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Nerdsmith

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About Nerdsmith

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Personality

  • MBTI
    INTJ
  • Enneagram
    8w7
  • Global 5/SLOAN
    RCOEI; Calm
  • Astrology Sign
    Don't care
  • Personal DNA
    Concerned leader
  • Brain Dominance
    Balanced

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  • Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Occupation
    Environmental Engineer
  • Interests
    Mischief mostly, to be honest
  • Gender
    Male
  • Personal Text
    It's all fun and games until somebody gets hurt.

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  1. All good comments and I agree with most. What about non-stop talkers though? It's usually a combo of an annoying voice, vapid conversation and a seeming ability to inhale and exhale at the same time. I can't move far or fast enough to get away from them.
  2. Virtual reality is the oxymoron of our day. It's virtual perception, lust, love, admiration, obsession, popularity, competition, or as many other words as you can think to juxtapose a virtual reality. Obviously they want attention.... of sorts. I find the term "selfie" somewhat ironic as well. I'd conjecture that few who post selfies are trying to capture "self" but to define "self". It's artistic in a sense that a selfie originates as a discrete concept and becomes a continuous percept. Selfies could be considered equivocation and rationalizing of sense of identity. I conjecture that they're posted to learn about self. I certainly admire sexy selfies: I wonder who they may be.
  3. How similar are your ex and your father? Like others who've replied, I'm not sure that they have NPD (I don't doubt you; there's not enough information). The similarity you bring up is abusiveness toward you. And, abuse always seems to be cyclical. How do you break the cycle of abuse? In your case, I suspect it's to develop a healthy selfishness. It's a counter-intuitive statement, I know. But I sense that your statements regarding avoidance of narcissism indicate difficulty is understanding what a healthy regard for yourself is. Perhaps a better question for yourself is "Can I ever let go of narcissists?".
  4. Oh goody, more USA bashing. That was so last season.
  5. If she's hot, go for it. Stop looking for reasons to say "no". Stop giving her reasons to say "no".
  6. If she is hot, go for it.
  7. Generally you're speaking about the prodromal stage of infection. But there are a lot of factors in your questions. Your immune system is effective and complex. Pathogens (disease causing microorganisms) similarly so. You can't really count the number of common cold's sources... the rhinovirus and other virus families that cause colds are RNA virus which rapidly mutate. It could be argued that RNA viruses are our biggest challenge as they include influenza-A (one of the leading causes of death) and HIV. You also have to take into account the viral load and virulence of the virus. When exposed to a cold (typically the rhinovirus), your immune system responds with macrophages (white blood cells). The cool thing about viruses is that they need your healthy cells and a favorable environment to reproduce. So the cold symptoms are part of your body making itself an unfavorable environment. Finally, back to your question... With infection and viral growth, your body has a cell-mediated response. The B and T cells (including killer-T cells) are a memory of sorts. They are stored antibodies based on previous exposures and infections. Your cell-mediated immune system is the reason for inoculations... and it's limitations are demonstrated by the need for boosters. You cell-mediate immune system's memory is limited. Without re-exposure it will "forget". It is also limited in its precision... this is a little difficult to explain because of the mechanisms it uses. If you think of a virus as a shape and a killer T-cell as the opposite shape used to bind and eliminate that virus, you get that generic basis. As pathogens mutate, the imprinted antibody's shape in your cell-mediated memory banks becomes less and less effective. It's not quite useless as it is a better starting point than other antibodies. Generally, if you're exposed and before you are ill there's a stages of infection (incubation and prodromal), in which your immune system is hard at work. If your immune system fights and loses, you get ill... until it catches up and you recover. Age, previous illnesses, general healthiness, type of exposure and pathogen. The very old and very young generally have "compromised" immune systems for various reasons. There is not a downside to good health. You do not need to be ill to have a immune response just the exposure.
  8. 1. Yes. 2. Yes. 3. Yes. Realize, however, that they're probably not talking about it for a reason. Be prepared to find offense in being further ignored or in the explanation. And, it is not likely the outcome will change. Sorry.
  9. As Avenicci points out there is a basic scientific method. It is philosophical in nature "thesis -> antithesis -> synthesis". Thesis is the known. Antithesis is new that counters the known Sythesis is the new known. The philosophers debate objective truth. Scientist debate absolute knowledge. Paradoxical, yes. Scientist (including myself) are unified in their skepticism. The etymology of science is from the latin scientia for knowledge. You could say that the scientific method is just a statement about how we learn... recursively.
  10. I'm ambidextrous but do most things right handed. I hate being late. The only thing more annoying than being late are those people that give a time and insist you be there early.
  11. My vote is on boredom. There are just so many boring people out there. Interest then zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Try dating someone quiet next time, they are probably quietly thinking about interesting things.
  12. Good point there are some conditions like Celiac disease that can lead to nerve damage as well. It's another reason to visit a neurologist. https://www.beyondceliac.org/celiac-disease/related-conditions/peripheral-neuropathy/
  13. A couple of things come to mind... they all center on your nervous system. Have you considered that the condition is from drug use (medicinal or recreational)? The docs probably asked you already (and repeatedly). There are quite a few out there that can cause havoc on the nervous system particularly with long-term use or abuse. Something as seemingly innocuous as marijuana has 200 different psychoactive chemicals in it...and there is an outlying population that can have extreme reactions. Other medicines or illicit drugs have similar outlying demographics (moly and ecstasy come to mind). Medicines or illicit drugs (especially alcohol) have different effects on the juvenile nervous system. Your nerve ending are protected by myelin (a specific protein) sheaths which are not fully hardened until early adulthood. In my opinion, appropriate protection of juvenile myelin sheaths wasn't fully appreciated until recently. It may also be worthwhile to consider chemical exposures... occupational exposures in particular as repeat or chronic exposure to chemicals can have long-term adverse health effects (as opposed to the more known acute effects). If it's related, I'd suspect organophosphate pesticides (or other cholinesterase inhibitors like carbamates). Cholinesterase aging (specific CNS damage) can occur from single high exposures to these or, more typically, it's cause from repeat exposure. Lastly, there is a lot about degenerative nerve disease that is unknown... It seems to be one of the more heavily research and revised parts of medicine in the last 20 years. I recommend seeing a neurologist... they may have some ideas about cause and effect that would at least get you pointed in the right direction. Best of luck.
  14. Simply, no. Expanding your question: "If a person is convicted of a crime, then then should be granted anonymity." Criminals typically forfeit rights, not gain them. There is no expectation of privacy in any public forum. Being convicted of a crime is a public forum. Private convictions would be a horrid thing... and misused greatly by the government (if history is any indication). There are provisions for record expungement. I don't know what they are but I assume there's quite a few hoops to jump through. And, there are ways that you can improve your reputation. Again, there's quite a few hoops to jump through. Back to the OP: "Should criminals be granted anonymity?" You could make the case that since some are with sealed or expunged records that they become anonymous when appropriate. That's a tough affirmative reply for anonymity because it starts in a public forum. Otherwise and more commonly, it's a strong "no".
  15. People that I know that could claim victimization typically do not. People who I know who claim victimization typically are not. When I start to hear the "victim card" being played, I usually tune out. Or, I'll think about the reality behind the façade. Typically though, it's not worth wasting any brain calories on.