When all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. In Anger Foot you have a foot, and every problem looks like it would benefit from a good kicking. You kick doors, which fly off their hinges and into the faces of reptilian dudes with baseball bats, you kick barrels (which explode), and you kick dudes (who die). While this is happening, the music kicks your eardrums in (which rules). Anger Foot has recently been updated to add more levels, enemies, weapons, and kicks. There are guns, but instead of reloading, when you use up the bullets you just chuck them. Another new addition: When you die, the bad guys dance over your body. Another new addition: "Every key is now kick key". ANGER FOOT - go feet first in this awesome adrenaline-fuelled Hotline Miami-esque foot-stomping FPS Game!https://t.co/Dneg407Yvgby #gamedev @Free_Lives #indiedev #indiegames #gaming pic.twitter.com/wPL2M6VSJI March 7, 2021 See more Initially designed for the 7dfps game jam … [Read more...] about Anger Foot is Duke Nukem’s Mighty Boot: The Game
Case Scenario: A 60- year-old patient who is COVID-19 positive undergoes experimental in-home IV treatment. While at home, the next day following the procedure, someone is insistently knocking at the patient’s door. The patient and spouse are surprised because they are under quarantine and are not expecting anyone. They open the door. An individual identifies themself as a nurse from the hospital that provided the IV treatment and states they are there to hospitalize the patient. The patient and spouse are startled by this, as they were informed that the in-home IV treatment was performed to prevent hospitalization. The patient has never met this nurse. Moreover, the patient’s fever has been remitting and although fatigued feels much improved. The nurse states that it is easier and safer for staff to monitor the patient’s progress in the hospital as opposed to their home. The patient states that they are feeling much better and prefers to be at home to recover. The nurse … [Read more...] about Do You Have the Right to Say No?
In an unprecedented case, a civil jury has awarded $1 million in damages to a psychologist who was retaliated against after she challenged the validity of a state hospital's competency restoration methods. Experts at the trial included Thomas Grisso and Randy Otto , prominent leaders in the field of forensic psychology who have written and taught extensively on best practices in the assessment of competency to stand trial. After a month-long trial with dozens of witnesses, the jury found that Napa State Hospital failed to apply generally accepted professional standards for competency assessment and coerced its psychologists to find patients competent to stand trial "without regard to the psychologist's independent professional judgment, and without application of objective, standardized, normed, and reliable instruments." Melody Samuelson. Photo credit JL Sousa, Napa Valley Herald Melody Samuelson , the psychologist plaintiff, ran afoul of her … [Read more...] about Psychologist Whistleblower Awarded $1 Million
Isolation leads to depression and anxiety. Source: Pixabay As we celebrate the new year, children and teenagers continue to be disappointed and frustrated with continued school closures and cancellations of sports and extracurriculars. Online schooling and social isolation continue to weigh our kids down, and the struggle with depression , anxiety , and self-harm amongst our youngest is surging. Despite the hope that vaccinations bring to the world, for college- and school-aged children, the enormous letdown of not yet being able to return in person has taken a serious toll. Being trapped in their homes for months at end, with no hope of teachers and students being vaccinated or schools returning to healthy norms soon, our children, adolescents, and college students are undoubtedly struggling. Recent data shows that suicide rates amongst high school students have spiked, and admissions to ERs and hospitalizations, as well as the rate of anxiety and … [Read more...] about Giving Hope Amidst Suicide and Depression in Kids and Teens
Source: Photo by Michael Dziedzic on Unsplash Chances are you've used one of these phrases recently, perhaps even today: “I’ve got to reboot.” “I’m searching my memory banks.” “My brain needs an upgrade.” “I’m having a system crash.” “I’m processing.” When we use this language, we are analogizing our brains with computers. I want to consider how the computer metaphor for the brain influences our daily lives. Whether we realize it or not, our default assumption is that the way to understand and fix what our brains are doing is the same as how we understand and fix our computers. To some extent, this is justified since our brains do carry out computations to accomplish some tasks. The computer metaphor has guided neuroscience for more than half a century. It has helped spur important discoveries about fundamental brain processes, such as how the brain achieves visual perception. But we are at a point of diminishing returns. The computer metaphor is leading us … [Read more...] about Do You Really Need a Brain “Upgrade”?