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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Bob Maxey, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Android Expert
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    The Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab

    Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab (1950-1951)

    The set comes with a beta-alpha source, a pure beta source and my personal favorite, a rather nice gamma source. I think you could order a pure alpha source as well.

    If, however, you would prefer some radium, then this is what you need:

    Atomic Energy Lab (ca. 1960)

    We need more cool toys like the good old days before we raised kids scared by a few particles of ionizing radiation.

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  2. AntimonyER


    Haha, ah yes the good ole days. Pocket knives, lead paint, and radioactive science labs. :D
  3. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Android Expert
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    I remember when every kid carried a pocket knife. Sadly, those days are gone. Too bad the knife rules/laws changed and I can no longer carry the automatic knife I want to carry.
  4. kool kat2

    kool kat2 Android Expert

    Or a butter knife even :/
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  5. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Android Expert
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    They will take my butter knife when they pry it from my cold dead, English muffin, rich creamery butter and apricot jam stained fingers, by God!

    What's next . . . my French Press Coffee Pot? I understand you can use it to brew a nice cup of coffee AND use it to make bio weapons.

    Or perhaps my coffee IS a bio-weapon? It will remove tooth enamel.
  6. saptech

    saptech Android Expert

    Wasn't that called a Switchblade! :D
  7. Bob Blaylock

    Bob Blaylock Well-Known Member

    From the age of about ten years or so, I have very, very rarely left home without at least one pocketknife on my person. I've always considered it an important tool, that I was unwilling to be without, and rarely does a day go by in which I don't end up using my knife several times.

    I seriously cannot understand how a modern boy is expected to be able to function without one. Fortunately, I had reached adulthood, and graduated from high school, before our society devolved to the point where it was considered horrible for a child to have a knife
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  8. Transfusiionz

    Transfusiionz George Carlin FTW!

    You should see how bad it is inside the schools :eek:
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  9. Speed Daemon

    Speed Daemon Android Expert

    Yep, it seems like people have lost all common sense when it comes to differentiating between tools and weapons. I was in scouting, and (just like every male in my family) I carry a pocket folding knife. I've never used it as a weapon, and it's probably not what I'd choose if I felt the need for a weapon.

    Once I had a cop tell me that I couldn't keep a flashlight in the passenger compartment of my car "because it could be used as a club". :rolleyes: Right. Here I am sitting in a several hundred horsepower machine that's capable of killing and maiming with ease, and he's worried that a flashlight might be used as a weapon!

    I don't know what motivates people like that to jump to such absurd conclusions, but the fact that they do makes me frightened of them more than anything else. I don't want people that think that way to wield power. Look at my sig. NOTE: No longer using that sig. That's a joke, made by a comedian. The same line of reasoning isn't at all funny when it's made by a man in a position of authority who should know better.
  10. Satires

    Satires Android Expert

    Shweew (Wipes sweat off of forehead), I thought you was referring to android phones when I saw the post title! lol
  11. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    Make that an Exacto knife. I used to use one for just about everything. You really need one today to deal with blister packs, plastic wrap stuff around the tops of bottles, etc. We still have a houseful.

    I taught daughter to use Exacto and cork-backed ruler when she messed up with colored paper and scissors.

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