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Cumol  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Liquid flow and control without solid walls

Well, we do harm them because we have to cut off their axons and dendrites to be able to use microfluidics. But this is a problem accounted for. For example, by blocking their protein synthesis so they can't really react to losing their axons.

And you can separate them from the cells around them by using enzymes such as trypsin (found on pancreas juice) or collagenase (which digests collagens). Basically loosening up the cells around the neurons.

Cumol  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Liquid flow and control without solid walls

This is fantastic. I have been working with a microfluidic guy to sort neurons based on their response to stimuli. It is always a given that you lose many of the cells due to the described issues (even when they are in droplets.

This is huge for them!

Thanks for the share!

Cumol  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Confessions of Marcus Hutchins, the Hacker Who Saved the Internet

Thank you. This was very well written and interesting to read 😊

Cumol  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The red pill overlap

Except, I live in Germany and work for the university hospital. We get the internal numbers from the hospital and the other hospitals and I can see, to everybody surprise, they match the official numbers in the media.

If I look at the states, yeah, that's some clown fiesta where no one really knows where up or down is. But that doesn't interest me.

What messes me up that people in Germany are adopting weird QAnon conspiracies even though the ground is barren. It is really hard to argue against the policies and the data here.

This is what frustrates me. The data is clear and it is very easy to show what is happening. But at the end of the discussion the argument ends with "in my truth" (wtf does that even mean) or "the pharmaceutical industry" or "everything you learn at university is wrong".

So yeah, I get frustrated.

Cumol  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The red pill overlap

I spend quite some time around people interested in psychedelics, covering the whole spectrum from academics to psytrance festival hippies.

There are too many people referencing quantum mechanics. I am always tempted to ask them to explain QM to me but stop myself because I remember that I am there (a burn or festival) to enjoy. And just leave.

Cumol  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Where do eels come from?

Nakata loves smoked eel.

Cumol  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 20, 2020

I guess I have to correct my upper statement that I will probably never get a mac again unless I decide to produce music professionally? (Or I am rich as fuck)

Cumol  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 20, 2020

Thanks for the history lesson. It might also explain why many people doing audio stuff use apple machines. Out of tradition maybe?

Cumol  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 20, 2020

Hmmm, that is an interesting fact to know. I wonder if AMD ever thought "shit, we are missing a whole genre of customers" or they just don't care because their main marker is gamers.

Cumol  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 20, 2020

Overall I am doing good. People around me seem to be dealing with this situation in two ways. Either going completely bonkers by diving into conspiracy theories or having their most intense version of winter depression, yet. Or, in full bloom. And I think I caught the latter part of the lottery.

I am working out 2-3 times a week and going hiking on the weekend. Trying to get my right leg back in shape after my ACL surgery last August. The rest of the time I am working, mostly from home, with some exceptions where I go to do experiments in the lab in the shortest time possible and then leave. I am liking it.

I have been playing a lot of puppy hammer/oxbow meteor lately (a recent vid of a guy who is pretty good at it) and took the plunge to get myself the fire version after playing it for the first time at Borderlands in Denmark last year. Can't wait!

Had to upgrade my MacBook's hard drive lately. I am lucky that I still own one that can be upgraded, even though it was quite expensive to go from a 128Gb SSD to the 1Tb version. But it was worth it. If I even get a MacBook (which I probably won't unless I have unlimited funds) I will make sure to max that shit out!

My plant projects are going well. I have a dimly-lit room so I needed to chose some plants that work well with that. But I am quite happy with it. Trying to grow a jungle.

My thesis is sitting in the back of my mind asking for attention. But somehow, I am able to deal with it. I wonder how long it will take for it to sneakily take over and send me into panic attacks. Will update.

Cumol  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 20, 2020

15 seconds in and already loving it.

Cumol  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 20, 2020

Did you consider any of the new Ryzen instead?

We had to put together some beefy machines for work lately and the Ryzen are just solo much cheaper!

Cumol  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Marble races are strangely compelling

I find it very fascinating to watch a complete creative process like this. Specially the interaction of so many people with interesting ideas and fields of expertise.

I also like the guys' attitude towards collaboration.

Cumol  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Marble races are strangely compelling

I have watched this on many occasions and got other people hooked too. One of my favorite weird corners in the internet :)

If we are talking about marbles. The guy who made this musical marble based machine is working on a next one and documenting the whole process in the channel (including the myriad of collaborations he has). Highly recommended

Someone on reddit posted that if they are backed by the president, they ate fascists, not terrorists.

Cumol  ·  15 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The dam breaks: Twitter Will Allow Employees To Work At Home Forever

Maybe not this extreme but I really hope that this whole "have to be in the office" thing gets questioned more after this is gone.

I really like my current arrangement. I am allowed to work in the afternoon shift (from 1:30pm.on) but should stay at home if I don't need to do anything in the lab.

I only go to the lab when I do necessary experiments and can do all my analysis from home. Without any distractions.

I wonder if I will be allowed to keep this afterwards