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Derek Lowe The 2002 Model

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Derek Lowe, an Arkansan by birth, got his BA from Hendrix College and his PhD in organic chemistry from Duke before spending time in Germany on a Humboldt Fellowship on his post-doc. He's worked for several major pharmaceutical companies since 1989 on drug discovery projects against schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, diabetes, osteoporosis and other diseases. To contact Derek email him directly: Twitter: Dereklowe

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December 18, 2009

Day Off!

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Posted by Derek

I'll be out doing non-scientific things all day, so the march of progress is going to have to lurch along without me for a bit. I'll see everyone on Monday!

And if you're in need of something to waste a bit of time on, this site will make your sense of order shudder: There, I Fixed It. It's a favorite around the Lowe household; I'm trying to turn my kids into the sorts of people who will never do any of those things.

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1. Sili on December 18, 2009 10:17 AM writes...

I don't think I've seen any lab equipment submitted there yet, though.

Or perhaps people just don't survive long enough to make photographic evidence.

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2. CMCguy on December 18, 2009 11:31 AM writes...

Come on why are you attempting to stifle your kids creative juices? While some of the "fixes" are rather silly a few show sparks of ingenuity in solving problems. Obviously you have not read the "101 uses of Duct Tape" and taken to heart to application therein.

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3. partial agonist on December 18, 2009 4:19 PM writes...

a very entertaining site with similar content is the fail blog:

and the related site shipment of fail:

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4. Morten G on December 19, 2009 7:36 AM writes...

My all-time favorite fix:
Maybe I'm a bit too juvenile...

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5. non-pharma chemist on December 21, 2009 8:36 PM writes...

That's it dude. I'm takin' your Ph.D. away, because anyone who feels so strongly about dirty ugly cheap fixes has clearly never been to graduate school.

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