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What kind of quests could a person pursue in real life?
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>>44823232
get a job
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>>44823232
Ask Doctor Zamenhof...
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>>44823259
What about quests which don't make you suicidal?
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>>44823259

I came here to post this, anon beat me to it.
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>>44823259
>>44823806
>choosing a quest that makes your life worse
I don't think this is how you become a hero.
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>>44823847
True, but lets you be an hero.
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>>44823232
Kill Bono.
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>>44823282
New objective: Get a job that you actually like.

Why does everyone on this entire site act like there are only horrible jobs and everyone is a wageslave and everything is terrible in general, waaaah. Find something that interests you and expend some effort for once in your life. Weak willed pieces of shit.
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>>44823955
Wageslavery going well for you huh?
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>>44823232
Revenge quest. Kick that one guy you know's ass. You know the one.

Can't do it with your fists? Get a flask of acid and call yourself an alchemist.

Next quest will be an escape quest, but first a little NPC romance...
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>>44823282
>>44823806
>>44823847
I just wanted to quote https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOeKidp-iWo
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>>44823955
I'm with you bruh. It was funny for a bit, but the whole NEET / wageslave R9k "thing" has just gotten more sad as time has gone on.
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>>44823232
It's more of an achievement system, really - education, wealth, social standing, stuff like that.
Presently grinding for better accommodation, need to get that upgrade by the end of summer so I can focus on education again. All while holding a job with a side of hobby craft (might drop that one for workout, not sure yet).
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>>44823991
I assemble genomes.
The money is meh, the hours are ridiculous. I love it.
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>>44824049
>I assemble genomes.
Holy shit, how's the weather on Shadow Moses?
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>>44823232
I'm currently training to get into the police acedemy. I guess that cold be considered a quest.
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I went on a quest with a shaman in the south Pacific a few years ago. It was an amazing experience and definitely life changing.
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>>44824049
Sounds tedious, is it all repetitive typing and lab work?
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>>44824049
Catgirls for domestic ownership when?
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>>44824155
Having NEETed before, I can tell you that no job is as tedious as that.
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>>44824140
How did you end up doing that, how did you support yourself during the quest? I'm really interested.
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>>44823282
>>44823847
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>>44824102
Cold, as usual.


>>44824155
Mostly PC work, I don't do much lab work myself anymore. I personally find lab work fun though. Designing new primers, optimizing procedures etc.You know, actually accomplishing things, seeing actual results from work that you've done and not something that you do because someone told you to do it.
This is very satisfying to me.
Oh and the ~2-3 months a year dicking around in tropical regions to collect samples and conduct experiments are nice too.
I mostly just stare at a screen like this though. it's still fun, see if you can spot why I took this screenshot.

>>44824191
Soon anon, soon. Seriously though, with CRISPR becoming a thing and NGS soon to cost less than $100 you own domestic catgirl waifu might become both very real and very illegal in the forseeable future.
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>>44824235
I took a year off and went to spend time with an uncle who was doing research in Vanuatu. By the time we moved to Fiji I was basically living as a beach bum. The shaman approached me and asked for help in reading English and I ended up going with him to help in that capacity after letting my uncle know. After that we traveled around the islands in a voyaging canoe as he helped local people with traditional duties such as funeral rites, while I helped him mostly with speaking and reading English but also however else I could. Supporting ourselves was easy enough off of basic survival skills which he was quite good at and taught me, but also the generosity of the people we helped.

Eventually it was more than just him and me on the voyaging canoe, and we ended up resembling and adventuring party for awhile I imagine.

>Kupua
>White girl
>Pig
>Local boy
>Dog
>Dolphin
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>>44824406
Human mitochondrial synthase? Not sure why that is fun but you did leave the gene name in.

>>44824463
That sounds amazing. I'd love to go somewhere far away and help people learn English, because speaking and writing English are two things I can do.
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>>44823955
What do I do if nothing interests me?
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>>44824406
I have no idea. Is it because theres CAT a lot and youre showing us your work on catgirls?

What is in 'my god, its full of stars'?
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>>44823232
The quest for boobs.
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>>44823232
A quest for the Holy Grail
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>>44824661
I'm currently on this one, but my search has so far been fruitless.
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>>44824630
There's a big world out there. Chances are, you need to keep looking.
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>>44824848
I don't believe that any more.
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>>44824630
Something that pays well and leaves you with enough free time for what you want. That's what I did, don't really care about my job but am happy.
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>>44824816
What's the problem Anon? Do you not take care of yourself?
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>>44823232
Ask everyone you interact to if they need help with something. Actively try to help them if they do, doing your best. Expect no reward but accept them when offered. Be it money, garbage or a meal. Interact with a lot more people. Learn everything you can on the way. Dont give up until the job's done.

