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2014-01-07 07:24:31 PM
What if suddenly you couldn't read but you could still write?

You'd spend all your time in the Politics tab?
 
2014-01-07 08:02:20 PM

phlegmmo: What if suddenly you couldn't read but you could still write?

You'd spend all your time in the Politics tab?


And we're done.
 
2014-01-07 08:15:55 PM

phlegmmo: What if suddenly you couldn't read but you could still write?

You'd spend all your time in the Politics tab?


Bravo, sir.

/or Ma'am.
 
2014-01-07 08:17:02 PM
The brain is weird.
 
2014-01-07 08:35:38 PM
Given the non-visual strategy that she's using to figure out letters, she should probably learn braille.
 
2014-01-07 08:49:20 PM

MisterTweak: phlegmmo: What if suddenly you couldn't read but you could still write?

You'd spend all your time in the Politics tab?

Bravo, sir.

/or Ma'am.


Agreed. Someone get the lights.
 
2014-01-07 08:49:47 PM
You'd write a trilogy of BDSM-themed novels that sell millions?
 
2014-01-07 09:08:15 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-07 10:08:31 PM

phlegmmo: What if suddenly you couldn't read but you could still write?

You'd spend all your time in the Politics tab?


So you just basically steal the actual headline of TFA to make your joke?

Good one.
 
2014-01-07 10:08:57 PM

nmrsnr: The brain is weird.


And squishy.
 
2014-01-07 10:18:53 PM

unyon: Given the non-visual strategy that she's using to figure out letters, she should probably learn braille.


I was thinking the same thing. Seems like it'd be a LOT faster than her current system.
 
2014-01-07 10:27:01 PM

MisterTweak: phlegmmo: What if suddenly you couldn't read but you could still write?

You'd spend all your time in the Politics tab?

Bravo, sir.

/or Ma'am.


Is my profile that ambiguous?

: )
 
2014-01-07 10:49:22 PM

phlegmmo: MisterTweak: phlegmmo: What if suddenly you couldn't read but you could still write?

You'd spend all your time in the Politics tab?

Bravo, sir.

/or Ma'am.

Is my profile that ambiguous?

: )


No, but as someone who is guilty of more than a few knee-jerk postings in the politics tab, why would I want to gather information before firing off an angry response?? ;-)

/checks profile

Jesus. You're making me itch just standing near that stuff. DON'T DO THAT!

//wanders off to get coffee, scratching imaginary itches
 
2014-01-07 11:26:09 PM
This is hardly strange when you consider the fact that all you are is a result of your brain's activity, both in response to and in preparation for interacting with your environment. There is no soul or spirit or ethereal consciousness that will continue to exist after your brain stops working. As a result, and from over a century of clinical observations of patients with neurological damage, it should be fairly obvious that when you damage the brain, the way you are able to process or interact with the world changes as a result. Which is why, in my mind, it is absolutely shameful how little the United States spends - in terms of manpower and money - into studying neurological damage to figure out ways to treat the many many people who experience some form of brain damage over their life.
 
2014-01-07 11:42:50 PM

nmrsnr: The brain is weird.


You can't be too sure. That's your brain telling you that.
 
2014-01-07 11:43:46 PM

Peki: MisterTweak: phlegmmo: What if suddenly you couldn't read but you could still write?

You'd spend all your time in the Politics tab?

Bravo, sir.

/or Ma'am.

Agreed. Someone get the lights.



I'm not sure what you've said, but you have chosen very pleasing shapes to communicate with.
 
2014-01-07 11:46:23 PM

Peki: MisterTweak: phlegmmo: What if suddenly you couldn't read but you could still write?

You'd spend all your time in the Politics tab?

Bravo, sir.

/or Ma'am.

Agreed. Someone get the lights.


Yep. Check the stove.
 
2014-01-07 11:48:39 PM
Can't she just learn to read again?
 
2014-01-07 11:50:41 PM
Mrs. Pilates works with brain injured patients, so I hear about this shiat all the time.

/HO! Mer simp, son!
//True story
 
2014-01-07 11:51:19 PM

phlegmmo: What if suddenly you couldn't read but you could still write?

You'd spend all your time in the Politics tab?


Well done, Ma'am.
 
2014-01-07 11:52:16 PM
What does that headline say?
 
2014-01-07 11:52:29 PM
More importantly, why does a woman need to learn how to read or write? Cleaning bathrooms, doing laundry, and cooking my dinner doesn't require reading or writing.
 
