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Please don’t self diagnose autism. talk to your doctor.

Look, thanks for your concern, but in my case, getting a formal diagnosis could make it very hard for me to get hormones, which would be bad. Since I don’t think I particularly require much assistance otherwise beyond what I can find on my own, I don’t think seeking one out would be a good idea for me, and I will content myself with the imperfect method of looking at the diagnostic criterion myself and also seeing what other ASD people think.

(although, strictly, I suspect that a nonspecialized doctor would have a lower success rate at correctly detecting ASD than somebody who actually has ASD… w/e)

Generally, I don’t think it’s a good idea for you to go dispensing advice about conditions you neither have nor are an expert on, and I would request that you stop doing that.

you know that thing where when you were younger you kind of forbade yourself from thinking about yourself as something

but then at some point later in life you hang out with some people who are something and several of them independently tell you that you’re obviously also something so you look up the diagnostic criteria

and over the next few days you go over all the weird things about yourself and how you think and feel that you’ve noticed over your life and all the elaborate systems you’ve created to deal with them and can’t believe how oblivious you were?


imo set φ(n) = euler totient function and see if you get something consistent

thats gonna diverge pretty badly, better give them all your money or be doomed to Asymptotic Hell!!!

but i suppose it would be like a theoretical superpowerful future AI to be more likely to torture prime numbers of yous…

What does "cw<suits of cards>" mean? (My first thought was troll romance but I am fairly confidant that that is not what you meant in the post about the asymptotics)


cw is content warning, and the /♠/♥/♣/♦/ is just my version of the “///” or “/- —// -/- -” or “adasdfgs” things people put at the ends of their trigger warning/content warning tags to make them not searchable/not likely to be searched.

roko’s basilisk is actually an asymptotics problem. see, consider the function φ(n) defined by φ(n) = (the expected number of theoretical future super AI who create exactly n copies of you to torture if you don’t spend all your money on MIRI) - (the expected number of theoretical future super AIs that create exactly n copies of you to torture if you do spend all your money on MIRI).

then, the expected number of yous whose eternal torture is avoided by sending all your money to MIRI is simply ∑nφ(n), which converges or diverges according to the asymptotic character of φ.

anyways what im saying is, i want to introduce the phrase ‘asymptotic hell’ to this discourse.

hey can you please explain how ferguson protest/riots all started and whats happened since the start? I've been following along on tumblr but I'm still confused as i think I'm missing important things



**sorry for typos, i’ll try and be as quick and comprehensive as possible/copy/pasting things from other posts**

i hate going to sleep at a time like this but i encourage ppl to boost this post, especially the donation links/bail fund/food pantry links etc because the city has shut down schools and i’m really worried about the children with childhoods similar to mine who count on free lunch at school. here is the feed the children of ferguson donation link.

here it is again.

here it is a third time.

I really want to do something about Ferguson but I live states away and have no money to fund anything. Do you know of any petitions or SOMETHING I can do, because I've tried my hardest to get the word out, we new to reach out to these people. I feel like we aren't doing enough there has to be something.



Okay there’s a lot of different posts with multiple links each on how to help and some of them overlap so I’m just gonna compile all the relevant links I can think of here:

Contact the Ferguson Police Department and seek information on those being detained, the protests, legal procedures, etc.

Ferguson Police Department
Email (taken off the site)
222 S. Florissant Road Ferguson, MO 63135
Ph: 314-522-3100 Fx: 314-524-5290

  • DO NOT reblog photos of Mike Brown’s body lying on the street. His family has requested that these photos not be spread around. Please respect their wishes.

Very importantly, stay alert. Read everything you can on the subject. The reports on The New York Times, Al Jazeera, and other news outlets are very limited, especially because the police in Ferguson are going to great lengths to keep reporters out. Seek out what you can online and from first hand sources, if you know anyone in the area. Listen to the stories of those who have been affected by this tragedy and other similar ones. Educate yourself as much as you possibly can so you can help make sure the right people are heard.

im in san francisco now, possibly will be in palo alto later, tired, didn’t sleep much since… yesterday

but, uh, if people want to hang out in the coming ~30 days, and are around? that is a thing that can be arranged.