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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: ICD-10 is still used to this day, even there is ICD-11

Posted: 11 May 2024, 9:56 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 601


That actually makes sense. It's also worth noting that the ICD is a lot broader than the DSM is. The DSM is just for psychiatry and psychology and isn't necessarily intended for use outside the US. Which is another issue that has become more of an issue over time as the culture has continued to bro...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Work history

 Post subject: Re: Work history
Posted: 11 May 2024, 7:27 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 1,197


The job I'm currently working is the longest I've worked anywhere continuously. That's a little over 4 years. Although, I will be quitting in the near future as I've been treated extremely disrespectfully lately and key people in various departments are headed for the exits. I don't know for sure, b...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: I don't trust self-promoting "masterclasses"

Posted: 11 May 2024, 7:24 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 896


This morning, I joined an online presentation on how to get started as a child's book author. I've also seen similar seminars on becoming a digital nomad. They start out by reassuring the audience that everyone, including you, can become successful doing whatever they are selling. They show off a b...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Teaching certification

 Post subject: Re: Teaching certification
Posted: 11 May 2024, 7:22 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 608


I got a masters degree in special education. My plan was to teach in military schools abroad. Teaching in America has become so terrible it just isn't worth it otherwise. But they went and changed the process to get teacher certification. Now they have made it extremely convoluted and confusing, an...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: ICD-10 is still used to this day, even there is ICD-11

Posted: 09 May 2024, 9:48 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 601


I'm surprised it's being used at all in the US, but given how bad the DSM 5 coverage of various disorders was, an ICD version is likely to be adopted until and unless another home grown book is adopted. I'm not up enough to know when the ICD 11 came out, but it can take time for the necessary system...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: The USPS doesn't deliver mail on Sunday.

Posted: 06 May 2024, 7:30 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 590


funeralxempire wrote:
Neither does Canada Post. How common is it for mail services to deliver on Sunday?

The USPS used to deliver 7 days a week and multiple times a day. It was possible in some cities to have a complete back and forth via email in one day.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Did PC Wokeness Kill Comedy or Is Jerry Seinfeld Unfunny?

Posted: 01 May 2024, 11:12 am 

Replies: 42
Views: 1,798


Seinfeld was also a product of the post war New York Jewish scene. His point of view may seem alien if you're not somewhat familiar with that. For a long time, my best friend was a Jew from Brooklyn and I had a lot of exposure to that. But there was always going to be a lot of Americans who wouldn'...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Did PC Wokeness Kill Comedy or Is Jerry Seinfeld Unfunny?

Posted: 01 May 2024, 11:09 am 

Replies: 42
Views: 1,798


ASPartOfMe wrote:
Bill Maher is doing well centering his whole program around being "anti-woke".

You have to be over 35 to remember when Seinfeld went off the air. His audience is aging out of the demographics most advertisers want.

You also have to be over 30 to remember when Bill wasn't a sell out.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Federal Marijuana Reclassification

Posted: 01 May 2024, 11:07 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 442


Sounds like the direction of travel is set. Sometimes you just have to do things incrementally so the more socially conservative people don't freak out. It's frustrating for more progressively minded people, but it's better to bring people along with you rather than try to force your progressivenes...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: SCOTUS rejects Elon Musk's challenge to SEC agreement

Posted: 29 Apr 2024, 10:45 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 1,197


Supreme Court rejects Elon Musk's challenge to SEC agreement to vet his social media posts Supreme Court on Monday turned away tech billionaire and Tesla CEO Elon Musk's attempt to challenge the terms of an agreement he reached with the Securities and Exchange Commission that require a lawyer to re...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you ever wish that there was a country run by autisitics?

Posted: 26 Apr 2024, 12:36 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 3,036


No. Nothing against autistics of course but they'd be pedantic, get hung up on tiny details, miss the big picture, have meltdowns, and disagree on everything because there'd be no hive mentality. They'd want everything a little too individuated which would cost a fortune in taxes. It's hard enough ...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Socializing - What works and doesn't

Posted: 25 Apr 2024, 11:49 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 1,208


Yeah, it's a hard balance between asking questions and not asking too many questions. I try to ask them about as many questions as they ask me but that's a lot easier said than done. It is, I tend to treat it like tennis, I ask a question, they answer it. They ask a question and I answer it. It's n...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: "can you"

 Post subject: Re: "can you"
Posted: 25 Apr 2024, 11:46 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,242


People do that because they're not always sure if it's possible at all. I find that it's best to just answer the question and ask if they want it done, or if it's a question for future reference. At least that way, I've eliminated the extra mental work of trying to guess what they actually want, rat...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: "helping people"

 Post subject: Re: "helping people"
Posted: 25 Apr 2024, 11:43 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,646


Idealism... Some years ago it was a set up gag,,used to rob people on out of the way deserted roads , That one person wouldfeign car distress with their car hood up . And would hold people who came to help them at gun point .. this hapoened often enough in rural Calif areas enough to make it into t...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: We need EQUITY

 Post subject: Re: We need EQUITY
Posted: 24 Apr 2024, 2:47 pm 

Replies: 66
Views: 13,041


Dude, you really have a lot of ideas. Have you ever thought about writing a paper? About what you think are good qualities and systems of justice, and the logic behind them.I'm really a little interested. The best argument for equity is the illustration of a grown person and two children watching s...

 Forum: Games and Video Games   Topic: Are the retro "mini" consoles worth it?

Posted: 24 Apr 2024, 1:03 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 3,572


Unfortunately I don't own a PC and I have to do everything online through my smartphone. Plus I'm kind of a stick-in-the-mud when it comes to game consoles... I think I'll consider the Sega Genesis mini because it has the most variety of games I want to play. :) I think it's possible to use USBtoGo...
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