Re: Changing video cards
- From: David <farookdas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2011 05:51:45 +0930
On Sat, 30 Jul 2011 18:17:51 +0200, Aragorn
On Saturday 30 July 2011 15:38 in alt.os.linux.suse, J G Miller
enlightened humanity with the following words...:
On Saturday, July 30th, 2011 at 13:08:13h +0200, Aragorn complained:
especially so if you don't know what autism /really/ is.
Well according to dictionary.COM, one meaning is
a tendency to view life in terms of one's own needs and desires.
Well, then that is a very unscientific and outdated meaning.
I am definitely autistic - and I have an official diagnosis [*] on
paper, in a very detailed report dating back two years now - but I tend
to view life in terms of balance and harmony, and I often overlook my
own best interests in that regard. So that definition doesn't fly, and
that is plainly and simply because autism is a neurological condition,
not a psychiatric condition.
The problem with autism is that most so-called professional physicians
simply base their criteria for a diagnosis upon outwardly observable
traits, without understanding them. In order to understand them, one
would have to _be_ autistic.
[*] As per my own request, because I wanted it in writing, for several
reasons I'm not going to get into here and now.
So maybe the monitor is just plain selfish and just does not love
the Happy Oyster like a good monitor should?
Ah, but now _that_ is a whole other issue. ;-) Happy Oyster also seems
to have issues of acceptance among the members of alt.os.linux.suse. ;-)
You don't need to say that again.
The definition os autism in Wordweb Pro is:
1. (psychiatry) an abnormal absorption with the self; marked by
communication disorders and short attention span and inability to
treat others as people
The OED shows:
? noun [mass noun] Psychiatry a mental condition, present from early
childhood, characterized by great difficulty in communicating and
forming relationships with other people and in using language and
? a mental condition in which fantasy dominates over reality, as a
symptom of schizophrenia and other disorders.
? autistic adjective & noun.
etymology: early 20th cent.: from Greek autos ?self? + -ism.
Chambers defines it as:
autism /ö'ti-zm/ (psychiatry)
Absorption in imaginative activity directed by the thinker's wishes,
with loss of contact with reality
An abnormality of childhood development affecting language and social
ORIGIN: Gr autos self
autis'tic adjective and noun
- Re: Changing video cards
- From: Aragorn
- Re: Changing video cards
- Prev by Date: Re: Screen blanking timer
- Next by Date: Re: Changing video cards
- Previous by thread: Re: Changing video cards
- Next by thread: Re: Changing video cards