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I am a laptop

Last night I had a dream where I saw my macbook sitting on some textbooks on the floor. I knocked over a waterbottle and the water spilled out and began to flood the room. The text books kept the running laptop out of the water for a little while, but gradually the water rose over the keyboard and began creeping up the screen.

the computer stayed on and kept working even as the dream water rippled and churned through its air vents.

I saw this disaster unfolding, but my response wasn't to dive in and save the lap top, but to take a photo of it on my camera phone.

Maddie thinks that the laptop is me and the water is me feeling overwhelmed, an interesting interpretation.

Later today I ran a PCR to check if my new primers work ok or not, and then had lunch with proxyryan

I complained that an "incubation on ice" didn't make sense, since when a hen incubates eggs they are supposed to get warmer not colder. Ryan said that an incubation might mean holding something at a temperature for a time.

I figured out that an incubation simply means that something lies on something else. therefore putting a test tube under an ice bath should be called a "succubation".


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Jul. 31st, 2009 12:04 pm (UTC)
Incubation is maintaining something at the most favorable temperature for it's development.

When a hen incubates an egg she's just keeping them warm. The eggs do get warmer but that's because of the process going on inside the egg, not the hen.

An incubation on ice does make sense if it means that you're supposed to keep something on ice at a constant and cold temperature.
Jul. 31st, 2009 12:17 pm (UTC)
Can I still rename my ice bucket "THE SUCCUBATOR" in black permanent marker?
Jul. 31st, 2009 08:41 pm (UTC)
Absolutely :)
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