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Submitted by p00kiethebear
p00kiethebear (569781) writes "I recently facebook'd an old friend and found out that he was part of a project called tshirtOS which bills itself as the worlds first programmable wearable t-shirt. According to the website "tshirtOS has a flexible, washable LED screen that can be programmed via a smartphone app to display any message, image or animation you want.""
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Comment: Stupidest thing I've ever read. It's not 5 times.. (Score 2) 294

by p00kiethebear (#46356669) Attached to: Doctors Say New Pain Pill Is "Genuinely Frightening"

It's only five times the dose of other hydrocodone tablets available. Doctors are going to always over prescribe opioids. If this one wasn't available then it would be a different one. I will say though that hydrocodone has a much more euphoric high. It might make it more desirable over existing oxycodone options. It should be noted that doctors already prescribe hydrocodone in these doses. This just means that chronic pain patients will only need to take 1 pill instead of five.

Just because one new tablet becomes available doesn't mean there is going to be a sudden mass explosion in the number of pain pills available on the street. If people weren't ODing on this drug then they'd be ODing on one that's already available. But somehow we interpret people dying from overdose on a new pain killer as being 'added' deaths. When statistically the death would have happened on one pill or the other.

Comment: Heaven and Hell (Score 1) 745

by p00kiethebear (#46264677) Attached to: Mathematician: Is Our Universe a Simulation?
If this is a simulation, couldn't the programmer have created a set of conditions for objects that have reached a stage classified as 'conscious' to have that consciousness saved and relegated to a 'heaven' or 'hell' at the point of their 'death'. I wouldn't program a universe without creating conditions for 'life.' Maybe everyone goes to a heaven where all other consciousnesses are stored or maybe the programmer was a sadist and everyone goes to hell regardless of actions or maybe since it's all an experiment what he THOUGHT he was programing as a 'heaven' is actually hell for us.

Comment: In the sushi world we have a word for passionate.. (Score 4, Insightful) 533

by p00kiethebear (#46123717) Attached to: The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer
In the sushi world we have a word for passionate chefs... It's 'shokunin' You'll find in Japanese dictionaries that it's defined as 'artisan' but the connotation implies so much more. A shokunin comes to work and does the same task every religiously. Relentlessly trying to improve his technique. He cares only for perfection. Where other people see 'work' he sees 'duty.' He wipes his knife clean after every cut. When he cooks rice he removes or adds half a tablespoon of water at a time to ensure the amount of water is correct. He sharpens his eyes over years and carefully learns to identify and pull parasites from fresh fish, making them safe to eat. He cooks perfect folded eggs in a square pan never allowing it to burn at any place and ensuring each layer is evenly folded and cooked. He takes no breaks until the last customers is served. He works because, more than money, more than fun or pleasure, he desires to be better. Not only does he practice the physical techniques, he sees socializing with the customers over the counter as a skill to be practiced. His conduct and comportment do not waiver inside or outside of the restaurant (his temple) At my restaurant I may hire an average sushi chef to make rolls or to prepare fish in the back. But the person I hire for working behind the bar, unless he's my personal apprentice that has learned to work the way I had to, I would only hire a shokunin. When he works there he represents my business and my restaurant and I know he will outside of work in his daily life as well. Passion is important. But I would never pretend to say that passion was required for the easier and less formal jobs, some people just need a paycheck and as long as their work is good, I can respect that. The person who's responsible for putting a face to the company must be a master.

Comment: Re:What is it then? (Score 1) 246

by p00kiethebear (#45709473) Attached to: The Business of Attention Deficit Disorder

Lack of physical activity? Are you serious? I was training in gymnastics for sixteen hours a week when I was diagnosed. I was winning state and regional medals until I was fifteen.

The fact that you honestly think a kid who only exercises 16 hours a week is exerting himself shows how much life has changed.

When I was a child in the 1960s, every kid I knew exercised hard for at least 30 hours a week until they were old enough to drive cars. We didn't call it exercise, though; we called it "being a kid".

BECAUSE WE HAD NO COMPUTERS OR GAMEBOYS. In fact my parents had the only color TV in the neighborhood until the late 60s. Nobody's mom worked, and most mothers did not let kids watch TV in daylight hours; and every one I knew walked or biked at least a couple miles every day routinely.

My parents' generation also had to hand-wash clothes and dishes - but they still played outside more and harder than my generation, because they hadn't any TVs or air conditioning. My 90 year old mother still walks a mile a day and .

People under 55 don't realize how sedentary we have become. Most of them can't even comprehend how enormously strenuous life was only two or three generations ago, when homes were heated by shoveling coal or splitting wood, and parents did not ever let kids lay around underfoot indoors. Many of us have evolved for hard work in unconditioned environments - and the reason our kids have ADHD may well be because they aren't getting enough exercise for their brains to develop properly. Don't discount the idea just because you think you were a jock. My 90 year old mother can still pick strawberries for eight hours with one half-hour break at noon - will you be able to when you're 90? It's unlikely, I think.

