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+ - NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) & Psychosis

Submitted by AdetheRare
AdetheRare (1538769) writes "A friend of mine has a diagnosed condition of psychosis, for which he is taking medication as prescribed by his doctor. Recently a "friend" of his has apparently convinced him to try NLP, but what's somewhat more disturbing is that he has told him that he doesn't want to be dependent on his meds and he needs to have a few days clear of them if it's going to work... So, my friend being his usual trusting self, has decided to stop taking his meds and go all out for the NLP.

This friend of his is also apparently starting his own business soon as some sort of NLP therapist.

Now, my personal feelings about this situation aside, I'd like to ask you all if:

1. NLP is really at all effective for treating psychosis?

2. Is it a good idea to stop taking prescribed medication while undergoing NLP treatment?"
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+ - How to get back at the noisy nextdoor neighbor 2

Submitted by MindPrison
MindPrison (864299) writes "After a long time with that annoying downstairs neighbor playing too loud music, I've been contemplating HOW to deal with it, being a teenager AND a female — you know the drill — asking nicely is NOT an option, teenagers usually get angry because you should NOT tell them what to do etc...so I came up with a quite devious way to solve the issue, and the trick is fighting fire with fire, for once :)

Here's how I did it:

I made a small low-frequency microphone amplifier, hot glued an electret microphone to the floor, and made sure there were no leaks around the microphone (to avoid audio-feedback). I connected this to an active subwoofer (this is a subwoofer that has an power amplifier built in, typically the thing you have in your average surround amplifier, and placed the subwoofer in the room next door to the mike (to avoid feedback!). Now — it's very important to disconnect any surround speakers as you ONLY want the BASS to distribute into the structure of the building itself, this makes it IMPOSSIBLE to locate the sound from YOUR flat, and the penetrating middle-tones that comes from your noisy neighbors stereo — will reveal that it is YOUR NEIGHBOR that plays the loud music.

It worked flawlessly, the entire building shook with the sound of the neighbors stereo, and the teenager had to turn down the sound several times due to multiple complaints from the ENTIRE neighborhood.

Revenge is SOO sweet ;)"

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