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Monthly Archive: February 2013

Feb 28 2013

Fucken Dumshitte Redneck Imbeciles Are The Stupidest Motherfuckers On Earth

Yeah, let’s arm all the school employees with concealed weapons! Yeah, that’s the ticket! An East Texas school maintenance worker was in fair condition Thursday after being accidentally shot during a district-sponsored handgun safety class, according to local media. The concealed handgun license class is part of an effort to permit teachers to carry firearms …

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Feb 28 2013

Revising And Resubmitting NIH Grants In The Only-One-Resubmission-Allowed Regime

We have been living in the “no-A2″ regime for a number of years now, where NIH grant applicants are only allowed a single opportunity to respond to the reviews of their initial grant submissions with a revised version. If that single revised version does not get funded, it is impermissible to revise it by responding …

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Feb 27 2013

Loonie Pit Bull Enthusiasts Indistinguishable From AR15-Loving Gun Nuts

Over on the twitterz, DrugMonkey is sparring with some loonie pit bull enthusiasts. Sadly, their best argument seems to be “well, even yorkies maim people”. Hmm, now where have I heard this before? Oh, right.

Feb 27 2013

Whenever I Feel A Little Bit Uncertain About My Career Choices, I Watch This Video

Feb 26 2013

Weird Dream

I dreamt last night that I was Ringo Starr, and I was jumping up and down yelling and screaming at George Martin, “You will pay for the goddamn shitte thatte we need and you will buy it WHEN WE NEED ITTE, GODDAMMITTE!” And then I snapped a drumstick in two over my knee–it took three …

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Feb 24 2013

Moby Dicke CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.

Next morning, Monday, after disposing of the embalmed head to a barber, for a block, I settled my own and comrade’s bill; using, however, my comrade’s money. The grinning landlord, as well as the boarders, seemed amazingly tickled at the sudden friendship which had sprung up between me and Queequeg—especially as Peter Coffin’s cock and …

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Feb 24 2013

Rigatoni With Tomato And Ricotta, Radicchio and Endive Salad (ALL VEGETARIAN!)

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INGREDIENTS half pound rigatoni one large can crushed san marzanos basket ricotta half a white onion nine large garlic cloves chopped basil dried oregano dried thyme fresh-ground black pepper crushed red pepper flakes salt half cup white wine parmigiano reggiano or pecorino moliterno for grating radicchio endive oilve oil balsamic vinegar This is the basket …

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Feb 22 2013

uBiome Is Full Of Shit

uBiome claims that they are exempt from IRB review because their “primary purpose” is to provide a service to private parties for a fee, and that their subsequent analysis of the data collected is an incidental “meta-analysis”: However, IRB approval is not required for us to provide our primary service of microbiome compositional analysis and …

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Feb 21 2013

uBiome Has Made A Public Statement About IRB Compliance Of Their Human Subjects Research

uBiome has posted a public statement concerning IRB review and approval of their human studies research on their third-party Web site from which they have–as viewed by some who have considered the situation–already been recruiting and enlisting study participants from whom they have already received > $300,000 in participation fees: Does uBiome have an Institutional …

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Feb 20 2013

The Ethical And Legal Foundations Of Institution Review Board Oversight Of Human Subjects Research

One of the commenters on yesterday’s post concerning the possibility that the uBiome project has commenced human subjects research without any IRB oversight did some nice research on the ethical and legal foundations of IRB oversight of human subjects research. His name is Gregory Gadow, and his home page and blogge are here. The rest …

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