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   Fifteen-year old kid develops a simple sensor that will be made widely available and will detect for pancreatic cancer, HIV, tuberculosis, and other diseases. What were you doing when you were 15?

28 Jan 2013 08:20 PM   |   11204 clicks   |   Take Part
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Lionel Mandrake    [TotalFark]  
Your mom.

28 Jan 2013 08:18 PM
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Spartacus Outlaw     
trying to find a job.

28 Jan 2013 08:23 PM
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magtec     
by that age i had already learned how to spell "fifteeen".

28 Jan 2013 08:23 PM
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skinink     
Trying to get laid. And having the same amount of poor luck as I had back then.

28 Jan 2013 08:24 PM
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Lsherm    [TotalFark]  
Well, certainly not this.  I've been hearing about this kid for a while, but they are keeping the wraps on exactly how his test works.  Does it work as well as he claims?  Is there a possibility for false positives?

28 Jan 2013 08:24 PM
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you are a puppet     

magtec: by that age i had already learned how to spell "fifteeen".


With three e's?

28 Jan 2013 08:24 PM
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jaytkay     
Before I click, which Asian country does his/her family come from?

28 Jan 2013 08:24 PM
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OHDUDENESS     
Correctly spelling "fifteen"...

28 Jan 2013 08:24 PM
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elffster     
I know I was reading comic books..

28 Jan 2013 08:24 PM
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Banned on the Run    [TotalFark]  
Counting to patototeen

28 Jan 2013 08:25 PM
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BronyMedic     
I guess he puts new meaning to the phrase "I'll be in my lab"

28 Jan 2013 08:25 PM
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Banned on the Run    [TotalFark]  

Banned on the Run: Counting to patototeen


*potatoteen even

/facepalm

28 Jan 2013 08:25 PM
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runaway06     
Trick question: I skipped 15.

28 Jan 2013 08:25 PM
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Salmon     
Came here to say spell fifteen

28 Jan 2013 08:25 PM
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Smeggy Smurf     
Stealing road cones and blocking off main street in a small town
Tossing fragile things off bridges some 300 feet down onto the truck route
Shooting feral cats in the ass with pellet rifles
Playing too much D&D and Shadowrun

28 Jan 2013 08:25 PM
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Krieghund     
Jerking it to swimsuit magazines.

28 Jan 2013 08:26 PM
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LDM90     
That's fiveteen, subby.

28 Jan 2013 08:26 PM
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thisiszombocom     

jaytkay: Before I click, which Asian country does his/her family come from?


you forgot about the joos

/ and i was furiously masturbating b/c of sexual frustration, tyvm

28 Jan 2013 08:27 PM
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swankywanky     
Spankin' it. A lot.

/hey, you asked

28 Jan 2013 08:27 PM
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ronin     
At 15 I had invented a BB gun that shot barbecue skewers and the Minivan Rodeo. Top that, nerd.

28 Jan 2013 08:27 PM
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Massa Damnata     
Great job, 3 cents a test and 5 mins to run. I wonder which pharmaceutical company will buy him out and make it disappear....yeah i'm probably too cynical

28 Jan 2013 08:27 PM
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moothemagiccow     
Forget 15, wtf am I doing now

28 Jan 2013 08:27 PM
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bighairyguy    [TotalFark]  
Fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap.  And then the same thing every other day of the week.

28 Jan 2013 08:27 PM
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nobodycaneatfiftyeggs    [TotalFark]  
Abusing a sweatsock. :/

28 Jan 2013 08:28 PM
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angrymonday     

swankywanky: Spankin' it. A lot.

/hey, you asked


Same here. Until I was chaffed. Then only once or twice more that day.

28 Jan 2013 08:29 PM
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12349876     

Lsherm: Well, certainly not this.  I've been hearing about this kid for a while, but they are keeping the wraps on exactly how his test works.  Does it work as well as he claims?  Is there a possibility for false positives?


Everything has false positives. You always want second opinions. If the rate is low, a few people being scared for a little while is well worth saving many more lives.

/just speaking theoretically here, don't know the stats on this particular test

28 Jan 2013 08:29 PM
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calbert    [TotalFark]  

28 Jan 2013 08:30 PM
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AdolfOliverPanties     
www.takepart.com

If he wants to leave Two and a Half Men to work on this, he has my blessing.

28 Jan 2013 08:31 PM
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ModernLuddite     
I was being beaten for reading books and caring about science.

My contribution to the world will be to do nothing to slow or stop our doom. That'll learn 'em.

28 Jan 2013 08:32 PM
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ryarger     

Lionel Mandrake: Your mom.


His mom.

/Am 30 now
//Do the math
///Statements on Fark are inadmissable in a court of law, right?
//Right???

28 Jan 2013 08:32 PM
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Dumski    [TotalFark]  
Old. News. Reported. Last year.

/now has award. How nice.

