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Random Rants LXVIII: Burn it all to the ground and start over!

Discussion in 'Picture Threads Archive' started by Cutlass, May 3, 2017.

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  1. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    I'll add in the old links later. :p
     
  2. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    Nihilism for all ages, I see. :)
     
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  3. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    You want the reward, but not the responsibilities :yup:
     
  4. choxorn

    choxorn Watermelon Headcrab

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    Alternatively, burn them to the ground and start over.


    This is the gritty reboot of the rants thread, it doesn't acknowledge the previous editions.
     
  5. JohannaK

    JohannaK "Hero"

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    Rant: I wasn' given a 24 hour notice until half that time had passed. [pissed]
     
  6. Snerk

    Snerk Smeghead

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    Burn thread title and start over pls :mad:
     
  7. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    I only pointed out the rules when I noticed. I'm not sure that there's any rule against starting a new thread before a moderator notices.
     
  8. Takhisis

    Takhisis Would-be overnight hero

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    No links? NO LINKS?!?!?!
    Spoiler :
    Random Rants
    Random Rants Two
    Random Rants 3
    Random Rants 4: Keep Complaining
    Random @#%& rants 5: Life is a female dog.
    Random Rants VI: See, this is why we can't have nice things!
    Random Rants VII: Why do they ALWAYS do that?!
    Random Rantii VIII: When will Latin DIE?
    Random Rants IX: I'm Mad As Hell, And I'm Not Gonna Take It Anymore!
    Random Rants X: Mraarrrrrrr!!!!!!
    Random Rants XI: This Title Actually Has Some Imagination
    Random Rants XII: It's Alright To Cry
    Random Rants XIII: I don't give a damn for the whole state of Michigan
    Random Rants XIV: You're gonna love my nuts
    Random Rants XV: Like a Fine Whine
    Random Rants XVI: Whambulance Dispatch Center
    Random Rants XVII: Rage Against The Machine
    Random Rants XVIII: It's cold as hell!
    Random Rants XIX: Failure Tactics
    Random Rants XX: I CAN'T FIND MY FAGS!!!
    RANDOM RANTS XXI: Relapse
    RANDOM RANTS XXII: The Angry Dome
    RANDOM RANTS 23: Christ, you know it ain't easy!
    Random Rants #XXIV - The Angry Mob
    RANDOM RANTS XXV: Put a Smile On
    RANDOM RANTS XXVI: Those Damned Kids!
    Random Rants XXVII: The Rent Is Too Damn High!
    RANDOM RANTS XXVIII: Everything is Flammable
    Random Rants XXIX: Watch your %*$@ Language!
    RANDOM RANTS XXX: age-restricted
    RANDOM RANTS XXXI: I hate my job
    RANDOM RANTS XXXII: I'm In a Glass Case of Emotion!
    RANDOM RANTS XXXIII: World, Y U make me fed up wit U?!!
    Random Rants XXXIV: Severe Cussing and VERY Illegal Pony Fights
    Random Rants XXXV: BANNED IN THE UK
    Random Rants XXXVI: Can't Sleep, Clown Will Eat Me
    Random Rants XXXVII: The Server Is Too Busy
    Random Rants XXXVIII: First World Problems
    Random Rants XXXIX: Coming up with a title is stressful
    Random Rants XL: I'm having trouble growing my wood
    Random Rants XLI: Life won't take the lemons back!
    Random Rants XLII: The Four-Part Plan
    Random Rants XLIII: So Much Whinging Your Head May Explode
    Random Rants XLIV: I Can't Find The Answer
    Random Rants XLV: Isn't This Just a Ray of Sunshine?
    RANDOM RANTS XLVI: Slightly More Than a Month-ly Edition #1
    Random Rants XLVII: I don't like food anymore!
    Random Rants XLVIII: Worst. Thread Title. Ever!
    Random Rants XLIX - IT CHAFES MY ARSE!!!
    Random Rants Νʹ: Pissed tae th' gills
    Random Rants LI- Hell hath no Fury, like a Woman Scorned
    Random Rants ნბ: WE FORGOT THE ANAESTHETIC!
    Random Rants LIII: F My Life
    Random Rants LIV: I Took An Arrow In The Knee
    Random Rants LV: The Joy of Ranting
    Random Rants LVI: Raving Mad
    Random Rants LVII: wow. many anger. very whining.
    Random Rants LVIII: Wassamatta U... Ah Shaddap you face.
    Random Rants ΝΘʹ: Someone is wrong on the Internet
    Random Rants LX: I wish to register a complaint
    Random Rants 61
    Random Rants ΞΒʹ: Bloody hell!
    Random Rants #63: These Rants Don't Run
    Random Rants LXIV: Who's Acting Like a Child Now?
    Random Rants ΞΕ': No, YOUR thread titles suck!
    Random Rants LXVI: NO, **YOUR** THREAD TITLES SUCK!!
     
