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Max The Magnificent
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Re: super-acid with a pH of –31
Max The Magnificent   12/4/2013 10:28:23 AM
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@Kris: If they created it and measured the potency...

Thinking about measuring the potency raises a whole new bunch of questions -- if I can't track down who I leant that book tyo, I'm going to have to buy another copy -- it really is that good -- I woudl 100% recommend it to anyoine --- I thought I was reasonably "well-read" with regard to this stuff, but I learned an amazing amount about topics I'd never even heard of before...

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Re: super-acid with a pH of –31
krisi   12/3/2013 6:54:17 PM
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If they created it and measured the potency I assume there must be a container that is being able to keep for a while...unless the container gets dissolved soon too ;-)

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Max The Magnificent   12/3/2013 6:09:19 PM
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@Rcurl: I'm just wondering what you could store it in?

It talked about this in the book -- unfortunately I can't find it in my shelves (I must have loaned it to someone) - -as I recall it disolves glass like water disolves sugar -- but there was something that would hold it...

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Rcurl   12/3/2013 6:00:28 PM
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@Krisi:If super-acid with a pH of –31 is potent can anyone try to use is as a weapon?

I'm just wondering what you could store it in?

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super-acid with a pH of –31
krisi   12/3/2013 5:55:16 PM
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If super-acid with a pH of –31 is potent can anyone try to use is as a weapon?

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re: Book Review: The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean
Max The Magnificent   9/10/2010 2:57:57 PM
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Hi Jim -- i know what you mean when you say "I'm actually finding the chemistry and physics interesting" -- the underlying message is that you're surprised -- I agree, a few years ago I wouldn't have been so interested, now i can't get enough of this stuff. Keep your eye on Programmable Logic Designline because I'll be posting more book reviews in the very near future. Cheers -- Max

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re: Book Review: The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean
Jimelectr   9/10/2010 5:34:52 AM
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I should have known it was you, Max! Good to see you in (figurative here) ink again. This book looks to be great! I grew up with a chem professor for a dad, but after doing a few labs in college, I switched to EE and (almost) never looked back. I've been studying up on my solid state electronics in preparation for going back for a masters next year, and I'm actually finding the chemistry and physics really interesting. Can't wait to get the Disappearing Spoon! Thanks.

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re: Book Review: The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean
kapow   9/7/2010 8:04:16 PM
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Yes I am in the midst of this book right now. Very interesting read! I would also recommend (though 8 and 18 years older now, respectively) "Atom: A Single Oxygen Atom's Journey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth...and Beyond" by Lawrence M. Krauss (what is it with great books having long titles?). Shortly after reading "Atom", I read "The Big Bang Never Happened: A Startling Refutation of the Dominant Theory of the Origin of the Universe" by Eric J. Lerner. I blogged about the mindbending experience of these two books here: http://tao-of-pow.blogspot.com/2008/08/deep-thoughts.html.

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re: Book Review: The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean
Max The Magnificent   9/3/2010 1:59:03 PM
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Thanks for the kind words Dave. The scary thing is that I read books faster than I can review them ... but I've read some really great books recently so I'm going to make a determined effort to do at least two or three reviews a week (this will still leave me falling behind, but at least I'll get to spread the word about the really good ones)

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re: Book Review: The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean
dorecchio   9/2/2010 9:27:07 PM
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Hey Max, Love the book review. As an engineer at heart, I found the review of the material I learned in a college chemistry class (long ago) very interesting and it sounds like Sam has a winner on his hands. I will have to put his book on my reading list.

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