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"Early clinical studies in the 1970s focused on hyperactive white boys, which shaped the diagnostic criteria we still use today, making it very difficult for girls—let alone women—to get diagnosed if they don't behave like hyperactive white boys. So as the serious conversation surrounding misdiagnoses and stimulant abuse dominates the public perception of ADHD, there's an estimated four million girls and women who are not receiving the treatment they desperately need because no one realizes they have the disorder."

knowing that autism is underdiagnosed in girls, it doesn't surprise me that other stuff is too.
Because the disorder is most commonly associated with hyperactive boys, women who are diagnosed with ADHD later in life often have to deal with shame, stigma, and a fear of being found out.
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Actually fixed balancers. Meep. Maybe a little crazy.
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http://imgur.com/g3WM2qv and http://imgur.com/dXsQlIN - my new rso low-water map. Completely walled, all material shifted by pipes and belts. Bots for deployments and consuming storage-bins only (except armor and other adhocs). Power on bottom left, refinery upper left, smelting center heading down.
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This is the first year I've not had a sponsor for my #OSCON travel. I was there in 2000 when OpenOffice·org was created, and pretty much every year since. I have a free ticket, and I have a place to stay, but I live in the UK so the flight is beyond my pocket money. 

If you are planning on going,, here's a small proposal for you. Use my discount code (REFERSP) to get 30% off your ticket, and I'll get $100 towards my flight there (I have a ticket & a friend to stay with, so I just need the flight!)   Thanks!
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I really like the way rso scales up the area of ore fields and the density separately: this is a big field, but only average yield... around the corner is a field with many times the yield per square, but only a fraction the area.

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I've added another post with the map overview to answer the 'how far out is that mine' question' :)
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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-17/google-is-said-to-put-boston-dynamics-robotics-unit-up-for-sale

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“We’re not going to comment on this video because there’s really not a lot we can add, and we don’t want to answer most of the Qs it triggers,” she wrote.
The video, published to YouTube on Feb. 23, was awe-inspiring and scary. A two-legged humanoid robot trudges through the snow, somehow maintaining its balance. Another robot with two arms and pads for hands crouches down and lifts a brown box and delicately places it on a shelf -- then somehow stays upright while a human tries to push it over with a hockey stick. A third robot topples over and clambers back to its feet with ease.
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I noticed that my balancers couldn't deliver full throughput with uneven inputs to just some outputs - e.g. if the first two inputs were saturated and the other too unconnected, and I was only drawing down from the first two outputs on a 4-way balancer, I'd only get 1/2 a belt load of throughput. Turns out you need 3 splitters in series to balance 4 belts and run at full speed for biased inputs, and 6 to do that for 8 belts. (I think, its possible 5 might handle it but 4 definitely cannot, and I think I have a failure case for 5). Anyhow, here are inline balancers that can run any combination at full throughput as long as there is enough input and output space, and ones that look plausible but don't actually work - look at the outputs and see if they are solid, or half-spaced (only one side, for ease of testing).

Edit: the 8-way is still not right, will fix and update later.

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I noticed that my balancers couldn't deliver full throughput with uneven inputs to just some outputs - e.g. if the first two inputs were saturated and the other too unconnected, and I was only drawing down from the first two outputs on a 4-way balancer, I'd only get 1/2 a belt load of throughput. Turns out you need 3 splitters in series to balance 4 belts *and* run at full speed for biased inputs, and 6 to do that for 8 belts. (I think, its pos...
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Ocaml seems like a more practical and predictable language (for better and worse) than Haskell. And its syntax has been an underestimated but significant barrier to new users. So this seems pretty significant.
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Overview of the whole RSO map : http://imgur.com/a/fcnr3

We've been pushing more or less straight east to take advantage of the rso distance scaling of, well, everything.
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+Robert Collins I just built my first actual Rocket Silo, and it turns out that you can put Productivity 3 modules into Rocket Silo. That is a 40% boost to your entire factory. It means without beacons they build at 0.4 speed instead of 3 speed with 4 Speed 3 modules. Without beacons that would mean 7.5x more rocket silos to keep 1 rocket/s. But I believe speed is additive, not multiplicative. (4 Speed 3 is 200% bonus, not 1.5^4=5x). So instead of being at 1200% you'd be at 1200-200-60=940%. Which is only 1.27x more silos (32 instead of 25).
And that means that for the cost of 32*4=128 Productivity 3 modules you need 40% less of all infrastructure.
If you make good use of beacons, you can also Prod 3 RCU, Rocket Fuel and LDS, which for the "low" price of that tier, brings you down 2x (Productivity is multiplicative, 1.4*1.4=1.96). And if you use beacons in that tier you can offset the Productivity hit pretty quickly. (4 Prod 3 is 60% slower, but 1 Beacon with Speed 3 offsets 50% of that.)
A beacon with +50% hitting 2 assembly machines is the same as building a 3rd assembler. So if you are putting Production modules into assemblers, than a beacon hitting a single assembler is still the same number of modules. (50% of 4 modules is the 2 modules in the beacon). So any beacons that hit >= 2 assemblers are paying for their modules, at least. Though an assembler 3 is far cheaper than a speed 3 module.

So Prod modules across the stack does bring you to ~3.4x less ore to be mined and smelted. But you get 2x with just modules in the top 2 tiers. And you can then use speed beacons to decrease the number of Prod 3 modules you'd need to make. (it does mean a lot more solar, though)
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Working on my current crazy goal - 1 rocket/second. That needs 25 silos, and each silo needs 40 control units a second(and fuel and structures)... so we're looking at an entire blue belt of dense output per silo. Here's my module for doing just a single belt of control units - cpus and speed in on the right, control units out on the left.

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The Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health is calling for a full ban on e-cigarettes after a study they commissioned discovered that e-cigarettes contain a million more cancer-causing substances than polluted air. The research, carried out by the Baptist University, also found a type of flame retardant in the devices that affected the reproductive …
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Are we seeing the after effects of the treatment of cigarette research cause a reluctance to fund research into e-cigs?

I am intrigued. 
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