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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby ArgonV » Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:58 pm UTC

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ArgonV wrote:For my practical cell biology course, I need to keep a cell culture alive for 3 weeks. It's called a Tamagotchi-experiment. I think that's awesome :P

It does sound awesome.

Goodluck - I found culturing to be hell because I had a fungus infect everything that seemed to be immune to everything, including azide :P

That sounds very awesome. Now I miss biology ;_;

... the only culture I did myself is probably an assorted airborne bacteria/fungi, taking up the whole agar. I thought the agar contained nothing, until I realized.


It's just osteocarcinoma cells growing in medium. So as long as I subculture them regularly, refresh the medium often enough and of course work sterile, I should be good.

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Postby You, sir, name? » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:05 pm UTC

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Sounds like a job for linear extrapolation. You'll have over a hundred of those fuckers in a year! Holy crap man, what is going on?!
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:56 pm UTC

Tracking down some crap that the government lost, I found a Service BC expense to my bank account for $140 and a bit. Neither me nor my wife remember what possible Service BC charge could have come from that day, and we managed to recreate the events of the entire day, right down to taking the girls to ballet.

...

What the hell?

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Postby Zarq » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:00 am UTC

The charge was for wiping your memory.
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Postby Kewangji » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:14 am UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:What charge?

That'll be another $140, please.
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Postby UniqueScreenname » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:54 am UTC

ArgonV wrote:
tastelikecoke wrote:
Angua wrote:
ArgonV wrote:For my practical cell biology course, I need to keep a cell culture alive for 3 weeks. It's called a Tamagotchi-experiment. I think that's awesome :P

It does sound awesome.

Goodluck - I found culturing to be hell because I had a fungus infect everything that seemed to be immune to everything, including azide :P

That sounds very awesome. Now I miss biology ;_;

... the only culture I did myself is probably an assorted airborne bacteria/fungi, taking up the whole agar. I thought the agar contained nothing, until I realized.


It's just osteocarcinoma cells growing in medium. So as long as I subculture them regularly, refresh the medium often enough and of course work sterile, I should be good.

In my microbiology lab, we have QC plates with bacteria that we have to subculture everyday so we have fresh samples to do our reagent QC on. Is your project similar to that?
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:00 am UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Tracking down some crap that the government lost, I found a Service BC expense to my bank account for $140 and a bit. Neither me nor my wife remember what possible Service BC charge could have come from that day, and we managed to recreate the events of the entire day, right down to taking the girls to ballet.

...

What the hell?

Is it possible that the time the charge was made and the time that it went through are different? I know I've looked at my account before and seen charges that I didn't make, then realized that I had made them and they just hadn't been put through until Monday or whatever.
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:23 am UTC

I still don't know what I could have possibly paid the government THAT MUCH MONEY for, and not recalled.

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Postby You, sir, name? » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:12 pm UTC

Contact your bank/CC company. They're usually forthcoming in these matters. They'll at least know the origin of the charge, and may be able to cancel it if it isn't legit (and it's only gone a couple of days).
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Postby Van » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:46 pm UTC

itt Van replies to old topics re: WH40k

I picked up some books for a looong plane trip recently, and decided to grab some WH40k novels on a whim, so I picked up two Ciphas Cain books. They're probably the most fun I've ever had with a novel :D Maybe not amazingly well written, but just.. I don't know. Really liked.

I ended up buying and reading all ?7? of the books in like, 4 days.
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Postby SlyReaper » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:20 pm UTC

I've not read the Ciaphas Cain books, but from what I've been told, they're basically Flashman set in the future. This is definitely a good thing.
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Postby ameretrifle » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:35 pm UTC

I have three separate tabs open to an internet drama-fest, because some paranoid drama-addict is being a douche about trigger-warnings and I consider that Serious Business. ("No one who read that could think it was anything other than amusing!" she says, after someone... who read it... very politely requests a trigger warning...) I could comment anon, but I keep hesitating/thinking better of it, and the madness rambles on without me.

I can't quite decide whether this is very sensible Staying Out of Internet Bullshit, or socially-avoidant dishonourable cowardice. XP

(I think this fool seriously believes that anyone who says anything remotely against her is just one of the legion of trolls who stalk her around to make her life miserable, so, I doubt it would do any good anyway...)

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Postby The Scyphozoa » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:52 pm UTC

It depends on what internet community you're talking about, but assuming it's between strangers on the internet, I don't see why staying out of it is cowardice. I never feel an obligation to defend strangers on the internet. Sometimes I feel compelled to, but never would I feel like a coward for not doing it.
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Postby Kithplana » Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:10 am UTC

Captain Kirk is climbing a mountain baking a pie. What kind of pie is it?

