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  2. Honestly, if you can manage your addiction, I see no harm in doing it. I just wouldn't let it consume your life. As someone once told me, everything is good in moderation
  3. Oh, on Lorna Wing I read her wrong. My mistake. She actually stated her own patients were severe cases with superimposed psychiatric illnesses. What was confusing was she refers to herself as the "present author" which I assumed referred to Asperger. I don't know too much about Lorna Wing but she stated her studies began due to a total absence of research in the UK at the time. She was very upset by Leo Kanner's theory of frozen mother = autism.
  4. My take on this is these days very few psychologists or psychiatrists are 100 per cent. I recently read an essay where the new DS5 or autism spectrum was applied to Hans Asperger's original patients. Based on their symptoms listed. They met the classification for autism but not Asperger's.I liked what I found in Soviet Union research. They diagnosed either Early Childhood Autism or Autistic Psychopathy as a psychological pathology. Speech was a big indicator. Delay in speech and non communicative indicated childhood autism. Early and communicating speech pointed to autistic psychopathy. After that come the obvious signs. Difficulty recognising faces outside of context. Motor clumsiness. Upset over change of surroundings or routine. Lack of emotional empathy or emotional communicative ability with monotone voice and lack of eye expression. Poor social skills. Obsessive stimming leading to obsessive interests, sometimes gathering information. Difficulties learning in groups. With psychopathy the Soviet doctors concluded patients were more functional. Not quite as autistic. Yet nobody knows the whole picture. No diagnosis can be certain or totally orthodox. They even overlap so you can have both Kanner's autism and psychopathy at the same time.
  5. Many people kind of cherry pick where they just twist everything around so that they can get the thing(s) they want regardless of morality. There's no consistency therefore. "People are amoral, power seeking mammals" - Stefan Molyneux
  6. For example, if their reason for (not) saying, doing or believing something mutually contradicts with some (other) belief of theirs.
  7. Dr-David-Banner

    Maths Issues

    Good singer isn't he? George Martin produced one of his albums.
  8. Yesterday
  9. Aspergolfer

    Maths Issues

    I've tried for decades to wrap my brain around numbers. That's just not my gift. That was cool, thank you very much.
  10. Aspergolfer

    Maths Issues

    Thank you very much.
  11. Dr-David-Banner

    Maths Issues

    This is for you. I thought I'd forward it. Larry Norman was a rock gospel singer.
  12. Dr-David-Banner

    Maths Issues

    Be careful. It is O.K. to say you have a disability in maths. It is not a good idea to write yourself off as unable to do maths as a consequence. In fact, that is likewise Biblical. It's just I prefer to say don't accept social programming where people told you you can't do something - on the basis you have to work harder than they do to get a result. Put simply, if I can do maths - anyone can do maths. I confess though if I'd known beforehand how hard I had to work, maybe I'd have left it alone.
  13. Hello, this week I decided to give up playing my PlayStation 4 as a personal challenge. I was worried I was becoming addicted to playing certain games and thought it would be best to stop playing my console to get rid of the addiction. I've managed to go four days without playing any video games and I feel terrible. My sleep schedule is messed up, I've been getting frequent headaches, and I can't focus on anything. I've tried watching anime/TV shows for something to do with my newfound freetime, but I can only watch so much before I lose interest and start mindlessly browsing the internet instead. Right now even as I type this I feel jittery and am having trouble focusing on the task at hand.
  14. Aspergolfer

    Maths Issues

    I have a learning disability with math. However, God has given me great ability when it comes to words. By God's grace, I have an ability to understand the Scriptures with ease.
  15. Dr-David-Banner

    Maths Issues

    My maths isn't natural talent but the result of hard work. My autistic eye for detail and patterns does apply to my maths however. Certain aspects of maths have to be compensated for in my case. As to autism as I said my best friend didn't meet the full criteria for classic autism but he was definitely autistic. In maths and music he was gifted from early age. And at school he did well. Probably in the USSR diagnostic system he would have been diagnosed with autistic psychopathy where speech comes early (9 months or so) and intellect above average. I would have been diagnosed with Early Childhood Autism where motor movement is more affected and delay in school.
  16. Dr-David-Banner

