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Spamalot / Re: important science
« on: April 14, 2014, 01:42:05 PM »
full disclosure: he's usually arguing with other people who are also at least a little chodey

Spamalot / Re: important science
« on: April 14, 2014, 01:41:31 PM »
Ray Comfort is the biggest chode I can think of. If you ever want to experience an overwhelming urge to just punch someone in the dick try watching him have a 'debate' with literally anyone.

Spamalot / Re: Last Week Of Your Life
« on: April 13, 2014, 05:55:24 PM »
if you think about it that's probably going to turn out to actually be true of most of us

Spamalot / Re: A good Nic Cage movie? Yes, it happened
« on: April 13, 2014, 03:17:16 PM »
The Weatherman was a pretty good movie

also what was that one that basically had the plot of It's a Wonderful Life? I remember thinking that was ok but I was a kid when I saw that so

Spamalot / Re: A good Nic Cage movie? Yes, it happened
« on: April 13, 2014, 03:16:16 PM »
I unironically love the shit out of both Face/Off and Con Air

Spamalot / Re: From facebook
« on: April 12, 2014, 03:46:20 PM »
the math is the only fun part

General Discussion / Re: John Smedley talking about Marc and Brandon
« on: April 12, 2014, 03:20:55 PM »
In that situation, I would watch them die while explaining to them that I'm a lot like Batman.  I would then go home and skype my fiancÚ to tell her what I've done for her.


General Discussion / Re: test tube vaginas
« on: April 12, 2014, 03:20:05 PM »
oh the C.L.I.T is real alright. The female orgasm--that's the myth.

General Discussion / Re: TZT Math l33ts.. - EV..
« on: April 12, 2014, 03:18:28 PM »
if you learn nothing else from a class on probability you'd do well to know the binomial distribution inside and out. Most of the classical distributions can be understood as variations and/or limiting cases of tweaked binomial distributions

General Discussion / Re: animated classical paintings
« on: April 11, 2014, 10:51:52 PM »
that's a matter of semantics really  :shame:

Tech Heads / how do I shot web - solved
« on: April 11, 2014, 10:50:27 PM »
Trying to do some web development stuff as part of an internship. I told the fuckers I dunno dick about the subject but they're convinced I'm equal to the task and I need the money so here we are

Basically I'm trying to get the framework for a website to be responsive to rescaling. The top navbar is on the right hand side and it's text links at full size but switches to icons for small or medium* screens (*as determined by Bootstrap)

The problem right now is that there's an awkward stage when you're shrinking the browser window where

a) half the text links are covered
b) (after further shrinking) there are neither text links nor icons

The top navbar is a div which is itself cut up into three divs. The leftmost is just the website logo, the rightmost is where the navbar links are, and the leftmost is blank and doesn't matter at all. Basically I need to figure out how to make sure the far-right of the rightmost div always lines up with the right side of the window no matter what the size of the window and the leftmost side of the page always matches up with the left side of the window (until it becomes so small it can't fit everything obv).

I assume you'd probably need to know more specifics or see some code to be able to give me the exact, specific fix for this scenario, but maybe one of you has some general idea of where I should look first?

Yeah I don't blame you guys for not answering that shit was actually super easy to look up/fix, I was just drunk and being lazy.

General Discussion / Re: Heartbleed?
« on: April 11, 2014, 09:52:40 PM »
Are you telling me the security infrastructure that the whole internet subscribes to was fucked over by a buffer overflow?

General Discussion / Re: animated classical paintings
« on: April 11, 2014, 09:50:27 PM »
Holy shit, in There Will Be Blood, the viewer is Eli and Daniel is the mechanisms and functions of modern society...

Could you elaborate?

I read a really really smart analysis of that movie one time that made it even better to me (non-trivial task) but it's been long enough that I can't remember where I read it or enough specific phrases to pull it up.

But anyway I'm still interested in what you're getting at and I'm not sure I follow.

General Discussion / Re: John Smedley talking about Marc and Brandon
« on: April 11, 2014, 09:46:12 PM »
I honestly barely wear my tzt hoodie partly b/c lol Florida

but if big Trynd wore it to some photo op or media event I would probably wear it a lot more

Spamalot / Re: From facebook
« on: April 11, 2014, 09:43:29 PM »
but i called it a conjecture and i wasn't saying it's the baddest thing that's ever been, only that it works in my relatively tiny fancy parenthesis set.

yeah it def works for the case of numbers having four digits at least

Spamalot / Re: Last Week Of Your Life
« on: April 11, 2014, 09:41:54 PM »
how could you be scared of heroin when you're dying, though?

I feel like psychedelics could go really hard either way when you pop them knowing you're gonna die very soon, but heroin's really only gonna go one way under any circumstances and if you're dying in a week who gives a fuck about addiction?

General Discussion / test tube vaginas
« on: April 11, 2014, 10:49:10 AM »

Doctors implant lab-grown vagina

Four women have had new vaginas grown in the laboratory and implanted by doctors in the US.

