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Oddball scientists

Post by Tero » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:47 pm

People like Tesla.

Recently this guy died. In industry he and Saiki stumbled on very stable DNA in bacteria, and isolated their enzymes.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kary_Mullis

RIP Kary. Saiki, no Nobel, finalized the technique used in every crime lab now. Cetus seems to have been a great company.
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Post by Tero » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:58 pm

Cetus failed to cash in the way companies of the 1980s did
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Post by Brian Peacock » Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:31 pm

We don't call them oddball scientists over here, we call them boffins.

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Post by Tero » Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:35 pm

Well, that is just average stuff, lack of social skills. Tesla was a genuine obsessive compulsive.

That looks like the 50s. We still had all that stuff. But we wore safety glasses and that whole assembly was in a fume hood. Mine looked pretty much like this:
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Post by Tero » Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:48 pm

Currently playing, movie on two oddballs that almost never took a bath. Well Tesla did. Had germ phobia.

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Post by Brian Peacock » Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:23 pm

Tero wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:35 pm
Well, that is just average stuff, lack of social skills. Tesla was a genuine obsessive compulsive.

That looks like the 50s. We still had all that stuff. But we wore safety glasses and that whole assembly was in a fume hood. Mine looked pretty much like this:
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Chemistry isn't a real science though is it? it's just mixing stuff together, cooking it, and writing down whether or not it turned blue. :tea:
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Post by Tero » Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:56 pm

Would you like us to inject you with blue stuff or colorless stuff? We can put it in EtOH. An iv drip of 100ml.
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Re: Oddball scientists

Post by laklak » Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:38 pm

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