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In other news... I have got to keep better track of my RAID members. I've spent most of today discovering that 1. many GRUBs still don't like RAID metadata v1.2 at all, preferring 0.90, and 2. since I added my new RAID 1 pair last Christmas ('10), but kept the old drive around to boot from because I hadn't figured out the metadata thing yet, my root partition had been still residing on the old drive rather than the new drives.

So now I'm fixing that and also upgrading to Mageia 1 because that was what I wanted to do in the first place.

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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:01 am UTC

I have someone convinced my wife to try watching Firefly. We`ve just made it to `Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!`and she`s still watching. This might work!

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Postby Jumble » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:22 pm UTC

Good luck with that. Mine gave out after I tried to explain why River was in a box.
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Postby ArgonV » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:38 pm UTC

A friend of mine (who unfortunately probably never be my girlfriend, let alone wife) asked me a while back if I'd ever seen 'a space western show or something'. She wanted to watch it. We continued with Doctor Who :P

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Postby Angua » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:42 pm UTC

Hmmmm, I don't know if my bf has watched Firefly. We're working our way through Farscape at the moment, so maybe after that.
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Postby ArgonV » Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:10 pm UTC

Ooh, that's awesome as well. I've seen all episodes 3 or 4 times. In order :D


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Postby Mumpy » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:38 pm UTC

As in, like, that was in your marriage vows? Because that would be dedication to the cause.

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Postby nehpest » Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:34 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:This might work!

Sounds like the marriage might make it after all!

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Postby Whelan » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:58 pm UTC

I've been playing Kingdoms of Amalaur: Reckoning. There's a woman I've been mentally calling Aeryn Sun for no discernible reason.
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Postby You, sir, name? » Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:15 pm UTC

Whelan wrote:I've been playing Kingdoms of Amalaur: Reckoning. There's a woman I've been mentally calling Aeryn Sun for no discernible reason.


I've only seen the trailer for this game. It's narrated by Claudia Black.

The plot thickens.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby roband » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:27 pm UTC

I have bad memories of Farscape from BBC2 12 years ago, or so.

But spouses/partners should be forced to watch Firefly. It took two attempts to get past the first 5 minutes, but once she was in - she loved it.

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Postby Panonadin » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:29 pm UTC

I tried to watch battlestar and got about 2 seasons in before it turend into "days of our lives". Had to stop. I've seen all firefly has to offer, but maybe I'll try and get the misses to watch that next.
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Postby roband » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:49 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:
roband wrote:I have bad memories of Farscape

I don't get it.

I just didn't like it when I was 10 years old. They used to rotate it, with episodes of Buffy. I much preferred Buffy.

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Postby Panonadin » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:07 pm UTC

roband wrote:I just didn't like it when I was 10 years old. They used to rotate it, with episodes of Buffy. I much preferred Buffy.


Because of the actress?
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Postby roband » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:12 pm UTC

I don't know why I preferred it. Maybe vampires were cooler than aliens at that point in my life.

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Postby SecondTalon » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:21 am UTC

roband wrote:I don't know why I preferred it. Maybe vampires were cooler than aliens at that point in my life.

With.. no offense meant to either you or Buffy, your 10 year old self was an idiot.
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Postby OBrien » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:54 am UTC

Ah, but remember that vampires didn't sparkle back then.
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Postby Menacing Spike » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:05 am UTC

I wonder why every internet community I know shittens severely over the years. Be it 4chan, reddit, bay12, whatever, the substantifique moelle seeps away with time, replaced by stale memes, drama, and boring people.

Strangely enough, those that start shitty enough (videogame forums...) do not seem to increase in shittiness over time.

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Postby OBrien » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:08 am UTC

It's because you've matured and realised how shit they've always been. Anything you remember as being good is either rose tinted with nostalgia or a constructed memory.

... or, at least, that's what happened with me and 4chan.
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Postby Menacing Spike » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:41 am UTC

OBrien wrote:It's because you've matured and realised how shit they've always been. Anything you remember as being good is either rose tinted with nostalgia or a constructed memory.

... or, at least, that's what happened with me and 4chan.


No, I checked. With archives for instance: high quality threads get far more concentrated as one goes further back.

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Postby OBrien » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:01 am UTC

Your checking was a constructed memory.
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Postby UniqueScreenname » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:15 am UTC

My friend didn't know who Edgar Allen Poe was. *shakes head*
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Postby Menacing Spike » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:40 am UTC

OBrien wrote:Your checking was a constructed memory.


I dismiss my rememberance of this post as a constructed memory.

Bahahahahahaha

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