Has anyone had any experience with Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS)? There are variety of companies offering services for under $2000 but the landscape is like a mine field.
I've read everything from going 9 months with no replies after spending $700 to having gaps in data, to paying extra to get raw data, having to mess with format conversion, etc.
Can anyone recommend a service with at least 30x coverage that will give you access to raw data in a timely manner?
"Yay" (read: FUCK OFF) privatization of government services. Previously the NC DMV had online registration, and it was free and the normal 2-3 pages of enter info, it looks it up, and you're paid and done. Now it's done via payitgov.com, it's a chatbot style thing (which imho reads super weird when you tell it things via a quasi-form still), and it's a $3 fee.
If you live in a Spectrum service area but are happy with your existing ISP you can use the following URL to opt out of their bi-weekly bullshit, tree killing junk mail:
Hashtagging - A scheme to get the masses to create free training data for machine learning. #skynet
I downloaded Elder Scrolls Blades early access for Android. Apparently their infrastructure is shitty and it will send me a notification later when their servers can handle me. 25 years ago when getting Elder Scrolls Arena running on my 486 DX33 w/ 4MB RAM I did have to jack with custom config.sys settings to get enough free RAM to run the game but I didn't have to wait for a notification. Can't say this is an improvement. </rant>
One step closer to Kessler syndrome thanks to India:
<< It’s VERY IMPORTANT that we start calling the Year 2038 bug, where 32-bit Unix time overflows, The Epochalypse. Plz spread. >>
Do you remember NES game console? Now you can play all your old NES games with ESP32-POE and MOD-LCD2.8RTP https://olimex.wordpress.com/2019/03/11/nes-emulator-on-esp32-poe-mod-lcd2-8rtp/
@mansr this made me recall your experiments: https://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html
Oddly satisfying Weir porn:
Meanwhile in Canada...
Grocery store left unlocked on a holiday. Someone lets them-self in, takes tomatoes, over pays by leaving $5 note.
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