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A couple of questions, and maybe a good place for "others' " questions.... Answered

Here is my question, others may follow up with an answer or other questions.

One of the things that is part of my "makeup" is my intensity about things.   When I DO get started on something....I tend to go at it full force, non-stop; dispising the need to break or rest or even to stop to eat or sleep.

Is this a common aspect of Aspies? 

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Lateral Thinker (author)2009-12-29

A question for Aspies to ponder about, for ever and ever.

Why do doctors and nurses DELIVER babies? What about news items where cops, taxi drivers, etc deliver babies?

Should it not be TAKE DELIVERY OF A BABY?

Peter (driving the world nuts with questions of logic.)


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Goodhart (author)Lateral Thinker2009-12-29

LT,  when you deliver a package, that is the verb form of Deliver. 

But when a Doctor does it, it is a transitive Verb form, making it a different part of speech and is therefor defined differently  :-p

 

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Lateral Thinker (author)Goodhart2010-02-25

If by chance, instead of a doctor, a courier delivers the baby, are you required to pay the courier his standard courier fee? (;)-)

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Goodhart (author)Lateral Thinker2010-02-25
If he has to take it somewhere besides where the baby was born (i.e. delivered physically from one location to another address, rather then only moved a few inches ;-) 
 

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In the famous words of gallagher.
Why do we drive on a parkway, and park on a driveway.

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Lateral Thinker (author)2009-12-11

its called being persistent about things you believe in, a one track mind, it can damage your health.

Me, 5 years to be vindicated on one item, just the following left, it became a side thread of the 5-year issue..

With my doctors practice, on Tuesday I finally get to see the practice manager to discuss some bad things, becucase last week, they sent me a letter with my birth date on the address label.

3 months ago, i tried to meet with her, but she used my psyhcoligest as a way one go between.

Because of that, matters got worse, Our Privacy Commissioner is now  involved  plus our Health and Disability Commissioner.

On Tuesday, I dont want to make a big deal of it, I got a lot of trade off's to give up, in exchange for truth on 2-3 items, then, I report to the two Commisioners i finnaly got to meet the manager.

But 3 weeks ago, there was a casualty, as the psycoligest is now up before this licensing board, for inappropriate behaviour, as in getting involved, by useing our professional relationship and mutual trust after the practice manager asked him to forward her message to me.

It came out of the blue, no warning, the law states I had a right to have a advocate present., which was denied.

BTW, I got so many things sorted since my diagnoses I dont really need a psychcoligest any more. (that is good, because I can not spell it)

Anyway Goodhart, dont bother getting that Aspie test, every day that passes, you prove more and more to be an Aspie.

Now go and invent light bulb  like Aspie Thomas Edison did, but this time, a light bulb using no electricity

Peter

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Goodhart (author)Lateral Thinker2009-12-11

With me, it can become more than simple persisency.....I get obsessed; like I am on caffiene fed directly into the blood stream or something.  

(I dont really need a psychcoligest any more. (that is good, because I can not spell it)

That is what a browser spellchecker is for ;-) 


Now go and invent light bulb  like Aspie Thomas Edison did, but this time, a light bulb using no electricity


Hmm, that could be dangerous.....didn't Madame Currie die from trying to make a stove without using fire?   :-) 

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Lateral Thinker (author)Goodhart2009-12-11

persistent is better, an obsession requires treatment with mind blotting drugs, rules out you being an Aspie.

Goodhart, a spell checker is build for people with their brains hard wired the normal way , I could not even get close enough for my computer to guess what I meant, thus i use auto enter in Word a lot, my codes always start with x.

Next time I am at library, I will look up the book which has a reference to a real story, a kid building a nuclear reactor.

He was so far advanced when his parents found out, that authorities had to sent in decontamination teams.

I wonder how many smoke detectors you need, to get enough material, to require a decontamination team?

No more, dont want to give anybody ideas.

BTW, Dukes of Hazard, I recokon a lot of chase sceans and jumps, are duplicated on other epicides.

Ever watch "Thunderbirds"? I think 30% of each 50 minutes is canned footage

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Goodhart (author)Lateral Thinker2010-02-19
Goodhart, a spell checker is build for people with their brains hard wired the normal way

You don't think I am Aspie anymore then?  Spell checkers work for me (most of the time; if not, I go to GOOGLE, and that normally works ;-) 
 

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I don't think wether or not spell checker works for you is a determining factor. I use spell checker it's just that sometimes I ignore it because I know it's not really a word but it says what I mean

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I was teasing, sorry.    I try to indicate with a smiley or one winking like this ;-)  when I am joking since it can be very difficult to tell sometimes.
 

