Everything you should or not to know asperger syndrome


Saturday, May 30, 2009

Super Laser at the National Ignition

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Very intersting, but, unfortunately, it is the next nuclear bomb! What is more, North corea is working on deprecated tecnology..

Scientists have been working to achieve self-sustaining nuclear fusion and energy gain in the laboratory for more than half a century. When the National Ignition Facility (NIF) begins ignition experiments at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in 2010, that long-sought goal will be much closer to realization.

NIF's 192 giant lasers, housed in a ten-story building the size of three football fields, will deliver at least 60 times more energy than any previous laser system. When all of its beams are fully operational, NIF will focus nearly two million joules of ultraviolet laser energy on a tiny target in the center of its target chamber – creating conditions similar to those that exist only in the cores of stars and giant planets and inside a nuclear weapon. The resulting fusion reaction will release many times more energy than the laser energy required to initiate the reaction.

Experiments conducted on NIF will make significant contributions to national and global security, could lead to practical fusion energy, and will help the nation maintain its leadership in basic science and technology. The project is a national collaboration among government, industry and academia and many industrial partners throughout the nation.

Programs in the NIF & Photon Science Directorate draw extensively on expertise from across LLNL, including the Physical and Life Sciences, Engineering, Computation and Weapons and Complex Integration directorates. This goal is a scientific Grand Challenge that only a national laboratory such as Lawrence Livermore can accomplish.

Clay Marzo: Just Add Water

Clay Marzo is the subject of a new documentary, “Just Add Water,” which highlights his career as a surfer while dealing with autism.

Seven-time world champion Kelly Slater calls Maui's Clay Marzo one of the best surfers in the world. Until recently, he may also have been one of the least understood.

Marzo's story will be told in the movie ''Clay Marzo: Just Add Water'' on Friday at 8 p.m. in the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

The free premiere is being conducted by one of Marzo's sponsors, Quiksilver clothing company.

From the outside, Marzo looked to have the storybook surfing career while growing up in Lahaina. He learned to surf at age 3 at the ''Beaches'' surfbreak near his home. He got his first barrel ride while surfing another Lahaina break, ''Sharkpit,'' at age 6. He won his first National Scholastic Surfing Association national title at age 10.

He was the outstanding surfer at the NSSA nationals when he was 15, and is still the only surfer ever to get two perfect 10-point rides in an NSSA final, when he also won a new Toyota Matrix.

He was on an exclusive surf trip with Slater at age 16. He's traveled the world surfing the best waves in Indonesia, Fiji, Tahiti, South Africa, Australia and Europe.

He was featured in global two-page magazine ads and life-size store displays by Quiksilver, a company that did 2.7 billion dollars worth of business last year.

His surfboard is covered with as many sponsor's stickers as a Sprint Cup stock car.

And, he's had more action footage in surf movies than Sylvester Stallone did in all the Rambo movies combined.

Yet as much as Marzo was comfortable while surfing, he struggled when he was out of the water. In December, Marzo was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, a mild case of autism. Asperger's affects about 1 in 5,000 children according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders.

For his mother, Jill, the diagnosis was actually a breakthrough.

"It made me have a whole new understanding of Clay,'' she said. ''Instead of me constantly nagging at him, I learned to accept him the way he was."

According to the Mayo Clinic Web site, Asperger's is a developmental disorder that affects a child's ability to effectively communicate with others. The children exhibit social awkwardness and all-absorbing interest in specific topics.

"School was really hard," Jill Marzo said. "The teachers knew there was something, they thought it was (Attention Deficit Disorder)."

Clay Marzo had attended King Kamehameha III Elementary School, Sacred Hearts, Lahaina Intermediate, Myron B. Thompson Academy and finally, Hui Malama, a private learning center.

"Every single book report from 1st grade on was about surfing. The teachers would write, 'Great job, Clay, but could you please change the subject?' He learned best when it was about surfing."

Clay Marzo was matter-of-fact about the Asperger's diagnosis.

"I felt relief," he said. "I knew it was something, was feeling a little bit strange."

It was Quiksilver's director of surf marketing, Strider Wasilewski, who suggested that the problem might be something other than ADD. Wasilewski had worked with Clay Marzo for six years.

"I noticed that out in the water, he seemed so alive and energetic," Wasilewski said. "When he was on land around a bunch of people at signings or promotional things, he was uncomfortable, not really looking at anybody

"He was misunderstood by our industry. He was not showing up to do his job. He didn't want to be around large groups of people. It was painstaking for him. People thought he didn't want to be there, and that was far from the truth. He loves being a pro surfer."

Marzo indicated he would rather get pounded by a wave at the massive Tahitian surf break, Tehaupoo - which has happened to him - than be with a big group of people.

''His surfing is amazing and his message is even more amazing," Wasilewski said. "It's not just about himself it's about other people in the world who may have the same challenges. He's proving to the world it's not a disability, it's actually an advantage to focus in on the talent he has."

Wasilewski said that proceeds from future sales of the movie will benefit Surfer's Healing, a program where autistic children and their families can experience surfing.

