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Lifer
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Just an off topic science note but do you know one spectacular way to get rid of asbestos? Burn it with Chlorine Trifluoride!
https://curiosity.com/topics/the-stupidly-dangerous-chemical-chlorine-trifluoride-can-make-anything-burst-into-flames-on-contact-curiosity/

CIF3 is an effective oxidizer, one that's arguably too effective. It's been used in the semiconductor industry to clean oxides off of surfaces, but, in general, it's probably too powerful for its own good. CIF3 oxidizes so well that it can ignite things that are otherwise fireproof, even famously flame-retardant asbestos.

To illustrate its terribly violent power, take this example from the 1950s. A ton of CIF3was accidentally spilled on a warehouse floor, which caused it to burn straight through a foot (30 cm) of concrete and three feet (90 cm) of gravel. Oh, and in the process, it also released hot, deadly clouds of hydrofluoric acid that corroded everything in its path. There was no way to extinguish it, either. Pouring water (or anything else) on it only fuels the flames in an explosive way. You just have to wait for it to do its thing.


Chemist John D. Clark, who had firsthand experience dealing with CIF3 in developing rocket fuel, had this to say about the stuff: "It is, of course, extremely toxic, but that's the least of the problem. It is hypergolic with" (that is, it explodes in contact with) "every known fuel, and so rapidly hypergolic that no ignition delay has ever been measured. It is also hypergolic with such things as cloth, wood, and test engineers, not to mention asbestos, sand, and water — with which it reacts explosively.




"It can be kept in some of the ordinary structural metals — steel, copper, aluminium, etc. — because of the formation of a thin film of insoluble metal fluoride which protects the bulk of the metal, just as the invisible coat of oxide on aluminium keeps it from burning up in the atmosphere. If, however, this coat is melted or scrubbed off, and has no chance to reform, the operator is confronted with the problem of coping with a metal-fluorine fire. For dealing with this situation, I have always recommended a good pair of running shoes."
 

Sonikku

Lifer
Jun 23, 2005
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Agreed, the Trump bobble head's proportions are outrageously out of whack. And though that is the point, to an extent, his fat head is not nearly fat enough relative to the man it is based off of.
 

zinfamous

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[cool explody stuff]
It is also hypergolic with such things as cloth, wood, and test engineers, not to mention asbestos, sand, and water — with which it reacts explosively.


"It can be kept in some of the ordinary structural metals — steel, copper, aluminium, etc. — because of the formation of a thin film of insoluble metal fluoride which protects the bulk of the metal, just as the invisible coat of oxide on aluminium keeps it from burning up in the atmosphere. If, however, this coat is melted or scrubbed off, and has no chance to reform, the operator is confronted with the problem of coping with a metal-fluorine fire. For dealing with this situation, I have always recommended a good pair of running shoes."
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DAPUNISHER

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I hit like because this one is laughable, but not in the ha ha funny way. There is very little chance this picture has anything to do with text. It is attempting to evoke some mixture of outrage, sympathy, and hate because that cute white girl is not a Nazi, just a Trump voter, that some antifa punk punched her for. It is much more likely from a domestic abuse public service ad. And I would not be surprised to learn she did not vote in the last presidential election, never mind for Trump.
 
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zinfamous

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I hit like because this one is laughable, but not in the ha ha funny way. There is very little chance this picture has anything to do with text. It is attempting to evoke some mixture of outrage, sympathy, and hate because that cute white girl is not a Nazi, just a Trump voter, that some antifa punk punched her for. It is much more likely from a domestic abuse public service ad. And I would not be surprised to learn she did not vote in the last presidential election, never mind for Trump.
It's almost certainly one of those open license images from photobucket, co-opted by the Russian bot-lead "walkaway" movement to be used in a fake "anti-anti-nazi ad," just crafting more fake outrage to tickle the fancies of the perpetually raging, tiny-dicked rightwing-o-sphere.
 
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I hit like because this one is laughable, but not in the ha ha funny way. There is very little chance this picture has anything to do with text. It is attempting to evoke some mixture of outrage, sympathy, and hate because that cute white girl is not a Nazi, just a Trump voter, that some antifa punk punched her for. It is much more likely from a domestic abuse public service ad. And I would not be surprised to learn she did not vote in the last presidential election, never mind for Trump.
https://twitter.com/hashtag/punchanazi?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^hashtag

More photobucket images co-opted by the Russian bot-lead "walkaway" movement below.




 
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looks like the law works sometimes, got any more?
Sure.

And it looks like stricter laws may be coming soon to deal with these animals.
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/6054/text?format=txt




 

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