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"Paranoid Schizophrenia"

18 March 2017 - 08:32 PM

It only happens at perfect and convenient times. For instance, if I say something wrong, somebody will cough. Just an example. If someone were to ask me what 11 times 11 was (this is an example) in my head I'd think, "hmm, I'm not sure but I want to sound/appear smart, if I don't get it right I'm not smart" so I'll answer. The second I answer wrong, I hear a cough, and I knew before I even answered exactly when that person was going to cough.
Another example, a social situation. (As usual) I'll be talking with somebody, and holding a... decent conversation, then all of the sudden I don't know what to respond with to a question or statement, guess what happens? They cough obnoxiously loud. And in my head I'll know before they even cough that they are going to cough - because I'm anticipating it, and because I messed up in the conversation and didn't know what to say. 
It's almost like it's a punishment when I do something wrong.
More perfect examples, just while I was writing this every time I would stop to think about what to say next, I would hear a cough in the background and it would give me that feeling that I get in the pit of my stomach that feels like it's going to churn and implode in on itself, for lack of a better explanation. I hate this. It's torture. I'll be looking straight at someone and they'll cough or clear their throat and smirk, like it's funny, too. It happens CONSTANTLY. E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E.
And the part that leads me to believe that it is 'on purpose' or that the timing is just perfect, is the fact that I can predict exactly when somebody is going to cough. If something embarrassing happens, cough. If I say or do something wrong, cough. If I experience an emotion - sadness, happiness, cough. The second I feel an emotion, cough. For instance, say I won the lottery. I go in to cash my ticket, before hand, I know that as soon as I walk in the door to cash my lottery ticket, because I am happy, somebody is going to cough because it makes me unhappy and ruins it. Guess what? The second I open the door, COUGH.
But I hear the excuse, oh, people get sick, or, oh, people smoke... okay, sure, but, 1. why don't I hardly ever cough? And when I do, why is it hardly ever timed perfectly? 2. I've smoked marijuana ever since I was 15, I don't have a chronic cough. I had RSV when I was a baby for Christ's sake. I don't cough every 2 seconds or whenever I hear somebody laugh or cry or experience an emotion. Plus, people aren't sick 24/7 365 days a year. People get sick every now and again, and their sickness doesn't last the rest of their life and cause them to cough every 2 seconds or whenever I am anticipating it.
Not only all of this, but the coughs don't sound like real coughs. They sound so fake it's not even funny. Let's think about it for a second, why do you cough? To clear your throat of fluids by pushing air through your esophagus. So, you'd think, the more sick you are, or the more you've (oh lord, somebody smoked, so now that means they have to cough 24/7) smoked, the more fluid you would need to push out, so the more/harder you would need to cough. Nope. The coughs sound so fake, they're always either so dry, or they are just a single cough, no more. Just one, simple, cough... That's perfectly timed. 
Oh, and not to mention, nobody ever spits anything up. If you supposedly had fluid in your throat (that's why you're coughing) don'tcha think it'd come up when ya coughed?

How to improve reading comprehension?

15 March 2017 - 08:31 AM

My problem:
It is hard for me to put together 'complete thoughts' on the 'same topic'. For example, I have to retype a sentence multiple times and read it over multiple times before it 'registers' or 'makes sense' to me, to an extent. I can't just read a sentence, or create a sentence on the go and comprehend what I am reading/writing, I have to do a double take (at least) most of the time and even then I forget the concept of whatever I was reading/writing 10 minutes later.
Not only that, but I was wondering if my social issues could be related as-well. When in social situations with people, my problem is I just don't know what to say in response to what people are talking to me about. Say someone just tells me their dog has died (sad example I know but it's the best I can come up with right now) I know to be sympathetic and show empathy, but I don't know what words to say other than of-course, sorry your dog died I feel sad for you. Anyways.
What I want to (be able to) do:
I want to be able to 'think clearly' and be able to read books and know what I am reading. I can 'read' at a college level, but my reading comprehension is horrible. I want to be able to also construct sentences that convey the same thought throughout the sentence, rather than switching halfway through.
I've never really read books before, I've probably read only 1 book completely in my life and that was "Where The Wild Things Are" when I was a kid... I read articles online sometimes and used to write music, but other than that I'm not very articulate and I would like to improve that so after I'm done reading a book, I understand and can remember exactly what I just read and the whole book doesn't just go over my head.

The speed of light!

