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  2. Wow I've never seen the a bow used on the marumba? Vibes? Can't remember what they are called. Very interesting
  3. Aspergolfer

    Music

    I know that in Christ I have eternal life. One day, my Savior is going to split the sky and return in great power and glory. Whether alive or dead, that is my blessed hope. "For this we say unto you by the Word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain will not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend with a shout, the voice of the archangel and the trump of God and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall we ever be with the Lord." 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17
  4. Ace

    Music

    Just know that everything will come to pass eventually. There are people that love you, they just show it different than we would. Hopefully you have someone like in the second part of the video who would come after you in a situation like that. Sometimes I will listen to sad music to amplify the sad moments in my life. I feel like it really helps me get through them rather than dwell on it. Like for example this song Kinda repetitive at the beginning but when the male vocals start it really hits me
  5. Dr-David-Banner

    Defending Hans Asperger

    Just to add to Steve's analysis: In the video Steve stated how Asperger's Clinic was so different to what you would have expected. There was a different angle to it altogether. This is definitely what I picked up in Asperger's essays. Let me explain: These days I read a lot of high quality essays by highly qualified USSR psychiatrists and neurologists but "all" of them come from a direction of autistic people as being "defective", "ill", "socially inept". There is no looking at the subject as a bigger picture. Whereas the USSR doctors accurately record the symptoms and contemplate which drugs to use or how to "normalise" the patients, Asperger asks some very searching much broader questions: (1) How come these kids perform so badly socially (and at school) but their parents tend to be intellectual or a history of intellectualism (as well as aloofness) in the family? (2) What does it mean that the kids tend to perform better than average kids in cases where tests switch to "abstract problems"? (3) Individuality. Asperger understood and pointed out that we "need" individuality to be able to reject mass belief and opinion while we strive for truth. Too much individuality and we are unable to assimilate knowledge passed on by others. Too little individuality and we become like a herd mentality, blindly following popular opinion. Asperger realised individuality was often an asset. And finally, I also have this belief when Lorna Wing back in the late eighties borrowed from Asperger's work to develop her Asperger Syndrome diagnosis, I think she didn't have the same grasp of Asperger as Steve above in the video. I think she missed the point of what Asperger was trying to do and I always figured she cherry picked his work.
  6. Dr-David-Banner

    Defending Hans Asperger

    I think you'll find if you Google something like "Hans Asperger discredited", you will find countless examples of people expressing their shock and horror. Unfortunately, all these people are assuming what they've been told is undisputed and a proven fact. Fortunately, I'm not the only one to be sceptical. Already someone has written a solid argument defending Asperger in light of the reality of the Fascist occupation of Austria (where Asperger's clinic was located). Here we have to be careful not to apply seemingly rational gut reactions to a time in history when thousands were dying in the war with Nazism. Some high profile people like Asperger needed to bide for time and wait it out. Besides that, Asperger's written essays and studies on autism simply don't hold any common ground with Nazi philosophy or the idea human beings were supposed to be blond-haired and blue-eyed as well as psychologically "perfect". Asperger's work is the exact opposite. The question to ask is why did the accusations against Asperger become public at the very time the Asperger diagnosis was to be scrapped and replaced by A.S.D.? Really it strikes me as an attempt to wipe the blackboard clean and start afresh. Steve Silberman here weighs in on defending Asperger and we seem to see eye-to-eye totally (first time I just saw this video by recommendation)
  7. Peridot

    Music is the language of emotion

    Yeah, you could look at music as a language. Someone once said it's the "sound of the soul" which I thought was interesting. In art you've got form due to content. When I write music I guess an aim is to write something which evokes a similar set of emotions in the listener as those I focus on during the writing. What the listener associates that music and that emotional impact with in their minds may be different than what the original inspiration for the music was though. There's a piece called "Sextet" by Steve Reich which makes me think of sleep. Of how you kind of refuel during sleep. But what Reich was thinking about when he wrote it was probably something else.
  8. Aspergolfer

    Music

    I can relate to the girl in the video.
  9. So a short story to get this started: back maybe a year ago I was applying for jobs to sustain myself in college. While applying, there were a couple of the applications that asked how many languages I was fluent in. Of coarse I reluctantly said 1 because I have almost entirely forgot Spanish from high school. But it got me thinking, if I don't limit to spoken language (the type with words and pronounsiations and grammar rules etc) I guess I could say I knew 3ish languages. And what I mean by that is, 1 I know English (one of the languages of meaning?), 2 I know math pretty well (the language of quantitative value and calculation), 3 I know music (both read/write music but also listening to it) (the language of emotion), and I say 3ish because I've picked up a little bit of coding languages over the years but by no means have I become good at any one coding language. My thoughts about the music as the language of emotion can be fairly simply explained. If you take any song with or without lyrics and show it to anyone in the world, weather they understand the language the lyrics are in or not, they will feel the emotion that the music portrays. Now of course actually listening to the lyrics and knowing what they say can add a whole new layer or more depth of emotion but generally the music's emotion and the lyrics emotion line up. Also another layer/depth of emotion is added when it has an accompaning video or album cover. So my conclusion is that music has an associated emotion that people generally feel the same for each song (ie most people will know when they are listening to sad music). Now that doesn't work when the person is annoyed by the genre or whatever but that's a personal preference thing. Just as I might be annoyed at different types of math or that I like the way Japanese sounds even though I can't understand it. What are your thoughts on this? This is an idea I came up with on my own and I'm open to constructive criticism. So have at it
  10. Ace

    ethics of conversation?

