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  1. I’m on the autism spectrum myself. The problem here is that we can’t isolate a specific sensory stimulus at the exclusion of everything else. So in this particular example, the stimuli coming from eye contact and his spoken words are both present, and both equally prominent simultaneously, which makes it difficult to focus on the actual content of either one of them. Averting eye contact simply makes it easier to focus on the person’s speech, so a lot of autistics will do this unconsciously and automatically. A better example would be a room full of people all talking to each other; it is
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  2. I think the helicopter is below the "true horizon" in those videos (represented by the lake surface), and hills behind it make the visible horizon higher. The simplest explanation is the video producers fabricated the shot because they didn't have the footage that they wanted to illustrate the narrative. That's pervasive in modern media, and only increasing. They add, remove, combine, edit, recolor, enhance, and create the shots they want if they don't have them. They basically assemble the story they want to tell, from pieces of the story they shot. Scenes are not always in the right
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  3. I stand by my comment, if you track down data, you do have to check the source and figure out on what they are based on. If you are curious about things like food supply dominance, there are various sources you can look at. Believing your gut without doing research is just plain lazy. Edit: to make it more concrete. Say I assume that I think that Wal-Mart has a monopoly in groceries. So I would think that the first thought would be: is it really true? Shortly followed by how can I find it out? What is the right metric to look at? E.g. revenue, market share and so on. If I was at least bit
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  4. I see there are a few creationist posters here from time to time. So here is a very small amount of the evidence for common ancestry with the rest of the apes: (1) Chromosome Banding Patterns Here is Human Chromosome 2, alongside Chimp, Gorilla and Orang-Utan 2p,2q you can see there that the banding patterns are all pretty much the same. one major difference of course if that the other apes have 2 chromosomes there, whereas humans only have 1. However when we examine the human chromosome in more detail (which you can't from those diagrams) you find that in the centre of the hu
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  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basket_of_deplorables People are the way they act. Maybe not based on a single event (such as an out-of-character heat-of-the-moment slur), but if a person exhibits racist behavior for years, they are racist. No need to sugar coat it. We are not talking about children for whom we are trying to develop into good adults. These people ARE the way they act.
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  6. Yes, it's definitely an ad hominem attack. I still see the same pattern of posts on this site over many years, where newer users must deal with people who like "crackpot bashing for sport". If one of the regulars posted a question about a suspicious video about science, would you treat their post the same way? Would you focus on their name while completely ignoring the content of the post? Did you even read the post, or did you conclude all you needed to know by the title, nickname, and some assumptions? What exactly is "not even wrong" about OP's post? "you seem very tacky"??? Why do thi
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  7. Actually no, the mechanism to how they are generated are so vastly different that it has severe impact on their effect and production. In short a RNA vaccine holds the promise of rapid vaccine development. Once you sequenced a virus you could just identify an unique stretch, synthesize it and put it into a lipid shell. An attenuated vaccine requires to cultivate and purify the virus, inactivate them in a way to render them harmless but still retain immunogenicity (which is tricky and takes a long time). Using parts of the virus requires again a genetic step but then you still have to exp
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  8. Supporting our arguments is a cross we all must bear.
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  9. I read a little bit of this article and have no opinion just yet on its validity; however, many years ago, I recall an online Q & A session with an autistic fellow who was particularly eloquent when allowed to type his responses. I recall someone asking why eye contact is so generally difficult among autistic individuals. He said, as I recall his reply, that he could not look at a person and listen to that person at the same time. What I understood from his reply was that he could not process visual and auditory stimuli concurrently without a type of sensory overload. If one is positin
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  10. As far as I can see the steps described in the paper can be implemented in Python. But to know if you should use python and which parts of the project that may benefit from other tools a more thorough investigation would be required before I could make a statement. It may also depend on how much you intend to implement. Example: I note that data is preprocessed using the MAIAN tool (outlined in the paper) and that MAIAN depends on Solidity Compiler. Those tools may or may not be using python but to what extent that affects you is for you to investigate. How to implement an
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  11. I give this idea a 7 of 9 rating
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  13. I'm not a flat earther, and what you are doing is called Ed Hominem (a strategy where the speaker attacks the person making an argument rather than attacking the substance of the argument itself). Doesn't it bother you that people on a formal scientific channel have to use fakery in order to support their scientific claims? It's still important, check this: https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2018/04/04/only-two-thirds-of-american-millennials-believe-the-earth-is-round/?sh=602deff27ec6 "Only Two-Thirds Of American Millennials Believe The Earth Is Round".
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  14. Dear Visitors we would like to introduce you our laser curvature experiments. We are looking for the curvature on the surface of the lake Balaton in Hungary with special laser technology to detect the supposed curvature on the water surface. How much is the curvature of earth on the distance of 77kms? (47.8 miles) 465 meters! (1526 feet) that means that an object this tall in one side of the lake must not be seen from the other side. Online curvature calculator: https://dizzib.github.io/earth/curve-calc/?d0=47.845581802249&h0=0&unit=imperial But is that assumption of GE curved wa
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  15. It's Ad Hominem not "Ed Hominem" Also there is no merit in adressing the substance of this post as it's "not even wrong" Plus you seem very tacky about defending a flat earth crackpot, especially for someone with a nickname like yours. Are you sure youre 100% frank with us Ed?
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  16. Not so. Truth, taking strikes is the cross. "Simply looking up," these days, is very unnatural; and against nature.
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