  9. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Now you took away my only joy in starting this thread!! :mad:
     
  10. Vincour

    Vincour Moderator Moderator

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    Takhisis is known for taking away good things. :borg:
     
  11. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Tried to figure out for like 45 min why my whatsapp is not sending messages. Only then I thought to check on the internet, and seems their servers are down. I'm an idiot, should have done that directly.
     
  12. Takhisis

    Takhisis Would-be overnight hero

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    up yours!
    If you want to be my mortal enemies, I'll put you on the list.
     
  13. Bootstoots

    Bootstoots Chieftain Super Moderator

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    I bought 10 g of iridium metal powder from China for my neutron activation experiments. It was comparatively cheap (still expensive, but a good deal compared to e.g. gold: $170 for 10 g of the world's rarest metal, and I'll get to sell it back on ebay). But when it came, it made my Geiger counter go off pretty furiously without any activation at all. Looks like some there's some uranium or thorium contamination. And I couldn't even clean it up with aqua regia, although the fact that it didn't dissolve in aqua regia confirms that it is indeed iridium.

    Despite the amazing cross-sections of both of its isotopes, it looks like I'll just have to sell it on ebay - I can't use it with this high of a background count, because my neutron source is very weak and statistical tests have to be done to make sure anything happened at all. Stupid cheapish Chinese iridium and its radioactive impurities. :(
     
  14. west india man

    west india man Immortal

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    What highly radioactive material would be unreactive enough to not dissolve in aqua regia?
     
  15. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    What sort of experiments? Are you doing this for fun or for some sort of a project sanctioned by somebody else?
     
  16. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

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    On some levels, quite a few actually, I'm doing better than ever before but I'm feeling irritable & unfulfilled in general.
     
  17. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Another drone in the hive mind

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    How do you know that your sample hasn't already been exposed to a neutron source? It could already have significant active isotopes. That would explain why it won't clean up chemically.
     
  18. Vincour

    Vincour Moderator Moderator

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    You won't clean up chemically.

    Also: It seems like buying something so sensitive is better done locally or at least domestically instead of purchasing it from China. Sure, it's cheaper, but they're not exactly known for their stellar product quality. I feel this becomes especially true when it's a material that has to be just right lest it be worthless to what you need it for.
     
  19. JohannaK

    JohannaK "Hero"

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    That face when 8AM class is cancelled and the lecturer doesnt tell anyone.
     
  20. Bootstoots

    Bootstoots Chieftain Super Moderator

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    Just for fun. Did you know you can just buy polonium as an alpha-particle static eliminator? And then put beryllium on top and make a weak neutron source? :scan:

    This reminds me that I made a thread in S&T about mad science and was going to detail some of my experiments there, but haven't gotten around to it yet. I'll write this one up in more detail there later.

    I mean, it could have been, but I find it pretty unlikely. If so, it would have formed iridium-192 which has a half-life of something like 73 days. If it becomes measurably less radioactive over a couple of weeks, that would explain it. But it's probably thorium or uranium instead.

    I had no idea that iridium was likely to come contaminated with radioactive stuff. I would have figured this for a rare-earth element (thorium and uranium are chemically similar and show up in the same ores) but iridium is one of the platinum group metals, which are hard to separate from each other but none of which are radioactive. Maybe some of it is obtained as a byproduct of uranium mining or something instead. :dunno:
     
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