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by brook_88
Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0724: "Hell"
Replies: 184
Views: 74509

Re: "Hell" Discussion

Perhaps unsurprisingly, someone has had a busy afternoon....

http://erif.org/code/Hell/
by brook_88
Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Gene amplification.. calling biologists.
Replies: 4
Views: 2455

Gene amplification.. calling biologists.

Ok.. so, I'm trying to create an RNA probe from my gene of interest. As my gene looks in the plasmid:- Primer 1....... Gene of interest... Primer 2 So, I can amplify this up... fine. Primer 2 has a close consensus sequence to T3... so I try and make the probe , but the T3 RNA Pol doesn't seem to rec...
by brook_88
Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: You Might Be a Biology Major if...
Replies: 153
Views: 21042

Re: You Might Be a Biology Major if...

YMBABM if... - You are more likely to panic if you leave the house without your access all hours lab card rather than your keys... - The idea of any scientist having a regular timed lunch break confuses you... - You've left a date for half an hr to go run a gel to check that your PCR worked... (she ...
by brook_88
Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0449: "Things Fall Apart"
Replies: 152
Views: 33206

Re: "Things fall apart" Discussion

Has nobody considered the possibility that he actually loves her? I agree tbh. He loves her, so they'll get through this as long as she loves him. Erm...I don't think so. She has raised doubts about the relationship that he is unable or unwilling to address. He is also displaying a lack of willingn...
by brook_88
Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:20 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: "Ouch" moments in school
Replies: 514
Views: 54736

Re: "Ouch" moments in school

I got a 4/40 on my maths paper in Janurary....

Thought "Oh I'll work really hard and catch up for the summer..." Have I? No.

And I have another exam on that day (Chem). 10% again it is then...
by brook_88
Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:14 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: A-Levels '08
Replies: 64
Views: 5333

Re: A-Levels '08

Hmm.. whereas I'm doing first year Cambridge Natsci exams.. after having had 4 gap years. I'm... a little screwed to say the least.

;)

I'm just aiming for that 40%
by brook_88
Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:28 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers that cannot teach
Replies: 473
Views: 69432

Re: Teachers that cannot teach

I just learn by making some kinda of linear progression out of things...

"a causes b... which may make c or d."

No ood at visual learning, but have a near photographic memory. Strange isn't it? I can't remember pictures.. but can see pages and pages of writing quite easily...
by brook_88
Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Doing something you suck at for a living
Replies: 12
Views: 2160

Re: Doing something you suck at for a living

Thank you,

Just read your post.. and its given me hope. I've kinda messed up my maths this year.. but really wanna go into molecular biophysics when I finish my undergrad.

Luckily, it's only my first year.. so I have plenty of time to cathc up.

But I wanted to say ty ;)
by brook_88
Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: High School bathroom graffiti: intellectualized
Replies: 246
Views: 96226

Re: High School bathroom graffiti: intellectualized

My favourite bit of graffiti... admittedly not carried out in school was:

"He who knows only one language, knows none"

Written in French, In Austria by an English speaker :)
by brook_88
Thu May 29, 2008 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Fold It!
Replies: 30
Views: 13674

Re: Fold It!

Done :)
by brook_88
Thu May 29, 2008 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Fold It!
Replies: 30
Views: 13674

Re: Fold It!

And I'll present....

Top Groups
Rank Group Score Points
1 xkcd 8,236



:)
by brook_88
Wed May 28, 2008 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bohr Model
Replies: 19
Views: 2405

Re: Bohr Model

Lower level Chemistry uses it.. I was taught it for for GCSE chem..
by brook_88
Wed May 28, 2008 10:01 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bohr Model
Replies: 19
Views: 2405

Re: Bohr Model

When using the Bohr model I remember being told to remember "you put 10" in something.. but equally that I wouldnt have to use it ever....
by brook_88
Tue May 27, 2008 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bohr Model
Replies: 19
Views: 2405

Re: Bohr Model

I think the Bohr model just uses the rules you learn in Chemistry. (?) So 2 in the first shell, 8 in the second, 18 in the third... No, the Bohr model would use 2, 8, 8,.. ie. it doesn't account for transition elements, since it doesn't model interactions between electrons. Ditto that... managed to...
by brook_88
Tue May 27, 2008 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How many ways can you empty a glass of water?
Replies: 129
Views: 12909

Re: How many ways can you empty a glass of water?

Purchase millions of empty glasses. Note that the probability of any one glass being full is millions to one. State that the chance your original glass is full is statistically insignificant. Oh... wait... million to one chances always happen. Damn you Pratchett... Kind of on a par with.... Measure...
by brook_88
Sun May 25, 2008 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Internship anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 1182

Re: Internship anyone?

hehe. I know. My plan is try and find something now.. forget about it for a month or two. Panic, and still find I have time for next years application ;)
by brook_88
Sun May 25, 2008 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2379210

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hey.. Just realised that after a few posts I hadn't said owt on here. I'm a first year Natural Scientist at Cambridge... I'm a mature student due to a) getting bored and deciding to go travelling first b) taking ages to deicde what I wanted to do.. (I'll do Science... No.. I'll do History... Nope.. ...
by brook_88
Sun May 25, 2008 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Internship anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 1182

Re: Internship anyone?

Any suggestions for us British uni students? :)

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by brook_88
Sun May 25, 2008 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How many ways can you empty a glass of water?
Replies: 129
Views: 12909

Re: How many ways can you empty a glass of water?

Adding HF is the answer to all of life's problems. Homework? Add HF to the professor Annoying siblings? HF in their cereal Noisy cat? HF on the cat. Truely, HF solves everything If using this theory to solve my current problem of upcoming exams (which I will not do myself justice on....) do I a) Ad...
by brook_88
Sat May 24, 2008 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Australian man claims perpetual motion machine
Replies: 58
Views: 6630

Re: Australian man claims perpetual motion machine

That was awesome.. I read through this guys webpage (procrastination from revision).. and I was amazed by his arguments. It was so... completely... awful. Yet somehow very amusing, and slightly scary that people out there who really think like this. Who have no grasp on the concepts of Physics or in...
by brook_88
Mon May 19, 2008 11:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0420: "Jealousy"
Replies: 151
Views: 35149

Re: "Jealousy" Discussion

I alos relate to that... it's.. an awesome comic. Arouses a number of emotions; humour, jealousy, its poignant and above all else.. accurate. Connecting with a person- just for the night. It's amazing. I met my partner in such a situation.. and we've been together 5 years. Yes it stings knowing it's...
by brook_88
Mon May 19, 2008 10:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0425: "Fortune Cookies"
Replies: 85
Views: 19186

Re: "Fortune Cookies" Discussion

It reminds me of learning a play when I was 17... it was much easier (and funnier) if "whilst mas********* furiously" was added to the end of every line...

Unfortunately I can't help myself when I'm trying to learn things these days... and end up chuckling in exam rooms.
by brook_88
Fri May 09, 2008 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Liquid ammonia and the alkali metals
Replies: 9
Views: 2809

Liquid ammonia and the alkali metals

Hey, Having used the search function I haven't found anything on this... ok, I can accept that sodium (and other alkali metals) disassociate in ammonia to form a very conductive electrolyte type solution... but why at high concentrations does it become less conducting? I'm probably being really stup...

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