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Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   3/6/2012 11:32:53 PM
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Cool Beans -- I don;t know why, but I find it strangely relaxing to have my Geiger Counter clicking quietly away to itself as it reports the small amount of background radiation...

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fwjava   3/6/2012 10:56:00 PM
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Hey, the radioactive marbles work terrific. I have eight to test my geiger counter.

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Max The Magnificent   5/24/2011 5:03:56 PM
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David has fixed my Geiger counter -- also he's written a GREAT article describing everything he did (http://bit.ly/jclBdM)

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Max The Magnificent   5/6/2011 1:47:02 PM
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Not me -- one of the guys in the building -- I have no idea what they are -- I just remembered seeing them with this purple fluorescent light -- it struck me that the UV would be bad for his eyes, but he said he got the light from Wal-Mart and there was no warning with it and my balls didn't glow so I assume there isn't much UV...

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Amcfarl   5/6/2011 11:29:38 AM
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Just what kind of plants are you growing in a windowless office?

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David Ashton   4/28/2011 9:12:47 AM
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I'm also reminded of a line from the Stones' song, "Dead Flowers"; "Send me dead geiger counters by the US Mail...." Thursday week after easter and the damn thing still hasn't got here. Snail mail indeed...

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David Ashton   4/26/2011 10:27:26 AM
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Thanks Carno...the firefox site has no info on whether it'll run on W2000. I'm trying to fire up a PC with XP but not having a lot of luck as yet.

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carno   4/25/2011 1:26:23 PM
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The problem is IE6. I don't know if Firefox runs on Win2k but it doesn't have the width limitation. I haven't tried Chrome or Safari but I doubt they would run on Win2k.

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David Ashton   4/23/2011 9:47:49 AM
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Well Max's counter is still on the way, and I won't get that before wednesday as it's all public holidays here till then. So IF I can get the new PC going this weekend then I'll be ready for Max's counter next week. Hopefully.....

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zeeglen   4/23/2011 2:07:18 AM
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I use W2000 and looks like the 4th level is the limit. No "REPLY" is available, probably because the column would end up too narrow. Good luck with your new PC project. But how are you going to do Max's Geiger counter at the same time? :-)

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