28 Jan 2013 08:32 PM
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berylman     
It's not too crazy. He has a dipstick mesothelin indicator for pancreatic cancer and the other diseases are just hypotheticals.

28 Jan 2013 08:32 PM
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digitalrain     

Massa Damnata: Great job, 3 cents a test and 5 mins to run. I wonder which pharmaceutical company will buy him out and make it disappear....yeah i'm probably too cynical


That was my thought too. Though it sounds like this kid doesn't plan to sell to a pharma co. I read articles
like this and I think about my 18 year old - who's so damn smart it's freaky scary but won't even motivate
himself to take a freaking shower or do the bare minimum in school and I want to cry.

28 Jan 2013 08:33 PM
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GRCooper     
Came for masturbating, leaving sticky

28 Jan 2013 08:33 PM
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loonatic112358     
masturbating everywhere I could

28 Jan 2013 08:33 PM
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Lsherm    [TotalFark]  

12349876: Lsherm: Well, certainly not this.  I've been hearing about this kid for a while, but they are keeping the wraps on exactly how his test works.  Does it work as well as he claims?  Is there a possibility for false positives?

Everything has false positives. You always want second opinions. If the rate is low, a few people being scared for a little while is well worth saving many more lives.

/just speaking theoretically here, don't know the stats on this particular test


Sorry, I meant a high enough rate to render the test worthless.  I mean, it's testing for a marker in the blood, but does that marker show up for reasons other than pancreatic cancer?

28 Jan 2013 08:33 PM
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digitalrain     

GRCooper: Came for from masturbating, leaving sticky


FTFY ;)

28 Jan 2013 08:34 PM
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Bathia_Mapes    [TotalFark]  

calbert: [www.kevinshurtleff.com image 300x404]

News: Major advance in the war on cancer will make very early detection VERY cheap and VERY fast. Fark: Scientist responsible is 15 years old. Still no cure ... hey give him a chance he won't be 15 forever Aug 21 2012

15 year old wins prize for inventing cheap urine test that identifies early stage pancreatic cancer with 90% accuracy May 21 2012


This artice is far more detailed.

28 Jan 2013 08:36 PM
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manitobamadman     
Just told our 14yr old this story, an he says ," meh, I just killed 21 guys in a row on Black ops 2."

28 Jan 2013 08:37 PM
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12349876     

Lsherm: I mean, it's testing for a marker in the blood, but does that marker show up for reasons other than pancreatic cancer?


That's what a hypothetical second test would be for. I had a benign tumor, first suspected by a doctor due to physical symptoms, first test was a blood test because it's cheap and will eliminate most negatives, the second confirmation was an MRI.

28 Jan 2013 08:37 PM
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assjuice     
I was also taking credit for my dad's research at 15.

28 Jan 2013 08:38 PM
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cmunic8r99    [TotalFark]  

calbert: [www.kevinshurtleff.com image 300x404]

News: Major advance in the war on cancer will make very early detection VERY cheap and VERY fast. Fark: Scientist responsible is 15 years old. Still no cure ... hey give him a chance he won't be 15 forever Aug 21 2012

15 year old wins prize for inventing cheap urine test that identifies early stage pancreatic cancer with 90% accuracy May 21 2012


Nothing like being repetitively redundant.

28 Jan 2013 08:38 PM
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swankywanky     

manitobamadman: Just told our 14yr old this story, an he says ," meh, I just killed 21 guys in a row on Black ops 2."


USA! USA! USA!

28 Jan 2013 08:38 PM
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Atomic Spunk     
I wonder if the kid will be getting a big fat payday for his creation? Hopefully he'll get royalties or something. If his test is as revolutionary as it sounds, he certainly deserves to be rich.

28 Jan 2013 08:39 PM
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Hagbardr     
Downloading low resolution pr0n at 14.4 kbps.

28 Jan 2013 08:41 PM
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Omahawg     
4.bp.blogspot.com

and molesting the bra sections of the sears catalog

28 Jan 2013 08:42 PM
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berylman     

Atomic Spunk: I wonder if the kid will be getting a big fat payday for his creation? Hopefully he'll get royalties or something. If his test is as revolutionary as it sounds, he certainly deserves to be rich.


I think it might unfortunately boil down to biotech patent law as he actually hasn't innovated a new tech as much as combining preexisting methods. Which would totally suck for him of course but might spur a future great mind.

28 Jan 2013 08:43 PM
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the_celt    [TotalFark]  
Smokin' weed, drinking cheap booze, listening to progressive rock and jazz constantly, smokin' weed...

/you get the idea
//still smokin' weed
///no more cheap booze

28 Jan 2013 08:44 PM
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bossjock77     
What was I doing?

Masturbating. Feverishly.

28 Jan 2013 08:45 PM
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fappomatic     
Make shower babies.

28 Jan 2013 08:46 PM
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