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Graduate student at Northwestern University studying bio sciences and BIGG DATAAAAA; still know my electrical engineering though.

  • Learning:
    • Python (+ wxPython, PIL Image, others),
    • PowerShell
    • Java (on Android platform)
  • Know C on embedded well (what's a file? stream? :P)
  • Used to know HTML (sort-of now), CSS (less-so...), JScript (no.) At least I was able to forget most of this stuff just in time for AJAX to become useful. (Because it's totally different from DHTML...)

I like stout, esp. oatmeal stout. Gin and tonic if we're talking mixed drinks. Also like Portal (hell, all Valve games), and would kill a bus full of baby nuns with fire if Gabe would release Half-Life 3 already.


Dec
14
awarded  Yearling
Nov
21
comment What is the PAR (photosynthetically active radiation) curve, numerically speaking?
@WYSIWYG as in a table (spreadsheet, etc) of values with the wavelength then the PAR value for each one.
Oct
18
comment How long does the Ebola virus remain infectious on contaminated items or surfaces?
Using % and log on the same graph... sigh ...
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Aug
22
comment Can humans survive without consuming life?
If you count coal or CO2 as "life", why not water? In that case you're boned as it was all once in a dinosaur: what-if.xkcd.com/74 Granted, most wasn't molecularly incorporated and liberated (via dehydration/hydration reactions).
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
May
19
comment What is the PAR (photosynthetically active radiation) curve, numerically speaking?
@daniel a safer way to provide links in comments is using markdown, e.g. [Google](http://www.google.com/) = Google. The second link you pasted has a "--except" appended on the end that I had to manually remove.
May
19
comment What is the PAR (photosynthetically active radiation) curve, numerically speaking?
@daniel your link was cut off
May
17
asked What is the PAR (photosynthetically active radiation) curve, numerically speaking?
Feb
25
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
14
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
14
awarded  Yearling
Mar
15
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
5
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
21
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
14
awarded  Yearling
Oct
21
comment Can I image Coomassie and GFP in gels at the same time with a fluorescence scanner?
@leonardo the standard running/gel/loading buffers do not seem to be so aggressive as to destroy (all) the GFP; it may be denatured in the loading dye, but when washed out into the gel buffer it seems to recover. On the other hand, putting the gel into destain or fixing solution is very effective at obliterating the fluorescence.
Jul
13
comment Does cockroach lay eggs in human flesh when they “bite”?
Because hydroxide solutions are not usually for-sale unless you're looking in the plumbing aisle.
Jul
12
comment Does cockroach lay eggs in human flesh when they “bite”?
I assume you mean peroxide solution (hydrogen peroxide); not hydroxide (e.g. sodium hydroxide, a strong base).
Jul
12
revised Why does Penicillin only affect bacterial cell walls
eszett -> beta