What's freaking you out?

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Re: What's freaking you out?

Postby logandog1 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:37 pm

Its a nice sunny day outside and I only just noticed.

*sound of door shutting as I go out*
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Re: What's freaking you out?

Postby herzeleid » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:52 pm

Bellini wrote:
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Bellini wrote:The Pharmaceutical industry.

Quite a few big product patents have just ended / are due to end in the next year.


Why is this freaking you out?


Because there seems to be less and less work for Biostatisticians by the day. I also decided to give consultancy a go, this could prove to be a really good time for consultancy (loads of very short term work) or one of the worse mistakes I have ever made! I have a nasty feeling about this though.

I guess I need to ride the Walrus. If I made a mistake then can always start back from square 1.

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Re: What's freaking you out?

Postby Lick Mars » Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:41 pm

Just over 2 months til I move away and its gonna come by so fast. Got pretty much everything sorted (except a job) but still lots of little things to do..and what with working full time all week then plans at the weekends, the weeks fly by and its hard to find time to finish sorting things. The time I do get I just wanna chill out. Gah! Can things just SLOW DOWN FOR A MINUTE!! :|
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Re: What's freaking you out?

Postby Fjar » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:03 pm

Scored 36 on an Autism-Spectrum Quotient test, where eighty percent of people diagnosed with autism score 32 or higher. :|

(Test is here if anybody's interested: http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/9.12/aqtest.html)
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Luke_X wrote:Got a ruler out and I measure it about 11 inches. Which pretty good value in my mind.

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Re: What's freaking you out?

Postby isabiggles » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:28 pm

Fjar wrote:Scored 36 on an Autism-Spectrum Quotient test, where eighty percent of people diagnosed with autism score 32 or higher. :|

(Test is here if anybody's interested: http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/9.12/aqtest.html)


37 :|

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Re: What's freaking you out?

Postby Big D » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:12 pm

I scored 29. I think that means I'm not autistic, just odd.

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Re: What's freaking you out?

Postby isabiggles » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:13 pm

I doubt these tests are reliable at all tbh.
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Re: What's freaking you out?

Postby Amelia » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:13 pm

i got a 10, which is somewhat surprising considering how anti-social i can be sometimes.

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Re: What's freaking you out?

Postby Fjar » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:17 pm

isabiggles wrote:I doubt these tests are reliable at all tbh.


It only points out behaviour that's associated with autism - it says at the top of the page that some people return 'autistic' scores, yet have no problem functioning in every day life, as autistics might.
I have trouble answering the phone or answering the door, and because I like order/categories and find it easy to memorise dates and numbers, I obviously scored high on the test.
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Luke_X wrote:Got a ruler out and I measure it about 11 inches. Which pretty good value in my mind.

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Re: What's freaking you out?

Postby Amelia » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:18 pm

Fjar wrote:
isabiggles wrote:I doubt these tests are reliable at all tbh.


It only points out behaviour that's associated with autism - it says at the top of the page that some people return 'autistic' scores, yet have no problem functioning in every day life, as autistics might.
I have trouble answering the phone or answering the door, and because I like order/categories and find it easy to memorise dates and numbers, I obviously scored high on the test.

yeah, it seems like someone who is a bit anal about organization would be counted as being likely to be autistic.

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Re: What's freaking you out?

Postby Finnvitka » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:20 pm

14.

I'm far too talkative and social to even have worries about being autistic.
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Re: What's freaking you out?

Postby Jim » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:23 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UROGsAUG ... re=related

Red Dwarf USA. I've watched it. I cannot un-watch it.


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Re: What's freaking you out?

Postby black_rose » Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:02 pm

I'm moving to Germany in less than a week.
I haven't started packing.
Maybe I am just the road, dreaming that I walk

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Re: What's freaking you out?

Postby isabiggles » Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:05 pm

Fjar wrote:
isabiggles wrote:I doubt these tests are reliable at all tbh.


It only points out behaviour that's associated with autism - it says at the top of the page that some people return 'autistic' scores, yet have no problem functioning in every day life, as autistics might.
I have trouble answering the phone or answering the door, and because I like order/categories and find it easy to memorise dates and numbers, I obviously scored high on the test.


Know the feeling.

Confession:

Public transport scares the daylights out of me. I'm ok on busses but I just can't do the underground at all. I litterally brick it everytime I have to make a journey. Most of the time I just trust my bike.
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Re: What's freaking you out?

Postby Jim » Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:26 pm

That test is cringeworthy as hell. I scored a 6.
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