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by stony-p
Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Double Majoring?
Replies: 22
Views: 3410

Re: Double Majoring?

As well as ecology, there is bioinformatics. Very much more the genetic/molecular biology side of things, with a healthy splash of computers and mathematics.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bioinformatics
by stony-p
Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Significant figures in experiment
Replies: 4
Views: 1309

Re: Significant figures in experiment

Thanks I think I understand what the question is asking and how I should be answering now. I might even get a respectable mark from this guy for the firs time ever :!:
by stony-p
Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Significant figures in experiment
Replies: 4
Views: 1309

Re: Significant figures in experiment

Yes, we didn't actually plate up the dilutions that are missing. :) The less-dilute plates would have had larger numbers of colonies... so there would be too many to count accurately... and they would grow close together and overlap so hard to count? and for more-dilute there would be less than one ...
by stony-p
Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Grad school dilemma
Replies: 16
Views: 2982

Re: Grad school dilemma

If I were you, it would be School B hands-down. When you graduate, you will have access to the resources and connections of both schools. Having to TA while doing interesting research is more appealing to me than being an RA on an uninteresting project. I concur with this. A nice living environment...
by stony-p
Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Significant figures in experiment
Replies: 4
Views: 1309

Significant figures in experiment

Hi guys I've got a homework-help type question... I'll explain the experiment, although the details aren't really vital - We took a donor bacterial culture, which has an F-factor (C-resistance) and a chromosomal transposon (K-resistance). We then mixed with a recipient culture (T-resistant)... then ...
by stony-p
Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Legal Action Over BNP Membership
Replies: 73
Views: 7002

Re: Legal Action Over BNP Membership

Not sure if this is good or bad... to be honest giving them any kind of publicity and limelight seems a bad idea. They can always seem to twist it to say "us good, honest, white citizens of Britain are being harassed and opressed". We'd not really heard much about the BNP since they took u...
by stony-p
Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UK could ban teachers from being BNP members
Replies: 254
Views: 16970

Re: UK could ban teachers from being BNP members

... actual members (as opposed to people who might vote for them, could someone get me a definition of the difference between the two? A member would be someone who has actively decided to fill in an application form and send fifty quid (or however much it costs, anyway) annual membership fee off. ...
by stony-p
Sat May 16, 2009 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Polish Priest publishes sex guide
Replies: 38
Views: 3760

Re: Polish Priest publishes sex guide

Jahoclave wrote:I believe she's already committed a sin for taking a drug that limits her ability to have a proper baby. You know, bad women and their caring about other things besides cooking and making babies. :roll:


I'm fairly sure that the Catholic Church allows women outside the kitchen.
by stony-p
Sun May 03, 2009 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)
Replies: 1950
Views: 242642

Re: Random bitstream!

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by stony-p
Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT:Optical Illusions
Replies: 53
Views: 7041

Re: ITT:Optical Illusions

Holy fuck, even with all the dolphins drawn round it took me a few moments. Subtle indeed.
by stony-p
Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Diet Coke vs. Coke Zero
Replies: 21
Views: 3425

Re: Diet Coke vs. Coke Zero

Diet Coke and Coke Zero are *not* the same. Diet Coke uses a different flavoring than Coke Zero; DC isn't even intended to taste anything like regular Coke. Coke Zero uses a formula meant to approximate the taste of regular Coke, but with artificial sweetener. Is this true? Have you not tasted it? ...
by stony-p
Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Yet Another Hillary Gaffe
Replies: 51
Views: 6059

Re: Yet Another Hillary Gaffe

But paintings are generally referred to like that- a 15th century virgin Her virgin comment just seemed awkward. The real gaffe was going to visit a cultural icon and demonstrating a total lack of knowledge of what she was looking at. "Who painted it?" is essentially saying "I have n...
by stony-p
Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Yet Another Hillary Gaffe
Replies: 51
Views: 6059

Re: Yet Another Hillary Gaffe

My bigger issue was "what a marvelous virgin you have!" If you're woefully uneducated about about something, you should not shoot your mouth off on something so facepalmingly condescending and moronic. I don't understand the problem. They have an icon of The Virgin and she complimented th...
by stony-p
Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Comprehensive list of Respectable sources of News online.
Replies: 26
Views: 2855

Re: A Comprehensive list of Respectable sources of News online.

