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Magic: The Puzzling part 2

So In keeping with an earlier post from paradox somehow my sweet g/f’s green black deck got eaten.  It was a decent deck but could be stopped easily with a terror where she likes big creatures, possibly ones the grow.  But what she really likes is she likes to make you lose life and her gain life, she also likes to try to reap some benefit on that.  I’ve been playing around on websites and looking for gain some lose some deck.  She also likes to pound on you with large creatures.  Does anyone have a suggestion for either some kind of theme deck or some kind of combo?  (continued)


There is something that has been weighing on my mind more and more with everything that has been going on.  Everything I see on TV, internet, anything else is all about how to make life more “sustainable.”  While yes I do understand the need to become far more ecologically friendly it seems to me like putting a bandaid on a shotgun wound.  To me new fuels are needed, however I think that the ethanol craze is part of the skyrocketing food prices, and that fuel cells while efficient are still based on using fossil fuels. (continued)

Streetside Run ins

Everybody knows them, they are in every major city they are all over Santa Barbara, you know who I’m talking about. I’m talking about the homeless. Now before you scream “thats so terrible and your a horrible person” let me clarify who I’m talking about. I’m not talking about the guy on the street corner who can barely talk laying on the sidewalk in Chicago in the middle of winter…. in the rain that makes me want to break down bawling in the street. I’m talking about the animal vegetable mineral guy who roams Goleta and Isla Vista, I’m talking about the woman on the corner screaming obscenities to nobody in particular at the top of her lungs. I want this thread to talk about your humorous run ins with the homeless. (continued)

Sandwiches are beautiful, sandwiches are fine, I HATE sandwiches, I eat them all the time

Something is bothering me. Something insidious, devious and beloved by many… and for once I’m not talking about Disney. I’m talking about sandwiches. (continued)

Trunk Monkey!

Trunk Monkey. Yes this is exactly what you think it is (check out ep 4 theft retrieval system)


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My first first-author paper!

Just wanted to share that my first first-author paper is now online! In the journal Stem Cells and Development, here’s my paper on “Roles of Integrins in Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Growth on Matrigel and Vitronectin.”

The Future of Scientific Publishing

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