That's how you quest in real life. Doing this I once gained a new fridge, and a later an angry handjob behind a gas station.
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>>44824463
Ok, the pig and the dolphin intrigue me. Elaborate please.

>>44824567
Not human no. It's stupidly specific.
Most amino acids in a protein are just "scaffold" basically, there are only a few actually important onces, the functional domain(s). What you're looking at seems to be the functional domain of that protein, in a short region the amino acids go hydrophobic > hydrophilic > hydrophobic (red > blue > red) and so on. That seems very non-random so it's probably important.
In my reference that pattern is strong but not perfect, there is one methionine in there that is not as hydrophobic as the others. In the species I'm assembling there is a single mutation that switches that methionine to an isoleucine, which is more hydrophobic and makes that pattern "better". This is pure conjecture but to me it looks like an advantageous mutation, which is fucking amazing considering how rare they are.

>>44824630
What do you do in your free time?

>>44824648
I wish.

>What is in 'my god, its full of stars'?
The old windows starfield screensaver. Don't ask why, I don't know. This program also has a preset that makes all bases flash in epilepsy inducing colors.
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>>44824912
>an angry handjob behind a gas station.

You have my attention.
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>>44823232
You could take up the crusade and travel to Syria to fight against a real live army of darkness that worships the god of evil.

This is truly a great time to be an adventurer.
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>>44824936
>better
does it improve binding specificity, or the efficiency of the 'rotation'?
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>>44824936
The pig belonged to the shaman, he had him before we met for the purpose of a feast though that ended up never being needed. The dolphin was wild and started following us and got pretty friendly with me, and I swam with it a few times.
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>>44825017
With all these disillusioned young muslims travelling there to fight in their holy war you have to wonder why there aren't also nutjob christians armed with whatever they can get their hands on moving out on a holy crusade.
No, that one guy with the sword doesn't count.

>>44825117
I don't actually know, I'm not a biochemist. I can only go by what I'm seeing, a very clear pattern of +-+- that is a little muddled in the reference at a little "better" in my assembly. I'd NEVER actually insist on that, this is just speculation.
Also I just looked up what that subunit actually does. Interestingly it forms the actual hole the protons go through. My guess is that this part forms part of the inner surface of that hole. That's only a guess though, I don't do protein folding.
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>>44825364
>The dolphin was wild and started following us and got pretty friendly with me, and I swam with it a few times.
It didn't... try anything?
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>>44825403
What degree do you have if you don't mind me asking?
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>>44824889
World ain't going anywhere. If you continue not to go anywhere, you'll have time to come 'round.
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>>44825410
The dolphin? It was kind of rough and pushy/pully a few times but I think that's expected of a wild animal of that size. Why do you ask?
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>>44825521
I'm employed as a a postdoc at the moment.
Ph.D. would be the US equivalent to my degree, I think. Here it's just "doctor of biology".
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going to the store
getting food at a restaraunt

anything can be a quest if u want, you get experience points either way
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>>44823232
I've had a few quests. One was to reclaim the family inheritance from my traitorous aunt by traveling over 3000km hitch-hiking across Australia in summer. I defeated her and won back the money my grandmother had saved her entire life so we could pay off the mortgage on her home. The snake retreated and I returned home a hero.

There was also the time I rode across California and Arizona to perform back alley surgery and dentistry on a mother and daughter on the verge of losing everything. I also fell in love on that journey, but it was not meant to be.
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>>44826811
Oh. Well no, that didn't happen in this case.
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>>44825656
>Why do you ask?

I'm guessing because Dolphins have been known to sexually attack humans.
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>>44823232
Lose my virginity. It is not going well. At all...
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>>44823232
Get a job as a Natural Resource/Wildlife Bio major and spend your life travelling to different environs and parks.

Also take up Bow Hunting, and maybe visit an Exotics Ranch at least once in your life. It'll be super expensive, but the money goes to insuring that a species virtually extinct in its homeland doesn't go totally extinct on earth, and you'll be able to say you killed, ate, and stuffed your very own Kudu or Oryx without having to have ever done any unethical poaching.
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Acquire 200 dollars in cash only through making bets
Complete three nice tasks for neighbors without getting caught
Host a party with 15 or more guests
Travel to 3 or more continents by a method other than air travel
Eat a local dish in more than 30 different towns/cities
Visit New York City, Berlin, Paris, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, or another major metropolitan city not on your continent
Learn a second language
Travel across a country/state on foot, hitch hiking, or by bike
Bench press your own body weight
Fast for one month
Attend three different religious congregations in a week
Take pictures with 50 complete strangers
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>>44823232
Join the army. Go human intelligence.