A tissue sample and a biodegradable scaffold were used to grow vaginas in the right size and shape for each woman as well as being a tissue match.

They all reported normal levels of "desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, satisfaction" and painless intercourse.

Experts said the study, published in the Lancet, was the latest example of the power of regenerative medicine.
'I feel fortunate'

In each woman the vagina did not form properly while they were still inside their mother's womb, a condition known as vaginal aplasia.

Current treatments can involve surgically creating a cavity, which is then lined with skin grafts or parts of the intestine.
Scaffold The scaffold is made of a biodegradable material

Doctors at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centre in North Carolina used pioneering technology to build vaginas for the four women who were all in their teenage years at the time.

Scans of the pelvic region were used to design a tube like 3D-scaffold for each patient.

This is an exciting glimpse into the future of medicine. Using living tissue as building material to transform the lives of patients has already happened with bladders, blood vessels and windpipes. Now you can add vaginas and noses to the list.

There are even attempts to make more complex organs. Weakly beating hearts and kidneys that can produce urine have been made in animal studies. But this is still a long way from being used in humans.

Expect 3D printing to revolutionise this field as the technology to precisely place both the cells and the scaffolding improves.

Muscle cells were attached to the outside of the scaffold and vaginal-lining cells to the inside.

The vaginas were carefully grown in a bioreactor until they were suitable to be surgically implanted into the patients.

One of the women with an implanted vagina, who wished to keep her name anonymous, said: "I believe in the beginning when you find out you feel different.

"I mean while you are living the process, you are seeing the possibilities you have and all the changes you'll go through.

"Truly I feel very fortunate because I have a normal life, completely normal."
'An important thing'

All the women reported normal sexual function.

Vaginal aplasia can lead to other abnormalities in the reproductive organs, but in two of the women the vagina was connected to the uterus.

There have been no pregnancies, but for those women it is theoretically possible.
Scaffold in an incubator The scaffold is placed in an incubator

Dr Anthony Atala, director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest, told the BBC News website: "Really for the first time we've created a whole organ that was never there to start with, it was a challenge."

He said a functioning vagina was a "very important thing" for these women's lives and witnessing the difference it made to them "was very rewarding to see".

This is the first time the results have been reported. However, the first implants took place eight years ago.
'Most important questions'

Meanwhile, researchers at the University of Basel in Switzerland have used similar techniques to reconstruct the noses of patients after skin cancer.
Scientist in lab The other side of the scaffold is coated with smooth muscle cells before it is incubated a second time

It could replace the need to take cartilage from the ribs or ears in order to rebuild the damage caused by cutting the cancer away.

Prof Martin Birchall, who has worked on lab-grown windpipes, commented: "These authors have not only successfully treated several patients with a difficult clinical problem, but addressed some of the most important questions facing translation of tissue engineering technologies.

The steps between first-in-human experiences such as those reported here and their use in routine clinical care remain many, including larger trials with long-term follow-up, the development of clinical grade processing, scale-out, and commercialisation."

General Discussion / Re: Back in my day, we had to fight to be nerdy
« on: April 11, 2014, 10:45:25 AM »
Big Ageless did you know that Talisman is now on steam? I ordered the physical board game a couple weeks ago and I am awaiting the ship date with all the expansions but in the interim we could nerd out hard on some E-talisman

Spamalot / Re: kill your friend sors
« on: April 11, 2014, 12:52:47 AM »
If I drew an orbital plot of the rotation of the sun (or the earth or anything really) relative to my finger it would show the sun orbiting my finger.

I missed this part at first  :huh: :huh: :huh:

Spamalot / Re: kill your friend sors
« on: April 11, 2014, 12:47:37 AM »
Throw out gravity throw out any semblance of actually what is moving and just look at this from the point of view of what was asked to the respondents. They asked does the earth revolve around the sun. Not orbit, not move. It's akin to a saying tree shadow revolving around its trunk.


General Discussion / Re: Back in my day, we had to fight to be nerdy
« on: April 11, 2014, 12:07:44 AM »
Portlandia - Nerd PSA

Spamalot / Re: yase
« on: April 10, 2014, 11:15:41 PM »

you're always thinkin of me

Spamalot / Re: Last Week Of Your Life
« on: April 09, 2014, 04:04:34 PM »
I've never done acid specifically but I've tripped

the molly thing probably wouldn't work out though, you're right

a man can dream, can't he?

the thought of getting stabbed definitely makes me cringe a lot harder than the thought of getting shot

which is not to say it wouldn't still be preferable by any rational standard

General Discussion / Re: K-12 Japanese Immersion
« on: April 09, 2014, 03:56:47 PM »
also that's p baller Vlaara, grats

super jealous I didn't get to do some shit like that--not even because it's Japanese but just because polyglotism

General Discussion / Re: K-12 Japanese Immersion
« on: April 09, 2014, 03:55:30 PM »
hey taket, maybe your parents should have put you in an english emersion program. lmao


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