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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

JMJimmy Re:I don't know what they're talking about (198 comments)

Proper diagnosis is not baloni anymore. 8-12 hours of intensive testing that objectively measures performance against millions who've taken the same tests gives a very reliable result that can be backed up with a CT scan or MRI.

4 days ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

JMJimmy Re:inb4 (198 comments)

That's NOT what its all about. It's primarily an executive function disorder. Every aspect of day to day life, including the "pleasurable" aspects are affected. ADHD-H the hyperactivity is to increase blood flow to the brain to allow the communication to occur between the problem solving centres of the brain and the executive function. The attention and emotion centres border the executive area and so, depending on the person, they'll end up distracted or they'll become emotional/stressed.

If what you said was even remotely true then that wouldn't explain ADHD-C/ADHD-I (about 30% of diagnoses) ADHD-I can cause you to focus so intently on what you're doing and be unable to switch (be cause the executive function is screwed up) so you'll sit there doing the same thing and plow through. Doesn't matter how boring or how intensely rewarding it is. I'm just coming down off a 37 hour episode of the most mind numbingly inane research that got me zero reward and set me back. I'll take me 48 hours to recover minimum before I can get back to being productive (hopefully). It's great when I spend that time doing something productive like coding but can ruin a week.

Worst part is, I can't control when it happens or what triggers it because things like self discipline and control are regulated by the executive function centre.

4 days ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

JMJimmy Re:inb4 (198 comments)

It is. ADD and ADHD are fake "disorders" invented by doctors and pharmaceutical companies to get kids addicted to their drugs and make lifelong customers.

  When I was a kid, nobody had ADD/ADHD because it hadn't been fabricated yet.

You were born prior to 1775? Must suck stepping on your balls so much.

5 days ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

JMJimmy Re:I don't know what they're talking about (198 comments)

They need to be specific, this applies to ADHD-H. This does not apply to ADHD-I and is questionable with ADHD-C. I have ADHD-I and I have the problem that my eyes get sore from hyperfocusing to the extent that my body forgets to blink.

Besides, they already have a definitive diagnosis. A brain scan. Aside from the very obvious differences in brain wave patterns, the structure of the brain is physically different. ADHD-H will show the centre of the brain growing at an accelerated rate compared to the other areas of the brain. ADHD-I will show under development of the frontal and/or temporal lobes and a noted size difference in the rear of the brain (something on the right side rear is smaller)... I'm totally not awake so all the appropriate terms and thoughts in general aren't coming to me...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?... --this lecture talks about it... it's split into a bunch of random pieces so I don't know which one the ADHD-I brain portion is in... that or there's a 3 hour video with it all (I think it's the same lecture)

5 days ago
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With Chinese Investment, Nicaraguan Passage Could Dwarf Panama Canal

JMJimmy Re: Money pit (322 comments)

LOL - you're absolutely right. I just did a quick Google search for the Las Lajas river to see where it was and every search I did kept coming up with that image. My bad. Las Lajas section wouldn't be too bad then. The Brito end of it might trash a nice beach at most. My point stands overall though.

about a week ago
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Is "Scorpion" Really a Genius?

JMJimmy Re:A truly smart person ... (390 comments)

There are highly trained generalists who lack humility and don't make fools of themselves. They're the rarest of individuals but they do exist. ;)

about a week ago
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DARPA Wants To Kill the Password

JMJimmy Re:There we go again (383 comments)

Why do they want to kill my password? What's wrong with "@13 unicorn #DARPA gangbang!"? It's secure isn't it?

about two weeks ago
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Wiring Programmers To Prevent Buggy Code

JMJimmy Re:Hi, it looks like you are writing difficult cod (116 comments)

Honestly, I find my buggiest code is the easiest crap that I'm just not paying attention to. The moment I have a solid challenge my interest peaks and getting it singing perfectly is the only acceptable end result. It may take a few tries but it's what I thrive on. I'm my least productive and most careless on the routine pointless tasks.

about two weeks ago
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With Chinese Investment, Nicaraguan Passage Could Dwarf Panama Canal

JMJimmy Re:Money pit (322 comments)

Wasn't implying they didn't use the biggest/best... just meant that the definition of that has changed a lot over the years.

about two weeks ago
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With Chinese Investment, Nicaraguan Passage Could Dwarf Panama Canal

JMJimmy Re:Money pit (322 comments)

Somebody didn't read the article:

  "However, there are doubts around the world about the Nicaragua Canal project, mainly focusing on its engineering difficulty and funding during the construction phase and the economic viability after completion."