I was a regular kid as well. I rode my bike everywhere. I climbed trees. I played soccer at recess and tag. The 16 hours on top of it is 4 solid hours, 4 days a week doing athletic conditioning, stretching, giant swings on the high-bar. Power tumbling. Vaulting. Running two miles straight. We're talking about an 8 year old child at a competing level in all around gymnastics. This isn't playing and chasing eachother and playing backyard soccer. This is conditioning the body and mind to be able to perform feats that would seem super human to others. I doubt you were doing double back flips off the high bar and doing back handsprings for 20 minutes straight. Nor did you have 8 pack abs at the age of 11. 16 hours of competitive gymnastics training is not the same as the twice a week gymnastics class you put your son into where they play games and practice hand stands. Lifestyle has become more sedentary but every night I worked at the gym I went home with aching muscles and was completely physically and mentally exhausted. You just assume that after 16 hours of training I went home and played video games. I had a childhood as well asshole. My martial arts training has kept me in shape as well, when I am 90 I will still be training god willing.

Comment: Re:What is it then? (Score 1) 246

by p00kiethebear (#45703771) Attached to: The Business of Attention Deficit Disorder

What you're describing is a lack of discipline. Yes, speed does help with that (short-term). But, as with any drug, there's a down-side, too.

Here we go again, More people who know exactly what the problem is. There was no lack of discipline. A full time gymnast can't win medals without the discipline it takes to focus on and visualize their routines. Furthermore my career in martial arts afterwards couldn't have been accomplished without discipline. You all think you're so clever and have all the answers. But you never saw the world from behind my eyes. It's always the same with you people, it's as if you believe every human being experiences the world around them exactly the same as yourself and because you can't share MY subjective experience you can only assume that it's an issue of 'a lack of discipline.'

Open your mind and try to imagine for half a second that the subjective experiences of every human being are not identical to yours.

Also, I know the article is about prescription drugs which I didn't talk about at all. I'm not sharing my opinion on that, only trying to explain. If I hadn't been treated with medication though, it would have been much worse. I don't think for a second though that it should be the first line solution to the 'problem.'

I find it even more ridiculous that both you and the anonymous reply below both seem to know exactly what my diagnosis is from reading only a couple of paragraphs. Though I don't remember either of you giving your credentials as doctors of behavioral psychology.

Comment: Re:What is it then? (Score 5, Interesting) 246

by p00kiethebear (#45703437) Attached to: The Business of Attention Deficit Disorder

Is it big pharma pushing doctors to prescribe more? Is it doctors too lazy/busy to do a proper diagnosis? Is it mothers, fathers and teachers who seek to explain bad behavior and poor discipline (which is largely their fault) on medical conditions? Is it our foods which have changed over to GMO based content over the same period of time?

The basic cause of this is simple: lack of physical activity causes kids to be fidgety. They can't concentrate. Kids that fidget in class are disruptive. They are marked as "trouble".

Let them burn off all that energy they get from the sugars and carbs and mass market garbage foods they have shoved down their gullets by the schools and parents who don't have time to cook because a 40 hour week never really means that, and their commutes usually are longer than the time they spend with their kids.

This ADHD problem is a byproduct of the fast paced world we've created to "stay competitive, stay on top, and keep up with the Joneses".

You sir are full of shit.

Lack of physical activity? Are you serious? I was training in gymnastics for sixteen hours a week when I was diagnosed. I was winning state and regional medals until I was fifteen.

It's always fucked up to me how all the people who have never had ADD are always first to know exactly everything about it. You've never had to struggle with academics and social skills because the only things you could focus on were the ones that were rewarding to you. It's not a cut and dry case of being 'fidgety' and rarely is it a case of discipline on part of the parents.

ADD made my elementary school days hell for me. It was almost impossible to get along in regular social situations with exception to times I was with other kids that had ADD. It was hard for me to pay attention to what I was reading when all I could focus on were INTRUSIONS into my focus from say, the sound of the kid behind me wheezing. The ticking of someone's watch. Hearing the hum of a fan turning on and off at regular intervals and noticing it always happens every 4 minutes. The way a cute girl across the room wore her hair differently today or maybe she got her ear pierced and I'm distracted by how red it's made her earlobe and how she's scratching it often. Maybe today I've noticed the teacher got a new watch and it's super shiny. He asks if there are any questions and I raise my hand and ask about the watch. Everyone laughs at me since the question had nothing to do with the lecture but I can't understand why no one else was so interested in the cool looking timepiece.

ADD is not an inability to focus. It is a deficit with the ability to filter out the intrusions into your senses that make focusing on what others seem to find important nearly impossible at times. Let's face it, it's hard to have perspective about how important it is to know about the revolutionary war when you're 10 years old.

Don't be so quick to have all the answers when your understanding of the issue is clearly incomplete.

ADD is STILL affecting my life. I struggle with it every day. This morning is a perfect example. I WAS trying to sleep. I woke up to pee and decided to read slashdot in bed while I let sleep take over again. But I read your retarded comment and it has made it impossible for me to go to sleep. Why? Because I can't seem to filter out your bullshit. Your asinine opinion on the matter has intruded into my focus on getting a healthy night's sleep. I tried to let it go and just lie down but I couldn't stop focusing on your stupidity and I won't be able to until I post this. Hell, even after I hit submit I'm still going to toss and turn for a half hour while I try to divert my attention to happy butterflies and fluffy sheep to count.

Comment: Re:No idea what that means (Score 4, Funny) 433

by p00kiethebear (#45664785) Attached to: Simulations Back Up Theory That Universe Is a Hologram

Ok, so when Riker was mackin' on the smokin' hot biddy in the red dress, lets say the two started knocking boots and he climaxed inside her. What happens to his seed when the program ends? Does the Holodeck recycle it for foodstuffs later, or does it just fall to the floor?

It does fall to the floor. The holodeck Janitor cleans it up:

Ernest asks Frank how long he has been working for the company. "Ever since they threatened to fire me."