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by LeNea
Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bus Driver Refuses to Allow Goth "Freaks" on Bus
Replies: 257
Views: 16492

Re: Bus Driver Refuses to Allow Goth "Freaks" on Bus

*sigh* Just because you or someone you know did well being born to an unwed mother who was younger then her early 20's, does not dispute the fact that those children often have a hard time. You don't have to get defensive about a physical statistic (low birth weight, minimal pre-natal care). Shinin...
by LeNea
Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Origin of the blue-eyed gene identified?
Replies: 30
Views: 2892

Re: Origin of the blue-eyed gene identified?

You can already have sperm centrifuged with the intent of getting one sex of baby or the other. The girl sperms are supposed to be heavier. I think there's about an 80% success rate. The X chromosome is pretty big - it's up there in the 4 largest, I believe. The Y chromosome is puny. Genes have bee...
by LeNea
Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0378: "Real Programmers"
Replies: 201
Views: 58986

Re: Real Programmers Discussion

The butterflies remind me of this installation at the NC Museum of Art. It's a series of mylar butterflies that sort of click open and closed with the circulation of air in the building. Together, they form a jet taking off. I can just see the butterfly-using programmer setting up this elaborate ran...
by LeNea
Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0377: "Journal 2"
Replies: 346
Views: 55790

Re: "Journal 2" Discussion

I love it love it love it. Of all the vengeful things I'd been thinking the girl should have said...this never occurred to me. I believe Ms. Black Hat when she says she could see right through him. At first it seems like it's some sap - that he'll be fated to roam the earth without his soulmate - an...
by LeNea
Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:00 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: End of the world (2012)
Replies: 81
Views: 11476

Re: End of the world (2012)

Is this just the equivalent of the Mayan Y2K bug? Isn't the "Western/solar/whatever it is that I use as an American ignorant of how time is told in other places" calendar also somewhat cyclical, in that you can use a table to determine what calendar to use in what year? As my graduate inst...
by LeNea
Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Are highschool friendships really the strongest?
Replies: 47
Views: 6522

Re: Are highschool friendships really the strongest?

When I graduated high school, I had a list of five friends who I wanted to keep up with. I know where all of them are now, and speak to them once or twice a year, with the exception of one. She and I became even closer in college, and manage to see each other every six months or so despite 1000 mile...
by LeNea
Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0374: "Journal"
Replies: 178
Views: 33781

Re: Journal Discussion

This comic has stuck in my head more than many of the others. I guess I'm having a hard time with how the classhole's actions are at all, well, classy. It's juvenile. It doesn't really require any extra creativity to flirt with someone to get your own ego boost and them drop them like they're nothin...
by LeNea
Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0374: "Journal"
Replies: 178
Views: 33781

Re: Journal Discussion

Alt text: And the journal is filled with all the things I'd say to her if I were nice like you. I burn it when it's full . The alt-text makes this comic. So the ClassHole does have a heart! And when told that he's the reason we can't have nice people, in a way, the ClassHole is his own angsty fish ...
by LeNea
Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2416543

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Hi, I'm LeNea. I'm a graduate student in genetics, but previously in life, had a mad love affair with mathematics and have often contemplated a crush on computer science. I believe in both God and evolution (but don't care to argue about either) and have had many people tell me the natural consequen...

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