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7551 KylerThatch21st May 2013 01:41:27 AM , Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
literary masochist
What if you made an earth-sized bowling ball?
Do the splits!
Do the splits, thou milk-livered maggot pie!
7552 GeekCodeRed21st May 2013 02:37:01 AM from City of the Damned , Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
What's the trope for skin contact magic?
I got 14000 points, because "WELCOME TO KETCHIKAN, FIRST CITY OF ALASKA".

I keep mixing up New Mexico/Arizona/Nevade and Australia, also Spain with Brazil.
7553 BestOf21st May 2013 03:56:56 AM from Finland , Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC!
It does help that it's almost always eastern Russia since that's where most people live.

I think you meant Western Russia? Here's a map of the population density of Russia. Only about 30 million Russians - less than a quarter of the population of Russia - live East of the Ural mountains (i.e. in Siberia.) Siberia is well over 2/3 of Russia's vast land area, but almost 80% of Russians live in European Russia (i.e. West of the Urals.)
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7554 FuzzyBoots21st May 2013 05:46:06 AM from Pittsburgh, PA
Wanderer (Not Lost)
I rather like this What-If. It was thought-provoking.
7555 Fighteer21st May 2013 06:58:34 AM from the Time Vortex , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Geronimo!
I'm not entirely sure that "smoothness" was ever a property of the Earth that we were idealizing.

edited 21st May '13 8:47:19 AM by Fighteer

7556 ShadowHog21st May 2013 08:27:21 AM from Earth , Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
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Either way, it's a vehicle for a billion The Big Lebowski jokes, which is fine by me.
Moon
Best Of: Yeah, my bad. I meant Western Russia. The plains area is practically uninhabited.
7558 KylerThatch24th May 2013 01:10:00 AM , Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
literary masochist
Today's update

is kind of poignant. And depressing.
Do the splits!
Do the splits, thou milk-livered maggot pie!
7559 TheHeroHartmut24th May 2013 02:24:57 AM from a cave, according to my father , Relationship Status: Wishfully thinking
And that, as they say, is that.
Don't make me summon Enema.

FC: 2251-6283-1454 (primarily Smash for 3DS)
7560 DeMarquis24th May 2013 07:08:28 AM from Hell, USA , Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
Who Am I?
Nah, I dont feel it...
“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”
Burn
Heh, I've visited the Parthenon in Nashville.

It ain't much.
7562 GeekCodeRed25th May 2013 08:47:12 AM from City of the Damned , Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
7563 Brickman26th May 2013 09:09:59 PM from wherever adventure takes me , Relationship Status: My own grandpa
Gentleman Adventurer!
New one.

I'm not really sure that's a true statement, since guns tend to work best on things that are macroscopic. A microwave oven, however, now that I'm certain would kill all the cancer cells in your petri dish (and possibly the dish itself).
Your funny quote here! (Maybe)
7564 KylerThatch26th May 2013 09:13:23 PM , Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
literary masochist
I'm pretty sure petri dishes can't be killed. You know, on account of being not alive.
Do the splits!
Do the splits, thou milk-livered maggot pie!
Not Actually Indie
I'm not really sure that's a true statement, since guns tend to work best on things that are macroscopic. A microwave oven, however, now that I'm certain would kill all the cancer cells in your petri dish (and possibly the dish itself).

Not so sure about this. I discovered by accident recently that ants can endure at least a minute of being microwaved with no apparent ill effects.
...eventually, we will reach a maximum entropy state where nobody has their own socks or underwear, or knows who to ask to get them back.
7566 petersohn26th May 2013 09:23:24 PM , Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
That depends on the amount of water the ant (or the cancer cells) has inside compared to the total amount of water in the microwave.
7567 Brickman26th May 2013 09:33:14 PM from wherever adventure takes me , Relationship Status: My own grandpa
Gentleman Adventurer!
My definition of "killing" a dish is to either crack it if it's glass/etc or (partially) melt it if it's plastic. I would expect any container that wasn't specifically designed to be microwavable to react badly if you cook it long enough.

My assumption on the dish was that it's the only thing in there, and that the cells are probably suspended in either some kind of nutrient heaven or an approximation of the environment within the body. Either of which includes at least a bit of moisture.

That thing about the ants... wow. I honestly wouldn't have expected that. But then I guess I'm so used to microwaving either one thing at a time or several similar dishes that my intuition doesn't try to visualize what happens to two very different items unless I'm reminded to. Without details on your accident I'm going to go ahead and assume that there was also some food in there at the same time which they'd been attracted to and which you were actually trying to cook. If so, it probably had a lot more volume of water than a couple ant bodies.
Your funny quote here! (Maybe)
7568 KylerThatch26th May 2013 10:29:37 PM , Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
literary masochist
Ah, that kind of killing.
Do the splits!
Do the splits, thou milk-livered maggot pie!
7569 3of426th May 2013 11:39:07 PM from Five Seconds in the Future. , Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
Emperor Stronk! Remove Chaos!
Well, heat and kinetic shock from the bullet should be enough to rupture cell membrane, killing the cell *biology student mode*

edited 27th May '13 12:00:18 AM by 3of4

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7570 deathpigeon26th May 2013 11:43:08 PM from Everything sacred is a tie, a fetter. , Relationship Status: One True Dodecahedron
Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
he cell

...Any relation to He-Man? :P
Ich hab' Mein' Sach' auf Nichts gestellt.

My Story
7571 3of427th May 2013 12:01:11 AM from Five Seconds in the Future. , Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
Emperor Stronk! Remove Chaos!
I have no idea what you are talking about!

...*mutters over tablet and forum browser*
LMage: NO ONE ASKED FOR YOUR WITCHCRAFT THREE
7572 Yuanchosaan27th May 2013 06:03:22 AM from Australia , Relationship Status:
antic disposition
That reminds me of an experiment we did at uni, splitting He La cancer cells so we could see the unusual chromatids inside. Splitting them involved dropping the cell solution onto slides from a metre up. Low-tech, but it works.

Eradicating He La cells entirely is phenomenonally difficult, apparently - it's a common contaminant in many labs.
"Doctor Who means never having to say you're kidding." - Bocaj
7573 BestOf27th May 2013 06:27:39 AM from Finland , Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC!
Once again I've read Time up to the current strip. They found some kind of plantation, but I can't identify the fruit (or berry or vegetable) that grows there. I wonder what it is...
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7574 Thnikkafan27th May 2013 06:36:37 AM from Faroe Islands (not really) , Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
?
It's still going?
Just call me Staghorn. It's not like you can pronounce Thnikkafan, anyway.
7575 BestOf27th May 2013 06:47:29 AM from Finland , Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC!
Yes.
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