I said it would be comparatively cheaper. Panama Canal cost about $59/cubic metre excavated. Nicaragua Canal will be $10/cubic metre excavated if the estimates hold.

about two weeks ago
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With Chinese Investment, Nicaraguan Passage Could Dwarf Panama Canal

JMJimmy Re:Money pit (322 comments)

Panama didn't have the benefit of the massive machines available now. It will likely be much cheaper compartitively.

What I find interesting is the complete disregard for some amazing sites. Las Lajas River has this: http://www.beautifulplacesguid... three of the four proposed routes for the 3rd section head through a national reserve. The shortest route of course splits the reserve in half. http://www3.varesenews.it/imma...

about two weeks ago
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Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police

JMJimmy Re:Well at least they saved the children! (790 comments)

Another question to ask is, why was someone at google looking at someone's personal email account?

I suspect they weren't. They probably have an agreement with the police where their image matching algorithms are used to compare known child porn images against images sent to/from gmail and as they crawl the web.

about two weeks ago
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London Police Placing Anti-Piracy Warning Ads On Illegal Sites

JMJimmy Re:Hilarious (160 comments)

Disregard the above, misinformed comment. mea culpa

about three weeks ago
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London Police Placing Anti-Piracy Warning Ads On Illegal Sites

JMJimmy Re:Hilarious (160 comments)

Even if you didn't use AdBlock, HTTPS Everywhere takes care of it very nicely.

about three weeks ago
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Linux Needs Resource Management For Complex Workloads

JMJimmy Re: This obsession with everything in RAM needs to (161 comments)

wow, who knew boobs could be so controversial

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about a month ago
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Japan To Offer $20,000 Subsidy For Fuel-Cell Cars

JMJimmy Re:Why isn't the U.S. doing things like this? (156 comments)

Yes, and the typical engine development costs about $5 billion - granted this is much cheaper now thanks to 3D printing.

If they can build the power train + fuel cell for under $50,000 they'll probably be selling them at cost but for a run of no more than 10,000 vehicles that's actually pretty good for this stage of development. I'd think they'll have a mass production + profitable model within the next 3-7 years. Don't know if they'll be worth it due to the cost of fuel and the fact that natural gas is the cheapest method of producing said fuel - that's going to be a bigger stumbling block than making the car profitable.

about 1 month ago
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White House Approves Sonic Cannons For Atlantic Energy Exploration

JMJimmy Re:Hoping this is not as bad as it sounds (272 comments)

The proposal does call for a "ramp up" period where the sounds get louder and louder. Unfortunately, studies in Scotland found that fish are attracted to the noise from air cannons (no data on mammals)

about 1 month ago
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White House Approves Sonic Cannons For Atlantic Energy Exploration

JMJimmy Re:Hoping this is not as bad as it sounds (272 comments)

Speaking strictly in terms of pressure:

  - A 1kt nuclear explosion is 300-310db re 1 Pa at 1m
  - A seismic air cannon is 264-270db re 1 Pa at 1m
  - Whales can go anywhere from 108 to 225b re 1 Pa at 1m

Looking at that without any context one might think it's no big deal. Except that for every 6db you're doubling the pressure.

240db re 1 Pa at 1m is 100% lethal to fish and mammals up to 125m, permanent hearing loss on all trauma frequencies to >50% of fish/mammals to a range of 900m and causes some permanent hearing damage up to 1.5km (McAnuff and Booren, 1976; Yelverton and Richmond, 1981; Phillips et al., 1989: Richmond et al., 1989; Myricket ai., 1989)

about 1 month ago
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White House Approves Sonic Cannons For Atlantic Energy Exploration

JMJimmy Re:Hoping this is not as bad as it sounds (272 comments)

130kg @ 300m is 286db at source, 199db at 20km. So no, your typical 200lbs depth charge will not come anywhere near this insanity.

about 1 month ago

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Healthcare.gov Problems Aren't All Incompetence

JMJimmy JMJimmy writes  |  about 9 months ago

JMJimmy (2036122) writes "Libby Shaw of Daily Kos writes

It should come as no surprise to anyone that there has been a number of right wing cyber attacks on the healthcare.gov site. It seems that there has been a concerted effort on several fronts in an all out Republican led war to kill and destroy the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. One has to ask if this war on Obamacare has been an intentional and coordinated effort.

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Whitehouse petition to make patent trolls pay

JMJimmy JMJimmy writes  |  about a year and a half ago

JMJimmy (2036122) writes "The patent office has approved countless ridiculous patents that are clearly non-sensical or based on obviously long-known ideas, making it easy for trolls to collect ridiculous patents and use them as their flimsy excuse to file outrageously expensive lawsuits.

This petition seeks to make patent trolls think twice about suing. Perhaps it ought to be expanded to include copyright trolls!"

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