Tagged: autism

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GCHQ play ‘I spy’ with dyslexics

GCHQ and dyslexia A recent post in the Guardian claimed, People with dyslexia have skills that we need, says GCHQ, adding, the “UK surveillance agency says it has long valued neuro-diverse analysts – including Alan Turing.” Setting aside – for now – the suspicion that GCHQ and its predecessors had...

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Who’s the worst?

This post: circa 3,200 words, estimated reading time: 16 minutes Who is the judge? I’m not judging, here, but you are. You, with your high opinions, your biases, your stereotyping, your othering. What gives you the right to judge me!? No, I’m not in a ‘funny mood‘, I’m not “going...

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Can you hear me, Doctor?

Well, it seems Aunty Beeb has upset a lot of people with the most recent episode of Dr Who, the one entitled ‘Can you hear me’. The thin plot dodges (well lumbers) around mental health concerns and Gods that feed on fear. (Let’s skip the theology part, ‘cos, yer…) The...

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Autism, Artificial Intelligence and the Turing Test

Autism and the Turing Test At the start of the (sci-fi) film The Machine a panel sat before an array of computers, each relating to an A.I. with voice synthesisers. (Similar, I guess, to existing tournaments). The problem posed in the film wasn’t which was an AI (as all were),...

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Spineless Labour MPs desert autistic hacker

Labour deserter Autistic hacker This is a follower on from the Daily Mails article, entitled: BETRAYED: Spineless Labour MPs who backed Asperger’s victim’s bid to beat extradition desert him (By James Chapman and Ian Drury 15th July 2009) My reply to them : Surprised no-one else has commented yet! Late...

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re Autistic petition for UFO hacker

Autistic UFO hacker Gary McKinnon Posted this reply (to them) in response to The Inquirer’s story about ‘Autistic petition for UFO hacker’ because some of the replies – and even the writer in one place – didn’t have a clue what they were talking about! (The Inquirer site now redirects...