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GOG Introduces DRM-Free Movie Store

Andtalath Re:Size (126 comments)

About 22 minutes from what I usually get from gog.com.

Sure, it's not instant-on, and you will have to, you know, plan a bit.
But you can keep the movie, to view when you like.

about three weeks ago
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Daimler's Solution For Annoying Out-of-office Email: Delete It

Andtalath Re:It's OPTIONAL! (232 comments)

The sane option is to give people the necessary time go through their email when they get back.

about a month ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

Andtalath Re:I would be very interested... (200 comments)

1: It's not.
The basic problem is that people with ADHD (at least not me) can't willingly choose what to focus on.
Ever.
For me, without methylphenedate, I can basically present something to my eyes and hope it registers.
With it, I can choose to focus on it.
Yes, the difference is that big.

2: Many drugs can definitely shift perceptions.
Loads of them aren't very dangerous either.
ADHD-meds are basically there to help you establish a base-line so that you can function like a normal person in certain situations where otherwhise, you simply couldn't.

3: And just how do you think you reach high levels of probabilities?
In general, first you perform small-scale highly controlled experiences.
Then you go ever larger and less and less controlled.
Currently, it's been shown to fundamentally change peoples lives, mine included, to the better.
And in some cases give easily reversible consequences.
Your solution would condemn a couple of percent of every human, globally, to just suck it out instead of using a chemical which gives them the ability to function.

about a month ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

Andtalath Re:I would be very interested... (200 comments)

Yes.
I don't believe this is true on /. though.

about a month ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

Andtalath Re:I would be very interested... (200 comments)

And that is why, at least in Sweden, you aren't just thrown a bunch of pills.
When I got my concerta treatment, I had to go in once a week with detailed logs of how it affected me.
For a couple of months.

I still have to go in once a year or so to refill my prescriptions.

about a month ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

Andtalath Re:100 percent bullshit (200 comments)

Therapist would be all of those except drugs.

But, you are wrong regardless.

Facts are basically what we call the most likely reasons for something to be in a certain way.
Which is exactly what psychiatrists try to ascertain.

about a month ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

Andtalath Re:Lack of impulse control (200 comments)

Indeed, it's normal to get some amount of errors.

I got 100%.

That is highly abnormal.

about a month ago
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Figuring Out Where To Live Using Math

Andtalath Re:Check your arithmatic (214 comments)

Except that temperature is in the shade, not in the sun.
In the sun, it's way hotter than that.

Also, even in the shade, we need a coolant around us to function properly.

about a month ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

Andtalath Lack of impulse control (200 comments)

This shouldn't really be news.

One of the major ADHD tests is if you can control impulses in various situations.
Impulse control is way, way harder, bordering on impossible for people with strong ADHD.

I still remember my test for instance.

I was supposed to press for every symbol that came up on the screen, except for X and Y.
I couldn't help pressing for X as well.
I literally said the equivalent of "fuck" each time, which made my psychiatrist laugh.

This would be something similar.

about a month ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

Andtalath Re:The drugs are terrible (200 comments)

In my experience (I'm from Sweden and have an ADHD diagnosis and know a lot of people with the same one), the right way is to have a bit of both.

The pills won't "cure" anything.
They will, in many cases, dampen the symtoms.

And that is all.

Extremely useful for some, including me.

about a month ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

Andtalath Re:100 percent bullshit (200 comments)

Could you please just talk with any psychiatrist for this subject for five minutes?

Stop trying to apply common sense, which is basically just a nice word for prejudive, instead of lookint at the facts.

about a month ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

Andtalath Re:I would be very interested... (200 comments)

Nope.
Notice the "regardless of the circumstances".

Medicating with amphetamine all the time is obviosuly quite moronic.
I myself need it to function normally in the work-environment.

I didn't even realize what people meant by saying "just concentrate" until I took my first methylphenedate when I was 25.

ADHD is an issue, and it's NOT just kids being kids.
It's a fundamentally different way for the brain/body to function then the norm.

about a month ago
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European Commission Spokesman: Google Removing Link Was "not a Good Judgement"

Andtalath Re:So... (210 comments)

Google.com redirects you to the appropriate country.

about 2 months ago
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IeSF Wants International Game Tournaments Segregated By Sex [Updated]

Andtalath Missing the point (221 comments)

Sorry for repost, but I want to see potential feedback and was AC.

Basically, normal sports are segregated so that there can be top athletes who are non-male.

This allows them to inspire young women to be good in sports.

Women are allowed to compete in maie competetitions, they just don't stand a chance in almost all sports.

I hardly ever watch E-sports, or normal sports.
But if women are grossly underrepresented the same could be true there?

I dunno.

about 2 months ago
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America 'Has Become a War Zone'

Andtalath Re:War of government against people? (875 comments)

Violence is down, per capita, all over the world, and keep decreasing.

Not true for every country, of course.

But yeah, we really are moving toward a better world in some ways.
If we can just avoid some major pitfalls (ecological disasters, resource starvation, resource allocation) we are in for a brighter future.

about 3 months ago
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NSF Researcher Suspended For Mining Bitcoin

Andtalath Re:question (220 comments)

You mean where $flavoroftheyearcryptcurrency gains acceptance and has been stable for several years in the public and value has stabilized?

about 3 months ago

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