    Maths Issues

    Q is the relationship between resistance and reactance in a resonant circuit. Reactance is like resistance but it is only for AC and depends upon frequency and value of capacitor or inductor. In henrys or farads. At a resonant frequency the reactance of the inductor and capacitor combines with pure resistances, such as the coil. To find the Q divide resistance into reactance value. Resistance might be 20 ohms and reactance 200 ohms. Q also determines the selectivity of the resonant circuit into sharp or broad. So to sum up: Reactance is a resistance in ohms but it's not just like a lamp resistance or smaller wire. Reactance depends upon capacity - a larger capacitor being 16 microfarads as opposed to small 20 picofarads. Also on frequency. To find reactance would be 0.0002 × 3.5 × 6.28 (0.0002=200 picofarads as fraction of microfarad), 3.5 megahertz and 6.28 is twice pi. Divide total into 1 gives reactance but I've not included inductance formula. The hard bit of that sum is mostly you need to work out the picofarad value on the basis there are a million in a microfarad. So 0.1 microfarad is really 100 thousand picofarads.
  17. Ace

    Maths Issues

    Since I have started on this forum, I have wondered how sever my Asperger's is. In lots of places I can relate, but in others I feel the complete opposite, like here. I am naturally awesome at math and physics but just eh in linguistics. I took 3 years of Spanish and I can only understand or speak vary basic Spanish if at all. Looking at that photo you posted, it looks very similar to stuff in my EE class I took for mechanical engineering a few years ago but I think the notation must be different as I am not entirely sure what Q means (maybe the frequency?). But this looks like part of AC circuit where another part would be driving the inductor. Of coarse in electrical engineering they probably do use some software to do a lot of the brunt work but for mechanicals they just want us to know how to do the basics by hand if we need to do a simple circuit. I mostly remember the DC stuff but I could probably dig up my notes to fully understand how these equations were derived. The only math I never really liked was stuff with matrices like linear algebra. It ends up just being busy work once you figure out what you need to calculate, especially with bigger matrices like 4x4s and up.
  18. Ace

    A Woman I Met

    Interesting information. Maybe I should ask my mother if I had any weird issues during birth. although I don't think i did have any considering I am pretty sure it is genetic in my case. My grandfather more than likely has it. He is not officially diagnosed like I have been but his personality is much like mine. We get together rather well when we do get to visit. About the parents being intellectual, is that at least one, or only one? Just curious because my dad is a mechanical engineer and mother a pharmacist, but socially very different.
  19. In conversation I notice this sometimes. I think I have gotten better about it in the past couple years but still sometimes happens. Although for things that don't relate to conversing with a human, I notice I seem to pick up more things than others. For example, I notice more things in the background of movies or can pick up more details in an art piece or even just being able to pay attention while driving while others will almost zone out on a route they take all the time to work. It could just be my focus is not naturally directed at humans but rather everything else.
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  21. Aspergolfer

    What's it like to be beautiful?

    To me, true beauty is the fruit of the Spirit, love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness and faith. That shows a life transformed by salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God. You can be beautiful on the outside& be wretched inside, lost without Christ and without hope. The true "Beautiful People" are those of all ages, nations and languages who have been washed clean from sin by the Blood of the Lamb. Prayer, time in the Scriptures, & service to God and others are the beauty treatments that have lasting results. Accept Jesus Christ as Savior today, for now is the accepted time, now is the day of salvation.
  22. Scaly Piscine

    What's it like to be beautiful?

