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#16 hobglobin

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:15 AM

Here's a blog how an ipad can be used in the lab, with an interesting discussion. I guess in some too rich labs it might will become something usual (ipad or some other company's tablet pc). For a small everywhere computer I'd still prefer a "netbook", i.e. a small laptop that you can get here for 200 (and cheaper).

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 03:51 AM

and you can also check out this flow diagram in case you can't decide yet... :lol:

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 07:47 AM

LOLx toejam,
I salute you for the post. ^_^ thumbs up! :lol:
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 08:22 AM

:lol:..I especially like the "like to touch things" criterion....so you can just imagine all these IPAD 2 touchers....ok, Adrian, are you still gonna line up at midnight to buy one?

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 09:32 PM

TJ, really good flowchart... where so ever you found it...

Adrian, I really like your idea of saving for an iPAD4 :P

"Like to touch things" is the best condition...

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 09:52 PM

And about being there for familymembers: yeah, thats the only reason I have a cellphone, so that my mother or brothers or dad could phone me in case of an emergency, but even then: they can call my neighbours who still have a "fixed" phone line.. (I dont even have that...) if I dont reply... And also (maybe thats also why I dont need a cellphone, I live nearby, me parents house is maybe 5km away) so they can easly come to my place if needed.


Although, I dont consider that cell phones are a necessity, your thoughts bother me.

How can you say that you must have a cell phone in case you need to contact family/ emergency. However, if your family needs you, they are supposed to call neighbours/ drive to your house?

Isnt that selfish?

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 12:27 AM



And about being there for familymembers: yeah, thats the only reason I have a cellphone, so that my mother or brothers or dad could phone me in case of an emergency, but even then: they can call my neighbours who still have a "fixed" phone line.. (I dont even have that...) if I dont reply... And also (maybe thats also why I dont need a cellphone, I live nearby, me parents house is maybe 5km away) so they can easly come to my place if needed.


Although, I dont consider that cell phones are a necessity, your thoughts bother me.

How can you say that you must have a cell phone in case you need to contact family/ emergency. However, if your family needs you, they are supposed to call neighbours/ drive to your house?

Isnt that selfish?



Maybe I havent been clear.


What I wanted to state is that when I (or someone of my family) goes away on a bike trip or will be doing something dangerous we make arrangements so that they have a cellphone and that they can call me for ex to ask if I can come and get them if their bike broke down or someone else if something really bad happened (hospital).
If a real emergency happens (something we didnt see coming, then I dont see the point of being 100% avaible there... I mean: do you have your cell phone on at night? I really dont see the point there in a normal situation. In 99,9% of the emergencies, there is nothing you can do... they will first need to call the doctor, firedepartement or whatever and not me or vice versa and this is what you forget or what I havent explained clear enough maybe. A cellphone is there to call the cops, doctors or fire departemt and when that is done, yeah, you might want to call your family).




Ex: if I go for a ride with my bike I take my cellplhone with me and my parents/brothers know this and then they will make sure they have a cellphone with them or are at home near so they can hear the fixed phone.
The other way around: ex if my youngest brothers goes for a bike ride and my parents arent at home, they ask me to make sure I have my cell phone with me and on.
(but even then: if something really bad happens, they just phone the hospital first and not me...)

Another example: if my parents of brothers go on a holiday with the airplane or by care we make arrangements before they go like for ex: "we will call you when we arive, make sure your cellphone is on between X and Xam or whatever.. Same when they are gone : make sure your cellphone is on each evening between 7 and 9 o'clock for example.

And just to make things even more clear: my dad nor my mother owns a cellphone...... So I cant just call them everytime


Do you see what I mean?

Its actually the simplest explaination/excuse at all: cell phones are giving to "young people" when they go out so they can contact their parents at home when something goes wrong... and they want to go home , to let their parents know to pick them up ...
(this is the idea behind most cellphones given to children: the parent-child relation in wich the parents are at home, near the fixed phone or cellphone they have).


Thats how I think about cellphones: they are there for certain situations, but not to be there 24/7... most people that claim this is needed are either idiots that call their parents/family to ask if the "food is serverd yet or not" or are people that need it because of their job (like doctors). But normal people: really, you dont need a cellphone every moment

PS.: what if your parents live at the other side of the globe.. what then? Still think a cellphone is a good idea...?