2014-01-07 11:55:24 PM

Kome: This is hardly strange when you consider the fact that all you are is a result of your brain's activity, both in response to and in preparation for interacting with your environment. There is no soul or spirit or ethereal consciousness that will continue to exist after your brain stops working. As a result, and from over a century of clinical observations of patients with neurological damage, it should be fairly obvious that when you damage the brain, the way you are able to process or interact with the world changes as a result. Which is why, in my mind, it is absolutely shameful how little the United States spends - in terms of manpower and money - into studying neurological damage to figure out ways to treat the many many people who experience some form of brain damage over their life.


*yawn*
 
2014-01-07 11:56:48 PM

the_rhino: More importantly, why does a woman need to learn how to read or write? Cleaning bathrooms, doing laundry, and cooking my dinner doesn't require reading or writing.


You really trust your old lady to just wing it when it comes to making a double batch of Hamburger Helper? I know they got pictures but still
 
2014-01-07 11:57:01 PM

the_rhino: More importantly, why does a woman need to learn how to read or write? Cleaning bathrooms, doing laundry, and cooking my dinner doesn't require reading or writing.


Need to be able to read:
* the label of the cleansers to ensure she is buying the right kind.
* the tag on the clothes for cleaning care instructions.
* a cookbook, unless you want her to recycle the same recipes from now to eternity
 
2014-01-07 11:57:39 PM
Well, duh!  I'd spend even more time here.
 
2014-01-07 11:58:45 PM

whatshisname: What does that headline say?


dot dot space dot space dot dot dot space dot space dot...

Ugh this is going to take a while

dot space dot dot space space dot space.....
 
2014-01-07 11:59:12 PM
A friend's father had that effect from a stroke. Guy was lucky they caught him right there at the hospital (he was in recovery for a bypass) and it was weird as hell. He couldn't read at all at first. He could write but he couldn't read what he had just written. He's been getting better with practice, but he still can't, say, follow a subtitled movie.
 
2014-01-07 11:59:40 PM
i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2014-01-08 12:03:14 AM

Dinjiin: the_rhino: More importantly, why does a woman need to learn how to read or write? Cleaning bathrooms, doing laundry, and cooking my dinner doesn't require reading or writing.

Need to be able to read:
* the label of the cleansers to ensure she is buying the right kind.
* the tag on the clothes for cleaning care instructions.
* a cookbook, unless you want her to recycle the same recipes from now to eternity


Fine, being a belly warmer requires neither reading nor writing.
 
2014-01-08 12:04:21 AM
She's still doing better than the average high school graduate. At least she can write.
 
2014-01-08 12:09:29 AM
 
2014-01-08 12:12:56 AM

phlegmmo: What if suddenly you couldn't read but you could still write?

You'd spend all your time in the Politics tab?


Actually explains some folks on that tab. They seriously don't read what people write.
 
2014-01-08 12:22:27 AM

phlegmmo: What if suddenly you couldn't read but you could still write?

You'd spend all your time in the Politics tab?


At least you'd be spared the stupidity of Gawker links.
 
2014-01-08 12:23:00 AM

Ishkur:


Is she describing a sexual fantasy?
 
2014-01-08 12:30:35 AM

Kome: This is hardly strange when you consider the fact that all you are is a result of your brain's activity, both in response to and in preparation for interacting with your environment. There is no soul or spirit or ethereal consciousness that will continue to exist after your brain stops working. As a result, and from over a century of clinical observations of patients with neurological damage, it should be fairly obvious that when you damage the brain, the way you are able to process or interact with the world changes as a result. Which is why, in my mind, it is absolutely shameful how little the United States spends - in terms of manpower and money - into studying neurological damage to figure out ways to treat the many many people who experience some form of brain damage over their life.


That just proves that you don't know shiat about what you're talking about.

Your "soul" (whether it exists or not) or "consciousness" does not get direct pixel-level access to the visual world.  The visual cortex does pre-processing on everything you see before you ever get a chance to "see" it consciously.

THAT is the part of her that broke.  It's no different from poking her eyes out completely, with respect to her ability to see words.  Her "soul" wasn't affected.  The information being transmitted to it was.
 