Just so that people know, The Independent is essentially the sunday version of The Guardian . IIRC, they are actually owned by the same people and run by half of the same staff. Are you getting The Independent (daily national with sister paper The Independent on Sunday) confused with The Observer (...
by stony-p
Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:40 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Alternative Medicine, Psuedoscience, etc.
Replies: 255
Views: 37575

Re: Alternative Medicine, Psuedoscience, etc.

Apologies for the double post, the last was quite long and I've just read an article. There's a long article here discussing an article in Slate Except discussing chelation and St John's Wart: "Here's where Dr. Sepkowtiz truly goes off the rails: The enforcers of the Western orthodoxy are t...
by stony-p
Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Alternative Medicine, Psuedoscience, etc.
Replies: 255
Views: 37575

Re: Alternative Medicine, Psuedoscience, etc.

The result? Every time this has been done, there is no statistical difference between the personalised homeopathic 'cure', and the placebo. See here: http://www.farmaciasfrancesco.it/Lancet_Omeopatia.pdf for a good meta-analysis of homeopathic trials Eh, I'm afraid that's somewhat misleading. Only ...
by stony-p
Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:40 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Alternative Medicine, Psuedoscience, etc.
Replies: 255
Views: 37575

Re: Alternative Medicine, Psuedoscience, etc.

A few thoughts. Acupuncture is considered to be one of the more-possible alternative medicines because if you stick a needle in someone then you can measure the response in the brain so it was thought that something might actually be happening. But someone pulling your ear will give a response in th...
by stony-p
Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What happened to Africa?
Replies: 60
Views: 5599

Re: What happened to Africa?

... Compound all of this with the previously mentioned "brain drain" and you have a problem that's very hard to address. Especially since some of the brains so drained might actually hate the culture that tried to destroy them (this is conjecture, but I suspect it may be true nonetheless)...
by stony-p
Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: That's a sweet ass-car! Post your xkcd-mobile
Replies: 102
Views: 23030

Re: That's a sweet ass-car! Post your xkcd-mobile

Fiat Punto Sporting '97 1.6L, 3-door in that darkish red colour I can't name. I probably get 30mpg from it. (Just did an approximate calculation and nearly had a heart attack before I realised that I'd worked it out in in miles per litre) So around £30 per week for me to top up at the pumps. http://...
by stony-p
Sun Apr 27, 2008 1:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Names
Replies: 43
Views: 3824

Re: Names

cypherspace wrote:Tony.


This is my favourite name...

I've got to say though, I'm not a big naming-things person.
by stony-p
Sun Apr 27, 2008 1:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Real Life Weapon Choices (olden like the plague)
Replies: 190
Views: 88361

Re: real life weapon choices (olden days)

anterovipunen wrote: The only advantages are that you swing the weapon more powerfully and quickly and have better range


I think you're dismissing some quite sizeable advantages there...
by stony-p
Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Attack of the red (back) spiders in Australia
Replies: 13
Views: 2429

Re: Attack of the red (back) spiders in Australia

Arrrgh. I literally just saw a spider sitting next to my glass and I saw it at the exact moment that my phone went off in my pocket. I nearly jumped out of my skin. And this was a girly British spider... I would not survive in Australia. Is it true in Australia the spiders are big enough to open doo...
by stony-p
Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: He Wrote 200,000 Books (but Computers Did Some of the Work)
Replies: 14
Views: 2688

Re: He Wrote 200,000 Books (but Computers Did Some of the Work)

I know. I can't believe you need to log in to see the New York Times website. Seconded. Surely if the informations is being taken from the internet there's HUGE scope for information that is incorrect to be picked up, or to have conflicting information in the book? I suppose he'll have a disclaimer...
by stony-p
Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dear God, I would like to file a bug report
Replies: 6
Views: 3111

Re: Dear God, I would like to file a bug report

I love the status column

The status of "Do not play advertisements at me when I'm on hold, douchebags" is "Agreed" :D
by stony-p
Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A Softer World: 299 - Mention of XKCD
Replies: 13
Views: 3685

Re: A Softer World: 299 - Mention of XKCD

Took me a few seconds, but I thought of the kind of ball room one dances in, initially.
by stony-p
Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2419009

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi folks. Long time lurker but decided I'd register :) My name's Tony

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