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Kristen Solindas
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This little creature has always fascinated me, and this is another reason why. 
Scientists have sequenced the entire genome of the tardigrade , AKA the water bear, for the first time. And it turns out that this weird little creature has the most foreign genes of any animal studied so far – or to put it another way, roughly...
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If an alien species found earth they could easily mistake it as the planet of the tardigrades. 
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Apparently, loving someone and caring will ultimately hurt the ones you love, inadvertently. Guilt is a part of me, and has been exacerbated tenfold today. I'm ashamed of myself, and I don't know why.

Just heave a bug sigh and trudge on...
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Sadly I totally understand 
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A bunny, with a dog's haircut! Poodle-bunny is happy
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The way it looks like a toy a first , and then wild bunny. 
cute 
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This is a long article, but it is a very VERY important one. It is more than a big compliment-fest for Tesla, it is a well thought-out, eloquently written, easy-to-understand essay about our history of energy usage, and the effects it has on our world, both positive and negative. More importantly, it tells us WHY the effects are the way they are. Facts, presented in Tim's (the author of Wait But Why, a wonderful blog, I highly recommend) fun writing style (honestly, this article is dryer than most, but is still entertaining). 

It is worth the time investment to read.
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Finally, finished this installment. Agreed very good.
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This hit me just right...
 
Want to hitch a ride with me?
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Awesome man. I wish he was still around. The world could use his humor and logic.
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<pointless rant>
Hope drives us. The idea that things will get better if we put in the effort gives us motivation. Hope is a powerful tool, and works even when it is stretched thin. That is what has driven people to work hard for others, the hope that one day, they will have done the right amount of work and be able to enjoy a more enjoyable life.

When the thin veneer of hope is stretched too thin, and one can see through it to the greed that holds the disguise so poorly, it loses its charm, and becomes servitude. It is too late at that point, and any possibility of a brighter future seems hopeless.

Yet we continue to toil away, accepting our lot in life as some kind of punishment for not having luck on our side. We play the lottery, our only hope we can cling to for salvation against working until our last breath, and not truly living.

We are not made for this much work, this much time spent performing tasks for others so we can keep from starving. 60 hours a week barely covers the bills, the cost of survival.

Yet money is out there. I see new cars every day, driven by people with manicured nails, expensive designer clothes who, if they work at all, put in just a few hours a week.

Hope for the future is dwindling... my rent may not get paid this month. My boss just told me that, if they cut our budget any more, we might as well start looking for another job...

My hopes and dreams of having a house, a car that has a/c, my surgeries, is turning I to a pipe dream. I feel I am destined to work 60 hours a week for the rest of my life, with no relief in sight.

I'm not sure if I can live that way. 
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+Wesley Lovell that's a huge comfort, honestly. Thank you. You're a good man Wesley. hugs
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I love the concept behind this. 
"Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view." - Obi-Wan Kenobi
 
If only we could visualize this image for few seconds before talking/typing ... 
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This a a long (23 minutes) song telling the epic tale of the Earth from its very beginning. Very well done, and it uses  a scientific basis for its premise.

I find this more awe inspiring as a concept than any religion can possibly provide. The universe is too amazing to fall under such simple tales of fancy. 
 
This is beautiful. Yes, it's 23 minutes long. Sit down, shut-up and enjoy the ride! Imagine if Carl Sagan helped write the lyrics for a symphonic metal song, it might go something like this.

There're lyrics in the video, but it might be easier to read along, so here:
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/nightwish/thegreatestshowonearth.html

A couple words you should know if you're not familiar with them:
LUCA (Latest Universal Common Ancestor)
Scions (direct descendants)
Ionia (a culture that was a contemporary of Classical Greece)
(I had to look them up, but I thought I'd save you the trouble :)

If you really don't want to listen to the whole thing, the best part is between ~5:20 and ~16:30.
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+NeoSoldner Why is honesty grim? Life is beautiful and horrible. You can't have one without the other or it would be meaningless.
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Musician, Entertainer, Statistician, Gamer, Writer, Game Designer
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  • State of Missouri
    Statistician, 2010 - present
  • Staples
    2010 - present
  • Musician, Entertainer, Statistician, Gamer, Writer, Game Designer
    Musician, Entertainer, Statistician, Student, Gamer, Writer, 1984 - present
  • Elvendrums
    Musician, Entertainer, 1999 - 2014
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Statistician, Gamer, Writer, Game Designer, Musician, Entertainer
Introduction
I am a research statistician. I'm interested in polling, data, and analyzing trends using statistical analysis. I would like to work for the U.S. Census, Gallup Polls, or another agency or company like these.

I love role-playing games - table top - and the way a character can be represented and played through the use of numbers and probability. I am writing an RPG, a card game based on my band (see below), and a couple of board games.

I was a member of Elvendrums, a band of elves. I played percussion, sang a bit, and played the didjeridoo. I also maintained the website for the band (www.elvendrums.com).

I also love science fiction and fantasy.

Oh, and I am a transgender woman.
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I have a BS in Statistics
Education
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
    Statistics, 2010
  • Columbia College
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July 29
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Awesome food! The butter burger is the best I have eaten. The custard is excellent, as are the cheese curds and crinkle fries. One of my favorite places to eat.
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