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« Reply #50 on: 18/05/2003 20:46:17 »
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Sorry - disregard my other post on the other thread asking about this.

Doctor eh. Mate, DON'T DO IT.

The NHS is a terrible place to work. Let me give you some examples why you might want to reconsider and do something else.

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Sorry to cut some of your message. Bloddy hell, it's like being a doctor is putting yourself in an early grave or something.

Mmm... I don't know I might still do it though I really like Biology and especially to so with Anatomy, not that I want to be come a surgeon or anything. Just interested

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« Reply #51 on: 21/05/2003 10:41:31 »
Tom,

I didn't say don't train as a doctor, merely don't work as one in the terrible NHS environment where doctors are treated like pieces of rubbish.

A medical degree is an excellent introduction to a broad range of basic biomedical sciences including biology, physiology, anatomy, pharmacology, genetics, pathology, biochemistry, histology, endocrinology, reproductive biology, neuroscience, psychology, sociology, epidemiology etc. You can use it as a springboard into almost anything. To take a personal example, I took time out to do a second degree in neuroscience along the way, then a PhD in virology and now, although working as a doctor at the moment I'm also making science radio shows and websites on the side.

You could argue that 6 years medical school and 20-30,000 pounds worth of debt when you finish might be a bit of a disincentive and therefore a straight science degree might suit you better.

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« Reply #52 on: 21/05/2003 19:18:28 »
Hi, I'll introduce myself.  

I'm 23 I'm a biomed science graduate, Currently working as a research technician and PhD student, in breast cancer immunotherapy.  Apart from science I'm trying to teach myself webdesign, and I love Video games and writing.  I'm a regular on a Games forum and on a writers forum.  



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« Reply #53 on: 22/05/2003 09:32:12 »
Welcome to naked scientists Ros.

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« Reply #54 on: 22/05/2003 12:30:58 »
Hey rosalind!

You like videogames do you .... do you play Zelda games by any chance? :p they're the best ^_^
 

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« Reply #55 on: 22/05/2003 13:34:31 »
I've just bought the Wind Waker.  I'll be playing soon.  Can't wait

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« Reply #56 on: 22/05/2003 17:16:56 »
Chris,

Thanks for the advice. I think I will have to pay a little bit more, you see I'm an oversea student and universities charge oversea student like gold mine but the mine doesn't have a trace of gold. [xx(]

So to be sure, I'm still fighting over many issues and problems but yeah I know being a doctor is a good thing and wide range of employments are available. [|)]

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« Reply #57 on: 22/05/2003 22:39:55 »
Cool! I really want that game but I don't have a GameCube, and I'm supposed to be saving and can't buy one :( Is WindWaker good? What does the cell-shading look when it's played?
 

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« Reply #58 on: 18/06/2003 06:05:55 »
There is much validity to what you have just said in regards to us being part of one huge organism. I am constantly amazed at the accumulative influence we have together on our present as well as our future. Our accumulative energies! The energy created from any positive thought can make any desire or dream come to fruition. If there could only be a true unification of like minded individuals to tackle some serious issues such as environmental and humanitarian problems! As this exists to some extent, I truly wonder if it will make a difference when and where it should. If we as a whole can make positive changes in time!

Even in our personal lives. Can we as individuals truly act only out of love and not a much more selfish emotion? Could we even do it for one hour out of the day? If we achieved this in our personal lives to a greater degree, would that bring us all closer together as a positive force? In my mind's eye, I see us as all being connected by a web of God's energy. This web spans the globe and transcends the universe; it can transmit any intention or desire, as well as emotion, love, hate, anger or happiness. Connected as we all are, we have the accumulative ability to create an amazing future.

The one thing I feel holds most of us back is the fear of change. Fear being the operative word. Fear is the one emotion that all of the anarchy within our minds stems. And change creates such a broad spectrum of unknown colors that it is so much easier for many us to fear ourselves into a corner than it is to just take one positive step forward. This may be why we as a society move so slowly in positive directions, and so quickly in negative ones.

I'm sorry I tend to ramble a bit.



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I view the universe as one huge organism and believe that everything we do affects everything and everyone else. Like individual T-cells, we each have a small effect, but when we work together we can keep the whole organism healthy.  Thought precedes action, so we need to pay attention to our thoughts and keep them positive.  

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« Reply #59 on: 18/06/2003 07:57:08 »
I'm Ronnie, aka Ian's daddy. I'm 32 and my only science experience has been too many episodes of McGuyver, home-made volcanoes of vinegar and baking soda with my 5 year old and just a natural, driving interest.
I'm a joker, I'm a smoker, I'm a midnight....oh, sorry. Actually, I'm an artist and an inventor in the body of a commercial flooring contractor. I have 2 sons, Gracen (2) and Ian (5). Single dad, blah, blah, blah.
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« Reply #60 on: 18/06/2003 11:44:10 »
nice to hear a little about you, welcome to you and your brother.

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« Reply #61 on: 18/06/2003 22:13:24 »
Jaramillo, you bring up a good point about fear.  To my mind, there are really only two emotions that all other emotions stem from; love and fear.  Which emotion do you suppose "feeds" God, and which "feeds" the devil?  We all get to choose what (and who) we hold in our hearts and therefore what (and who) we invite into our lives on a daily basis.
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« Reply #62 on: 19/06/2003 00:18:06 »
I sgree with you that there are 2 core emotions. Every negative emotion has a root of fear...Fear of not getting what you want and fear of losing what you've got. Love is a little more complex in my mind, but the same concept. Positive thought. I apologize for not knowing off hand who in here said it, but it was brilliant. "Try forgiving someone". It just makes you feel so much better. Even though you don't want to, it just turns out positive....That's got to be love.
Just a thought.
 

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« Reply #63 on: 19/06/2003 02:13:52 »
That was what PG said amongst a few other insightful thoughts.
"Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms." - Audrey Hepburn

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« Reply #64 on: 11/07/2003 07:53:50 »
Hi Chris,
Bezoar here, 53 years old, and new to this forum.  Have been a registered nurse in the USA since age 20.  Can identify with you about the malingerers.  I work in surgery part time, and review madical records for lawyers part time.  Why is it that everyone who gets in an auto accident has a back injury and can't work anymore.  Just reviewed a record of a woman who got hit in the head with a pipe at a hardware store and swears it gave her temporal arteritis -- of course, she can't work.  I do find, with these types, that there are usually ongoing psychological issues that influence their not working.  They taught me in psychiatry that when dealing with neuroses, you have to ask what function does the illness have?  So often, it is masking another problem that the person doesn't want to cope with.  In this case, upon further examination of the record, and contrary to what she admitted in deposition, she is having marital problems.  How do I know?  She had PID and was tested for gonorrohea and chlamydia.  Right about the time they were going to reconcile, she got hit in the head with the pipe.  Now, her husband drives a cab 12-18 hours a day, 7 days a week.  What do you want to bet they don't have sex any more either?  So, the illness gets her the attention she wants from her husband when he's home, allows her to punish him by not having sex, and releases her from having to deal with her rage over the situation.  Interesting how the mind works, huh?

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« Reply #65 on: 11/07/2003 11:50:07 »
Wow, amazing what there is when you have a peek underneath the surface.

Am I dead? Am I alive? I'm both!
 

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« Reply #66 on: 19/07/2003 16:43:47 »
I just stumbled on this site & thought it was different to the usual forums that are around [:)] Am not a scientist or anything like it, just a 40 something female that hopes to learn some more.
 

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« Reply #67 on: 20/07/2003 21:56:38 »
Hi Amaryn,

Welcome to the forum.
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« Reply #68 on: 21/07/2003 16:33:51 »
Hiya, stick around, we're all learning new things all the time!

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« Reply #69 on: 22/07/2003 01:44:46 »
Hi All,

I'm Robert, 46, the Financial Controller of a manufacturing company located in Western Sydney (Australia). I have a 3 yo son with my current partner and a 26 yo and two 24 yo from previous marriages. I like to learn. I also like beer. mmm beer. I've found that these two pursuits don't always go together.

While I was reared an Anglican, I now don't believe in a higher power or "life after death". My everlasting life is within my kids.

I am interested in the origin of our species and our evolutionary path to this point.

I also wonder what happens to your accent when you sing.
 

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« Reply #70 on: 22/07/2003 11:50:14 »
Hi Robert, welcome to the forum.

People still have accents when they sing don't they ?

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« Reply #71 on: 23/07/2003 02:17:07 »
Sure they do.  Listen to Celine Dion (she's fabulous).  She pronounces the word love as lourve.
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« Reply #72 on: 27/07/2003 20:01:00 »
Some British people sing with an American accent, which is really annoying. i.e. Busted - who should be shot for crimes against music anyway.
[}:)]


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« Reply #73 on: 28/07/2003 15:12:07 »
celine dion is awful!

sorry, just one of those people that makes me cringe!

And yes, kill busted.

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« Reply #74 on: 30/07/2003 02:09:13 »
Sorry Donnah, but your Celine Dion statement really put me off. I've never heard of busted, so that seems a good thing as well.

When you listen to someone talk with a heavy pommie or american accent, why does this heavy accent dissapear when they sing. Maybe it's just because I don't have an accent that I notice...listen to Chris Martin (Coldplay) or the Gallagher boys (Oasis) talk and then listen to them sing. It may only work if you don't have the accent yourself so you pommies should maybe listen to Anthony Kiedis (RHCP).
 

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« Reply #75 on: 30/07/2003 06:07:14 »
Umm, What's a "pommie"?
I'm curious, as well, if there is an actual scientific / medical reason why the accents go away.
 

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« Reply #76 on: 30/07/2003 06:07:46 »
Umm, What's a "pommie"?
I'm curious, as well, if there is an actual scientific / medical reason why the accents go away.
 

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« Reply #77 on: 30/07/2003 09:52:41 »
Its the nickname that the old convicts from down under call us english!

I quite like it actually. As for accents, i've noticed that many are less evident when people sing! As for Busted, its lucky for you mate that they'll never break into the global music scene!
just look at em:
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« Reply #78 on: 30/07/2003 11:36:08 »
mmm they look so cool. Bet they have got really nice personalities and are great fun to chat with too ! They look like a bundle of laughs. What type of noise (can't call it music) do they aspire to making ?

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« Reply #79 on: 30/07/2003 12:04:24 »
they try and do pop rock on their guitars, its just a pile of crap!

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« Reply #80 on: 31/07/2003 00:22:23 »
"the old convicts from down under"  C'mon Exodus, I'm not that old and I can't remember being a convict either..but you seem right about Busted. I don't think they'll break the international music scene anytime soon on their looks anyway. Were they all Rhodes scholars because they look like they could have been.
 

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« Reply #81 on: 31/07/2003 01:12:42 »
Anybody watch Bambi?  If you can't say anything nice...
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« Reply #82 on: 31/07/2003 11:59:55 »
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"the old convicts from down under"  C'mon Exodus, I'm not that old and I can't remember being a convict either..but you seem right about Busted. I don't think they'll break the international music scene anytime soon on their looks anyway. Were they all Rhodes scholars because they look like they could have been.



Only joshing with ya mate! [;)] Its sad though about busted, they are really ugly yet if you go on their website forum, all these girls are going on about how sexy they are etc... i guess its all about fame... Welcome to the old forum by the way Robert!

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« Reply #83 on: 31/07/2003 12:51:32 »
Yeah, and welcome to the new forum too !

Sorry - sad quip. Where in Australia are you ?

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« Reply #84 on: 01/08/2003 00:31:16 »
Thanks, guys. I thought it was pretty funny, but I just can't let these things go by without comment. It must have been the diet of Monty Python and Blackadder when I was younger. The Life of Brian was the funniest movie I have ever seen and the current crop of high tech action and predictable comedy movies pale in comparison to some of their classic movies and shows.

I live in Sydney. Its currently the middle of winter and the weather today is fine with a maximum temperature of 18 C and a minimum of 7. It's gettin' cold here but it's all relative I guess.
 

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« Reply #85 on: 01/08/2003 00:58:12 »
Robert, we have something in common there! I'm a huge fan of Monty Python, although the Holy Grail is my favourite of the films, Brian isn't far behind...

Classic lines in Brian though such as "He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy, Now P*ss Off! SO FUNNY!
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« Reply #86 on: 01/08/2003 22:05:54 »
Hi Robert

Sydney - we should meet up - I shall be making my way over to your neck of the woods for 6 months or so from February next year.

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« Reply #87 on: 04/08/2003 01:11:44 »
Hi Chris,

I'd like that. I'll give you my details closer to the time.

The only problem with you coming here for that long, you wont want to go home. Sydney is a great place.
 

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« Reply #88 on: 04/08/2003 16:31:31 »
Robert...so everyone keeps telling me !

drop me a line via email : chris@thenakedscientists.com and we can discuss the prospects of meeting up.

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« Reply #89 on: 14/08/2003 15:25:18 »
Hello everyone.

I've just found this site and have enjoyed reading and learning from all your posts. I'm also an Aussie, but I live in Queensland about 1000 kms north of Sydney, near the beach.

I'm a bit of a late starter in the field of Science. It's taken me 22 years after finishing high-school to finally get to University. I'm currently a PhD student researching human disease genetics. I love my work! [:D]

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« Reply #90 on: 14/08/2003 19:08:45 »
Well welcome to our ever growing science community. Get involved and enjoy yourself, everyone here is really friendly.

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« Reply #91 on: 21/04/2004 14:21:34 »
This can come back too...

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« Reply #92 on: 21/04/2004 20:41:10 »
Hi , My name is Neil....and Im...well...I'm old enough !!...I don't sleep much and therfore spend a lot of time talking crap and morose ramblings.

I am not a scientist but love science and Sci Fi. I am a layman in everything here but have an avid curiosity.  I have a couple of business interests of which one is owning a Hi Fi and AV store in london which Exodus is gonna come in and give me lots of money and he will receive lots of listening pleasure !!

I have a wifey and three Bra...err kids !!other interests are being a human obstacle course for my 21 month of daughter !!

That's about it......I'm passionate about music, listening and playing...(mainly listening)...it's the only way I can relax !!

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« Reply #93 on: 24/04/2004 20:00:32 »
there are others... come on you lot spill the beans... tweener, Miss Montana, canabin etc...

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« Reply #94 on: 24/04/2004 20:11:24 »
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there are others... come on you lot spill the beans... tweener, Miss Montana, canabin etc...

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Name and shame tactics huh?
 

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« Reply #95 on: 24/04/2004 20:29:25 »
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quote:
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there are others... come on you lot spill the beans... tweener, Miss Montana, canabin etc...

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Name and shame tactics huh?




lol... its only because i care that i quoted the aforementioned names you should look at it as a positive point, i thought of you... [:)][:D]

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« Reply #96 on: 24/04/2004 20:29:36 »
Yes...come on everybody !!!..and YOU T G...you can't get away with just that teasey post !!!!...we want all the details and juicy bits too !!..from EVERYBODY !!!

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« Reply #97 on: 24/04/2004 20:51:19 »
Right then......
I'm called Toni (Montana because of Al Pacino's character in Scarface)  I studied Sociology at the University of London so normally have little contribution to make to most of the threads but enjoy reading and learning along the way.  Work in IT support for a bank, although would happily travel and live out of a ruck sack for the rest of my days.  After graduation I lived in Vancouver for a year and then Melbourne.  And am home in front of a pc on a Saturday night, lol.
 

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Re: About yourselves!
« Reply #98 on: 24/04/2004 21:02:48 »
Me too.....but at least you won't still be here at 4-5am tomorrow morning !! *sigh*

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Re: About yourselves!
« Reply #99 on: 24/04/2004 23:26:50 »
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Originally posted by neilep@dsl.pipex.com

Me too.....but at least you won't still be here at 4-5am tomorrow morning !! *sigh*

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you are welcome to some of my sleep, i sleep too much! I find i need about 11 hours to truly feel quality the next day.... unfortunately because i am up listening to James Whale every night, i never get that much... which is where coffee comes into play.

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