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sporko



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

congrats Yinello! Very Happy

and dro--that's awesome but unsurprising, knowing you. Wink
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mouse



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow - all kinds of great news from all kinds of people! congrats, all!

so dro - if your business takes off, does that mean you can come back to posting? because i am assuming that you will start having all the real work done by minions.
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Michael



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I read somewhere that it's a habit of seven successful managers not to call 'm that, mouse.

Something like that.
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Michael



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

5 habits of successful monks
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank y'all!

One day I hope I can say that I'm just as succesful as Dro. xD
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Dro



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We do specialized genome sequencing. And right, calling an employee 'minion' is in poor taste. One should never directly address your underlings, as it gives them the impression they may be equal in some way.
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DeD CHiKn



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dro wrote:
We do specialized genome sequencing.


Hmm... This is relevant to my interests.
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mouse



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, not to their face, maybe - but how do you carry them on the books?
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Michael



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They carry the books, mouse. Rule one.
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Dro



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So many rules! But seriously, we're a genome sequencing company--we don't have books! Tiny hypercubes of pure data orbit around us.
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Michael



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you say specialized, do you mean you sequence a tiny bit of the genome cheaper/better? Or do you sequence everything or anything for people with special requests?
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Michael



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

(PS That was a serious question. I even put a "zee" in there just to pleaze you)
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Heretical Rants



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dro.fasta
Code:

>DRO|383929.21|the preceeding number was completely arbitrary|generic protein d42 - [Dromaius Sapiens]
RAMBAMBITTYABANGSHEBANGBADDABOOBADDABING
BAMBAMSHABITTYBANGDABANGBANGBANGSHABITTY
PYTIIGQMASQDIGGADONGCHRISTMASBABITTY*



this describes the sequence of a protein in dromaius sapiens that does a thing

sequences generated using my specialized technique have been found (by advanced BLAPSTing algorithms) to match up at least 0.0001% (plus or minus 0.01%) to sequences generated by actual professionals

my ratio of cost/accuracy is whole orders of magnitude ahead of the competition

so you should hire me, Dro

hire me

you'll only regret it a little bit
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Dro



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael wrote:
When you say specialized, do you mean you sequence a tiny bit of the genome cheaper/better? Or do you sequence everything or anything for people with special requests?


Oh, we sequence everything. But just a portion of the genome so it isn't so expensive. We've sequenced Tasmanian Devils, coral, honeypot ants, glioma tumors, fish ear bones, gazelle poop, you name it. Our value is tricking the sequencer into just sequencing bits of the genome, so it is 1/500th the cost of the normal way. So people sequence hundreds of individuals and get information about the population and the genetic diversity of it.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet! Expect some swabs in the mail.

Fuck secret santa, it's time for the sinfest swab swap!
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