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I am a little late to the party... well :)
Finished the practical work on an experiment that has been running since July. For those interested, picking 120 very specific single cells by hand and getting them ready for RNA-sequencing takes some time... But the libraries are ready and I am excited for my first experience with my own single cell sequencing dataset!
I had my first Yoga lesson this week. It is the second time I do Yoga in my life and man is that intense. I used to think that Yoga is just some relaxing thing people do after work. This stuff is a hard workout! I still feel muscles I never felt before 2 days after the lesson. I can't wait for the next lesson... I feel a little weird about the mantra and the sanskrit counting and all those weird names for all the moves. Maybe that will get better.
Summer is over in Germany. Have I said that I dislike winter? But it also means that it is winter project time. Just got an arduino and some starter kit to play around with. My roomate and I have an idea for an artpiece that we would like to set up in the city and maybe take next year to Borderlands (regional burn in Denmark). It involves loads of LEDs, some wood and hermann hesse!
I have a friend I fell in love with last year. She is in a relationship and I am not able to get over it. She is not really making it easier because she gets very close when we are alone. I don't feel good about it, decided to stop seeing her.
Similar to francopoli, I have some people in my life where it is a no-brainer. even though they are not always present in my life, I barely see them, and I do not always agree with their life choices, but money doesn't stand between us (as the arabs say).
Anything and everything from MY BABY
veen I keep ending up liking durch artists or bands... There might be a pattern
Thank you for the detailed answer :)
Haven't looked into python yet. Any recommendations where to start with the basics?
For R I think I will stick to the hadleyverse, He has his O'reiley book for free here
Would you recommend the books?
I have been playing around with R for the past year and noticed that I like playing around with big data and finding ways to visualize things. Currently I am only playing with large expression datasets and proteomics data but I also have some ideas that go beyond that...
This was the reason I was careful with him from the beginning. Many of my friends seem to listen to his podcasts and read his books. One day, a good friend send me an article that talks about Islam, the middle east and how the west should approach the situation (found it!).
This was my answer to her when she asked me to comment it:
- Just commenting this piece. I am not sure if this guy is just writing what the president of the United States should say or if he is just not aware of what the actual truth is.
Europe and the United States are the cause (yes, the cause) of the current state of terror in the world. Their interventions in the Middle East lead to the issue we have now. And this guy suggests more intervention by strengthening the people that need our help (how? More weapons probably).
Islam is a religion that needs reform, that is true. Reform was happening and people we're changing, slowly! Iran or Palestine in the 70s was more liberal than now, because change was happening and coming from the people.
Now however, Europe and the states messed up the region, invading, changing systems etc. and always selling it as "for the good of the people" while in reality they produced a vacuum that can only be filled by populists locally. And with the same trick they continue on doing so.
Have a look at the oil prices and you will know that this strategy was very successful 🙂
I don't know what solution there is. All I know is that they should stand up and say "we fucked up, we have to take in any refugee that comes because we OWE them that". At least that is my opinion
Right now, in the book, he is shit-talking every religion for similar reasons as to why I left Islam. As long as he sticks to the science of consciousness without trying to explain to me how the middle east works, I guess it is fine.
Waking Up is basically the attempt to find spirituality coming from a rational and scientific point of view. Very interesting read actually.
Demian is a book by Hermann Hesse, the same guy that wrote, Siddhartha, Steppenwolf und Narziß and Goldmund. He is very good in telling the stories of people with all of their aspects. In Demian he follows the childhood and puberty of a boy. Usually his books tell parts of his own life and the way he does it is fascinating.
As with WanderingEng, I am also glad that I stumbled onto this interaction here. It made me think about where I am standing and what I am doing. I spend my free time doing similar things as ButterflyEffect with running, climbing, playing poi and hicking.
I have been asking myself what kind of partner I want by my side and what you wrote made me rethink my view and maybe generalize it a little more.
The best relationships I had were with women that were able to discuss a subject without resorting to being mean, manipulations, or getting too emotional. Even thought we did disagree on some things, there was never the point where this disagreement would be the cause for a breakup. We acknowledged that we have different views and still valued our time together.
I haven't had such an interaction in a while now and I wonder when it will come again. I don't know how to summarize that into general terms of what my "perfect partner" would be, but at least it goes away from asking for shared hobbies or having specific views on subjects.