Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Monday, January 30, 2006

Slashdot | Scientific Brain Linked to Autism: "It is far more than lying and bullshitting. In a social situation, most people can talk naturally. They simply say what comes to mind. For someone with autism, they have little to no intuation. They literally have no concept of what to say or do. If it is severe enough, the only way they can perform in social situations is to observe how others act and react and mimic them when they are in similar situations. This is much more analytical than intuitive to do. If they can't choose a reaction they can't create one on the fly and will just freeze and say very little ('ah, i see') or nothing at all.

They also generally have a difficult time understanding and picking up on more subtle forms of communication. They only hear the words. They don't hear the emotion or inflection or notice the facial expressions, and they have a difficult time reading (or listening as it were) between the lines. Furthermore, they have a difficult time extrapolating the thoughts and feelings of another person. They can't 'put themselves in the other person's shoes.' Basically, if something isn't said, it doesn't exist to them. That is a crippling disadvantage in social situations."
Slashdot | Practical Mono: "'Once, I thought I had mono for an entire year. Turns out I was just really bored'"
Autism Research Centre - ARC Staff : 33

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Keeping Secrets - A simple prescription for keeping Google's records out of government hands. By Tim Wu
Pyromania - Definition, Description, Causes and symptoms, Demographics, Diagnosis, Treatments, Prognosis, Prevention: "The 1940 study is important also because it introduced the notion of an 'ego triad' of firesetting, enuresis(bed-wetting), and cruelty to animals as a predictor of violent behavior in adult life. Subsequent studies have found that a combination of firesetting and cruelty to animals is a significant predictor of violent behavior in adult life, but that the third member of the triad (bed-wetting) is not."
Democrats and Republicans Both Adept at Ignoring Facts, Study Finds: "The study points to a total lack of reason in political decision-making."

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

UHH : Zentrum für Bioinformatik : Forschung
schaik93_4D.pdf (application/pdf Object)
Hoagies' Gifted Education: Plateauing
Implicit Theory of Intelligence and Achievement Goals among Hong Kong Secondary School Students: "The feeling of boredom can be partly explained by the adoption of the work avoidance goal by the students. Usually, the boredom feeling of the students during the lesson is believed to be induced by the ineffective and boring instructional method employed by the teachers. This study shows that individual factors such as the adoption of the work avoidance goal are also influential on the feeling of boredom. With the same class environment, students adopting the learning goal do not feel that their classes are dull whereas students adopting the work avoidance goal feel that their classes are dull."
Larry Doesn't Work Here Anymore
About Management - business management - people management - and more
Zeldman: Designing With Web Standards

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

The Panda's Thumb
Home page for Robert E. Tuzun
Publications by Dr. Robert E. Tuzun: "Robert E. Tuzun, Donald W. Noid, and Bobby G. Sumpter, 'Computation of internal coordinates, derivatives, and gradient expressions: torsion and improper torsion', Journal of Computational Chemistry 21 553-561 (2000)."

Monday, January 09, 2006

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Brain Protein May Be Linked to Depression - Yahoo! News

Would the elevator go all the way to the top with some extra p11?
Programmable Logic DesignLine | An introduction to different rounding algorithms

Looks like a well rounded article.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006