Monday, November 28, 2005

Geeks meet geeks

Seeking romance

#1 I've been single-stranded too long! Lonely ATGCATG would like to pair up
with congenital TACGTAC.

#2 Menage a trois! Ligands seeks two receptors into binding and
mutual phosphorylation. Let's get together and transduce some signals.


#3 Some dates have called me a promotor. Others have referred to me as a
real operator. Personally, I think I'm just a cute piece of DNA who is still
looking for that special transcription factor to help me unwind.


#4 Highly sensitive, orally active small molecule seeks
stable well-structured receptor who knows size isn't everything.


#5 There must be a rational way to meet a date! I'm tired of hanging out in
those molecular diversity bars, hoping to randomly bump into the right
peptide. I want a molecule that will fit right onto my active site and
really turn me on. I'll send you my crystal structure if you send me yours!



#6 Gene therapy graduate. After years of producing nothing but gibberish,
I've shed my exons and ready to express my introns. All I need is a cute
vector to introduce me to the right host.


#7 My RNA, I'm sorry I misread your UAAUAAUAA and inserted three tyrosine's
when you repeatedly asked me to stop. Something got lost in the translation.
Please forgive me.


#8 Naked DNA with sticky ends seeks kanamycin-resistant plasmid. EcoR1 sites
preferred.


#9 Uninhibited virus seeks reason to make me shed my protein coat.


#10 This very selective oligonucleotide has been probing for just the right
target for long-term hybridization.


#11 Mature cells seeks same who still enjoys cycling and won't go apoptotic
on me. Let's fight senescence together!


#12 I'm a prolific progenitor with great potential for growth
and self-renewal. Call me if you're a potent hematopoietic factor who still
believes in endless nights of colony stimulation.


#13. I don't always express myself of the surface, but I'm looking for a
signal that you appreciate my complexity. Send me the right message that
will penetrate my membranes, turn on my protein expression and release my
potential energy.


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Friday, November 25, 2005

Nature Comics

Finally Nature has released its first online comic book! Check out issue #1, Adventures in Synthetic Biology.


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Thursday, November 24, 2005

U2 IA?

IA updates. Sounds like it is going on bit of an early xmas break. check out the geek novels, I'm 13 for 20.
And this Friday its all day U2 in the bay in honour of the concert.


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Monday, November 07, 2005

Podcasting and more...

I've been listening to Nature podcasts for a little while now and have to say they are actually quite entertaining... From the same bunch of people at Cambridge comes the nakedscientist podcasts, that make the 30-40 min bus ride more bearable. They also freelance artcles such as this one which havea good dose of british humour.


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Thursday, November 03, 2005

Hallowe'en

Pictures from the Hallowe'en party!


Guillaume as Freddy (with Rob laughing his ass off in the background)
Scarriest couple, the dead baby wand was temporarly replaced with a beer bottle
Still smooth with the ladies. Alenko will probably look like that when he's old.
Best costume. Apparently even the fabric is the real deal.
what is the stewardess doing with this massiv geezer? aiiiiight
this pirate prefers shorts
Alenko dedicating his life to God and the Ottawa Senators


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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

microsoft vs linux... according to microsoft

bayblab

Seems like microsoft needs to address linux directly, they quote lots of "3rd party" sources, haven't had alot of time to go through it myself.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/facts/default.mspx


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