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Unread 2011-01-14, 9:34   #1
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"An Oklahoma couple is urging thieves to return a stolen computer they say has the power to save millions of lives.

Last Sunday, Sook Shin was carrying a possible cure for cancer on a small Apple computer with years worth of data.

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"I cannot eat and sleep since last Sunday," said Shin. "I'm devastated and I feel so guilty."

Shin and her husband are leading cancer researchers at an OU research lab. The two have committed their lives, working long hours often seven days a week to find a cure for prostate cancer.

"It has been a long journey up to now," said Shin.

The couple stopped at Panera on north Western Avenue to grab a meal before heading back to the lab. When they finished, they found their car windows broken and the laptop gone.

Unfortunately, most of the data was never backed up, a mistake Shin said could be a major setback in the fight against cancer." (More)
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Unread 2011-01-14, 9:43   #2
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Sigh. When will people learn?
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Unread 2011-01-14, 9:52   #3
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Since these peoples' entire lives have been devoted to learning, I'm going to say "never."
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Unread 2011-01-14, 9:59   #4
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I had the cure for cancer and I lost it!
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I may very well be the only one to have seen this movie.
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Unread 2011-01-14, 10:01   #5
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Wow.
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Unread 2011-01-14, 10:07   #6
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I'm sure that he has put "potential cure for cancer" in all of his grant applications for the last dozen years. The "cure for cancer" bit is just a good way to get publicity for the return.

I am not dismissing the significance of the data loss, but I just want this retard to be realistic about his scientific career.
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Medicine Man...I saw that movie too...
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It was the berries!!!!



wasn't it?
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No ju-ju sky flower... only house for bugs!
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my curiosity got the better of me. it was ants, not berries. but my mental image was close.
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Unread 2011-01-14, 13:39   #11
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Riley: Put some flowers in the graveyard.

Charlie: How come you call them that, Riley? I don't get it. These here ain't the kind of flowers you lay on the ground, these here are sky flowers. Way up in heaven...
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Unread 2011-01-14, 13:46   #12
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And it always come back to a Romero flick.
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Unread 2011-01-14, 14:27   #13
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Hmm cure for cancer in that there 'puter huh, me thinks ya better up the reward a bit, lest the thief go all and sell the 'puter to a big pharma co for $millions.
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Unread 2011-01-14, 16:42   #16
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