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#1201940
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The high functioning autistic thread
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A few mainly unconnected thoughts, broken up by paragraph breaks:

I was diagnosed with aspergers-like tendencies as a child. They never gave me the full label, but they were serious enough about it to get me evaluated and all that fun stuff.

Personally I disagree with aspergers being out of the DSM, unfortunate history (involving Nazi scientists, joy!) of the name aside. While putting autism on a spectrum better defines how wide a range of symptoms there are, aspergers gave me a specific label for some of my more off-putting traits. And for whenever I feel like thinking logically, having that list helps me check myself. It’s always nice to see in writing some of the things that pop up in my life as a handicap.

I have my “on” and “off” days so to speak. Some days I have random bouts of TMI when I’m trying to bond with people. Other days I’m suddenly an uncomfortably quiet presence in a room. Still others, I’m less off-putting and even well-liked. But I think that has more to do with mood than social aptitude.

Some people in the autistic community aren’t into the hierarchy involved in labeling people as high vs. low functioning, and I understand why, but honestly? For the moment being I think it helps Joe Schmoe know that every person’s experience on the spectrum is different.

I’ve warmed to Sheldon Cooper as a representation of the spectrum. His quirks aren’t always shown as flaws and htey do come in handy for him at times. Plus, it’s hard to show nuance with any mental condition in popular culture – whether it be difference, mental illness, etc. It’s easier to make it the defining trait, hard to make an incidental part of character. He doesn’t represent me, but I hope someone out there who’s on the spectrum positively identifies with him as a piece of themselves widely visible on TV.

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#1185978
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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I rewatchd TLJ last night at the $2 theater. I think it held up better than I expected. My only real complain was that it’s a bit on the long side due to all the subplots, but it never drags enough that that’s a dealbreaker.

I definitely thought it was worthwhile to watch again on the big screen, but I don’t think I’ll revisit this the way I do the OT. The good stuff in this movie, however, far exceeded the parts I liked in TFA. I’m excited for Episode IX.

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#1183563
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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paja said:

For some reason my Pc Audio is not working and it say’s “No Audio Output Device is installed” This is Bullshit

I’ve been dealing with this with my MacBook Pro for a long time now. It turns out my Logic Board is fucked, but I am not paying more than I would for a Windows computer (quoted at $700!) just to get this almost 4-year-old machine fixed! And that was a 3rd party store no less. Goddamn Apple.

So I’ve been using this instead. https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-External-Adapter-Windows-AU-MMSA/dp/B00IRVQ0F8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1521181924&sr=8-3&keywords=audio+usb

Allows me to use headphones again. I kind of miss having speakers, but it hasn’t bugged me enough to look at getting a new computer.

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#1155410
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the beatles
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^I love their harmonies all the way through their career, but there is something special about their earlier work. It never fails to bring a smile to my face, or even more if I’m feeling sentimental. They were the first band I really explored (which, given how much merchandise there is of theirs everywhere to this day, is not all that surprising.)

My love of The Beatles at this point in my life comes down to being sentimental. Anyone out there in the same boat? If so, what songs still get you? I gotta give it to the Abbey Road medley, I’ve cried to that at least once or twice.

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#1130915
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Random Thoughts
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^Really? Interesting. I’ve found Firefox near unusable for over 5 years, at least compared to Chrome, but Quantum on Mac OS so far is by and large a huge improvement. Hope it’s a small glitch and they fix it soon.

I’d like to switch from Chrome mainly because the older I get, the less I trust their data mining. It could be said of anywhere online though, to be honest, but Google knows… everything.

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#1112589
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Star Trek: The Original Series (Unaltered in HD)
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ChainsawAsh said:

bkev said:

An official restoration isn’t happening any time soon, as those early DCAU cartoons were edited on video. It’d take a lot of effort to get it done. Maybe they will sometime, but I don’t think the demand is there.

I wouldn’t mind an upscale project, but the DVDs suit me just fine for now.

Think you’re in the wrong thread.

Lol, yes. That keeps happening to me.

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#1112588
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Batman The Animated Series restoration.
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It would take a lot of work they’re probably not willing to go through right now. The editing, as with most of the early dcau, was done on video. It’s stuck in 480 unless they go the TNG route and redo a lot of stuff, though probably not as extensive of a change as in that case.

I’d love to see it but don’t see it happening any time soon. Maybe someone could do an upscale Avatar-style, but I’m perfectly content with the DVDs for now. They even downscale decently on Amazon streaming.

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#1096353
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Man, I really want to read these articles–but I made it through the first page of this EW story and thought to myself, “too many spoilers!”

I will likely cave at some point but man. When did marketing and spoilering become so hand-in-hand? Is this across all movies now? Am I just overthinking it because of Star Wars? Why am I asking you all of these questions?

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#1096184
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Random Thoughts
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darth_ender said:

LuckyGungan2001 said:

I’ve been binge watching the Goosebumps show (brilliance), and I can name at least one thing bad about the nineties:

I can: boy bands!

But boy bands gave us Max Martin, perhaps the greatest pop songwriter of all time! Most Top 40 hits from the past 20 years have had his handiwork in them.
I no longer have any idea how to do hyperlinks on this forum, so, here’s an old fashioned link to wikipedia on him https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Martin

Doesn’t make the music better, just a fun factoid I like throwing out there.

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#1093184
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Drugs, ranked
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I’ve found in states where pot is illegal, it’s often sativa people have. To most it doesn’t make a noticeable difference, but since I’ve been a patient in CA (+2 years) I’ve become strictly indica. Sativa leaves me anxious days after I’ve smoked it. I can handle the anxiety with the high, but the few days after leave it harder for me to deal with daily stresses - and noticeably more of a space cadet.

Possessed if you can manage I’d recommend sticking to indica if you’re having hard times with pot.

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#1093161
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[fill in the blank] Just Died!
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TV’s Frink said:

bkev said:

Iconic voiceover artist June Foray, just shy of her 100th birthday, passed today.

Rest in Peace to the woman behind Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Witch Hazel, Granny, and so many other iconic voices. What a career she had. I would have loved to shake her hand and thank her for the years of endless entertainment.

You might be interested in the post directly preceding yours.

Oops. I know I checked the thread to make sure I wasn’t a repeat, but I guess not well enough.
My point stands though nowhere near as well articulated as FF.