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I was watching it today and the mentions to Freud and the kind of "science" without evidences popped. I google it and found that the method used on the show is called "Criminal profiling" and it has a lot of problems. But I am very confused, am I missing something or is this all psychoanalysis bullshit?
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TV & Movies / Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Last post by Soldier of FORTRAN on Today at 10:06:21 PM »
Mindhunters is very well put together.  I just finished episode 2 and am completely sold. 
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Forum Games / Re: Visual Counting
« Last post by Morvis13 on Today at 10:00:51 PM »
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Just heard from my other sister that my sister has frontal lobe dementia. She is in her mid 60s.

I have read that dementia can be highly heritable.
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Podcast Episodes / Re: Episode #640
« Last post by GodSlayer on Today at 09:23:41 PM »
just wanna throw this in the mix...

if I have ice/water in my thermos, it gets condensation on the outside ... is it just a cheap ass fake thermos?

Yes1, and you are in a warm humid environment. 

1 Could be a good thermos with a broken vacuum chamber.

mmm, pretty sure I've dinged it up. wish I could recall if it 'used to be better'.

the 'and' shouldn't matter though, I mean, the whole point of having a thermos is to store something antithetical to your environment, otherwise any old container would do.

The old kind of thermos with glass vacuum flasks will sometimes break, but you'd hear the broken glass inside (not in your drink).  Anything better than cheap-ass fake should give at least acceptable insulation.

the "and" is because the condensation is coming from the air - if you weren't in a warm humid environment, there wouldn't be enough humidity to condense.

yeh, but I'd be losing the same amount of cold, right? (I mean, I know people say as humans 'a dry heat' is more tolerable, doesn't feel as hot/draining/gross, but is there anything about humidity that's relevant to the functioning of the thermos, or merely to this apparition indicative of it? like, will it actually stay colder on a hot day in a dry climate?)
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Podcast Episodes / Re: Episode #640
« Last post by GodSlayer on Today at 09:17:17 PM »
With all this talk of Thermoses, I just feel the need to mention potential forgotten superhero of science Sir James Dewar. Don't forget that Thermos is a brand name, what they actually are is Dewars. It's kind of a shame when someone invents something that gets named after him, and then eventually people come to know it by a different name.

are you sure? the dictionary doesn't seem aware of that. I suspect it's like 'Google' vs 'google'. you could capitalize it to emphasize you really mean to let everyone know you're talking about having 'the brand' like someone who says 'my Nikes' instead of 'my sneakers', but uncapitalized it doesn't refer to the brand, but the product any brand can make.

'Vacuum flask' seems like a better generic name. "Dewar vessel" which the dictionary lists, seems a bit too 'brand'y, too (self-congratulatory branding). Likewise I'd rather say 'light bulb' than 'Edison bulb', since that's really just descriptive of the product...give a damn who got rich off the idea.
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TV & Movies / Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Last post by Drunken Idaho on Today at 09:12:05 PM »
The Big Sick - 8/10

A balance between laughs and getting teary. Really well-acted all the way around, and the script was very good. Highly recommend. Nice to enjoy a film with no shiny things or explosions--it was all dialogue and interpersonal relationships, executed really well.
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Games / Re: D&D Game
« Last post by John Albert on Today at 08:48:27 PM »
I can play tonight (right now, in fact) if everybody's online and willing. We need to have Random Poet online too, since this might turn out to be Punch's moment to shine.
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Podcast Episodes / Re: Episode #640
« Last post by Tobi-Wan on Today at 08:40:22 PM »
With all this talk of Thermoses, I just feel the need to mention potential forgotten superhero of science Sir James Dewar. Don't forget that Thermos is a brand name, what they actually are is Dewars. It's kind of a shame when someone invents something that gets named after him, and then eventually people come to know it by a different name.
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It does look like Gnostic Christians had extremely varied beliefs.
One could think of Christianity as  an evolution where most of the older branches were killed off leaving less duverity than there was originally.

The first "killing off" began some time about the year 325, when the First Council of Nicaea prescribed the official parameters of Christianity.

Still basic where all but one branch gets killed off and only spreads out from that one single branch

That part happened gradually, beginning with emperor Theodosius I making Christianity the official religion of the Empire and then convening the First Council of Constantinople to nail down the particulars of that official faith.
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