[GEN] Your Friendly Neighborhood Admins...

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Mr. K, Aug 7, 2000.

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  1. stinrab Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jul 9, 1998
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    NAME: stinrab, aka stinky, aka goatboy
    GENDER: Male
    AGE: 17 (almost)
    JC REGISTRATION: Sometime near the beginning
    FAV. SW MOVIE: "A New Hope"
    FAV COLOR: Green
    FAV MOVIE (non-SW): Isabella Does Dallas
    FAV SW CHARACTER: JarJar and Princess Leia's bikini

    Yeah...... I have nothing really witty or even interesting to say here
  2. Mr. K Moderator Emeritus

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    Oct 23, 1999
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    BoB, you will be pleased to know that we are indeed co-workers. The good folks at **&* have been very generous in letting me post when I should be working. Shhhh... Besides, what else do I have to do working graveyard?

    LSD, I've been around for a while. Apparently our paths haven't crossed yet. :)

    The most interesting admin-related thing I have is my introduction...or lack thereof. ;)
    I was actually never asked to be an admin, I just logged on one day and was surprised to see my username colored. Surprise! I've been in active duty for a little over a month.

    Mr. K
  3. Humble extra Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 12, 1999
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    i love hearing what highschool kids plan to do at university, its so pure:)
    just wait till the drugs, drink and sleezy lecturers begin to bite
    oh, and i hope you love spending time in labs LC, you'll be spending 40hours minimun for the next few years:(
  4. Lord Chewy Jedi Master

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    May 14, 1999
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    I'm not in high school. I'm a college sophmore. And labs interest me alot. It's much better to have hands on learning than boring lectures and slides. I worked in the molecular lab at the Natural History Museum in L.A county. That was really cool. I learned alot about PCRs and identifying nucleotide sequences in the mitochondrial DNA of flies. I think that really helped me figure out that I wanted to be a genetics researcher.
  5. Jay Jedi Grand Master

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    Dec 1, 1998
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    Wow, I didn't think anyone else here could even hazzard a guess as to what PCR is.

    This was a great idea, Mr K! :)
  6. Valiowk Force Ghost

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    Apr 23, 2000
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    Well it sure is nice knowing everyone better...

    but hey, I learnt so much more than I did all teh time I've been here!
  7. scum&villainy Jedi Master

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    Oct 8, 1999
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  8. Norman Jedi Master

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    Feb 3, 1999
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    Jay, just so you know, polymerase chain reaction is like Lesson #3 in any genetics lab.
  9. Valiowk Force Ghost

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    Apr 23, 2000
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    DL is and was the coolest... I remember so many people were talking about him when he wasn't around...
  10. DarthNut Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 1, 1999
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    Isn't she already?

    ;) DarthNut,
    the nuttiest guy around.
  11. BoB Moderator Emeritus

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    Jul 8, 1998
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    Mr. K they were always good at letting me post during work too, well until recently, lossy no good company making me work for my pay.;-)
  12. AlphaWolf Manager Emeritus

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    Feb 27, 2000
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    This is a great thread Mr.K

    Hey Admins!!! Your doing a great job.

    Thanks for mixing with us "little" people. ;)
  13. darthcleo Administrator Emeritus

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    Feb 8, 2000
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    ok, even though Ludicrous said I was an unknown outsider, I'll post...

    alias: Darthcleo
    age: 34
    biological status: very very pregnant
    Sex: you can assume female
    Job: mom at home for now. Used to be a software engineer at Softimage during the Microsoft years, and a little bit during the AVID years. Made presentations to ILM's big guys at the time.
    Kids: 1 3 year old boy, 1 almost born girl
    Pasttime: making sure TheForce.net runs properly
    Movies: you know, I don't watch movies. I don't watch TV, I do read, and I spend way too much time on the Internet.
  14. Jay Jedi Grand Master

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    Dec 1, 1998
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    Norman, I've never learned about it in a class or a lab, it's what my mom used to do when she worked at the Liveremore Lab, then she used to teach it at a private company (which is a division, or related somehow to Celera, which, along with the Humane Genome Project, have mapped out about 98% of the Humane genome). Well, anyway, my point is, when I look around and see all the immaturity around here, I get supprised when people know things. :)

    And actually, now that I think about it, I can see why it would be one of the first things you learn. It doesn't really take a lot to run a gel. :)
  15. Norman Jedi Master

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    Feb 3, 1999
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    To tell you the truth, Jay, I was kinda talking out my ass, but with semi-good reason. I've actually never taken a genetics class, but I have discussed PCR in two unrelated classes. So, I figured if my math class learned it, it probably comes up pretty quickly when you're actually learning genetics.

    And I have no doubt that everyone here knows more about something than I do. Just because they don't teach it in a classroom or it won't get you a better job doesn't make it any less valuable.
  16. Jay Jedi Grand Master

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    Dec 1, 1998
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    :D I know that there are many people here that know more about some things than I do, but like I said, it still suprises me every once in a while.
  17. Grand Admiral Reese Jedi Grand Master

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    Sep 1, 1999
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    I don't think I've seen so many admins post in the same thread for a long time. It's good to see that they're all still here.
  18. Darth Ludicrous Manager Emeritus

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    Jun 25, 2000
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    was just ribbing you cleo...
  19. darthcleo Administrator Emeritus

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    Feb 8, 2000
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    Tis Ok, Ludicrous. you still have more stars than I do ;-)
  20. Santee Ordrin Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 9, 1998
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    You know you could always "place" more stars there cleo. With your "evil" ways.

    ;-)
  21. Humble extra Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 12, 1999
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    oh, sorry, i had assumed you were at high school, cos of your age, anyway you foreigners confuse me, what with students being called sophmores, which is first year right? and your crazy term times, like don't you spread term time over two years..what with summer being in the middle of the year (a bad place for it to be in my opinion)
    also here, it seems about half the first years come to be doctors, but by mid year they relise their real calling lies elsewhere, and take up other pursuits like genetics

    anyway...
  22. Rilian Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Aug 1, 2000
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    Nice to see all the admins get together.

    FYI:

    Freshman = First year
    Sophomore= Second year
    Junior = Third year
    Senior = Fourth or more year(s)
  23. Norman Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 3, 1999
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    "Senior = Fourth or more year(s)"

    Where were you for my fifth year? I was convinced it was commonly referred to as "Loser."
  24. Jay Jedi Grand Master

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    Dec 1, 1998
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    Nah, words like loser get tacked on to the end of senior.

    5th = Senior Loser
    6th = Senior Lame Brain
    7th = Senior Brain Dead

    etc.
  25. Humble extra Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 12, 1999
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    ok, we jsut call em by the year here
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