    Oh apparently I underlined stuff? Not sure how
  11. Ace

    ethics of conversation?

    Sometimes with close friends I'll just put a "disclaimer" of sorts saying something like "hey I hope you don't mind, I'm going to blaber on about " but only to the friends that are good listeners.
  12. Ace

    ethics of conversation?

    Honestly I think it depends on the person. If they are the good listener type then they probably won't mind. Although I've found some people say they are good listeners or "if you ever need to talk I'm here" but then end up butting in and interjecting their own conversation into yours. These types also don't mind much but it annoyed me more than just having an awkward silence instead. Then I imagine there are the type that might be annoyed by it and are probably self absorbed, which I am not friends with people like that so couldn't tell you much about them.
  13. Ace

    Asperger's and autism memes

    Yea, my family always remarks that I am very sarcastic and I'd agree with that but I also have some weird humor I hide from them just because they get confused or don't get it. I know these aren't memes about Asperger's or autism but they are memes. Enjoy, if you can I guess
  14. A few weeks ago I was having flashbacks and I wanted to feel better so I messaged a friend of mine and told her that she was beautiful and cool and we had a nice conversation. I didn't talk about my flashbacks though. And I wonder if it would have been okay for me to do so. I just don't want to pressure her into talking to me if she don't want to, I don't want her to feel like, oh no, she has to chat with me right now or else I'm gonna do something drastic or whatever. She knows that I have them, I just didn't mention I'd been going through one for about a day or two.
  15. Ace

    Next poster must listen to...

    Actually really like the first song. The others were good but the video seemed nicely put together. Haven't watched much anime but would consider it if I wasn't already invested in YouTube subscriptions and going to school to be a mechanical engineer. I like found this song more recently:
  16. Ace

    Any audiophiles?

    Thanks! I was looking at the EQ you mentioned. I personally do like a little more bass which is why I chose the 58x but I also would like to try the flat EQ sometimes. Do you know what software could do an EQ like that? I'll be using these with windows 10 so I'm sure there is something I can download. Just wasn't sure what they used.
  17. Ace

    Music

    @Aspergolfer just listened to it. I really liked it actually. Had a very strong message, especially watching the video with it
  18. LyssApie

    Asperger's and autism memes

    These are hilarious, I absolutely relate to the "tries to be funny, offended everyone" my sense of humor is pretty dark so yeah everyone gets mad. But seriously these made my day
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  20. Dr-David-Banner

    More or less autistic at differnt times

    It took me years to conclude I have actual autism as opposed to what was classified as Asperger Syndrome (no speech delay). Even, then I never stop exploring the finer points and I still don't know the cause. Can be foetal infection, reactive to trauma, genetic even purely psychological. Or a combination of many. I never share these issues with family so for me it is very hushed up.
  21. Dr-David-Banner

    More or less autistic at differnt times

    I learned that early speech is very indicative but here I find lots of psychologists get mixed up. You have two possibilities which are either premature speech or delay in speech. Those who delay are more "autistic" and tend to have stronger symptoms such as motor impairment. This, anyway, is what USSR psychiatrists concluded in the eighties. However premature speech also is a sign of autism spectrum. Confusing isn't it? Kanner's Childhood Autism diagnosis is very direct to autism per se which would include stimming, clumsiness, often poor maths and mechanical ability with low emotional responsiveness and so forth. Some people on.the spectrum (those with early speech) have lesser autistic symptoms. It's hard to diagnose but childhood history helps a lot.
  22. Aspergolfer

    Music

    Has anyone heard "God Only Knows" by For King And Country?
  23. Luke

    Any audiophiles?

    Nice, the HD58X is a great headphone There's an acoustic engineer on Reddit who measures headphones and he has an EQ profile for the HD58X: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lr0t5bm0g9h167t/Sennheiser HD58X.pdf?dl=0 I have an HD800 and an HD600, I run them out of an audio interface. "audiophile" DACs are borderline snake oil IMO, but it's nice to have a well-measuring DAC for the peace of mind. Audio Science Review is a good place to start: https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?reviews/
  24. Aspergolfer

    For King And Country

    Who likes For King And Country? Their music is AWESOME!
  25. Aspergolfer

    Mystery of man who returned from dead

    Read the story of Lazarus in John chapter 11. He was dead for 4 days! The mailman is blessed, that's for sure. I hope he gives the credit to God. He is why any of us are alive.
  26. Aspergolfer

    Rumours Of War

    It's the government in Beijing being jerks as is their way. One day the Chinese people will get fed up with being bullied and will push back hard. It may be that the resistance is starting now. I don't understand how people willingly sacrifice their liberty for nothing. There is freedom in Christ. Accept Him as Savior, keep His commandments out of faith and love & be free to live forever with Him.
  27. Aspergolfer

    Seventh-day Adventists on Asperclick?

    Besides me, are there any SDA's here?
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