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Imperator,I do the same course at the same institution but I'm a year behind Boris. What I'd say in answer to your question is transcription and translation, cell biology and cell organelles and some chemistry calculations (figuring out the moles of a Substance) are some things that we still use at degree level

Ahh okay, that's very interesting. Which university do you both currently attend? Also, it is interesting how you folk still use knowledge carried over from several years ago. Did you have to refer to your old documents when you took the course since they recycled some old key knowledge? Or perhaps you and Boris don't forget stuff. :P

 

 

Well - I was unsuccessful with the PhD application. I will be taking a year off from academia and consider my options - I will likely apply for London institutions (King's, UCL, Imperial) 

 

Imperial does sound like an attractive option.  :o  I wasn't aware that the institute covers biological science; I usually think of Mathematics or Engineering when Imperial comes to mind. 

 

 

I guess the example I could use that is radically different would be that Cellular Respiration is explained very simply at the age of 16. 

 

C6H12O6 + 6O-> 6CO2 + 6H2O + Energy 

At the age of 16 this is an apt (although vague) description of how a cell would make energy. Upon consideration I am appalled that I was taught this in school considering that the above process involves multiple metabolic pathways, dozens of enzymes + co-factors, Electron transport chains, and "intermediates". All of which I am expected to know, and could probably rattle off in a lengthy discussion where I might lose you before I mention Fructose 1,6 bisphosphate. 

 

Oh, I do love Biochemistry.

My apologies but you've lost me at "Co-Factors". Haha  :wacko:. At GCSE level they do teach complex concepts quite broadly and don't include the crazy scientific jargon you've taught me. Perhaps fo my sake, that's a good thing.  |^_^|

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What the hell, I must have missed something in the last few pages... Probably a good thing I did

 

Saq is now a drunk incestuous pedophile. And Estonian.

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“Do you have any regrets?”

“I don’t. It seems surprising, I know, but I wouldn’t change a thing. This is how it was meant to be.”

“Huh, you never really notice how lovely the day is until you realize you’ll never see it again.”

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That's interesting, I check these forums maybe once per year (because I deep hatred for myself) and people are in the middle of biochemistry talks. If I recall, the only other person on these forums interested in academia and smart enough to pursue a career in it was warri0r. If you're not in the top 10% of your class don't bother. I wonder what he's up to nowadays...

 

An update about me: moved across the country to pursue a PhD in genetics. Currently back home for a funeral/vacation, bar hopping with friends and banging my way through old exes that suddenly think I'm a million times smarter and more mature now that I'm doing a (funded) PhD... people can be dense.  

 

An insight into grad life: graduate students are the worst. Graduate life is actually great, the reason why grad students complain about it all the time is because they suck as people. Even if you get into a PhD, you can still be an [wagon] and not succeed, so you have to be the best grad student too. You're constantly surrounded by hot undergrads.. obviously life is gonna be good. 

 

Hope everyone else is doing well (except saq - sexy 12 year old cousin? really??). Where is the hegemony thread??

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To be pedantic, in Britain it's a constituency, not a riding, which in Britain is an archaic term for how Yorkshire used to be divided into 3 ridings. 

 

As for the whole "candidate can get 30% and win", it's true, but then any parliamentary system with more than 2 parties has the same problem, even in a country like Germany where PR is used - in 2009 Merkel returned as Chancellor with 34% of the vote. Only in Presidential runoffs like US or France does someone always get at least 50% by definition. And in practice, there are many seats where the winner gets more than 50%. My local Tory has just been returned to Parliament with close to 60% of the vote. Very few win with below 30%, they have to be ultra-marginal seats. 

 

And, truth be told, FPTP is good at shutting out extremist parties. UKIP is a fringe right party of morons who took almost 4 million votes but 1 MP, and the Green Party are a far left fringe which took a million votes and one MP. In any other system, these would be very powerful parties.

I'm aware, constituency is an awful word though. In North American English, people tend to pronounce the second and third syllables as some bastardisation of stitch and chew, and it sounds awful.

 

FPTP may work now to keep out 'extremist' parties, but it also could allow them in with far less than the majority of the vote. And I'd consider SNP a more extremist party than UKIP. UKIP is not too far to the right of the Tories, which makes it amusing you'd call them a party of morons.

 

 

SNP is indeed also extremist, but for all their "56 MPs the voice of Scotland will be heard at last" nonsense, they're now out in the cold. During the Labour years Scotland had a big say in national govt thanks to being a Labour stronghold, and had some say during the Lib-Con coalition because, again, a lot of Lib Dem seats were in Scotland. Over the coming years SNP parliamentarians, who are fringe left, vote consistently against a centre-right majority government with no ability to change the outcome. I predict an SNP collapse in 2020. [End of SNP digression.]

 

But the truth is that the UKIP lot are not all too similar to the Tories. People forget that at least 2/3 of Tory MPs are in some sense pro-Europe, and Tory policy isn't based on nostalgia for 1950s Britain. UKIP is the party of low skilled people who don't like the fact that Eastern Europeans can out-compete them because they got used to being lazy. Just because some fringe Tories like Dan Hannan are UKIP-esque shouldn't tar the whole party. The Tories also have people like Ken Clarke, lest we forget. 

