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 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: House of Representatives Speaker chaos

Posted: 06 Jan 2023, 11:11 am 

Replies: 57
Views: 1,460


it is getting harder and harder not to be too embarrassed to admit i live in amuuuurica. As long as you don't leave the country there's no reason to be embarrassed. Everybody around you also lives here. I live in the USA for most of the time these days, and I'm not embarrassed at all. Wasn't my fau...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The Death Penalty Has Become My Morality Litmus Test

Posted: 06 Jan 2023, 10:55 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 715


I don't know. Depends what you mean by guilt. That could mean simply proof that the offender committed the crime, or it could mean proof that the offender exercised free choice about whether or not to do it. I don't believe in free will, so I think it would be a very drastic thing to execute an offe...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Socially unacceptable" special interests

Posted: 06 Jan 2023, 10:20 am 

Replies: 71
Views: 3,284


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Extreme specialisation can be a lonely place to live in. Happens to me all the time.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autistic Inertia - Share your experience

Posted: 06 Jan 2023, 12:47 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 766


^ My latest project started a few days ago when I thought "as I mostly eat fairly standardised meals and snacks these days, it shouldn't be hard to grab all the nutrient data for the ingredients, write a simple program to crunch the numbers, and find out whether I'm getting too much or not enou...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Socially unacceptable" special interests

Posted: 06 Jan 2023, 12:22 am 

Replies: 71
Views: 3,284


I don't know about socially acceptable vs socially unacceptable special interests, but anything theoretical or academic it seems like is a conversation killer. Acceptable topics of conversation include sports, a TV show or some kind of skill related hobby like guitar, learning Spanish or cooking. N...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: A new test for autism...

Posted: 05 Jan 2023, 2:13 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 724


It rather presupposes that autism is caused by metal exposure. I have my doubts about that. As for intervening before there's a problem, I think the wisest thing would be just to keep an eye on the client, certainly not to barge in with interventions. If it ain't broke......

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: New diagnosis imposter syndrome

Posted: 05 Jan 2023, 1:43 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 1,208


My GP warned me that even after a DX I still wouldn't know for sure. But the balance of probabilities shifted quite a lot, and even more so when my past and present behaviour started to make more sense in the light of ASD. So I still don't know, but the doubt feels negligible. It'll certainly do for...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: increasing disorganization as we aspies age

Posted: 05 Jan 2023, 1:32 am 

Replies: 99
Views: 2,573


auntblabby wrote:
everything 'cept for one thing gets harder as we age.

What's that? Don't explain if it's rude.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Eye contact research

 Post subject: Re: Eye contact research
Posted: 04 Jan 2023, 11:49 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 1,033


I’m sorry, I’m having trouble comprehending how a “non invasive”cap can “emit(..) light into the brain” Skulls are opaque, are they not? Yes I'm rather surprised that they would be able to not only penetrate bone, but also take meaningful measurements of what got reflected back or transmitted out o...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Taking the initiative

 Post subject: Re: Taking the initiative
Posted: 04 Jan 2023, 11:39 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 410


I certainly don't do much initiating with people. Rather than being proactive, I work by sometimes reacting strongly to what other people initiate, so if they start a ball rolling, I might give it a strong push forward if I'm particularly glad the started that particular ball. In this way I've had q...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: increasing disorganization as we aspies age

Posted: 04 Jan 2023, 11:15 pm 

Replies: 99
Views: 2,573


Not sure that it's common for ASD itself to get worse with age though. Maybe it's just that any deterioration with age simply adds to the problems of life?

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Are NTs/humans becoming more easily offended as time passes?

Posted: 04 Jan 2023, 11:10 pm 

Replies: 195
Views: 5,162


When I try to quote and reply, I just get a "check for secure connection" loop. I suspect someone got offended. I get that when my replies are too long. Truncating them usually fixes it.... I get those too with long replies, especially with many quotes in them. But these days the thing ju...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Socially unacceptable" special interests

Posted: 04 Jan 2023, 12:39 pm 

Replies: 71
Views: 3,284


Trueno wrote:
klanka wrote:
Trueno wrote:
klanka wrote:
Star Trek


Nothing wrong with that.


nothing wrong with it....but very socially unacceptable :D


I wouldn’t socialise with anyone that didn’t like Star Trek. I mean, what would you talk about over the cheese and port… heh!heh,

For me it depends which version you like. And which episodes.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: New diagnosis imposter syndrome

Posted: 04 Jan 2023, 12:36 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 1,208


But where was the motive to get diagnosed with ASD? I've sometimes wondered whether I might have stretched things a bit during my diagnosis. My motive would have been to get out of certain expectations of me at work. But the only things I wanted to get out of were the things an Aspie couldn't reason...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autistic Inertia - Share your experience

Posted: 04 Jan 2023, 12:59 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 766


I have this at times but it is not a moter control but Executive dysfunction. It's an interesting question, are they justified in putting so much emphasis on motor control? My gut reaction was that my inertia thing was mental rather than physical, but then I realised that there's an element of phys...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Are NTs/humans becoming more easily offended as time passes?

Posted: 03 Jan 2023, 6:14 pm 

Replies: 195
Views: 5,162


^
I don't blame the left or the right particularly. I think it's just a sad part of human nature, that people in general tend to make up arbitrary rules and they fail to weigh up the harm and good those rules might do before they unleash them onto everybody.
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