16 year old cures cystic fibrosis.

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16 year old cures cystic fibrosis.

Postby Mr. Froggy » Fri May 13, 2011 8:05 pm

I'm 25 and I drive a bus.

But that's not important right now, here: Check this out.

Well, it's not a cure per se, it's a "prominent treatment." Still, this is pretty high level stuff, and the person who made the discoveries is still in high school. A bright mind with a bright future. Also, he's found a way to make sorbet without gelatin.
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Re: 16 year old cures cystic fibrosis.

Postby zepherin » Fri May 13, 2011 8:15 pm

I'm 29 and I tell mexicans what to do till I get laid off in 2 weeks, but this brings up a good point.

I have seen signs that this generation is way more driven than my slack ass generation x. The old folks seam to always talk shit, but when they were 16 they were learning how to tap a keg, and smoking weed as their prep to college, and most of that was getting out of the draft.
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Re: 16 year old cures cystic fibrosis.

Postby Sentios » Fri May 13, 2011 9:17 pm

zepherin wrote:I'm 29 and I tell mexicans what to do till I get laid off in 2 weeks, but this brings up a good point.

I have seen signs that this generation is way more driven than my slack ass generation x. The old folks seam to always talk shit, but when they were 16 they were learning how to tap a keg, and smoking weed as their prep to college, and most of that was getting out of the draft.


The difference in this case is the level of technology that they're familiar with, even if everyone of the old folks wanted to do what this kid did they'd have been hard pressed with insufficient technologies.

Also I'm 22 and I clean toilets.
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Re: 16 year old cures cystic fibrosis.

Postby dragoonofdeath » Fri May 13, 2011 9:35 pm

I'm 20 and I had the cure for cancer, but mistook it for grape jelly and consumed it whilst listening to Pink Floyd and consuming dangerous levels of alcohol.
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Re: 16 year old cures cystic fibrosis.

Postby Monkeys85 » Sat May 14, 2011 3:49 am

I'm 21 and I'm an intern(slave) at Boeing.

This is pretty damn impressive, my cousin is a developer at google and hes only 17. I wish I was smart like that.
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Re: 16 year old cures cystic fibrosis.

Postby Vegedus » Sat May 14, 2011 7:17 am

I'm... 21 and studying at a University. Don't think there's any shame in that, honestly.

I also recently heard a story about a boy age 13 who has started his own company and brought in millions in revenue.

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Re: 16 year old cures cystic fibrosis.

Postby narutodesu » Sat May 14, 2011 11:23 am

At 16 I was dropping out of school and flying half way across the country and getting laid.

Now I'm 23 and still never had a job.
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Re: 16 year old cures cystic fibrosis.

Postby Grey » Sat May 14, 2011 12:04 pm

there's this drug called mephadrone
it's not very good, it's sorta like the ego of coke and the openness/ranting of MDMA, though this drug was pretty grim
when this drug was first created a couple of years ago, it was legal for a bit because there were no laws against it, clearly
i knew a 17 year old who ran a huge business, selling kilos of the stuff from an office in london
pictures of them with piles of it on their desk

then it got made illegal and the offices got raided because they didn't shut down their operation in time because they were dumb
had all their assets seized, one of the three involved got a jail sentence
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Re: 16 year old cures cystic fibrosis.

Postby zepherin » Sat May 14, 2011 12:31 pm

yup, that's the way it goes. You stop sales and wait for another drug that is slightly different so that it is legal and you open up shop again. I know a few people who do that with "herbal supliments" or "incense kits" that do just that.
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Re: 16 year old cures cystic fibrosis.

Postby Mr. Froggy » Sat May 14, 2011 2:48 pm

Vegedus wrote:
Mr. Froggy wrote:I'm 25 and I drive a bus.

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Navy bus son, I'm at least a step above that.
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Re: 16 year old cures cystic fibrosis.

Postby QuickSilver » Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:23 pm

I'm 20 and a care-worker.

But perhaps if the UK's public education system focussed on promiting innovation, empathy and teaching skills that are useful outside of a test environment I could be curing diseases too. The system has failed an entire generation, as has the economy which sees people with the intelligence and qualifications to change the world out of work and in debt when they leave university. I don't like blaming everything on the government, a lot of it has to do with the individual people as well, but the government REALLY dropped the ball in educating and providing actual incenstives to my generation.

Luckily there's still a few bright sparks keeping the world lit.

On an unrelated note: just watched a recording of the latest America's got Talent (in the UK, dunno if it's the latest in the US) where two sisters with this disease entered the competition as singers to prove they could sing when everyone else told them they couldn't. And they sung bloody well. Always glad to hear there's more hope for those in nearly hopeless situations.
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Re: 16 year old cures cystic fibrosis.

Postby Hana » Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:40 pm

I'm 28 and I am, for all intents and purposes:

  • Full-time childcare
  • Early childhood educator
  • Full-time housekeeper
  • Over full time personal chef (3 meals a day nearly ever day with no days off)
  • Full-time laundry service
  • Part-time IT/Technical Support

Essentially, I'm a Homemaker. Or, as I prefer, a Domestic Engineer.

If I were paid in money instead of love, my salary would be shocking, I assure you!
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Re: 16 year old cures cystic fibrosis.

Postby zepherin » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:23 pm

So you spend your day beating children and loving appliances. Or do I have that backwards, no who would ever want to beat an appliance?
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Re: 16 year old cures cystic fibrosis.

Postby Grey » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:25 pm

zepherin wrote:yup, that's the way it goes. You stop sales and wait for another drug that is slightly different so that it is legal and you open up shop again. I know a few people who do that with "herbal supliments" or "incense kits" that do just that.
this stuff was marketed as "plant food"
i reckon if you put it on a plant the plant would either die or you got some little shop of horrors scenario where the plant just won't shut up about itself and will ramble on endlessly and never eat a thing

and how old is the little one, hana?
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Re: 16 year old cures cystic fibrosis.

Postby Hana » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:29 pm

Almost 32 months. So two-and-a-half. Smack dab in the middle of Potty Training days, which makes it Extra Fun. I couldn't live without bribery of M'n'M's and pettiskirts, let me tell you.
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Re: 16 year old cures cystic fibrosis.

Postby Grey » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:49 pm

hell i'd do anything for MnMs and pettiskirts.
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