1. Chregu's Avatar
    Good morning!

    I don't have much else to say today.
    09-18-2013 01:00 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Morning.
    09-18-2013 01:35 AM
  3. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Good morning!

    I don't have much else to say today.
    You can teach us biology if you want. :)
    09-18-2013 01:36 AM
  4. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    doh
    I love the fact this was post 8000. Pretty much sums up the thread. :P
    09-18-2013 02:21 AM
  5. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    Another cold morning
    09-18-2013 02:30 AM
  6. martinmc78's Avatar
    Morning.

    And its not "cold" yet BP its "fresh" - Cold is when I have to start wearing a coat into work. Im still in t-shirt mode.
    09-18-2013 02:34 AM
  7. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Morning.

    And its not "cold" yet BP its "fresh" - Cold is when I have to start wearing a coat into work. Im still in t-shirt mode.
    I'm wearing a jacket, but then I'm old and spent time in a tropical environment so that's my excuse.
    09-18-2013 02:47 AM
  8. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    I'm cold because water all on my left arm.
    09-18-2013 02:48 AM
  9. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I'm cold because water all on my left arm.
    Recommend drying it and not using anything electrical before that.
    09-18-2013 02:50 AM
  10. martinmc78's Avatar
    I'm wearing a jacket, but then I'm old and spent time in a tropical environment so that's my excuse.
    Well ive got Scottish and Irish in my DNA so anything above 5 degrees celcius is comfortable for me
    09-18-2013 02:56 AM
  11. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Well ive got Scottish and Irish in my DNA so anything above 5 degrees celcius is comfortable for me
    I'm originally from Canada. I have Scottish, English and Irish in my backgrounds as far as I know. I've been in temperatures of around -35C. Being out in cold weather doesn't bother me at all. It's the in between stuff that seems to mess me up.
    09-18-2013 02:59 AM
  12. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    When I lived in Canada I usually just wore jeans and a jacket with a long sleeve shirt underneath in the winter. This is in -5 to -10C weather. I didn't and still don't like boots much and wasn't a fan of hats or scarves. Yeah I'm a bit strange that way. :P
    09-18-2013 03:06 AM
  13. Chregu's Avatar
    You can teach us biology if you want. :)
    What would you like to know about biology?

    I have no idea on what level the knowledge of you all is. Should I start with something basic like the fundamental difference between bacteria and viruses, or something more advanced like technical details about cloning in bacteria?

    It was very warm this morning. Warmer than the entire day yesterday, it was almost to worm for long sleeves on my run, and it was still dark when I started.
    09-18-2013 03:06 AM
  14. martinmc78's Avatar
    I'm originally from Canada. I have Scottish, English and Irish in my backgrounds as far as I know. I've been in temperatures of around -35C. Being out in cold weather doesn't bother me at all. It's the in between stuff that seems to mess me up.
    Yeah you win -35C is too damn cold. Im ok with this in between stuff though.
    09-18-2013 03:09 AM
  15. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Thing is after living in Australia for a few years and getting older. My tolerance has dropped significantly. It's usually the damp chill weather that bothers me more than the actual cold stuff. I'm very happy to be out when it's snowing and -10C. It's like that in Australia in the 'winter' time. The air is very damp and chilly.
    09-18-2013 03:09 AM
  16. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    What would you like to know about biology?

    I have no idea on what level the knowledge of you all is. Should I start with something basic like the fundamental difference between bacteria and viruses, or something more advanced like technical details about cloning in bacteria?

    It was very warm this morning. Warmer than the entire day yesterday, it was almost to worm for long sleeves on my run, and it was still dark when I started.
    Difference between bacteria and viruses would be interesting.

    It's been quite chilly here in the mornings and the wind has a chill to it.
    09-18-2013 03:11 AM
  17. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Yeah you win -35C is too damn cold. Im ok with this in between stuff though.
    Damn, just getting cold thinking of that! LOL! You typically get this cold spell at the end of January in Toronto. It drops to about -20c or lower (that's a high btw) and just sits there for about 2 weeks. Then you add gusty winds from the north and the 'feels like' is something around -30-40C. We had one bad winter where it hit -35C then added wind. They were warning people to be careful when walking outside.
    09-18-2013 03:14 AM
  18. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    They were also worried about engine blocks freezing and cracking.
    09-18-2013 03:18 AM
  19. LMZR's Avatar
    Thing is after living in Australia for a few years and getting older. My tolerance has dropped significantly. It's usually the damp chill weather that bothers me more than the actual cold stuff. I'm very happy to be out when it's snowing and -10C. It's like that in Australia in the 'winter' time. The air is very damp and chilly.
    Yep, except its never hit -10C down here, and it never will.
    09-18-2013 03:22 AM
  20. LMZR's Avatar
    They were also worried about engine blocks freezing and cracking.
    Woah, that would have been an interesting day.
    09-18-2013 03:24 AM
  21. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Woah, that would have been an interesting day.
    In other parts of Canada they have socket outlets to plug your car into. Cars have engine block heaters to avoid these issues.
    09-18-2013 03:35 AM
  22. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Yep, except its never hit -10C down here, and it never will.
    Maybe not in Melbourne but I thought in the ski slopes it gets pretty cold and lots of snow.
    09-18-2013 03:36 AM
  23. Chregu's Avatar
    Difference between bacteria and viruses would be interesting.
    The two main pathogens are of course bacteria and viruses. And I hear people often confuse them or use them as synonyms. This breaks my heart as a biologist.

    First, bacteria are living organisms, they grow almost in every imaginable place on earth and it's estimated that the bacterial biomass exceeds the biomass of all animals by far. Viruses on the other hand are no organisms. They are very small capsules carrying few genes, derived from animal cells. A virus can not survive on its own, it needs always a host.

    Bacteria have an advantage growing in humans and thereby making us sick, as by doing this they can extend to a new niche. Viruses replicate because they can replicate, it could be called an evolutionary mistake, but it is thought that viruses can influence and advance evolution.

    Viruses also act very differently on our body than bacteria. While (actually very few, but they matter) bacteria can invade an organism and evade the immune system while growing with nutrients from the surrounding tissue, viruses bring their DNA or RNA into a cell and take over the cellular mechanisms to amplify their own proteins.

    So if we have cold, or suffering from influenza, there are always viruses involved. Viruses can't be treated with antibiotics, antibiotics are by definition substances that inhibit or kill bacteria.

    Well, I should go to work, if there are any questions or if I have missed something, just tell me ;-)
    Last edited by Chregu; 09-18-2013 at 04:12 AM.
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    09-18-2013 04:01 AM
  24. martinmc78's Avatar
    There was only one type of Biology that ever interested me . Always found it incredibly boring in school but that may have been down to the teacher. I was always more into Physics and Chemistry.
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    09-18-2013 04:13 AM
  25. martinmc78's Avatar
    New Blackberry phone incoming - next week in fact - they kept this one quiet but it does look like quite a good effort

    BlackBerry Quietly Announces Its First Phablet — But Z30 Could Be Its Last Big Phone | TechCrunch
    09-18-2013 04:16 AM
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