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Goodhart (author)Lateral Thinker2009-12-11

persistent is better, an obsession requires treatment with mind blotting drugs, rules out you being an Aspie

Then, let's call it "DRIVE"  ;-) 

He was so far advanced when his parents found out, that authorities had to sent in decontamination teams.

Well, by the time the Curies' had discovered that Uranium got

hot

at "critical mass",  they were nearly as good as dead....


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Lateral Thinker (author)Goodhart2009-12-11

I suppose the kid had sense enough to use shielding.

But what was his next project after the fission  reactor went critical?

Fusion?

these kids are going to finish off the planet, after our generation started with the global warming.

Hey, if a kid could do, I wonder how many smoke detectors Sudan had lieing around? Maybe there was something to find, but the UN inspectors just walked past the mountain of smoke detectors outside Bagdad? The climbed to the top, looked around 360 degrees with binoculars, looking for nuclear material and saw none. *(I wonder if any kid members search this web site for mention of nuclear material sources?)

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Goodhart (author)Lateral Thinker2009-12-11
On smoke detectors:   The material used in an ionization chamber type is
Americium  which is a silvery metal; it is a man-made element whose isotopes americium-237 through -246 are all radioactive. Americium-241 is formed spontaneously by the beta decay of plutonium-241. Trace quantities of americium are widely used in smoke detectors, and as neutron sources in neutron moisture gauges.

The radiation source in an ionization chamber detector is a very small disc, about 3 to 5 millimeters in diameter, weighing about 0.5 gram. It is a composite of americium-241 in a gold matrix. The average activity in a smoke detector source is about one microcurie, 1 millionth of a curie.

Ci:  The basic unit used to describe the intensity of radioactivity in a sample of material. The curie is equal to 37 billion (3.7 x 1010) disintegrations per second, which is approximately the activity of 1 gram of radium. A curie is also a quantity of any radionuclide that decays at a rate of 37 billion disintegrations per second. It is named for Marie and Pierre Curie, who discovered radium in 1898.
 

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Lateral Thinker (author)Goodhart2009-12-11

all that, still no answer, how many?

Anyway, that book was fact, except no references to learn more about the kid, no even which country.

I admire that damn kid for trying.

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gmoon (author)Lateral Thinker2009-12-20

Search for the "radioactive boy scout" (or David Hahn)--that'll get you there.

Here's one article. The # of smoke detectors he gutted is documented out there somewhere...

Incidentally, he's been arrested more recently for trying to stockpile more fissionable material...

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Lateral Thinker (author)gmoon2009-12-20

Great, and thanks, I finally got the full story Gmoon, the article links back to

www.dangerouslaboratories.org/body.html

which appears to be a useful resorce

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Goodhart (author)Lateral Thinker2009-12-12
I asked the question,  do you want me to supply the answer too >:-)

Anyway, I was just explaining, in my last post, my "joke" about Mrs. Curie dying from making a "stove" (something that got hot) without a fire.

Sorry for being obscure. 

I HAD read something about a youngin that had designed and at least partially built a nuclear device, but I thought it was a bomb.  Meh, it was so long ago, I don't remember.
 

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Lateral Thinker (author)Goodhart2009-12-12
Yes, it might have been a bomb.

As for Madam Curie, this following is from the 1940 "The Boy Electrician."
  • "Many young experimenters are unaware what a wonderful and interesting field  is open to the possessor of a small X-ray tube"
AND even worse
  • "Place the hand flat on the photographic plate and permit the X-ray tube to run for about 15-minutes without removing the hand."
I suppose every school lab, had a small X-ray tube to play around with, which the nurse would borrow, to check for possible broken bones, after a scrap in the school yard.

Ms Curie just used other methods, but thanks to her, today we got "power too cheap to meter" or we will have one day, when we know how to make it safe without spending billions. (its the safety gear, that brings the cost up so high.

That book, I got a copyright expert looking at if I can scan it, and post to the Internet Archive, alongside The Boy Mechanic Books one and two.

Other books I see advertising for small X-ray tubes for experimenters, one suggested serving of a small X-ray tube
  • "Use to remove hair from arms"
The world has changed a lot since those days, no need to play with X-ray tubes any more, instead we set off nuclear bombs above ground, so EVERYBODY gets a share of radiation wholesale..

We never learn from mistakes.

Peter

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I found that some where. His face has melted and blisterred from his experience with smoke alarms and their dangerous contents.

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Goodhart (author)Goodhart2009-12-11

Oh, and I just came across this, and I thought you might like it  :-) 

 

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