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Dec. 4th, 2020 08:20 pm
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You can find more info on my userinfo page - but this is just here to say that I'm very happy to be friended by anyone that wants to read me. I rarely post friends-only, and that only tends to be about things that mention work, so if I don't friend you back you're not actually missing much...

If you do friend me, this would be a good place to leave a comment introducing yourself, and letting me know how you found me!

I have lots of awesome friends - if you want to make a few more then take a look at here for Dreamwidth and here for Livejournal, add a few people, and leave comment so people can add you too.

The links posts come from my page at Delicious and are posted to DW and LJ via a web app which I wrote, and you can use yourself here.


A note to Livejournal users:
You can easily leave comments using OpenID - this allows you to "sign in" using your LJ id, and that way I can tell you're you!

a note on correcting people's grammar in the comments.
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Chatting Nick about transport usage over bank holidays.

On the one hand, railways maintenance happens over bank holidays, because that's apparently when railways are quietest.

On the other hand, the roads are apparently busier than any other day of the year.

Nick says that his experience of long-distance train travel over Easter is "Argh so many kids. Argh everyone has ALL their stuff with them!" - which leads me to believe they aren't empty.

Do people use the long-distance trains more over bank holidays, but use local ones less because they aren't commuting? Or is something else going on?
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My brain feels broken.

Particularly because the comments link to a good discussion of it that instantly goes beyond my abilities.
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So misleading, in fact, that when I first saw it, here that I couldn't work out what was wrong with it.



Source
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Combine nice thick walls and living in a row of flats, and this is what you get.

(Yes, the best signal is from our two access points, but look at what they have to shout over.)
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Very, very impressed by this - I was completely captivated all the way through.

(Originally from "Ukraine's Got Talent")
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Julie and I have really gotten into Suits, and this building keeps showing up in long shots. What is it?
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The cause of Julie's cancer is Philadelphia Chromosome - where parts of two chromosomes swap places. This defect then speeds up cell division while inhibiting DNA repair, causing genetic instability. Sadly, the results are rarely mutant powers.

They carried out two tests a few weeks ago - one for cancer levels and one for Philadelphia Chromosome levels. They managed to cock them up and had to take another four vials of blood last week. An hour ago we heard that Julie has achieved complete cytogenic response - basically that they cannot find _any_ signs of the faulty chromosomes.

This does not mean that she is cancer free - the likelihood is that there will be more months of waiting while the drugs mop up the remaining cancer levels. But it is a massive landmark on the way - from this point on it should be a tidying-up operation.

I'm cautious, but very happy about this. Not quite letting myself feel it yet (not helped by being in work at 7:30 this morning and so having No Brain). But still, yay!
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