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Common antibiotics attack cancer stem cells

Common antibiotics attack cancer stem cells

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

I read an interesting thing today. http://www.sciencealert.com/this-is-big-common-antibiotics-can-also-kill-off-a-range-of-cancer-cells After doing some initial research, the team decided to investigate a class of antibiotics that stop cells from making mitochondria – the organelle that provides energy to the cell – as a side effect. Cancer stem cells, which trigger tumours and keep them alive as they spread throughout […]

The NRC initiates a review of radioactive wristbands

The NRC initiates a review of radioactive wristbands

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

I received an email from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission today that states they are “reviewing the information you provided to determine what NRC follow-up activities will be conducted”. They will update me with the results of their review and let me know if they intend to follow-up or let the case drop. I will […]

Pay as you go cell service that's cheaper than your "plan"

Pay as you go cell service that’s cheaper than your “plan”

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

This whole thing started because I’m in a situation where my spouse doesn’t want a cell phone. She uses Google Voice to text with myself and her friends, but this only works when she’s at home on her laptop, not sitting in the car on the side of the road or standing in an empty […]

Northside Coldcreek boots are amazing

Northside Coldcreek boots are amazing

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Spring and summer usually means yard work and drudgery, and this year was no different. I went to my garden shed to get my trusty rubber boots and found that one of them (just one) had cracked to pieces. I thought it was odd that one would appear to kind of, well, “dry out” and […]

Here I come again Amsterdam...

Here I come again Amsterdam…

Monday, March 4th, 2013

I love the internet. Thank jebuz I’m alive during such an amazing time… truly the dawn of a new age. I’ve been working on an amazing product development project with some fine chaps in the Amsterdam area… and the amazing thing is, we’ve never met in person. I know this is commonplace these days, but […]

Let's talk about gun control

Let’s talk about gun control

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

I don’t own a gun. I want one… heck, I’ve made lists of guns I’d want to buy… but this post isn’t about that. It’s about the absolute insanity of “gun nut” types when it comes to even trying to have a discussion about gun control. So I figured, why not take this gun debate […]

Poor man's DoS attack

Poor man’s DoS attack

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

I was going through pictures on my phone and came across this one I took of a “poor man’s DoS attack” I was doing to some website for the crime of pissing me off for some likely arbitrary reason. Chrome + the good ‘ol spoon wedging down the F5 refresh key for 30 minutes trick […]

Ron Swanson as an operating system

Ron Swanson as an operating system

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

I was creating a simple webpage that clients could download a support software package, and I was doing the typical icons for operating systems thing… but I needed an option for no-nonsense web-only support option. I thought “what icon represents the no-nonsense, to-the-point option?” … Ron Swanson! Something about the concept of Ron Swanson as […]

Louis CK beats the Internet

Louis CK beats the Internet

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Ok, Louis CK has beaten the Internet. His new standup record Word – Live at Carnegie Hall is absolutely not available for download theft anywhere. I sometimes “sample” stuff first, then if I like it enough, I go try to purchase it on Amazon Music to get a legit but DRM-free copy. Unable to find […]

1,000,000,000,000 frames/second photography

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Wow. Just… wow.

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