11 March 2017 - 10:58 AM

The speed of light is truly an amazing, (that's an understatement!) thing. 
Over the last hour or so, I've been having some fun with mathematical expressions dealing with the speed of light, and how far it travels in a second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year, decade, century, and in a millennium - both in miles, and in feet - written out in both scientific notation, and standard notation, to make it easier to visualize/understand!
So, without further ado, here is my work of art! I hope you like :D:
Speed of light measured in Miles per (X)
First, we figure out the speed of light in Miles/Second; which is 186,000 Miles/Second.
Next, we multiply this by 60 seconds, to get the distance traveled in a minute, and so on.
186,000 Miles/Second x 60 Seconds = 11,160,000 Miles/Minute
11,160,000 Miles/Minute x 60 Minutes = 669,600,000 Miles/Hour
669,600,000 Miles/Hour x 24 Hours = 16,070,400,000 Miles/Day
16,070,400,000 Miles/Day x 7 Days = 112,492,800,000 Miles/Week
112,492,800,000 Miles/Week x 4 Weeks = 449,971,200,000 Miles/Month
449,971,200,000 Miles/Month x 12 Months = 5.399.6544e+12 Miles/Year 
([I]5,399,654,400,000 Trillion Miles[/I])
5.399.6544e+12 Miles/Year x 10 Years = 5.3996544e+13 Miles/Decade
([I]53,996,540,000,000 Trillion Miles[/I])
5.3996544e+13 Miles/Decade x 10 Decades = 5.3996544e+14 Miles/Century
([I]539,965,400,000,000 Trillion Miles[/I])
5.3996544e+14 Miles/Century x 10 Centuries = 5.3996544e+15 Miles/Millennium
([I]5,399,654,000,000,000 Quadrillion Miles[/I])
Speed of light measured in Feet per (X)
First, we figure out how many feet are in a mile, which is 5,280 (~5,000) feet.
Next, we multiply the speed of light in Miles/Second, 186,000, by 5,000 feet.
Finally, we multiply that result by 60 seconds, to get the distance traveled in a minute, and so on.
[/B]186,000 Miles/Second x 5,000 Feet = 930,000,000 Feet/Second
930,000,000 Feet/Second x 60 Seconds = 55,800,000,000 Feet/Minute
55,800,000,000 Feet/Minute x 60 Minutes = 3.348e+12 Feet/Hour
([I]3,348,000,000,000 Trillion Feet[/I])
3.348e+12 Feet/Hour x 24 Hours = 8.0352e+13 Feet/Day
([I]80,352,000,000,000 Trillion Feet[/I])
8.0352e+13 Feet/Day x 7 Days = 5.62464e+14 Feet/Week
([I]562,464,000,000,000 Trillion Feet[/I])
5.62464e+14 Feet/Week x 4 Weeks = 2.249856e+15 Feet/Month
([I]2,249856,000,000,000 Quadrillion Feet[/I])
2.249856e+15 Feet/Month x 12 Months = 2.6998272e+16 Feet/Year
([I]26,998,272,000,000,000 Quadrillion Feet[/I])
2.6998272e+16 Feet/Year x 10 Years = 2.6998272e+17 Feet/Decade
([I]269,982,720,000,000,000 Quadrillion Feet[/I])
2.6998272e+17 Feet/Decade x 10 Decades = 2.6998272e+18 Feet/Century
([I]2,699,827,200,000,000,000 Quintillion Feet[/I])
2.6998272e+18 Feet/Century x 10 Centuries = 2.6998272e+19 Feet/Millennium
([I]26,998,272,000,000,000,000 Quintillion Feet[/I]
Now, if you want to figure out the distance light has traveled since the beginning of the Big Bang, all you have to do is multiply the result of the distance light travels in a year (In miles or feet, your choice) by the age of the universe (approximately 13 Billion years) I'm not going to do that for you though, I'll let you try it on your own!

Valentines Day Goodie Bag

12 February 2017 - 03:19 PM

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Are humans slowly killing the Earth?

28 January 2017 - 02:03 PM


What you see above is a photo from part of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
This is well, a large patch of garbage in the Oceans that humans created.


The size of the patch is unknown, as large items readily visible from a boat deck are uncommon. Most debris consists of small plastic particles suspended at or just below the surface, making it impossible to detect by aircraft or satellite. Instead, the size of the patch is determined by sampling. Estimates of size range from 700,000 square kilometres (270,000 sq mi) (about the size of Texas) to more than 15,000,000 square kilometres (5,800,000 sq mi) (0.41% to 8.1% of the size of the Pacific Ocean)

This patch of garbage and other volatile and harmful substances has a large negative effect on a number of things, ranging from our wildlife, to the environment, humans and more. A lot of animals in the wild die from various reasons, such as eating the plastics and other harmful substances found in the garbage patch. 

This patch is slowly harming the Earth. All the garbage, sludge, oils and many other things rotting away and decaying produce harmful particles and chemicals into the air; just another form of pollution, which brings me to the next section!


This area of the thread really needs no elaborate explaining, so I will simply provide a few facts about it.

Toxic pollution affects more than 200 million people worldwide. In some of the world’s worst polluted places, babies are born with birth defects, children have lost 30 to 40 IQ points, and life expectancy may be as low as 45 years because of cancers and other diseases.

Pollutants that are released into the air, as opposed to land and water pollutants, (The Great Pacific Garbage Patch) are the most harmful.

In 1952, the Great Smog of London killed 8000 people.

Travelers at the Grand Canyon are unable to see the other side due to air pollution.

I have only discussed a few of the various ways humans harm themselves as well as the Earth. With everything discussed, do you believe we are slowly killing our mother Earth; or do you think she can handle the harm from us humans, or maybe you believe we will eventually find a way to undo and get rid of all the damage we have done? 

Let your mind run free!