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2012-07-31 09:41:18 AM  
So you've met my wife?
 
2012-07-31 11:23:45 AM  
Well there goes a perfectly good, reusable excuse
 
2012-07-31 12:27:27 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: So you've met my wife?


Came for this, turn out the lights, thread over!
 
2012-07-31 12:49:59 PM  

tamsnod27: DjangoStonereaver: So you've met my wife?

Came for this, turn out the lights, thread over!


That particular member of the species also revels and thrives through the ability to activate selective memory, for any given reason, without any warning or notice and at any time of their choosing without having to suffer any repercussions.

I believe that might make them, Human 3.0. We're an update behind.
 
2012-07-31 01:13:42 PM  
Came for cybermen, leaving dissatisfied
 
2012-07-31 01:15:45 PM  
Surprisingly, the people with stellar autobiographical memory did not score higher on routine laboratory memory tests...

I was jealous until I realized they only could do this for events in their personal lives.
 
2012-07-31 01:23:42 PM  
They can remember everything that happens to them starting just before puberty? Ye gods, what a curse!
 
2012-07-31 01:38:17 PM  
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Heeky-Jeeky

/and Cheshireday, too
 
2012-07-31 01:58:03 PM  
I only know one person who can do this. He can resume a conversation a decade later with complete accuracy.
 
2012-07-31 03:01:26 PM  

mokinokaro: Came for cybermen, leaving dissatisfied


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2012-07-31 04:16:26 PM  
More like human 1.356.b_2 amirite?
 
2012-07-31 04:59:15 PM  
My life is pretty shiatty, so I'm glad that drinking has adversely affected my memory of most of it.
 
2012-07-31 09:25:53 PM  

User1005273: Surprisingly, the people with stellar autobiographical memory did not score higher on routine laboratory memory tests...

I was jealous until I realized they only could do this for events in their personal lives.


I wouldn't be jealous of complete memory, if I were you. I heard a lengthy radio interview with a woman with this condition -- and she does consider it a condition, a curse, that she wishes she could be rid of. Because remembering everything also means remembering all the bad things -- fresh, like it was yesterday. Things like her husband's untimely death. As regular humans, we gradually overcome trauma and loss, as memories fade over time. These people do not, and can not, except with very great difficulty. So don't be jealous of them. Be thankful that you're able to forget the things you need to.
 
2012-07-31 11:52:21 PM  
How would this be an evolutionary advantage though? If I was burdened with a perfect memory of adolescence, I'd kill myself.
 
2012-07-31 11:59:09 PM  
...obsessive self-absorption is a superpower now?

/I'll be over here, navel-gazing with my x-ray vision
 
2012-08-01 07:16:35 AM  

enemigo_de_pepe: How would this be an evolutionary advantage though? If I was burdened with a perfect memory of adolescence, I'd kill myself.


There's no such thing as an evolutionary advantage, but I know what you mean.
 
2012-08-01 08:07:55 AM  
I have this! I didn't know there was a name for it, I just thought I had a good memory for certain things.
 
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