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Archive for February, 2015

Links for February 2015

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Comic: Phoebe and Her Unicorn
Illumina sequencer comparison: XTen, HiSeq 2500, NextSeq 500, MiSeq
NextSeq 500, an odd choice
How fast is your flash? Measuring high-speed flashes
Plans for an air-gap flash
The Infection Schedule versus the Vaccination Schedule by Mark Crislip. Comparing the antigens in a vaccine to the number a person responds to in ordinary life.
Elysium Health (Guarente) has a NAD precursor + sirulin targeting anti-oxidant, $2/day
VAX! A game about epidemic prevention.
Roald Dahl on Olivia, writing in 1988. “MEASLES: A dangerous illness.”
UPC codes for a product, inexpensive from a reseller
USB id for a product, inexpensive from a reseller
NGS machine comparison

2015 Nebula award speculation

Origin of the $ sign

Converting files avi to mp4

Measles vaccine nonsense

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

I was sent a link to a blog post, “This Mama Isn’t Scared of the Shmeasle Measles” by Megan Heimer.

I’ll run through the post in a minute, it contains a whole lot of nonsense. First, some links to reliable info:
CDC measles info
CDC Manual for Surveillance of VPD: Chapter 7: Measles
Measles week posts by an immunologist

Now, on to the post…