Enjoy Delta Green:RL edition.
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>>44828963
This shit sounds like those goals you would get in a The Sims game.
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>>44828331
You're doing well on your quest to become a wizard.
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>>44828331
Probably because that's the quest for you. Don't think of the woman as the prize, just part of the adventure. I know it's hard when your dick is screaming at you. But seriously, if all you want is to get laid, pay someone or get over it.
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>>44828963
You. I like you.
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>>44824936
>Most amino acids in a protein are just "scaffold" basically, there are only a few actually important onces, the functional domain(s). What you're looking at seems to be the functional domain of that protein, in a short region the amino acids go hydrophobic > hydrophilic > hydrophobic (red > blue > red) and so on. That seems very non-random so it's probably important.
Well, it's rare, but mitochondrial selective sweeps do happen. I know this because they screw up phylogenetic analyses.
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>>44834202
Well yeah, of course. But we always (read: if we have the time and money) use nuclear markers as well if we do phylogenetics.
I'm not one of those people that use CO1 barcoding data and thinks they can build trees from that.
I'm just building that mtDNA for fun. anyway.
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>>44823991
Wageslavery is a contradiction of terms. Only the dumbest specimen of socialist even actually uses the world or thinks it unironically.
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>>44834202

Your mum screws up phylogenetic analyses.

And actually if you see a string of alternating hydrophobic/non-hydrophobic what you're looking at is a section of protein that is largely structural - specifically forming a long straight section of the protein as the polar and non-polar residues try to maximise the distance between themselves by twisting and not allowing the protein to fold back upon itself.

The high proponderance of S, T and H residues furthermore suggests that we might be looking at part of a Beta Sheet, but the functionality of the site is doubtful when the low GC count of the gene sequence itself is taken into account.
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>>44834963
>doesn't receive housing, food, clothing and travel from his employer
>is loyal to him anyway

Yeah, you're right, it should be called wagecucking, not wage slavery.
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>>44823232
Visit a monastery and gain a monk's blessing.

Plant a druid's grove of thirteen trees in a circle, make sure they survive to be taller than you are.

Move a boulder from one side of the country to the other in any way you can manage.

Court a young woman earnestly and truly, using Renaissance methods: writing an introductory letter to her father, then to her, etc.

Get someone to allow you to renovate a building. Do not require them to pay you anything.

Learn to build a weapon from scratch - any weapon.

There are no true limitations to real life questions except those you impose upon yourself.
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>>44823232

Entrepreneurship. The real adventurers of the modern world.
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>>44835024
>Move a boulder from one side of the country to the other in any way you can manage.

Can I fax it there?
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>>44823232
Going to the african jungle could work.

Or you could just become a hooker
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>>44835001
Original guy here, interesting. Thanks for clearing that up.
Like I said, I'm not a biochemist.

That subunit is a transmembrane protein though, aren't beta sheets kinda out of place there? I thought TMDs mostly consist of alphal helices?
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>>44835100

African Jungle Hooker is also an option, like Tarzan.
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Slay an otherkin who thinks they're a dragon
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>>44835113
Or just do what i did and become a part time nursery teacher. Its hell on your sanity, especially when one of the kids takes a shit in the middle of class.
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Self enlightenment.
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>>44835125
Read that as lay. Either way i wouldn't recommend it. They usually travel in packs.
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>>44835146
Enlightenment is to know that being truly enlightened is an impossibility.
Welcome to monk logic 101.
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>>44835159

Who ever heard of a pack of dragons? Totally inauthentic.
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>>44835173
Ignorance, bliss, etc.

Let's skip the part where we have a psuedo-intellectual debate and just go straight to name calling please.

I'll start.

Fuck off, you fucking braindead troglodyte.
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>>44835193
I'm being serious. I even worked at a temple for a time. You think all the monks do during meditation is nap? They do crazy backwards logic. They even pose those question to other monks who might not give them an answer that raises more question years later. The whole idea is that life is a big circle and they strive for the mind to do so as well.
Whats the sound of one hand clapping?
-3 years later-
But master...why was the hand clapping in the first place?
-wise nod-
-7 years later-
Why do we clap?

Enlightenment is the ultimate state of being fusing mental, spiritual, and physical being. Humans can't reach enlightenment because we aren't ultimate beings. We compound this with being enlightened at birth and letting life corrupt us with moralities that are swayed by masses and ideologies that can only be explained with words which lack the inherent ability to wholly explain things as they truly are. Seriously ask a monk and you'll get essentially the same answer it IS monk 101.
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>>44835253
Dude, I wasn't disagreeing with you.

