Looking on the Brighter Side, Things that are good

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Re: Looking on the Brighter Side, Things that are good

Postby Absentia » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:40 pm

Double post, I guess. But this is a good one.

A study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine this week claims that researchers were able to reverse the effects of Alzheimer's disease in mice by deleting a single gene responsible for the production of an enzyme called BACE1. They warn that the procedure is unlikely to be as effective on human patients, but this represents a significant step in understanding and eventually curing the disease.
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Re: Looking on the Brighter Side, Things that are good

Postby jbobsully11 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:45 pm

I just got back from a job interview that I think went really well. The company does building inspections similar to what my last job did, but only for commercial projects. It’s a bit far from where I live, but they provide housing close by where I’d be working. They should let me know by next week if I’ll be getting a second interview.
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Crimson847 wrote:In other words, transgender-friendly privacy laws don't molest people, people molest people.

(Presumably, the only way to stop a bad guy with a transgender-friendly privacy law is a good guy with a transgender-friendly privacy law, and thus transgender-friendly privacy law rights need to be enshrined in the Constitution as well)
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Re: Looking on the Brighter Side, Things that are good

Postby Tesseracts » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:02 pm

I’m getting a new labradoodle. Last night the breeder texted me because my future dog was born.

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Re: Looking on the Brighter Side, Things that are good

Postby DoglovingJim » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:28 pm

Tesseracts wrote:I’m getting a new labradoodle. Last night the breeder texted me because my future dog was born.

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Could you make a thread or reply to that old dog thread of mine, and just document your dogs life? Take pictures every week, show him grow, develop, everythinngggggg.

Lots of pictures.
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Re: Looking on the Brighter Side, Things that are good

Postby cmsellers » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:16 pm

Ever since I moved to Austin, in fact ever since some point in Virginia on the drive here, I've been chronically congested. The sole exceptions have been brief periods in really hot showers. Sudafed doesn't seem to do anything for it.

Today I woke up early and couldn't get back to bed, because immediately after waking up I felt my sinuses clear up. I'm not sure if it will last, but it feels great to breathe unimpeded again outside the context of the shower.
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Re: Looking on the Brighter Side, Things that are good

Postby DoglovingJim » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:39 am

I don't want to say it prematurely but I think I might have just made a friend.
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Re: Looking on the Brighter Side, Things that are good

Postby NathanLoiselle » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:16 pm

I bought ice creams bars. I just thought you'd all want to know.
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Re: Looking on the Brighter Side, Things that are good

Postby jbobsully11 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:34 pm

I got a call from a recruiter a little while ago about a possible permanent job that has awesome benefits from a small telecom company (they want to remain anonymous unless I get an interview with them, for ominous reasons). I think I may have applied to this job before (or a similar one), but I have slightly more relevant experience now.

Also, someone from a company that makes 3D printers called me after I watched a bunch of their webinars a few weeks ago, and said he'd send me some information about their stuff. Today I got a book called Industrial 3D Printing for Dummies, by that company.
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Crimson847 wrote:In other words, transgender-friendly privacy laws don't molest people, people molest people.

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Re: Looking on the Brighter Side, Things that are good

Postby cmsellers » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:35 am

NathanLoiselle wrote:I bought ice creams bars. I just thought you'd all want to know.

Astronaut ice cream bars or boring old Earth ice cream bars?
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Re: Looking on the Brighter Side, Things that are good

Postby Tesseracts » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:57 pm

I don’t have celiac disease.
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Re: Looking on the Brighter Side, Things that are good

Postby Absentia » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:23 pm

So the bad news is that Dell sold me a laptop with a faulty SSD and didn't call me back for three days.

The good news is that I called Tech Support again today and the tech helped me realize that I can just slot in the SSD from my old busted laptop and it works perfectly fine. They're going to send me a replacement drive, but the one I'm using now is actually bigger. And it's got all my old porn documents on it. Great success.
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Re: Looking on the Brighter Side, Things that are good

Postby Krashlia » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:32 am

DoglovingJim wrote:
Tesseracts wrote:I’m getting a new labradoodle. Last night the breeder texted me because my future dog was born.

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Could you make a thread or reply to that old dog thread of mine, and just document your dogs life? Take pictures every week, show him grow, develop, everythinngggggg.

Lots of pictures.


What happened to that redwood sapling by the way?
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Re: Looking on the Brighter Side, Things that are good

Postby Krashlia » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:33 am

Tesseracts wrote:I don’t have celiac disease.


Bullet dodged?
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Re: Looking on the Brighter Side, Things that are good

Postby CarrieVS » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:32 pm

Some of my flatmates made banoffee pie today. Knowing I can't stand bananas, they made a special portion of "offee pie" just for me. I'm just scraping out the bowl now. It is delicious.
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Re: Looking on the Brighter Side, Things that are good

Postby NathanLoiselle » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:08 pm

I'm broke so I won't be buying more ice cream sandwiches. Which means I can't flout it to you all. And that's a good thing.
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