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Old 07-11-2004, 06:26 PM   #46
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Old 07-11-2004, 06:46 PM   #47
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You just have to wait the several weeks for them to sprout, grow, and bloom!
Well, yeah...but you have to do that with the flowers that you cut and put into food coloring, too.
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Old 07-11-2004, 08:24 PM   #48
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Applause, applause, applause. :p
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Old 07-11-2004, 09:35 PM   #49
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Another, and much cooler, example of cutting and pasting DNA from one organism to another is Glofish Glofish. Glofish are zebrafish(1) that have had a fluorescent gene from jellyfish pasted into their DNA.

As far as the ethical concerns for GM organisms goes, I tend to think that Montesano is overstepping our knowledge of how organisms actually work, the redundancy built into organisms to allow reproduction after damage, and the fact that plant DNA is damaged in the field by pollution and UV light from the sun. GM is going to be given a bad name by these early trials with supposedly sterile plants, because they're trying to do more than add a single protein into the plants; they're messing with things that aren't understood yet. In terms of glofish and purple roses, however, I don't think there's much (if any) harm that they could do since they're genetically nearly the same as non-GM organisms, but slightly less competitive in the wild due to the extra protein they are making.

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Old 07-11-2004, 10:47 PM   #50
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a few letters from tic-tac-toe
tacked in front of a name that you know
has great dodads to share
but no shelf space to spare
still his collection continues to grow!

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Old 07-12-2004, 09:25 AM   #51
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Well, yeah...but you have to do that with the flowers that you cut and put into food coloring, too.
nah, just a couple hours. anyone with celery at home can try this...or, go buy a light colored carnation. with the celery, use the pieces in the middle with the leaves, cut the bottom off and immediately stick it in a cup with some food coloring in water. obviously fresh celery works best. post your prettiest in the images thread. try putting in 1 color for and hour, than another etc. turns out neat! if i had a dig camera, i 'd show you. carnation works the same. cut the stem right before putting it in the food coloring and *whalah* streaked flowers. again, try different colors if you want.

the plants take up the food coloring with the water as it transpires out of the leaves. cut the celery stalk perpendicularly [ ( ( ( shapes ] then note the little colored dots...these are the water transporting xylem of the plant, now stained by the food coloring.
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Old 07-12-2004, 04:14 PM   #52
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yeah, that's what i was thinking. i don't trust MAN to figure out, in a few years, what it took evolution millions of years to perfect. there HAS to be something they've missed. but then, i'm a hippie weirdo, so.....
You know what I'm gonna say here, Jimbo... just pretend I said it....
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Old 07-12-2004, 04:42 PM   #53
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nah, just a couple hours.~snip~
i think he meant that in order to HAVE the flowers to put in the cup, they have to (take a couple of weeks)grow, too, yes?
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Old 07-12-2004, 04:44 PM   #54
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You know what I'm gonna say here, Jimbo... just pretend I said it....
you'd better say it. i can't decide if it's gonna be a hippie weirdo crack, or an evolution/creator correction. probably the latter, but.....I don't know if you are christian this week or pagan, or what.
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Old 07-12-2004, 07:40 PM   #55
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Back in the day there was some sort of CODE that went along with roses... where different colors had different specific meanings, like red for love, white for friendship, yellow for peeing yourself with excitement, and so forth. So what's blue? "I'd like you to join our group of zombies." I dunno.
Just in case anyone missed that...
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Old 07-12-2004, 08:11 PM   #56
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I chose it, specifically to be poem proof, at least good poem proof.
A MAN NAMED XOXOXOBRUCE
thought that his name did not ryhme
then this poem showed, in time
itself an oh, so, ipso facto truce.

yeah, i know its a stretch
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Old 07-16-2004, 01:54 PM   #57
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i hate how all these pictures of new technology always show a smiling japanese girl! its so annoying!
So I'm browsing Mike's List and what do I find?...

Ho, Hum. Another 3-Megapixel Camera Phone


Samsung launched this 3-megapixel camera phone, called the SPH-2300, Sunday [July 11, 2004]. Unlike other camera phones, this one looks as much like a camera as does like a phone. (Girl with acne not included.) Casio shipped its 3-megapixel camera phone last month.
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Old 07-16-2004, 03:37 PM   #58
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OK. So how long does it take to e-mail a 3 megapixel image over the cell phone? Like a day or something? Or are they improving the infrastructure too?

Or am I just not getting it? Are you supposed to take it home and put the card in your card reader?
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Old 07-16-2004, 03:41 PM   #59
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I think you can take a low-res image to transmit over the phone, or a high-res image to take home.
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