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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Being open about AS

 Post subject: Re: Being open about AS
Posted: 07 Oct 2020, 10:54 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 1,609


I am inclined to be relatively open about my rather new diagnosis. I am securely retired and an introvert so I think possible repercussions should be less of a problem for me than for someone younger. Besides, I look good on paper (especially if the piece of paper isn't too big). Maybe I can put som...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do you know if you're autistic?

Posted: 06 Oct 2020, 3:08 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,591


A professional diagnosis is, obviously, the best way to determine if you are autistic. The Autism Spectrum Quotient Test (AQ) might give some indication. I don't know whether it is applicable to someone your age but you might still find it interesting. Wired magazine also has a copy of the test that...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: I'm a nervous wreck, but still so excited

Posted: 06 Oct 2020, 9:54 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 1,171


Absolutely, Congratulations! I agree with the recommendation to tell folk you're new to the process so you are still trying to figure it out. Between that and being nice to them, more often than not it will go fine. As far as Mom... Neurodiverse or not, you will alway s be her baby. :D Get used to i...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Passwords

 Post subject: Re: Passwords
Posted: 06 Oct 2020, 9:22 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 4,230


This December 2014 Time magazine article might be of interest. There are techniques servers can use to protect password information. For instance, they should not store your actual password; they should store a "hash" of your password which has been generated by running your password throu...

 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: The Stupid Thank You Thread

Posted: 05 Oct 2020, 3:44 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 833


Thank you President Trump! During this global pandemic it is because of your science-driven leadership, deep concern for the well-being of all Americans, in-your-face example-setting, and commitment to direct honesty that the U.S. is #1!

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Trivia thread to promote responsible use of Spoiler

Posted: 05 Oct 2020, 12:12 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 623


No, please no. I'm an Aspie. I can't resist. I should resist but I can't. :bounce:

Who is buried in Grant's Tomb?

No one! It is an above-ground tomb.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Best resources right now?

Posted: 05 Oct 2020, 12:04 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 633


Some people have attempted to identify famous people who are or might be on the spectrum. Some of these guesses are not and can never be confirmed because the famous person in question is deceased. https://allthatsinteresting.com/famous-people-with-autism https://awetismhalloffame.wordpress.com/ htt...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: The Stats Thread. Let's collect DATA!

Posted: 04 Oct 2020, 4:53 pm 

Replies: 48
Views: 2,649


that1weirdgrrrl wrote:
The_Face_of_Boo wrote:
Double Retired wrote:
I never liked Statistics, so: Married!

P.S. Pepe...I'm unclear on who you're saying was too smart. :silent:


Data is too aspie, therefore likely single.


But so so sexy

Hey, that1weirdgrrrl, "electronic devices" might not be as safe as you think.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Best resources right now?

Posted: 04 Oct 2020, 1:31 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 633


https://aaspire.org

https://autismandhealth.org

https://sparkforautism.org/

https://wrongplanet.net/

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Passwords

 Post subject: Re: Passwords
Posted: 04 Oct 2020, 12:48 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 4,230


Further information: Choosing and Protecting Passwords Choosing a good password and remembering the good password are two separate problems. Make sure you do both. And that you do it differently for every place you need a password. (Since you need to change so many passwords I'm guessing you already...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: The Stats Thread. Let's collect DATA!

Posted: 04 Oct 2020, 11:55 am 

Replies: 48
Views: 2,649


I never liked Statistics, so: Married!

P.S. Pepe...I'm unclear on who you're saying was too smart. :silent:

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: New User - Tophee

 Post subject: Re: New User - Tophee
Posted: 04 Oct 2020, 8:43 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 837


Welcome to WP. They seem friendly to me.

I grew up in East Whiteland, by the way. It is a pretty area!

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Bullying

 Post subject: Re: Bullying
Posted: 04 Oct 2020, 8:37 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 677


I was bullied as a child. At school and in the neighborhood. It took me a long to realize other kids weren't targeted as much. In early adulthood it tapered off...but I think kids who bullied me when we were children felt entitled to continue doing it when we were adults. I have moved away from them...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Being open about AS

 Post subject: Re: Being open about AS
Posted: 04 Oct 2020, 8:16 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 1,609


You shouldn't miss the looks of the beautiful eyes of the women who like you! :wink: I am happily married to a cute, bright gal who I love :heart: and is by far my best friend. (20 years and counting!) :heart: :heart: :heart: And eye to eye contact with anyone feels intimate to me. :oops: And my br...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Being open about AS

 Post subject: Re: Being open about AS
Posted: 03 Oct 2020, 3:57 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 1,609


It's the easiest way to make friends btw. It's the way the brains of NTs works. Hmmm... I have mixed feelings about making a lot of friends. I'm an introvert. I'm comfy with a small number of friends. And looking someone in the eyes feels uncomfortably intimate to me. :eew: And I honestly did not r...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Where's the Confetti?

 Post subject: Re: Where's the Confetti?
Posted: 03 Oct 2020, 11:16 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 705


Where is the champagne? 8O Sorry. There is no champagne left to pour into my computer. Rather, my bride and I disposed of the champagne properly , I poured some into my smile and she poured some into hers. :drunken: Fortunately, AuroraBorealisGazer was kind enough to bring confetti. I will concede ...
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