I was just trying to imply that this song and dance has been done a thousand times and I'd rather just not bother.
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>>44823955
I'm with you. I teach high school physics, and it's the best fuckin thing. I would do it for free if I was otherwise financially taken care of. The job itself is fun and usually easy, and it makes me feel great about contributing to society in a meaningful way. I get summers and weekends off to travel with my family too. I actually met my wife with this job (another teacher), so our schedules always sync up.

Anons, there are such things as good jobs. You just gotta figure out what you want out of life and then figure out how to get payed for it.
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>>44835015
I get money i then use to get housing, clothes etc. Your fixation on getting free shit on the other hands speaks volumes on your desire to be some kind of S&M pet rather than an actual indipendent human.
You've got the politics and the job you deserve, then.
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>>44823232

for True love
for Eternal life
for Immeasurable wealth
in search of a Holy Relic
for creation of a Magnum Opus, or legacy in general
of Discovery
of seeking Challenge
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>>44823955
I work nights at a petrol station, and professionally study. It's my dream life. I also volunteer at a shelter.

tfw 5 degrees and counting, with no intention of using them. I make just under the cusp for paying back my loans
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>>44835606

You are my hero and role model.
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>>44835321
>posted from the cuckshed
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>>44835606
Doing my fourth over here. I would've liked to use them but it became pretty clear that wasn't going to happen so I figured 'what the hell, I'll never be in a position where I'll have to pay it back'. Work sporadically, volunteer regularly, it's okay I guess.
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>>44823282
Suck it up faggot. If you are going on a quest, you are going on a quest, not a walk in the park.

Luke Skywalker didn't defeat the Empire without getting his hand cut.
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According to Joseph Campbell, going psychotic and then recovering mimics the hero's journey. So quit your job and become homeless for the stress and then go do a fuckton of meth and hallucinogens. Then recover from that, and you're golden (and also a shaman)
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>>44823232
Not really a quest but I did went to Vietnam before and discovered my family may or may not be linked to a snake cult.
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>>44836122
Pretty cool.

What's a snake cult?
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>>44836249
From what I was able to understand, apparently my family used to belong to some cult that worship snake demons or gods and regularly sent sacrifices.

Apparently my family stopped some time during WWII and the Vietnam war before saying fuck it and left for the US.
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>>44836331
It would be interesting to see how many 'real' hoodoo/pagan cults and followings still remain active.
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>>44836351
Dunno, when me and my folks went to visit some family in the country side, I kept on hearing from some old folks that my family should just leave.

Course they heard I didn't really speak Vietnamese so they talked about it when only I was in spitting distance.
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>>44835109

The key word there is "mostly" - nuclear and cellular pores often use beta sheets within transmembrane channels and pores to act as gates or filters, other times they're used to form especially large pores. But more likely it's part of a spacing motif that seperates more functional aspects of the protein, or part of a section that connects and holdd in place other proteins as part of quarternary super-structures on either side of the membranes it passes through.
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>>44835606
>>44835751

Daily reminder that knowledge without action is gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay
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>>44835606
>>44835751
For someone whose country doesn't do student loans, how does it work? You get loan on the virtue that you'll use it to do college and pay it back after you get a job with that degree, but if you don't get work with a degree you don't have to pay it back? Some sort of loophole? How comes they give you another loan if you haven't paid back the first? Won't they repossess your property to cover the loan if you ever get any?
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>>44823997
Underrated post
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unsolved_problems_in_mathematics
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>>44823955
>Get a job that you actually like.
So porn.
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>>44824049
I read that as gnomes.
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>>44823232

Ask your grandfather what did he start.
Then finish what he started.
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>>44841715
I can't build a train.
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>>44841715
I don't want to kill my neighbors with a shotgun.
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>>44823259
Jobs suck though.

Also, there are like five hundred people on the planet maybe who have jobs relevant enough for it to be a "quest."
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>>44823232
>finding weed
>stealing a car
>getting revenge
>anything illegal really
>getting laid and finding out she's hyper religious and her dad has a shotgun and you must flee or you might be either murdered or married.
>building a sweet fucking raft to cruise the local lakes while you get shit faced and try to flee the DNR
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>>44823259
odd to say but I'm ending up taking a round-about way to being a zookeeper after a stint as a Zamboni driver, horse handler and conservation major. So, I guess its a quest of sorts.
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>>44823953
underrated post
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>>44841393
Me too.
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>>44824630
go on a quest
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>>44841715
>Ask your grandfather what did he start.
Playing soccer for Malaysia and having flashbacks to Japanese invasions that never historically happened.
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>>44835024
>Learn to build a weapon from scratch
Check- forged a sword in metal trades back during high school. Let the instructor keep it to show off to future students. Though honestly I was going off of what little I knew from the awe.me channel on youtube at the time, so that sword would PROBABLY shatter if it saw any actual combat.
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>>44835267
Fair cop
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