Thread: today I learned:
10-20-2015, 10:35 PM #271
10-21-2015, 12:46 AM #272
Gilmore Girls will be back on air as a mini-Netflix series.
Yes, Gilmore Girls is coming back, in the form of four 90-minute "mini-movies" on Netflix, according to reports from longtime Gilmore-insider Michael Ausiello. Initial fan reactions ranged from emotional to cautiously optimistic, but the consensus was overwhelmingly positive.
I think they're reviving the series just so they can kill Luke because they didn't screw him enough the last season.Rosa Parks stood up to 1 fat racist bus driver; Ann Coulter stood up to hundreds of demented, violent snowflakes. Give her a Nobel Prize asap.
10-21-2015, 06:25 PM #273
I learned that showing people music you really like is generally a risky idea. If they like it, they'll enjoy it too (which is great), but if they say it isn't that good, then you feel bad and have no idea why.
Blast you, lack of Fi!
10-21-2015, 07:52 PM #274
Joe Biden Likes To Swim Nude in Front of Female Secret Service Agents
Apparently Vice President Joe Biden, who is reportedly readying a campaign against Hillary Clinton for the White House, has even creepier habits than we previously thought.
According to Secret Service expert and best selling author Ronald Kessler, Biden likes to skinny dip in front of female Secret Service agents assigned to protect him. Naturally, they find this offensive.Rosa Parks stood up to 1 fat racist bus driver; Ann Coulter stood up to hundreds of demented, violent snowflakes. Give her a Nobel Prize asap.
10-23-2015, 04:31 PM #275
Due to the populariry of Artistotle's Masterpiece (not by Aristotle!) in 17th century britain and up the the late Victorian age "Aristotle" as part of a book title or a joke was code for a sex manual.
10-23-2015, 06:31 PM #276
10-24-2015, 01:50 PM #277
There are around 64 species of luminescent mushrooms.
Rosa Parks stood up to 1 fat racist bus driver; Ann Coulter stood up to hundreds of demented, violent snowflakes. Give her a Nobel Prize asap.
10-24-2015, 02:04 PM #278
Reading up on the capacity of crustaceans to feel pain I came across the useful distinction between pain and nociception, the detection and avoidance of negative stimuli. I had a concept of the latter but was missing a name to put to it.
11-01-2015, 10:42 AM #279
The adult antisocial syndrome with and without antecedent conduct disorder: comparisons from an adoption study. - PubMed - NCBI
Compr Psychiatry. 2001 Jul-Aug;42(4):272-82.
The adult antisocial syndrome with and without antecedent conduct disorder: comparisons from an adoption study.
Langbehn DR1, Cadoret RJ.
DSM antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) requires a retrospective diagnosis of conduct disorder-historical behavior not present in everyone with adult ASPD criteria. Using adoption study data, we examined the impact of this requirement on biological and environmental risk associations. We also compared clinical correlates of adult antisocial behavior with and without prior conduct disorder. We defined three subgroups: DSM-III ASPD (n = 30), adult antisocials without conduct disorder (n = 25), and controls (n = 142). By design, the sample had a high incidence of biological parent ASPD, which was partially confounded with fetal alcohol exposure. We compared the associations of both of these putative risk factors with subgroup membership after controlling for gender and adverse adoptive environment. We also examined differences in two sociopathy scales and the incidence of co-occurring affective, alcohol, and other substance use disorders. Finally, we explored differences in individual antisocial symptoms. Having an antisocial biological parent was a specific risk factor for ASPD. In contrast, fetal alcohol exposure, male gender, and adverse environment were associated with the adult antisocial syndrome, regardless of conduct disorder history. The two antisocial groups were similar with respect to sociopathy scales, co-occurring diagnoses, and the incidence of most individual symptoms. However, several adult and conduct disorder symptoms had significant specific associations with biological or environmental background or their interaction. Phenotypic expression of the biological-possibly genetic-risk for ASPD appears to be manifest before adulthood. The influence of other risk factors may not depend on antecedent conduct disorder. Despite this, we could not detect clinically important differences between the two sociopathic groups. The conduct disorder requirement therefore may be more relevant to etiological than clinical understanding of adult antisocial behavior.
Copyright 2001 by W.B. Saunders Company
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11-01-2015, 07:10 PM #280
One of the movie previews before the showing of Crimson Peak was about Japan's suicide forest. It's real.
Aokigahara (青木ヶ原?), also known as the Suicide Forest or Sea of Trees (樹海 Jukai?), is a 35-square-kilometre (14 sq mi) forest that lies at the northwest base of Mount Fuji in Japan.The forest is a popular place for suicides, reportedly the most popular in Japan. Statistics vary, but what is documented is that during the period leading up to 1988, about 100 suicides occurred there every year.
In 2003, 105 bodies were found in the forest, exceeding the previous record of 78 in 2002.
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