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Nick Loman
microbial (meta) genomes, sequencing, clinical applications, bioinformatics
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I invented an ice cream sauce with it!
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Nick Loman May 26
It's .. not very good
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Nick Loman May 26
Sorry, I'm drinking Wayne Gretsky's Rye Whiskey and I think it's making me fighty.
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Nick Loman May 26
"In the old days, we used to use seven genes! Yes, even when we had the whole genome sequenced!"
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Nick Loman May 26
It'd fit nicely with all the MLST stuff?
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Nick Loman May 26
Replying to @alanmcn1
I'm watching someone called Courtney Barnett on catch-up, she seems good
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Nick Loman May 26
Replying to @Clive_G_Brown
Might be actually quite useful !
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Nick Loman May 26
I'd just look at this as a bunch of people getting into sequence bioinformatics for first time without knowing what the hardware requirements are.
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Nick Loman May 26
Replying to @surt_lab
Ooh, goody, is this a caption competition?
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Nick Loman May 26
Replying to @Clive_G_Brown
Anyone made a little adaptor to turn it back into a USB key?!
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Nick Loman May 26
27 fucking years ago:
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Nick Loman May 26
See also: anything Linux based.
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Nick Loman May 26
It can't have been 9 years, surely ...
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Nick Loman May 26
My impression is you can use MinIT offline though but just have it on its own private LAN in order to interact with.
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Nick Loman May 26
Lab equipment can often fly under the radar wrt networking though because everyone just shrugs at it (not necessarily a good thing).
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Nick Loman May 26
I'm sure that'll be fine ;)
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Nick Loman May 26
Helluva party
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Nick Loman May 26
Replying to @donlom
The rapidly descending hot air balloon?
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Nick Loman May 26
But biggest issue I think is people then thinking they can do analysis on laptop where in reality it's typically been too slow to basecall and then too underspecced to do downstream analysis (e.g. assembly). Then run out of disk space.
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Nick Loman May 26
Many basic issues: laptop choice, procurement hassles (not allowed SSD, forgetting to buy SSD, delays), university IT bricking laptops with I/O killing "protection" software, not fast enough for basecalling, USB driver snafus...
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