Deam Job: Massage Therapist for Models

Very smart video. I lol indeed. I still laughing. The audio is not in English, but he is being ironic about the issue.

I promise never complain about stress in the office. All jobs are stressful in
certain manner. All people suffer from stress: models, therapists and ordinary people.

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Spanish matador Israel Lancho is in critical condition after he was gored by a bull in Madrid on Wednesday. The disturbing video is below.
The Daily Mail reports that the 30-year-old Lancho is likely to be in the intensive care unit of a Madrid hospital for several days but is expected to survive. Lancho reportedly has an eight-inch wound in his abdominal area, but the bull's horn missed his heart. The incident took place at the San Isidro's fair in Las Ventas bullring.

Clay Marzo and Asperger

Professional surfer Clay Marzo isn't concerned about his next contest win or whether he'll become world champion one day. He's entirely focused on what's happening in the present, which has helped make him one of the most exciting and innovative surfers on the waves today. Eight-time world champion Kelly Slater has said that nobody in Clay's age bracket comes close to what the 19-year-old accomplishes every time he paddles into a set. And there's a reason for that.

As a child, Clay collected seashells and played at Puamana beach. By age 2 he could ride a boogie board standing up, and at 3 or 4 switched to a surfboard. Everyone in the family surfed, including his grandmother and older brother, Cheyne Magnusson, also a professional surfer. "Clay was so natural in the water that I didn't even worry," Jill says of those early days. "He was incredibly in tune with it from a young age."

Still, she greeted the movie idea with skepticism. "I was really nervous," she admits. "I didn't want to expose it. I worried that people would treat him differently or that he would be embarrassed by it." Instead, the film and an extensive article in Surfer Magazine yielded e-mails from others inspired by Clay's unique pursuit of his passion. That, she says, made the journey worthwhile.

When asked what makes his surfing remarkable, Clay shrugs. "I don't know. The whole approach I have." The best part? It's definitely all his own.

Wired to waves

Professional surfer Clay Marzo isn't concerned about his next contest win or whether he'll become world champion one day. He's entirely focused on what's happening in the present, which has helped make him one of the most exciting and innovative surfers on the waves today. Eight-time world champion Kelly Slater has said that nobody in Clay's age bracket comes close to what the 19-year-old accomplishes every time he paddles into a set. And there's a reason for that.

"He's not capable of conforming," says Clay's mother, Jill Marzo. "He's just capable of being him. And that's the beautiful thing. Nothing bothers him because he's in the moment. For years I tried to change him to fit in, but I've been forced to accept and live in the moment with him."

Clay, who grew up in Lahaina, is the focus of a new Quiksilver documentary/surf film called "Just Add Water." More than a movie about a rising young star, however, it details Clay's aptitude and unique personality, and his life with Asperger's syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder that can make school and social situations challenging but also allows him to hyperfocus and exhibit exceptional talent in a specific arena.

Adam Klevin, the cinematographer for "Just Add Water," notes that while most athletes' skills decline with fatigue, Clay can handle four surf sessions -- up to eight hours -- in a day. "And he never stops going bigger," Klevin says of Clay, who is renowned for his ability to take off late and rack up "an amazing percentage of tube rides." It's an intuitive rather than conscious pursuit, Klevin believes.

Indeed, "getting barreled" is what Clay says he likes best about surfing. He'd rather not wear a wet suit, and does so only when the water dips into the 50s. "I can trunk it in 60," he says without an ounce of boasting. He likes to travel "where the waves are firing" but also appreciates returning to his refuge on Maui. He remembers everything and never lies. And he doesn't try to emulate anyone else.

"I look at (Asperger's) as a gift," says Jill. "He's wired a different way, and it's something we're just starting to understand. His social cues are not the same as yours and mine, and never will be."

With his pale blue eyes, tousled, sea-salt-drenched blond hair and lean frame, Clay remains happiest in the water and doesn't speak unless he has something to say. "People always wanted to find a label for Clay," notes Jill, "but I knew intuitively that keeping him in the water was what he needed."

Clay Marzo: Riding Waves

Clay Marzo: Riding Waves without thinking & doing the best. It is the whole idea in Surfing. It is to stop thinking. Just to Feel the Wave & respond naturally. Thing about every single move is a waste of time! Waves Are Toys from God.Totally!
Waves: In God's Hands....just like the Movie. Surfing Closest thing to Walking On Water. Salt Water: Closest to Human Blood

See Clay's documentary Just add Water!. It's really amazing.

Clay Marzo: Just Add Water

Just wanted to share this with everyone. There is hope.
Clay Marzo is the new poster kid for AS.

