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Simplex3
01-11-2007, 05:49 PM
I figured I'd jump on the bandwagon about being pissed off about obvious and unavoidable stuff.

Bill Parcells
01-11-2007, 05:50 PM
Beryllium is an alkali earth metal, reasonably stable in air, and extremely toxic in powdered form. It's used as an alloying element for copper, imparting great strength and springiness to the metal. Added to aluminum it makes light, strong, stiff alloys used in race cars and in aerospace applications. Solid lumps of beryllium left alone are not dangerous as such: It's not going to rub off and go through your skin, but because of its toxicity, care is needed when machining beryllium or its alloys.

I concur

ROYC75
01-11-2007, 05:50 PM
Damn bias east coast media ..............

Bill Parcells
01-11-2007, 05:52 PM
Beryllium oxide is worthy of special note because it is a good electrical insulator, but at the same time a good conductor of heat, which is a somewhat unusual combination. Metals generally conduct both heat and electricity well, while things like wood, rubber, etc, conduct both poorly: There aren't that many materials that do one but not the other. Beryllium oxide is used as a high-voltage insulator because it is able to conduct heat away from components while keeping them isolated electrically (see sample below).

Skip Towne
01-11-2007, 05:52 PM
I'm really pissed that it gets dark at night.

Simplex3
01-11-2007, 05:53 PM
Damn bias east coast media ..............
F**king ESPN. The sun always rises first on them and sets last on the LA sports teams. It's bulls**t.

Bill Parcells
01-11-2007, 05:54 PM
This is a big blob of beryllium from China, part of a one-kilogram lot Max purchased for making element samples for his commercial sets and museum displays. It's very light for its size, so much so that it seems hollow, but he's broken some of these open and they are not. The white granular stuff hidden in the crevice is a bit alarming: If it's beryllium oxide then it's dangerously toxic: Until this has been determined I am keeping this sample in a sealed bag and handling it only gently and with gloves.

http://theodoregray.com/PeriodicTable/Samples/004.6/s7s.JPG

noa
01-11-2007, 05:54 PM
Pissed off? If I was that close to a horse's wiener, I'd be worrying about getting pissed on.

Calcountry
01-11-2007, 05:57 PM
Only at CP, can you go from praying for someone, to a thread like this in a space of a few seconds.

Claynus
01-11-2007, 05:57 PM
I'm finding it hard to be pissed at anything or anyone these days. You are all wonderful human beings.

Simplex3
01-11-2007, 05:58 PM
Pissed off? If I was that close to a horse's wiener, I'd be worrying about getting pissed on.
I'm not going to ask what you're doing close to a horse's wiener so that I can have plausible deniability if they ever arrest you for it.

ROYC75
01-11-2007, 06:09 PM
I'm not touching that one........

Simplex3
01-11-2007, 06:15 PM
I'm not touching that one........
That's not what III said about you. I'm just sayin'. :shrug: