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« on: 11/10/2008 13:46:54 »
Hello all.  Just had a wee trawl around the forum and thought I'd pop in to say hello...so hello.

Been listening to the podcast recently and I absolutely love it, although I'm trying to catch up (still listening from way back in 2006).  I think you guys do a brilliant job of communicating science to the masses, something I think we are starting to a general trend of in the past few years, so keep up the great work!

A little about me perhaps?

I'm an undergraduate up in the frozen wastes of Yorkshire, UK where I'm studying Medical Genetics.  I'm currently on a year out doing some research into the genetic basis of rheumatoid arthritis susceptibility.

I love science in all its aspects, but especially biology, and more specifically genetics, surprise surprise.

I look forward to learning more groovy facts about science I can bore my friends with  [;)], and hopefully I might even be able to contribute something!

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« Reply #1 on: 11/10/2008 15:02:36 »
Welcome MIKE,

Great to have you on board chum.

Sounds fascinating what you're studying chum.

Here..have a fish
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« Reply #2 on: 11/10/2008 16:17:38 »
Howdie, MIke.

I suppose someone should tell you what you are in for. We have some members who are quite mad, some who are old, some who are borrowed, some who are rodents! and some who are blue. We like to have meaningful discussions and hope more people will join in our mass debate!

The best thing I suppose anyone could say, is, Good luck!

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« Reply #3 on: 11/10/2008 17:13:47 »
Thanks for the welcome, hopefully me and my newly acquired pet fish will enjoy our stay.
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« Reply #4 on: 11/10/2008 18:13:51 »
Paul, if the mass debate thing was your idea of humour, then all I can say is "be a good boy and I'll buy you some smarties you small boy you."
Do you come from Yorkshire pseudogene? The north of England is the best place in the known Universe. I hope you are enjoying fiddling inside all those genes.
Anyway, ignore the other two, they are just showing off. Don't forget to feed the fish, watch out for the god squad and the spam people. If you do all that you will be fine. PS we have all gone on face book recently so if you like that sort of thing there is a group of us on there too.
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« Reply #5 on: 11/10/2008 18:20:42 »
But if anyone asks you about sticks, beware.

I used to do a whole load of walking in and around North Yorkshire - Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough etc. Great place! As they say here in Germany, Herzlich Willkommen!

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« Reply #6 on: 11/10/2008 20:07:04 »
Make it Lady: I'm not a local, I'm one of those dirty southerners who for some reason enjoy being tortured for having a different accent.   [:)]
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« Reply #7 on: 11/10/2008 20:17:48 »
Howdy & welcome Pseudogene.  Make yourself at home, but please watch where you step.  As Paul pointed out, there is lots of mass debating going on.  Feel free to join in, or just sit back and watch. [;D]
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« Reply #8 on: 11/10/2008 22:01:13 »
Make it Lady: I'm not a local, I'm one of those dirty southerners who for some reason enjoy being tortured for having a different accent.   [:)]
You like to be tortured do you. You will fit in fine here then. I'll sharpen my stick!
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« Reply #9 on: 11/10/2008 23:07:59 »
Paul, if the mass debate thing was your idea of humour, then all I can say is "be a good boy and I'll buy you some smarties you small boy you."

I bet Jim will try and claim the credit!

Make it Lady: I'm not a local, I'm one of those dirty southerners who for some reason enjoy being tortured for having a different accent.   [:)]

Ah, so you are adding to the diluted gene pool, lots of incest in them there villages...isn't there you sheffield lot?

Luckily, I am about 20 miles from sheffield...

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« Reply #10 on: 12/10/2008 00:57:43 »
Paul, if the mass debate thing was your idea of humour, then all I can say is "be a good boy and I'll buy you some smarties you small boy you."

I bet Jim will try and claim the credit!

Make it Lady: I'm not a local, I'm one of those dirty southerners who for some reason enjoy being tortured for having a different accent.   [:)]

Ah, so you are adding to the diluted gene pool, lots of incest in them there villages...isn't there you sheffield lot?

Luckily, I am about 20 miles from sheffield...

I daresay I WILL NOT claim credit for anything that wasn't stolen from an email I sent on from others.

Pay no attention to Paul -  He is one of the unwashed masses.

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« Reply #11 on: 12/10/2008 08:40:08 »
In case you didn't quite believe the remark about rodents, here I am to prove the point and to add my welcome to the others.

You have already been given a general warning about some of the members; but may I specifically point to JimBob. He is a mad, geriatric, Texan rock-fiddler whose underpants are larger than his IQ. Apparently he likes working in his underpants. I, however, prefer working in my office; the air isn't so stale with the stench of urine.

MakeItLady is, allegedly, a chemist but seems to take more pleasure in childish, schoolyard quips about rude things.

If you want sensible answers to questions, then Paul & I are the ones to ask. We know everything about everything.  [^]

P.S. The north of England is full of strange people who wear whippets and eat flat caps!
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« Reply #12 on: 12/10/2008 09:07:57 »
The flat cap and gravy pie is a bit of a local delicacy here, they call it meat and gravy to the "non-locals".  Try it after a long day down't pit.
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« Reply #13 on: 12/10/2008 10:33:18 »
The flat cap and gravy pie is a bit of a local delicacy here, they call it meat and gravy to the "non-locals".  Try it after a long day down't pit.

I thought you had to eat it at the foot of the stairs.
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« Reply #14 on: 12/10/2008 20:31:30 »
If you want sensible answers to questions, then Paul & I are the ones to ask. We know everything about everything.  [^]

You may think you know everything but I am everything! Barry white wrote "You to me are everything," just for me.
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« Reply #15 on: 12/10/2008 21:28:52 »
If you want sensible answers to questions, then Paul & I are the ones to ask. We know everything about everything.  [^]

You may think you know everything but I am everything! Barry white wrote "You to me are everything," just for me.

He was thinking of fast food when he wrote that
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« Reply #16 on: 12/10/2008 21:51:32 »
I can only echo the beavers comments, luckily i have my face turned towards Jims ear, this provides a great entrance to an echo chamber...

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« Reply #17 on: 13/10/2008 11:32:27 »
Can you see me waving on the other side?
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« Reply #18 on: 13/10/2008 12:15:54 »
Can you see me waving on the other side?

No! The wind was too strong and i had to keep blinking...sorry.

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« Reply #19 on: 13/10/2008 18:26:00 »
JimBob has wind coming out of his ears? Well it is better than hot air out of the mouth, hey Paul and Beaver!?
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« Reply #20 on: 13/10/2008 19:12:01 »
Is it okay to be afraid already?
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« Reply #21 on: 13/10/2008 20:05:37 »
Pseudogene, take no notice of the proletariat puss filled vestibules above !

They have lost their way and half the time don't even know who they are !


You're perfectly safe here. [::)]

Here, have a cabbage friend !....what ever ewe do, don't mention the fact he's cross-eyed, he gets very sensitive about that !!

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« Reply #22 on: 13/10/2008 20:07:12 »
Oh, he's called Fred, (soon he'll be Frederica as he's pre-op)
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« Reply #23 on: 13/10/2008 20:24:53 »
He is very bozz eyed.
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« Reply #24 on: 13/10/2008 21:45:35 »
It's his age - cabb age
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« Reply #25 on: 25/10/2008 17:08:33 »
I know who I am, I looked in a mirror today and recognised myself.

I resent being called a nitwit. I am not, I am only half way there, so I'm a halfwit.

Is it okay to be afraid already?

Yep, be afraid, be very afraid.

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« Reply #26 on: 25/10/2008 21:27:10 »
welcome Mike!

"Life is not measured by the number of Breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

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« Reply #27 on: 28/10/2008 23:02:56 »
I once knew a piece of tatty string who got a bit tangled. He was a frayed knot.

Shall we have a whipround to buy another barrel for Don to scrape the bottom of?
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« Reply #28 on: 29/10/2008 17:29:40 »
I really don't know what you mean Doc
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