BTW: what do you think about this news==> studies have shown that a lot of teenagers and young people are having bad sleeps (sleepdeprived) because they send/receive text messages during the night... This is getting a bigger problem in many countries now... And a lot of the people dont even swith their cell phone off at night.. but for what?
There is no reason to have your cellphone on if you are not a doctor that might get a call or a fireman or in certain situations like when your parents of whoever is at the hospital and might die or is about to die and you need to rush to the hospital in case of emergency.

If you don't know it, then ask it! Better to ask and look foolish to some than not ask and stay stupid.


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Posted 17 March 2011 - 06:49 AM

:lol:..I especially like the "like to touch things" criterion....so you can just imagine all these IPAD 2 touchers....ok, Adrian, are you still gonna line up at midnight to buy one?


Lolx, I don't have the money to buy one...so there is no worries that I will line up at night and get robbed by some triads or gangsters.

I'm saving money for iPAD4 or maybe iPAD6... I like to touch things too, but not till the extend to "seek help from professional" :P
Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is like expecting the lion not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 05:30 PM

Hey, check this out on Qiagen...
http://www.qiagen.co...ult.aspx?r=5893
iPAD + QIAcube
Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is like expecting the lion not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.

..."best of our knowledge, as far as we know this had never been reported before, though I can't possible read all the published journals on earth, but by perform thorough search in google, the keywords did not match any documents"...

"what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger"---Goddess Casandra reminds me to be strong

"It's all just DNA. Do it."---phage434

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 07:29 PM

Hey, check this out on Qiagen...
http://www.qiagen.co...ult.aspx?r=5893
iPAD + QIAcube

.... and how big a hole will it burn in the PI's lab pocket, Adrian? Like being mugged by the triad and the gangsters? :D

Edited by casandra, 21 March 2011 - 07:29 PM.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 09:36 PM

And if something doesn't work, who takes the blame? Apple or Qiagen...?


I dint know something like QIAcube existed.... basically whats the point, if it processes 12 samples at a time???? Also, what is the iPAD doing there???? It does not even need a computer connected to it. Like an electronic weighing scale at a supermarket, it could simply print "Extraction completed..time and date... " from a small dot-matrix print head.

Would you know anyone who bought this product?

edit: Already, kids these days dont know Contents of Solution I, II and III. In the future, they wont grow cultures, wont check
email and wont have anything to discuss on Bioforum.....

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 07:05 AM

.... and how big a hole will it burn in the PI's lab pocket, Adrian? Like being mugged by the triad and the gangsters? :D

Yup, agree. Qiagen products are very expensive... perhaps by Mafia from Italy... :lol:

And if something doesn't work, who takes the blame? Apple or Qiagen...?

I dint know something like QIAcube existed.... basically whats the point, if it processes 12 samples at a time???? Also, what is the iPAD doing there???? It does not even need a computer connected to it. Like an electronic weighing scale at a supermarket, it could simply print "Extraction completed..time and date... " from a small dot-matrix print head.

Would you know anyone who bought this product?

edit: Already, kids these days dont know Contents of Solution I, II and III. In the future, they wont grow cultures, wont check
email and wont have anything to discuss on Bioforum.....

If something doesn't work... hmn... the user takes the blame because the user doesn't know how to connect iPAD to Qiacube...
LOLx... is just a joke...

I dont know what iPAD had to do with it.. marketing perhaps?

Frankly, I do agree with you that kids nowadays do not know the contents of sol I,II,III etc... they won't check email, but they will check their facebook for sure... But I do think that bioforum will still be here to help those kids... ^_^

Edit: spelling wrong

Edited by adrian kohsf, 22 March 2011 - 07:07 AM.

Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is like expecting the lion not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.

..."best of our knowledge, as far as we know this had never been reported before, though I can't possible read all the published journals on earth, but by perform thorough search in google, the keywords did not match any documents"...

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 09:20 PM

Just for fun, lets send quotes of Qiacube to our bosses, saying you think its necessary in the lab. And then post responses...

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 02:51 AM

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Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is like expecting the lion not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.

..."best of our knowledge, as far as we know this had never been reported before, though I can't possible read all the published journals on earth, but by perform thorough search in google, the keywords did not match any documents"...

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 09:15 PM

Congrats Adrian,

You are finally out of your blessed lab!!!! :lol: :D

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