Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit (banazir) wrote,
Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit

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"Happy 50th Birthday, DNA"

James Plummer (one of my student sysadmins): So, we didn't have any DNA [1] 50 years ago?

Here are my answers to this eek's Friday Fives, which I tyoped up at my office, left there without psotting, and had to re-tyope [1]!

1. What was the last TV show you watched?
Well, I taped Friends last night, and skipped Enterprise the night before along with a Friends rerun, so I guess it was Buffy The Vampire Slayer, a rerun I had not seen before. I taped that on Tue 22 Apr 2003 and watched it on Wed 23 Apr 2003.

2. What was the last thing you complained about and what was the problem?
I recently complained about lawyers who actually defend individuals' rights becoming (increasingly) fewer and farther between than those who "defend" institutional profits and interests at the expense of individual liberties.

3. Who was the last person you complimented and what did you say?
Yesterday, I complimented our department custodian, a grandmotherly lady (who's retired nearly as many times as Michael Jordan), on her nice "civilian" outfit.

4. What was the last thing you threw away?
I threw away a Burger King bag containing a plastic baked potato container and a Whopper Jr. wrapper. Call me a symbol of the decadent West. #-)

5. What was the last website (besides this one) that you visited?
MSN HoTMail.
Before that, I went to Andy van Dam's computer graphics course page at Brown to download the latest version of a lecture he'd given me permission to use about two years ago.

innocent kiss
innocent kiss - you're cute and sweet and like it
that way

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You are a child's kiss. Completely sweet and
innocent and pure. You mean no harm and only
love in your sweet kisses.

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You are Vlad the Impaler. The man behind the legend
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them on the rack, burned them at the stake,
boiled them alive, but mostly impaled them.
Most of your killings were politically targeted
but sometimes you killed just because you were
bored. Your "reign of terror" lasted
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[1] ObTEUNC: srroz fro citing the other place, but, welp, yernow, thass where Watson and Crick were. Of curse, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that one of their competitors, Rosalind Franklin - a chemist who contributed key findings about DNA that Watson and Crick used, but was not credited for her pioneering work with X-ray crystallography - was at King's College London.
[2] This makes me want to put Laplink or PCAnywhere on lal my lab systems so I get log into WinXP remotely, but when I did this as a grad student at the University of Illinois Beckman Institute</i>, I'd lawaz end up messing up my programmers' late-nught games of Quake or logging in while they were browsing unsavory sutff. Our uni has fnuny security policies that put the kibosh on Samba. I hear that Citrix and GoToMyPC have gotten pteery goond, but haven't tried either. Nay recommendations?


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