posted: 21 Sep 2007, 12:51 pm 

Replies: 73
Views: 6,386

Out of 72 faces, you correctly identified 67. In other words, you got 93% correct. I know I'm bad at face recognition, so I reduce each face I see to a combination of specific characteristics. For example, some faces will feature a combination of strong cheekbones and a sharp nose. Or a broad face w...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: All Aspies Full Of Facts?

Posted: 21 Sep 2007, 12:35 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 3,442

You sound like me. I hate rote memorization and trivia. I prefer learning concepts, and understanding things in depth. I guess I do pick up lots of facts on things I am interested in, but the facts are always secondary to the concepts. Whenever I encounter new information I want to know the "why" a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Fear to have kids now

Posted: 11 Sep 2007, 1:24 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 3,116

Being an Aspie makes me more want to have kids. I like Aspies - I think we're great people and society would be better off if there werer more of us. So, if I have kids they're more likely than normals' kids to be Asies, so I've improved society by doing it.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspies suck at business

Posted: 11 Sep 2007, 1:22 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 3,131

Aspies are often quite good at written communication. An online business may well work for an Aspie.

The trick is to run the business in a way that caters to your strengths and disguises your weaknesses. I think Aspies can do that.

 Forum: Games and Video Games   Topic: Civilization IV

Posted: 07 Sep 2007, 3:08 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,888

Civ4 is a huge improvement over Civ3. It's the first strategy game to approach the genius of Alpha Centauri.

 Forum: Games and Video Games   Topic: The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion

Posted: 07 Sep 2007, 3:05 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 4,778

I really didn't like Oblivion. The level-scaling is appalling, and the quests are almost universally FedEx quests. I did enjoy Arena when it came out (the first Elder Scrolls game). I somehow missed Daggerfall, and the Morrowind was good but the level system was too easily broken. So is Oblivion's. ...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: the ichiro suzuki aprechiation thread

Posted: 07 Sep 2007, 2:53 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 4,229

Ichrio once promised the team 30 HR in a season if he could have permission to hit only .230 instead of .330.

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: the ichiro suzuki aprechiation thread

Posted: 03 Sep 2007, 6:58 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 4,229

Hits 199, 200, and 201 today against Roger Clemens.

Hit 200 was a deep homerun to right. Ichiro certainly has a dramatic sense of timing.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are we closed minded

Posted: 31 Aug 2007, 4:25 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 2,054

It's "known" that those with autism and AS have trouble viewing others' points as our minds are usually concluded. I don't think that's why we have trouble seeing others' points of view. We have trouble understanding their positions because they're so often based on unspoken assumptions or rely upo...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Environmentalism v Industrialism

Posted: 30 Aug 2007, 1:06 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 2,151

rideforever wrote:
AG : well I suppose we could all live matrix style in vats and have nutrient chemicals pumped in intravenously. Would you be happy with this ?

Sure. And so might you. The best thing abotu the "brain in a jar" problem is that you can't tell if you're a brain in a jar.

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: the ichiro suzuki aprechiation thread

Posted: 28 Aug 2007, 2:44 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 4,229

I hadn't thought of the comparison to the average of the league. Indeed, it gives a nice number to look at. BUT, the smaller gloves and less effective pitchers are also factored into that number then. Really though, the game itself is so different, in so many ways, I don't think anyone could reason...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Environmentalism v Industrialism

Posted: 28 Aug 2007, 2:38 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 2,151

It's a false dichotomy. While you can choose the environment at the expense of industry, you can't really choose industry at the expense of the environment. In a free market the environment gets protected through social pressure: wealthier = healthier. Plus, the modern environmentalist movement is c...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: I'm a Communist, how about you?

Posted: 28 Aug 2007, 2:26 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 2,782

gekitsu wrote:
i voted elitist - seems most logical to me to let those rule who are most able. also, i strongly dislike all concepts of socialism, as well as the notion that democratic choice automatically ensures the best possible result.


 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Should Stimming Be Discouraged?

Posted: 28 Aug 2007, 2:17 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 3,122

I flap. I've done it for 30 years. I don't see any problem with it.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Flat Earth and the Bible

Posted: 28 Aug 2007, 12:39 pm 

Replies: 130
Views: 8,542

Ancient Greek measurement of the circumference of a circular earth (accurate within 10%) pre-dates Christ, so a Christian bible claiming the earth was flat would be laughable.
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