 

Meanwhile, in Estonia, a sexy young cousin is spotted by a notorious predator. 

 

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My mouse is having issues. It won't register clicks half the time. I think it's time for me to buy a new one...or to scream and bash it a few times, you know, either way...

Do both, in no specific order.
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Yo fastortoise! Nice of you to drop by

 

Weird that we have such a strong biochemist population here. Lots of comp sci and psych majors too if I recall

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So since i stopped smoking i figured i'd save a bit of money each month, probably around $100. Well... i was wrong. Pretty sure i'm spending more than $100 a month now, on cookies and shit. I've been eating like a pig since i stopped smoking. Probably not a bad thing. I was about 15kg under weight. Won't be for long, at this rate.

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For [bleep]s sake.

 

I haven't drunk posted in over a week now. Remember how I made a promise to myself to stay more sober? Well, it has more or less succeeded so far, I have only drunk once (on Friday).

 

And why I posted about that relative is that all the young people among my relatives from my mother's side are ugly, but smart (the head editor for the largest pop science magazine in the ccountry comes to mind, who'd rather jump into a flaming house than say hello to a stranger female. Or a bloke, who won silver medal at the international natural sciences olympiade). She is almost 16, and she is pretty, but she ain't the sharpest crayon in the box. Which makes it weird. Since she doesn't conform to standards that I am used to.

Which is why I posted in the first place.

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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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You think a Goon has any rationality?

 

You gotta explain it simply.

 

Goonstalf - sexy - teats - milk.

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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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Imperator,I do the same course at the same institution but I'm a year behind Boris. What I'd say in answer to your question is transcription and translation, cell biology and cell organelles and some chemistry calculations (figuring out the moles of a Substance) are some things that we still use at degree level

Ahh okay, that's very interesting. Which university do you both currently attend? Also, it is interesting how you folk still use knowledge carried over from several years ago. Did you have to refer to your old documents when you took the course since they recycled some old key knowledge? Or perhaps you and Boris don't forget stuff. :P

 

All I'll say is we attend a Uni in the top 40 of the ranked Universities in the UK. Don't want to narrow down our location too much  :D

To be honest, I have not had to look at anything from GCSE because we've expanded so much on that - but I do remember the things I learnt years back as a foundation for some of the complex things we've had to understand at this point.  :)

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For [bleep]s sake.

 

I haven't drunk posted in over a week now. Remember how I made a promise to myself to stay more sober? Well, it has more or less succeeded so far, I have only drunk once (on Friday).

 

And why I posted about that relative is that all the young people among my relatives from my mother's side are ugly, but smart (the head editor for the largest pop science magazine in the ccountry comes to mind, who'd rather jump into a flaming house than say hello to a stranger female. Or a bloke, who won silver medal at the international natural sciences olympiade). She is almost 16, and she is pretty, but she ain't the sharpest crayon in the box. Which makes it weird. Since she doesn't conform to standards that I am used to.

Which is why I posted in the first place.

Just pull out next time man

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All I'll say is we attend a Uni in the top 40 of the ranked Universities in the UK. Don't want to narrow down our location too much  :D

To be honest, I have not had to look at anything from GCSE because we've expanded so much on that - but I do remember the things I learnt years back as a foundation for some of the complex things we've had to understand at this point.  :)

 

Ahh ofcourse, I understand. That is a very impressive achievement @MuffinMaddy.  :thumbup: You must have worked hard for that. 

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So since i stopped smoking i figured i'd save a bit of money each month, probably around $100. Well... i was wrong. Pretty sure i'm spending more than $100 a month now, on cookies and shit. I've been eating like a pig since i stopped smoking. Probably not a bad thing. I was about 15kg under weight. Won't be for long, at this rate.

I think cigarettes are a hunger suppressant, so that makes sense, especially if you are also using food as a replacement hand-to-mouth activity.

 

I think I understand how you feel though. I take a drug that suppresses hunger, and to fend off starvation my body apparently decided to flip the "eat something now" switch to on permanently, almost regardless of hunger. It becomes a problem when you consider that I'm actually not dangerously underweight (used to be close), and after years of adapting to the medication, it's now an integral part of not having a rapidly expanding waist size (my inseem is longer than my waist, and I would prefer to keep things that way :lol:). If I ever stop needing the medication, I will have to find a way to arrange my life so that I am never sitting down near my kitchen, particularly to watch TV, lest I eat a jar of pickles every day (I get really specific cravings. Pickles are currently a common one, as is hot chocolate).

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I love hot chocolate as well, and sadly I probably consume too many calories from it. The diet version tastes like crap too, unfortunately :(.

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I completed my Biology Higher Tier examination which was a breeze. Standard Biology will commence next week. I also have a Chemistry examination which I will probably struggle to get a B (Chemistry is not my strong points).  :unsure:

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