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Comment Don't approach aspergers/autism as negative... (Score 1) 289 289

As we all know, some very intelligent people have aspergers or have been on the autism spectrum.

As one of these people, I would have liked to tell my parents to let me do what I wanted to do, and nurture the skills that I had. They fought my aspergers/add/whatever with medications. Horrible years of my life, those...

Are you or his mother musically inclined? Go buy him a 100 dollar guitar. Show him some videos on youtube. Does he like to take things apart? Take him to somewhere that used to be like radio shack. Start building something on your own and see if he jumps in. He might be a very skilled carpenter, but you will never know these things unless you provide the climate for where he can flourish.

Comment Feminist troll bait (Score 2, Insightful) 271 271

I'm not quite sure why a video has just auto-played on slashdot, but the tone of her voice made me shut it off immediately. Sorry miss. You might have a fancy degree, but you're 23, maybe 24 years old, with little to no real world experience.

Something something causation != correlation.

Wait a second - what is a "VP of customer success?" It doesn't matter... She's the only person out of 8 "leadership" roles that has a vageen.

*DISCLAIMER! I do not hate women - just know it all bitches. Yes, I said it. Wanna fight about it?

Comment People are fixated on vaccines ignore "The Joker" (Score 1) 740 740

what better time to give them "mercury" or whatever through a different means? Shampoo... makeup? Watch the 1989 Batman for the obvious, or...

spoiler (which shouldn't be a spoiler for *any* /. reader) - the joker uses combinations of makeup, deodorant, shampoos, etc to combine and make his "Smiley" condition which renders the subject hilariously dead. Oh that smile!

Comment wearing out of thumbstick and.... (Score 1) 59 59

So my friend has one... He wears down the exact same spot on all his controllers... left thumbstick at 7'oclock. He's just pressing too hard.

However, I am very gentle and precise with mine, and they have suited me well. *HOWEVER* the right thumbstick, when pressed in, is starting to flake out. If I press it to run, a lot of force is needed, or else I will stop running. So that controller is basically useless now.

And of course, I have to say that as for right now, the touchpad is absolutely useless.

Comment Big "DUH of the year award" here.... (Score 1) 161 161

I got an iPod shuffle.... I think, in 2005 for a girlfriend. I went to set it up for her, plugged it into my computer. It proceeded to rename a good 200 albums or so into 8character.ext filenames. I've never touched an apple product since.

"We don't care. We don't have to. We're the Phone Company."