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 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Musk Buying Twitter.... For Real This Time

Posted: 30 Oct 2022, 1:08 pm 

Replies: 77
Views: 2,106


The various platforms do have moderation, but they tend to be inconsistent. Some of this, I think, is because the platforms are big enough that it's very difficult to have even-keeled moderation across the board. Exactly. The bigger* the platform, the bigger* the moderation problem. Thus, for many ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: CDC BS

 Post subject: Re: CDC BS
Posted: 30 Oct 2022, 10:38 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,332


Why do all of you not get together, pool your resources, and perform your own research? I'm a researcher in this field, so I'm working on it. :P Great to hear that! What do you think of AASPIRE ? I hope someone will start a professional association of autistic autism researchers. Seems to me it wou...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Good Autism Charities in the US?

Posted: 30 Oct 2022, 3:40 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 198


You might want to consider Academic Autism Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education (AASPIRE).

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Hyperbaric Pressure Chamber Therapy

Posted: 30 Oct 2022, 2:16 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 303


Hmm, the idea of hyperbaric oxygen as an alleged treatment for autism (or at least to reduce the severity of some autistic traits) has been around for at least a decade. Here's a Scientific American article from way back in 2009. I don't know how many studies have been done since then, or what their...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Cringe Culture" has ruined lives

Posted: 30 Oct 2022, 1:12 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 730


I'm gonna go feral on the next asswipe I see contributing to cringe culture. It's literally "marketable" harassment at this point because "bullying" isn't seen to be as mainstream and "cool" anymore (even though it's still super prevalent). SO many people "calling...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The dirty secret of capitalism - and a new way forward

Posted: 30 Oct 2022, 12:11 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 389


I've heard about the 'donut' model and the idea going forward for sustainability would be closed-loop economies but... the catch is we'd all have to pull our shirts in, voluntarily, which makes it impossible (defectors will dominate anyone who volunteers to do the right thing). That's why we would ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Musk Buying Twitter.... For Real This Time

Posted: 29 Oct 2022, 11:51 pm 

Replies: 77
Views: 2,106


As social media platforms go, Twitter does have the following redeeming features, IMO: 1) Allowing pseudonyms (unlike Facebook). Essential to protecting one's privacy, IMO. 2) Being primarily text-based rather than oriented primarily towards photos and/or videos. Another plus for privacy. Either or ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: What did JK Rowling do wrong?

Posted: 29 Oct 2022, 8:34 pm 

Replies: 223
Views: 6,469


Have you ever used Twitter? People retweet for a lot of reasons, it's not for nothing that "retweets are not endorsements" is standard profile tab boilerplate over there. I've seen that disclaimer on some accounts, but not on most. In particular, JK Rowling does not have such a disclaimer...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Is it ok to criticise anyone or anything ?

Posted: 28 Oct 2022, 3:51 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 97


Under most circumstances at least, it certainly shouldn't be deemed "racist" just to criticize the actions of any government. The tone, manner, and/or context of a particular criticism might be racist, however. For example, criticism of Israel isn't intrinsically any-Jewish, but can become...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Why is mental well-being worse for singles than couples ?

Posted: 28 Oct 2022, 2:01 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 224


I think married people/people with a partner have more problems, and probably have worse mental health as a result. They always have obligations to each other, pretend to like in-laws, sacrifice privacy, worry about divorce/breakup, sacrifice personal time/space, worry about ugly money matters, wor...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: What did JK Rowling do wrong?

Posted: 28 Oct 2022, 12:56 pm 

Replies: 223
Views: 6,469


how?? in the guilt by association, jumping silently from theft(crime) to wrongthink, how's that the same, My point was to make an analogy -- NOT to equate, in all particulars, JK Rowling's online behavior with theft. My point was simply that my own and other people's complaints about JK Rowling are...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: What did JK Rowling do wrong?

Posted: 28 Oct 2022, 12:26 pm 

Replies: 223
Views: 6,469


You don't seem to understand that retweeting entails much, much more than just "association" -- especially when the retweeter is a famous person with millions of followers. I don't understand why this isn't glaringly obvious to you. Do you participate on Twitter or other similar social me...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: What do you do when asked to make a sudden decision?

Posted: 28 Oct 2022, 11:00 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 268


I mean when there isn't time to check my calendar, it's 'right here, right now'. I do have health issues- chronic fatigue and hypoglycaemia which make it hard to do sudden physical activity. Do the people in your life know about these health issues? If not, maybe you could inform them, so your relu...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: What do you do when asked to make a sudden decision?

Posted: 28 Oct 2022, 10:45 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 268


I often find people suddenly want me to suddenly do something I'm not sure I want to or even can do, physically. e.g. an extreme physical activity like a long walk or run; go on a long shopping trip in a loud shopping centre; stay up all night. What do you do if you are asked to make a sudden decis...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Any programmers here?

 Post subject: Re: Any programmers here?
Posted: 28 Oct 2022, 3:42 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 1,435


My partner and I are a self-employed team of programmers. Our main client is a small medical lab, for which we have made, and continue to maintain, a HIPAA-compliant custom electronic medical records system. We use mainly Java (servlets), JSP, and Javascript. I use PHP for simple non-paid work, e.g....

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: USA national anthem as played in Soviet-era Russia

Posted: 27 Oct 2022, 10:54 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 171


Here is a variant of the USA's national anthem that is said to have been played, decades ago, in Soviet-era Russia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6othsFIyaBM USA National Anthem, but it played in SOVIET RUSSIA (RUSSIAN Orchestral Cover) Whereas the original anthem is in a major key, this version i...
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