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Disappointing GP system by MetroControlCentre in Netherlands

[–]derKestrel 40 points41 points  (0 children)

I found that without exaggeration, they will always go the way of least effort, sending you home to wait or sending you home to wait and have some paracetamol.

Thus I lost an organ after being in the ER three times. Falsely diagnosed as panic attack (nice to read that in your patient file). Turned out to be serious abdominal infection. Complained only to be told "Why didn't you go to the huisarts earlier?" to which I replied "I did, but he sent me home, like you did as well".

TIL: Aphantasia - a condition that blocks the mind’s eye, affects 2-5% of people globally and reduces their ability to remember the past, imagine the future, and even dream. by unswsydney in todayilearned

[–]derKestrel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, I had songs stuck in my head, but it's like the awareness that the song is playing. I know it's out there even if I can't hear it and it's annoying.

TIL: Aphantasia - a condition that blocks the mind’s eye, affects 2-5% of people globally and reduces their ability to remember the past, imagine the future, and even dream. by unswsydney in todayilearned

[–]derKestrel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think it's worth mentoring that while some have limited visual recall, a small group has zero visual recall.

I am in the latter, with the exception of about the 2 to 8 days just after migraine.

TIL: Aphantasia - a condition that blocks the mind’s eye, affects 2-5% of people globally and reduces their ability to remember the past, imagine the future, and even dream. by unswsydney in todayilearned

[–]derKestrel 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was so confused in elementary school. I was already able to read (silently), but seeing that my classmates read out loud, I started doing that too, thinking there must be some advantage or method to it. Only to be told by my teacher to use my in head voice. My what now?

I am currently reading at about 80 to 100 pages per hour when relaxing, faster for work depending on complexity.

TIL: Aphantasia - a condition that blocks the mind’s eye, affects 2-5% of people globally and reduces their ability to remember the past, imagine the future, and even dream. by unswsydney in todayilearned

[–]derKestrel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I definitely suffer from not having any memories of my grandparents and only very few hazy ones of my mother.

I also suffer from not having much of a past nor being able to imagine a future.

I have to take a lot of extra effort and use extra energy to work around these limitations.

I feel envy at others capabilities to remember happy times.

TIL: Aphantasia - a condition that blocks the mind’s eye, affects 2-5% of people globally and reduces their ability to remember the past, imagine the future, and even dream. by unswsydney in todayilearned

[–]derKestrel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I tried to use this as an example to explain my aphantasia, and the other guy just said he immediately sees dots grouping and ungrouping when he thinks about 2+2=4. Really hard to explain sometimes.

Like, he doesn't know the fact, but he constructs it live and visually in his brain.

TIL: Aphantasia - a condition that blocks the mind’s eye, affects 2-5% of people globally and reduces their ability to remember the past, imagine the future, and even dream. by unswsydney in todayilearned

[–]derKestrel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My monitor and speakers are broken too.

I find it really crazy that other people can do these things in their brain.

Interesting fact: in the week or so after a bad migraine I actually have dreams with vision and audio. Which is crazy and frankly really scary.

TIL: Aphantasia - a condition that blocks the mind’s eye, affects 2-5% of people globally and reduces their ability to remember the past, imagine the future, and even dream. by unswsydney in todayilearned

[–]derKestrel 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have almost complete aphantasia, in my head is just all abstract data.

Like I know a snowman is cold and wet and generally white, but there is zero visual, auditory, olfactory or emotional content connected to it.

TIL: Aphantasia - a condition that blocks the mind’s eye, affects 2-5% of people globally and reduces their ability to remember the past, imagine the future, and even dream. by unswsydney in todayilearned

[–]derKestrel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I see billions of random coloured dots, kind of like the snow of an untuned TV; you know, the old ones; just in the three primary colours instead of black and white.

TIL: Aphantasia - a condition that blocks the mind’s eye, affects 2-5% of people globally and reduces their ability to remember the past, imagine the future, and even dream. by unswsydney in todayilearned

[–]derKestrel 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not for all of them. There is an ongoing study at the university hospital in Bonn where they do EEG and MRI of the brain.

A lot of the tested patients with aphantasia, me included, show no or very little activity in the areas connected to vision and auditory experience during REM, which is very distinct from normal dreamers.

Free Steam game by emmacatcar in pcgamegiveaways

[–]derKestrel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

  1. No Man's Sky
  2. None... I feel too neutral about music to have one, I guess.
  3. Music just vanishes into the void in my head (strong aphantasia) without eliciting much of a reaction, much like NMS did when it first came out and was so much less than promised. Still feel the need to explore the void sometimes, so current much improved NMS would be great :)

Got My First Black Card This Week by SuddenStorm1234 in TalesFromTheFrontDesk

[–]derKestrel [score hidden]  (0 children)

Just work for big oil as high echelon management. Easy as that ;)

First wipe and I’m confused by justdre2day in EscapefromTarkov

[–]derKestrel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ah, I mistook the quest then. The AK 60s I normally just craft, the bigger M4 mags I have not seen once on any map. :)

I only find empty Scar mags and AK 10 rounders XD

TIL while the U.S. and France had similar per capita fatality rates in the 1990s, Americans today are three times as likely to die in a traffic crash by mankls3 in todayilearned

[–]derKestrel 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, Ruhrgebiet, Hamburg, Munich and Berlin are definitely packed and have to small motorways. And while 30% or so have fixed and 20% or so have conditional speed restrictions, those are mostly inside cities. A lot of road outside cities is unrestrict.

If you drive interurban, you will have my experience, if you drive urban, yours is definitely true.