So Sci's now not-so-trusty laptop has crashed and burned for the final time, and is getting some surgery involving a replacement hard-drive. Assuming it works (and the hard-drive isn't DOA), I will RETURN! And if it doesn't...well, we shouldn't go there.
EDIT: IT's ALIIIIIIIIIVEEE!!!!!!
WOOOOO!!!! I shall resume the science blogging anon!