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

by Rooked_One (#48983511) Attached to: Female-Run Companies Often do Better Than Male-Run Ones (Video)
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

by Rooked_One (#48964483) Attached to: New Jersey Gov. Christie: Parents Should Have Choice In Vaccinations
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

by Rooked_One (#48857075) Attached to: The Fixes Sony's DualShock 4 Controller Still Needs
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: I get it.. but I won't get it (Score 1) 304

by Rooked_One (#47083333) Attached to: Is LG's New Ultra Widescreen Display Better Than "Normal" 4K?
So yea... I get the whole "more resolution captain!" Absolutely. Every day all day. But I use a 27" monitor that only does 1920x1200... "Only." That's plenty for work and pleasure - i'm playing the new wolfenstien at that resolution, and its beautiful.

However, I would love some ultra widescreen for more real estate. To me, 4k is just too faddish, and thus too expensive for the poor nerds amongst us to justify purchasing.

Comment: While most will think of changing the subject (Score 1) 367

by Rooked_One (#46827403) Attached to: Skilled Manual Labor Critical To US STEM Dominance

I have one question - how in demand will these jobs be 10 years from now? 10 years after that?

Seems to me as the populations becomes more dependent on others, being a welders, pipe-fitters, electricians, carpenters, machinists and other skilled tradesmen will pay off. But at what point do we become like mexicans *in mexico* who know how to fix everything they need to live? Broken pipe? Dig it up and fix it. Broken car? Take it apart as least as much as possible and fix it. Need to build an extra room or two on your house? Pick up a hammer and some supplies and get to work.

I wish I weren't disabled - someone asked me the other day what is my dream job - living off the land with a few farm animals and growing crops for a family.

Be sociable. Speak to the person next to you in the unemployment line tomorrow.

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