#Hello, I'm not #newhere, but my main instance is gone so I am going to do my introductions again. I am an #autistic #geek, #linux user, and a #gamer. My fav game is #warframe. I hope to one day become a #cybersecurity expert. I am a #feminist. I have an #aquarium and have a senegalus polypterus. I love #scifi and #cats. Also a bit of a #news and #political junky. #introductions
experts: Children with autism often walk on their toes.
me: Yeah, for me it's a sensory preference.
experts: No one knows why this strange behaviour occurs.
me: It's a sensory preference.
experts: There are some theories, some experts speculate that it's a behaviour that the brain produces to reduce sensory stimulation.
me: Yeah, it's a...
experts: But ultimately, nobody knows. The strange autistic behaviour will forever remain a mystery.
People will have you thinking that there's not a lot of black folks on the fediverse and then never mention that people keep chasing black folks OFF the fediverse lmao
that's why you don't see a lot of us
because ya antiblack
Survey about Neurodiversity and Online Communities
I am an #ActuallyAutistic student researching #neurodiversity , disabled self-advocacy and online communities. If you are neurodivergent and want to talk about your experiences in online communities, consider filling out this survey!
U.S. Nintendo Switch users: "Nintendo implemented Google Analytics on the eShop... [to opt-out] manually go into your account settings on Switch & turn off the 'Google Analytics Preferences' option."
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vent, grandparents, diet
I finally got my grandfather to buy some vegetables to cook with dinner other than potatoes. Like most meals are just meat and potatoes or burgers almost everyday, the most I can hope for is that we have microwavable pad thai or miso soup kits around so I can have some variety. Then he wonders why I almost never eat what he makes and just snack instead. The only time I can think of when mostly meat and potatoes might be a valid diet is if you're body building and even then you still have to eat vegetables.
My grandfather took a pre-nursing class in college a LONG time ago before he went into special education, and was taught some dated notions about a lot of things, including diet. He was taught the ideal breakfast was bacon, eggs, and biscuits and that you need to eat meat every single day. He thinks because he had that one class a long time ago that he knows best even though there is now a good amount of evidence debunking that. Every time I challenge him he uses 'this is what I was taught in my pre-nursing class' as an excuse to dismiss any evidence I show him.
He made grilled chicken with grilled asparagus, squash, bell peppers, and onions for dinner. Then my grandparents yell at me to slow down and stop gouging myself. I don't understand why they don't crave fruits or vegetables from not getting enough, or go insane from eating the same things over and over again.
my gf designed this really cool clicky switch orb, and like heck i'm so excited about it i wanna share! it's a stimtoy/fidgettoy and all the buttons are any cherry mx sized switch, i put kailh box navy switches on all of these, and the keycaps are dsa profile which are the same shape on each side so they look neat on the orb/cube! it's really fun to roll around in your hand :p
here's why saying butches can be misogynistic is, like, extra shitty: all women can be misogyistic towards other women, being butch doesn't increase one's likelihood of perpetuating misogyny
when you say that you're revealing how you truly feel about butches - which is that you think they are men lite™ or they are outsiders and you hate GNC women
kill your heroes. believe in ideas, not in the people who pioneered them. the picture of your hero that you hold in your mind is always more perfect than they were in reality -- and when you attempt to defend them from criticism, because you have built your beliefs on that person, you will inevitably betray some of your own ideals.
I really need to get off #reddit for a little while, its been pretty bad for my overall mental health. I am starting to get addicted and that's not good. Also I am back.
Joke, ableism but reversed
Diagnostic criteria for neurotypicality:
- Really loud for no good reason, not for stimming or anything, just knowingly loud, plays loud music in shopping centres
- Don't understand that you're supposed to actually say what you *mean*. They talk in vague terms for no real reason and that causes problems with social interaction. This is a serious problem which causes many misunderstandings and confusion.
NT: "wanna come over to my place"
Actual meaning: "would you like to have a sexual interaction with me?"
- Make eye contact when talking for some reason. Teach your child to look away if they do this.
- unable to have real interests. They tend to have trouble fixating on something specific. This is a big problem because how will they make friends if they don't have a special interest to talk about?
Please donate to NT speaks to cure this horrible disease. Thanks.
Google has crossed a line, they tricked homeless people into giving them facial data for it's facial recognition software.
Don't sacrifice the right ideas to win the right words
I am an autistic geek. My fav games are Warframe and Subnautica. I love to use Linux with my fav distro being Arch Linux. I'm also an aspiring pen tester.
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