    Global warming would increase rainfall, not reduce it. The 11,000 scientists is a) rubbish (see below) b) not relevant. Science is not based on consensus. It's based on evidence and methodology that is reproducable and verifiable. There are rigorous scientific methods. My theories are backed up studies and known science. Your alarmism is backed up by a brainwashed 16yo funded by lobbyists. I've researched things for myself. I suggest you do likewise rather than listening to people who show no scientific proficiency whatsoever, apart from claiming to be able to "see CO2" (it's invisible). It's not possible to supply most of the global energy needs through renewables. Apart from being many times more expensive than fossil fuels. We should not be imposing widespread suffering on most of the planet because of the fairy tales of a 16yo. The so-called evidence is very carefully selected data (which can show pretty much whatever you want) and a theory that doesn't stand up to scientific scrutiny. That's not a good enough reason for the planet to spend tens of trillions. Apart from the fact that the rest of the world could go carbon neutral, and it makes not much difference if India and China carry on as they are. None of it stands up to scrutiny.
  23. I think most people only look for info to confirm what they already believe or what would make them the most comfortable. The 'confirmation bias' Scientific American says “even scientists tend to underestimate the severity of threats and the rapidity with which they might unfold” From here I used to think global warming was nonsense. Another y2k . Alarmist. "While all living plant matter absorbs CO2 as part of photosynthesis, trees process significantly more than smaller plants due to their large size and extensive root structures. Trees, as kings of the plant world, have much more “woody biomass” in which to store CO2 than smaller plants" Seasonal, small crops cant hold anywhere near the C02 of trees, let alone the multilayer stratosphere of a forest - at least 30% of the global crops are for livestock feed - that livestock covering a further 26% of the earth is creating methane via their digestion. Thats a lot of the surface of the earth, that is not helping the situation and is no longer covered by the natural volume of plants, or trees continually holding and acquiring C02 from the atmosphere - let alone the human footprint and pollution impact. The human cost is already occurring. The higher the temperature, the more dry forests are - forest fires, droughts. Higher water line - submergence of areas, exposure to erosion. Higher temperatures = more volatile winds, tropical storms etc..melting epic glaciers that have stored carbon and methane. Even if we dont care about the environment, theres still selfish incentive. Personal beliefs dont really come into it. Theres an international consensus. 11,000 scientists recently validated a global climate emergency - not just the validity of climate change. https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-emergency-scientists-emissions-letter-climate-change-a9185786.html?fbclid=IwAR0_HcZECTL2xx7VEm-CuurmfFUvZs2HS-TE52mox2GxSyzYPYXp_fL678g I would trust the scientists over politicians. Its all Greta says 'trust the science' - not nit-pick over it, over discrepancies in something so complex as I said before. But NASA, and the international consensus of scientists - if we cant trust them, then what? Developed countries need to help poorer countries - so they can skip over our mistakes (i.e. go straight to investing in renewable energy rather than the easy/cheap access to their sources of fossil fuels which they havnt yet depleted). Its the least they can do after the social cost, and development inhibition of oppression many developed countries have had to endure. No one keeping a level head is suggesting that. The video I posted certainly isnt. The fossil fuel industry is promoting the doomism angle - because it leads the discussion away from sensible regulation and change "deniers have not given up their opposition to plans to curtail fossil fuel use and among their new tactics they have also tried to encourage “doomism”, as Mann put it. “This is the idea that we are now so late in the game [in tackling global warming] that there is nothing that we can do about the problem,” he added. “By promoting this doom and gloom attitude this leads people down a path of despair and hopelessness and finally inaction, which actually leads us to the same place as outright climate-change denialism.” (From here) Yes but if there are self-aware and capable human beings who have a chance at stopping it, why would they stand by? Its destroying the diversity of life on earth far quicker than evolution will create new life that is adjusted to the changes humans have caused. We have to evolve and be willing to correct, the mistakes made out of not knowing what we were doing when developing as an intelligent species on earth with a much higher capacity to affect it.
  24. Dr-David-Banner

    "Taking everything literally"

    It's first name terms all the time at the moment. I use their names too. It could be though they worked it out. Autism can sometimes be easy to spot. People noticed my looking away during conversation and they will notice interaction that doesn't seem typical. Someone with autistic children will be more aware. Which brings me to the big issue - therapy. Lately I'm wary of trapping myself into a label. No, autism can't be undone but it can be managed. Best start is to get rid of bitterness and anger which is the result of former discrimination or even abuse. Then I study on film for example how people smile and react. That made me realise why I am hard to socialise with. Autism very much affects the emotional communicative aspect. Not surprising as it's centred around nerve impulses and signals in the communicative sense and not pure intellectual problem solving.
  25. Sanctuary

    "Taking everything literally"

    This has certainly happened to me and may be quite common among those with ASD. They may find it much harder than neurotypicals to make a good "first impression" but slowly over time others get to know them and become more inclusive. By contrast some neurotypicals make very good first impressions but after a short time others find them shallow, annoying or "false". Relationships with autistic individuals tend to be "slow burners" while those with neurotypicals can flare into life, sometimes burning out quickly or settling down or continuing to burn strongly. First impressions though are important and in some cases those with autism find that others never really warm to them or even continue to treat them badly. Overall I would say that our relationships with others tend not to develop the closeness often found with neurotypicals; close relationships including deep friendships can occur but much less frequently.
  26. Yeah, I also think a lot of them are telepathic. Or it's just that they constantly communicate non-verbally with little sounds and certain looks and therefore it seems that way. There's a whole dictionary that I was never given where it's all code. Like e.g. where I live when people would say "We watched a little movie" it means they slept together. It's really annoying like they constantly hide their true face and never say anything out loud. It's irksome.
  27. In my experience, especially as a child, non-autistic people appear to obtain information out of nowhere, or that people who claimed to "just pick something up" weren't being honest.
  28. Scaly Piscine

    A Woman I Met

    Yes I reckon there are a few causes - I personally think there's a link to diet, particularly B12. Because B12/folate deficiency is so horribly under-diagnosed I think that's why the link hasn't been firmly established (it's mentioned for children as a treatment). My autism symptoms were mitigated when I was getting injections for B12 deficiency 5-6 years ago. Unfortunately the injections stopped after a year (they should have been for life) and I figure I've been increasingly deficient ever since. I'll probably have to self-inject to correct it, since the NHS is laughably bad on B12 deficiency.
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