2014-01-08 12:34:23 AM

Fano: Kome: This is hardly strange when you consider the fact that all you are is a result of your brain's activity, both in response to and in preparation for interacting with your environment. There is no soul or spirit or ethereal consciousness that will continue to exist after your brain stops working. As a result, and from over a century of clinical observations of patients with neurological damage, it should be fairly obvious that when you damage the brain, the way you are able to process or interact with the world changes as a result. Which is why, in my mind, it is absolutely shameful how little the United States spends - in terms of manpower and money - into studying neurological damage to figure out ways to treat the many many people who experience some form of brain damage over their life.

*yawn*


This
 
2014-01-08 12:35:26 AM
Odd. I suffered this for 3 days after using detura. Same part of brain must have been shut off. All text was blurred like a TV censor, then slowly merged into mulitples after 2 days.. then back to normal after 3.
 
2014-01-08 12:44:57 AM
You can prepare for this by reading Oliver Sacks.  Just about any book will do but his latest, "Mind's Eye", is a good start.
 
2014-01-08 12:49:33 AM

Fano: Kome: This is hardly strange when you consider the fact that all you are is a result of your brain's activity, both in response to and in preparation for interacting with your environment. There is no soul or spirit or ethereal consciousness that will continue to exist after your brain stops working. As a result, and from over a century of clinical observations of patients with neurological damage, it should be fairly obvious that when you damage the brain, the way you are able to process or interact with the world changes as a result. Which is why, in my mind, it is absolutely shameful how little the United States spends - in terms of manpower and money - into studying neurological damage to figure out ways to treat the many many people who experience some form of brain damage over their life.

*yawn*


Am I the only one confused as to what this single word post means?  Yeesh.

As to Kome, neurology is such a young science, you're going to see the knowledge we have snowball the longer we live.  Hell, even check out Mirror Neurons, they were discovered only 8 years or so ago (correct me if I'm wrong), and it's just such an absolutely huge discovery.
 
2014-01-08 12:51:49 AM
If this happened to me, I'd seriously consider shooting myself.
 
2014-01-08 12:53:24 AM

farkingismybusiness: [i.imgur.com image 850x635]


More proof nothing is obscure on fark.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA3SDHWkUsc
 
2014-01-08 12:58:58 AM

phlegmmo: What if suddenly you couldn't read but you could still write?

You'd spend all your time in the Politics tab?


To be perfectly fair the Fark politics tab is better than some places on the internet. For example, the Volokh Conspiracy where people can neither read nor write, being lawyers.
 
2014-01-08 01:00:51 AM

doglover: farkingismybusiness: [i.imgur.com image 850x635]

I'm in love with this now.


It's good shiat.

AgentPothead: farkingismybusiness: [i.imgur.com image 850x635]

More proof nothing is obscure on fark.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA3SDHWkUsc


Sucking on my tailpipe!
 
2014-01-08 01:03:21 AM

Aulus: If this happened to me, I'd seriously consider shooting myself.


Or learn Braille, as others have suggested.
 
2014-01-08 01:08:05 AM

fusillade762: phlegmmo: What if suddenly you couldn't read but you could still write?

You'd spend all your time in the Politics tab?

And we're done.


Considering that TFA called it "Internet Commenter Syndrome" I'd say we were done before we started.
 
2014-01-08 01:15:23 AM

Gato Blanco: Fano: Kome: This is hardly strange when you consider the fact that all you are is a result of your brain's activity, both in response to and in preparation for interacting with your environment. There is no soul or spirit or ethereal consciousness that will continue to exist after your brain stops working. As a result, and from over a century of clinical observations of patients with neurological damage, it should be fairly obvious that when you damage the brain, the way you are able to process or interact with the world changes as a result. Which is why, in my mind, it is absolutely shameful how little the United States spends - in terms of manpower and money - into studying neurological damage to figure out ways to treat the many many people who experience some form of brain damage over their life.

*yawn*

Am I the only one confused as to what this single word post means?  Yeesh.

As to Kome, neurology is such a young science, you're going to see the knowledge we have snowball the longer we live.  Hell, even check out Mirror Neurons, they were discovered only 8 years or so ago (correct me if I'm wrong), and it's just such an absolutely huge discovery.


I'll let you sort out what's boring about the bolded part.
 
2014-01-08 01:24:07 AM

Kome: Which is why, in my mind, it is absolutely shameful how little the United States spends - in terms of manpower and money - into studying neurological damage to figure out ways to treat the many many people who experience some form of brain damage over their life.


Is 'many many' similar to 'major major'?
 
2014-01-08 01:40:20 AM
For some reason I was reminded of this...

spatula-city.org
 
2014-01-08 01:46:22 AM
Sounds like they had a stroke
 
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