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    [–] Why do people thinking having Aspergers is a superpower? aarghIforget 2 points ago * (lasted edited 3 hours ago) in aspergers

    I just looked into it, and apparently, yes, it is possible. This article describes a pair of real-world autistic twins that both instantly counted 111 matches.

    It also came up in a hilarious blink-and-you'll-miss-it Abed moment on Community. (Highly recommended show, for anyone here who hasn't seen it, by the way...)

    Edit: And here's a possibly more interesting article that also mentions the twins (and more), alluringly titled "Autism's Hidden Gifts".

    [–] That subtle marble thigh softness aarghIforget 2 points ago in oddlysatisfying

    Definitely makin' a Scooby-Doo "RuuhhHH?" noise.

    [–] That subtle marble thigh softness aarghIforget -2 points ago * (lasted edited 4 hours ago) in oddlysatisfying

    She pretty much ripped off almost every single element of those stories from somewhere else aside from the names, the mangled Latin and probably the nonsensical game of Quidditch (if even those.)

    Her only real accomplishment, i.m.n.s.h.o., was combining them all effectively and finding a good publisher who managed to market it really well to kids.

    [–] That subtle marble thigh softness aarghIforget -1 points ago in oddlysatisfying

    I mean... if you 'abduct' a(n attractive) woman, isn't it kinda taken for granted that you intend to have sex with her...?

    [–] That subtle marble thigh softness aarghIforget 3 points ago in oddlysatisfying

    Seriously. It was really fucking sad. ಢ_ಢ

    It sure as hell gave him the motivation and justification for everything that came afterwards in the movie, but I'm still not sure how essential it was to make it *that* horrifically fucking tragic. Did we really need the extra little detail that gets revealed after he wakes up? ...probably, I guess... but still...

    [–] That subtle marble thigh softness aarghIforget 10 points ago in oddlysatisfying

    Well, that may be the title, but it obviously only depicts the "abduction of Persephone" part...

    [–] That subtle marble thigh softness aarghIforget 138 points ago in oddlysatisfying

    That's mostly where you'll hear it mentioned, but it's actually a property of real-world objects in general, not just computer-generated ones.

    [–] Pre-checked cookie boxes don't count as valid consent, says adviser to top EU court aarghIforget 1 points ago in technology

    Alright; no argument there, then... we *do* both agree that it's a pain in the ass and not the ideal solution, especially for people who already know better.

    [–] Pre-checked cookie boxes don't count as valid consent, says adviser to top EU court aarghIforget 2 points ago in technology

    <shrug>... Obviously, I'd prefer if that didn't happen, but otherwise, I have nothing against my mere browsing habits (since I last cleared my cookies and/or whatever my browser extensions don't automatically delete on their own) being shared. Name, address, and banking information are an entirely different story, though, of course.

    Besides, how is this all that significantly different from the "Do Not Track" option, aside from the extra step of nagging me anytime I browse a website that bothers to comply with the ruling?

    [–] Police pulls over pick-up truck aarghIforget 68 points ago in Unexpected

    ...which resulted in the hyper-American tradition of NASCAR...

    [–] Police pulls over pick-up truck aarghIforget 27 points ago in Unexpected

    Yeah, it sounds much less vindictive and more logical with an actual explanation.

    [–] Police pulls over pick-up truck aarghIforget 2 points ago * (lasted edited 11 hours ago) in Unexpected

    With rising-inflection emphasis on the P.

    [–] This veterinarian has a comfort dog assistant that helps sick dog patients know that everything will be alright aarghIforget 1 points ago in interestingasfuck

    Yeah, I'd feel pretty weird if I looked over and saw some animal sneering at me for being friendly to a sad dog.

    Well... unless it was a cat, I guess... <_<

    [–] This veterinarian has a comfort dog assistant that helps sick dog patients know that everything will be alright aarghIforget 1 points ago in interestingasfuck

    "Socialized care of tooth decay will lead to the moral decay of society as people stop taking personal responsibility for the health of their own teeth!"

    -- Dentists, almost word-for-word, while lobbying to avoid having their industry added to the Canada Health Act.

    [–] This veterinarian has a comfort dog assistant that helps sick dog patients know that everything will be alright aarghIforget 2 points ago in interestingasfuck

    Last time I went to the ER, I didn't even sit down in the waiting room, had a CT scan within the hour, was on a helicopter within two, and then had brain surgery (to remove the tumour that was about to kill me) before the end of the day.

    Then about a week or so of free sammiches and morphine. Pretty sweet deal, I thought.

    [–] DAE think that the autism logo should be a chameleon? aarghIforget 1 points ago in aspergers

    Cuttlefish are even more alien... ...but, nahh, too hard to draw. <_<

    Squid don't do the camouflage thing, do they...? I feel like that's a nicer word than 'octopus'.

    [–] Added material runout detection and a semi-automatic filament loading system for a DIY 3D printer I designed and built for my university. This champ has gathered some 1500 print hours in its first few months! aarghIforget 1 points ago in 3Dprinting

    Publicly-funded schools? Really? I thought that in the U.S. and Canada, at least, they weren't allowed to not publish completed research into the public domain, or something along those lines... and the idea that *Finnish* law would be less socially-responsible than ours in this case seems... improbable. <_<