Winner Best Biography 2009 X-Dance Film Festival
Winner Best Male Performance 2008 Surfer Poll Awards

Have you ever loved something to the point that it becomes what you live for? Meet Clay Marzo whose passion for surfing is so pure it defies description. Take a visually stunning and emotionally powerful journey through his life. See Clay literally come alive in the ocean as he destroys the waves of Tahiti, Fiji, Hawaii, France, Spain and Australia with his wildly creative surfing. You'll also experience inspiring testimonials about his incredible talent from the most legendary surfers in the world. The story also showcases an awareness-raising glimpse into his life and mind as he comes to understand both the gifts and challenges of living with Asperger's.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Craig Nicholls

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According to wikipedia(hehehe):
During a promotional show for Triple M radio, bass player Patrick Matthews walked off stage after Nicholls bleated at the audience and demanded that the crowd not talk during the performance. He said to the crowd,"Why the fuck are you laughing? You're all a bunch of sheep. Can't you go baa?".

Nicholls was even accused of kicking a photographer and charges were pressed. As a result, Patrick Matthews never played with The Vines again (he has since joined Youth Group) and Triple M banned The Vines from being played on their radio station indefinitely. Nicholls was accompanied by his brother Matt and his manager and friend Andy Kelly in Balmain Local Court in Sydney on 19 November 2004. There it was revealed that Nicholls had Asperger's Syndrome (What is this?) .

¢☆¢☆¢☆ Tom Cruise what? ¢☆¢☆¢☆

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Some films recall me about Asperger Symdrome See more quite instantly. Rain Man is one of
those. Rain Man is a 1988 dramatic film written by Barry Morrow and Ronald Bass and directed by Barry Levinson. Tom Cruise of couse, how could I forgot it!? He interpret an abrasive, selfish yuppie, Charlie Babbitt, who discovers that his father has left all of his multimillion-dollar estate to his brother, Raymond, of whose existence he knew nothing and who is an autistic savant. What is the difference to AS? I can't figure it out without consulting wikipedia (lol)

Raymond is an autistic savant, with superb recall but little understanding of subject matter. He is frightened by change and adheres to strict routines (for example, his continual repetition of the "Who's on First?" sketch). Except when he is in distress, he shows little emotional expression and avoids eye contact.

Charlie's trip is spoiled by sudden news that his estranged father, Sanford Babbitt, has died. Charlie travels to Cincinnati, Ohio, to settle the estate, where he learns an undisclosed trustee is inheriting $3 million on behalf of an unnamed beneficiary, while he is to receive only a classic Buick Roadmaster convertible and several prize rose bushes. Eventually he learns the money is being directed to a mental institution, and he discovers that it is the home of his autistic brother, Raymond (Hoffman).

During the course of the journey, Charlie learns about Raymond's condition, which he initially believes is curable — resulting in frustration with his brother. He also learns about how his brother came to be separated from his family, as a result of an accident when he was left alone with Charlie when Charlie was a baby. Sometimes shallow and exploitative, as when he learns that Raymond has an excellent memory and takes him to Las Vegas to win money at blackjack counting cards, Charlie nonetheless finds himself becoming protective towards Raymond.

Charlie finally meets with his attorneys to try to get his share of his inheritance, but then considers taking custody of Raymond. However, Raymond is unable to decide exactly what he wants. Eventually, the attorneys press Raymond for a decisive answer, upsetting him and leading Charlie to tell the attorneys to back off.

Nice movie!

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Barcelona x Athletic bilbao

As the Spanish soccer championship enters the home stretch, Barcelona have manoeuvred themselves into position to overhaul Real at the top of the table. Three points against Athletic Bilbao could see the Barceloga go top for the first time this season…

You can fairly watch the bundesliga match on BBC channels if you have a subscribed for the service. Another possibility is to visit justin.tv. There are plenty of live online broadcasting channels available on. Choose one.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Bob Dylan is mildly autistic

I watched part II of Martin Scorsese's documentary on Bob
Dylan:No Direction Home. I must say that it was well done. Scorsese did an excellent job.

Bob Dylan and his autistic world

Having watched that documentary, it seems Bob Dylan is mildly autistic (How come? Looking at that film, though Bob was entirely comfortable communicating via the channel his autism enthused him toward, he seemed to embrace messages from the outside world only if he could apply them to his autistic world. He seemed to understand why the words were put into his songs and poetry, but he did not see any need to explain why he put them there.

See here a documentary about Asperger Syndrome and see if bob's
Autism  if it could really be true.
Dylan is a master writer of poems/songs and apparently interested in little else. Through his gift of verse/song he was able to create his own abstract world.

Dylan an outsider

He looked at the outside world with his art - and took a 'photograph' of it. But he could not easily explain why there was a bird in the picture flying in the distance, even though he was aware of it as he took the photograph. He could see where it fitted in the picture and the soul within recognised its crucial relevance to the picture as a whole. For him, that was enough.

He could not articulate the relevance of that bird to those outside his world - or even (possibly) to those inside his world would render him as a loner, an outsider. There will always be parts of him the world will never see, nor understand.

autistic celebrities

As I could noticed in the documentary No Direction Home, Dylan is not the only autistic celebrity have been noticed.

Well it really seems that bob can be like other autistic individuals such as The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow ( Temple Grande), or the model heather kuzmich:See other people with AS

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