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Forum: Business Bytes 02 January 2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 120,553
Posted By Silkenray
Both combinations are actually possible. I have...

Both combinations are actually possible. I have had drowsiness and insomnia. You are utterly exhausted, but when you try to sleep you keep waking up. It sucks.

Diarrhoea Can be a symptom of...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 30 November 2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,912
Posted By Silkenray
Basically to get a generic approval for an...

Basically to get a generic approval for an existing small molecule drug, you need to be able to demonstrate that your medicine contains exactly that small molecule, in the specified amount, and that...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 30 November 2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,912
Posted By Silkenray
The big problem with a generic version of this...

The big problem with a generic version of this drug is that it is an antibody. That means that it is produced by living cells, and is a large biological molecule with potentially thousands of atoms....
Forum: Soapbox Derby 23 October 2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,787
Posted By Silkenray
Yeah, Trump sounded incredibly tone-deaf, but I...

Yeah, Trump sounded incredibly tone-deaf, but I don't think he was talking about Hitler there.

Focussing on the presentation rather than the content sounds so Trumpian.
Forum: Social Studies 19 October 2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,686
Posted By Silkenray
Other policies of hers include: Free...

Other policies of hers include:

Free in-state college for families with income under a certain margin (is it $150k?).

Raising the minimum wage to $15 (originally $12, but Sanders shifted her)....
Forum: Social Studies 16 October 2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 22,773
Posted By Silkenray
I would argue that being anti-GMO is...

I would argue that being anti-GMO is unscientific, but having specific concerns about specific aspects of GMO production, impact, etc. is not necessarily unscientific. Anti-GMO to me means entirely...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 October 2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 16,209
Posted By Silkenray
Don't stay home. Do whatever you want to with the...

Don't stay home. Do whatever you want to with the top of the ticket. Leave it blank if you want. Vote third party. Write someone in.

Congress is going to be very very close, so down-ticket races...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 05 August 2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,675
Posted By Silkenray
I haven't had a cavity for over a decade now, and...

I haven't had a cavity for over a decade now, and have only been flossing regularly for the last year of that. I've noticed somewhat less tartar, much less bleeding when brushing, and much fresher...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 27 July 2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,219
Posted By Silkenray
The Republican Party establishment hates Cruz as...

The Republican Party establishment hates Cruz as much as they hate Trump. They could have crowned Rubio.

But this is pure speculation. As thorny locust said, we would need an alternate-universe...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 26 July 2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,219
Posted By Silkenray
If the Superdelegates had thrown their weight...

If the Superdelegates had thrown their weight behind one candidate enough to make them a single viable Trump alternative, particularly in the window between the moment where Trump was a possibility...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 26 July 2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,219
Posted By Silkenray
If the Republicans had Superdelegates, Trump...

If the Republicans had Superdelegates, Trump probably wouldn't be their nominee.

This isn't me saying that I necessarily agree with their continued role in the primary system, just that it isn't...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 16 July 2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,483
Posted By Silkenray
Yep, absolutely. The current standard for new...

Yep, absolutely. The current standard for new drugs is single enantiomer unless the racemic mixture confers additional clinical benefit. My main antidepressant (mirtazapine/remeron) comes as a...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 14 July 2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,483
Posted By Silkenray
If you can patent single-enantiomer* versions of...

If you can patent single-enantiomer* versions of existing medicines, which have the same beneficial effect as the original but potentially have fewer side effects and a smaller dose because they are...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 07 July 2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,348
Posted By Silkenray
This article...

This article (https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/mend-protocol-for-alzheimers-disease/) on Science Based Medicine has a thorough breakdown of the problems with this study, and its overreaching...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 July 2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 39,580
Posted By Silkenray
Funny, because the biggest thing I am hearing...

Funny, because the biggest thing I am hearing about right now in social justice circles is intersectionality.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 July 2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,517
Posted By Silkenray
I am lucky enough that my father is the king of...

I am lucky enough that my father is the king of the frequent flier miles. He travels a lot for business, so he has lots of miles to put toward my visiting family. The main issue is having enough...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 July 2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,517
Posted By Silkenray
In my experience most people who espouse...

In my experience most people who espouse anti-immigrant views have zero idea of what it actually entails. Legally, personally, financially.

This isn't even touching on the fact that I have to live...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 July 2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,517
Posted By Silkenray
I have a pair of friends. He's British, she's...

I have a pair of friends. He's British, she's Israeli. They had lived together for two years before getting married, and were head-over-heels in love. Their application for a spousal visa for her was...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 July 2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,517
Posted By Silkenray
EU migrants do not have to go through the same...

EU migrants do not have to go through the same process. The trade-off there is that Brits who want to live in any other EU country are able to move without a visa.

There are also other categories...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 July 2016, 12:07 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,517
Posted By Silkenray
The only stats I've found on immigration and...

The only stats I've found on immigration and crime show a slight (1.1%) increase in property crime in communities after asylum seekers move in, and no change in violent crime. EU immigrants were...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 04 July 2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,517
Posted By Silkenray
I came here as a spouse of a citizen. These days...

I came here as a spouse of a citizen. These days I am the sole breadwinner in my household, but when I first arrived I didn't have a job lined up.

The UK has the 23rd highest GDP per capita or...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 04 July 2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,517
Posted By Silkenray
Wow. Okay. Glad to know I am such a strain on...

Wow. Okay. Glad to know I am such a strain on society. I already feel incredibly guilty when using NHS resources because I've heard that refrain so many times that it's started to sink in...

Where...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 02 July 2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,517
Posted By Silkenray
I know that they are afraid that I will paint...

I know that they are afraid that I will paint them with the same brush. At this point I honestly don't care. It is incredibly rude and insensitive to react to me saying that I no longer feel safe,...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 01 July 2016, 11:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,517
Posted By Silkenray
I haven't actually left home since the...

I haven't actually left home since the referendum. This was mostly because I've had yet another evil cold of doom (srsly, immune system, why have you suddenly decided to go on strike?). But partly,...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 01 July 2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,517
Posted By Silkenray
Basically I am tired of Leave voters trying to...

Basically I am tired of Leave voters trying to convince me that they aren't racist. I need people to stand up for me against the racists, not try to get me to reassure them that I don't think they're...
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