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Messages - Mesozoic Mister Nigel

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DON'T THINK I WON'T.

Also, job interview tomorrow.

Excellent!

I have a  midterm tomorrow

then again, when don't I?

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Maybe later in my career I will start writing textbooks.

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I'm studying for tomorrow's midterm and typing up my notes from class. I don't know if I've mentioned how much I love endoplasmic reticulum and the whole ribosome thing, really.

So a little ribosome is chugging along out in the cytoplasm, and it finds a bit of RNA so it latches on and starts cranking out a protein, and at the N-terminus of that protein, there's a signal sequence that says it's meant for the rough endoplasmic reticulum. Just as the protein starts snaking out of the ribosome, a signal recognition particle comes up behind it and gives it a little cuddle

a creepy little cuddle

saying "Shhhh baby, don't do that. Not here. Not now" and puts its hand over the extrusion site for the protein.

And then they just wait like that in a silent embrace, floating in the cytoplasm, until diffusion takes them to the rough endoplasmic reticulum, where a signal recognition particle receptor binds them and the signal recognition particle shoves the ribosome onto a translocator and says "Do it there!" and then the ribosome finishes pooping the protein directly into the rough endoplasmic reticulum.


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Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: April 22, 2015, 03:44:03 pm »
Honey, we're out of coffee.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: BIG MAN PLANS
« on: April 22, 2015, 03:43:00 pm »
 :lulz:

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: es funny joke ja?
« on: April 22, 2015, 03:26:14 pm »
I don't get it, but maybe I would if I knew who Stirner was?

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My apologies for my absence and my failure to write down the SCIENCE GESTAPO shit in a reasonable amount of time.  Lillie has instituted a program of all day meetings in which we are told why we suck, and Jenn and I just had an anniversary, so I've been otherwise occupied at home.

I'll be back when I have a chance.  Shouldn't be long.

I'll look forward to it!

I, too, have been scarce around these parts. Or I feel like I haven't had much to say. School is intense, as I might have expected it would start to be. Luckily, at least on some level, I'm running out of things to take and I won't be able to take this many credits again even if I wanted to.

I also am having unfortunate side effects of a month and a half on Doxycycline, which are essentially that everything is falling apart. I only have about a week and a half left on it and then I'm done, and I hope I can make a pretty fast recovery and rebuild my microbiome without getting overcolonized by anything too malevolent.

That's just what the Huron thought.

 :horrormirth:

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My apologies for my absence and my failure to write down the SCIENCE GESTAPO shit in a reasonable amount of time.  Lillie has instituted a program of all day meetings in which we are told why we suck, and Jenn and I just had an anniversary, so I've been otherwise occupied at home.

I'll be back when I have a chance.  Shouldn't be long.

I'll look forward to it!

I, too, have been scarce around these parts. Or I feel like I haven't had much to say. School is intense, as I might have expected it would start to be. Luckily, at least on some level, I'm running out of things to take and I won't be able to take this many credits again even if I wanted to.

I also am having unfortunate side effects of a month and a half on Doxycycline, which are essentially that everything is falling apart. I only have about a week and a half left on it and then I'm done, and I hope I can make a pretty fast recovery and rebuild my microbiome without getting overcolonized by anything too malevolent.

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Besides, most of the cleaners are Portuguese, which makes them white imperialists.

As someone of Scottish ancestery, I am far more oppressed than them, and thus they are the real racists.

ROLL WITH THIS.  :lol:

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Hey guys.

I quite honestly don't know what is keeping me from here. Probably just something I just need to sort out in my head. Just checking in, letting you all know that Twid is ok.

Actually, I have a bit of good news.

Dr. S, the man who fired me many years ago but I still work on the same floor with, recommended me for extra responsibility. I accepted. I had a meeting with a PI today, and we did the preliminary sussing it out.

I was pleased. Dr. S and the PI I spoke to are close friends. I don't know what happened there but I'll take it.

Nice to see you, Twid!

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I have officially been told not to properly troubleshoot things, because "you might not be right - right away - and that wastes time", and my new officially-mandated procedure is "do whatever the non-technical people guess during the staff meeting."

 :lulz:

I am SOOOOO okay with this.

Ummmmm  :lulz: I like to tell my mechanic the same thing, and then I just have her listen to the suggestions of a bunch of the pre-schoolers down the street.

Because LOGIC.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Where I am
« on: April 20, 2015, 04:19:51 pm »
Quit or fired?

Gonna quit.  I don't see why I should spend an hour packing my stuff when I finally leave.

 :lulz: I like that you're just that blatant about it. Has anyone mentioned it yet?

Yes.  Everyone but Lillie, who hasn't been in my office.

 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:

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Lillie has decided to launch an investigation into why a prototype didn't work as expected.

A prototype.

 :lulz:

One investigation finding is that she's an asshole.

 :lulz: I'm almost sad you aren't sticking around, just for the tales of awful spiraling into disaster.

On the other hand, get the fuck out of there before it explodes.

Investigation so far:  The spiral-wound gasket disintegrated in the system, spewing 304 SS fragments down the system.

I went to the plant standard, and looked up the gasket standard (as my guys had).  The gasket of choice for that application according to the powers that be is a spiral wound gasket.

Lillie is not interested.  A shipment is late because of this, and she thinks that crucifying a technician will save her.  It won't, and I won't be involved in helping.

She has no idea that she's making herself unemployable, does she?

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