A Good Poop


  1. #1 owen
    February 15, 2008

    To coulter or not to coulter

    Don’t know about your political preferences, but I stay the fuck away from that psycho bitch.

  2. #2 Dave Munger
    February 15, 2008

    Endosymbionts FTW

  3. #3 Left_Wing_Fox
    February 15, 2008

    Heh, I still have a portfolio case given to me by a Coulter representative.

    We were using the Coulter counter to count blood cells, and the rep was there to help teach us how to use it. While in the middle of a tricky separation, I didn’t notice her walk up behind me until she asked how I was doing. Caused me to leap a good six inches off the workstool, which scared the heck out of her too.

    She gave it as a prize for managing a successful seperation despite nearly throwing the equipment across the room. =/

  4. #4 JPaul
    February 15, 2008

    Can I try?

    Comparison of a manual and an automated method to estimate the number of uterine eggs in Anisakid nematodes: to coulter or not to coulter. Is that the question? J Parasitol. 2007 Apr;93(2):423-5.

    It should say “Is that a question?” The answer to the question is “no”, that is not a question; it doesn’t even have a question mark.

  5. #5 Mitch P.
    February 15, 2008

    I vaguely remember (sorry.. can’t find a citation right now) a study that the VA did a few years back. They found (IIRC) that when errors were promptly and openly admitted, that lawsuits actually went down. I think it was at least partially that (family of) patients felt as if they weren’t being lied to, and were therefore more forgiving and less vengeful. As I remember, it also meant that common mistakes were identified and ways to prevent and/or mitigate them could be worked on.

    But.. you’ll never get a lawyer to agree with this position.

    — mitch

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