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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5625 on: 16 November, 2021, 04:52:50 pm »
That household bleach will eat its way through a stainless steel ramekin in fewer than four days.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5626 on: 16 November, 2021, 05:31:35 pm »
Empirical evidence ?
Rust never sleeps

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5627 on: 17 November, 2021, 05:48:50 am »
Poured bleach into ramekin last Saturday.
Perforated ramekin with dark matter oozing forth yesterday.

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5628 on: 17 November, 2021, 07:32:24 am »
Poured bleach into ramekin last Saturday.
Perforated ramekin with dark matter oozing forth yesterday.

What gauge was the metal?

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5629 on: 17 November, 2021, 07:34:43 am »
Thin.
Probably around 0.75mm

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5630 on: 17 November, 2021, 07:47:08 am »
I would have thought Sybil was made of sterner stuff. Who knew?

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5631 on: 17 November, 2021, 07:49:14 am »
Whooosh!

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« Reply #5632 on: 17 November, 2021, 08:17:06 am »

T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5633 on: 17 November, 2021, 09:02:58 am »
Poured bleach into ramekin last Saturday.
Perforated ramekin with dark matter oozing forth yesterday.

Don't knock it, it hold the Universe together.
But they never got to Carcassonne.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5634 on: 17 November, 2021, 11:37:44 am »
Poured bleach into ramekin last Saturday.
Perforated ramekin with dark matter oozing forth yesterday.

Don't knock it, it hold the Universe together.

I think you'll find that'll be gaffer tape, which has a light side and a dark side, and it binds the universe...
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5635 on: 17 November, 2021, 11:49:56 am »
That household bleach will eat its way through a stainless steel ramekin in fewer than four days.

Bleach is mostly a sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl/NaClO) and a strong oxidizer. Stainless steel is mostly stainless because it has a surface layer of chromium oxide which is fairly resistant but will eventually react with the OCl- and Cl- ions. Once they get under that surface, they'll react more rapidly with the iron in the steel and corrode it.
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5636 on: 17 November, 2021, 11:54:22 am »
So the stainless steel chodbins that councils use for public facilities in "lively" areas can't be cleaned with bleach?
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

ian

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5637 on: 17 November, 2021, 11:58:30 am »
A weak solution that's flushed out is fine, but if it's left puddled in the bottom then it'll probably start to corrode through (plus some of the bleach will decompose to NaCl and speed up things once it's got into the steel).
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T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5638 on: 17 November, 2021, 12:42:01 pm »
Poured bleach into ramekin last Saturday.
Perforated ramekin with dark matter oozing forth yesterday.

Don't knock it, it hold the Universe together.

I think you'll find that'll be gaffer tape, which has a light side and a dark side, and it binds the universe...

Duc{t,k} tape in the version I heard.
But they never got to Carcassonne.

T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5639 on: 17 November, 2021, 12:44:38 pm »
BTW, I learned today that having a light right over your desk means that flies die in your tea.
But they never got to Carcassonne.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5640 on: 17 November, 2021, 01:05:07 pm »
BTW, I learned today that having a light right over your desk means that flies die in your tea.
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5641 on: 17 November, 2021, 04:09:22 pm »
BTW, I learned today that having a light right over your desk means that flies die in your tea.

At least they won't drink so much of it  ;D

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5642 on: 17 November, 2021, 04:23:51 pm »
Going back to Danzig for a minute, but from a different source, apparently that city was the birthplace of the first foreign born mayor of Bradford, Charles Seman, mayor in 1864.
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5643 on: 17 November, 2021, 08:05:42 pm »
Poured bleach into ramekin last Saturday.
Perforated ramekin with dark matter oozing forth yesterday.

Don't knock it, it hold the Universe together.

I think you'll find that'll be gaffer tape, which has a light side and a dark side, and it binds the universe...

Duc{t,k} tape in the version I heard.

The difference between duct tape and gaffer tape is prime what-I-have-learned-today material.

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5644 on: 17 November, 2021, 08:28:16 pm »
Selwyn Francis Edge, who won the 1902 Gordon Bennett Trophy motor-car race for BRITAIN, was born in Australia.
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5645 on: 17 November, 2021, 10:36:46 pm »
If he were alive today to drive a Spaigno car it would be Edge of the SEAT stuff.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5646 on: 24 November, 2021, 06:01:53 pm »
Nansen passports.
It's possible my grandfather had one of these, although the surviving pages of whatever document it was that released him seem to have been issued by the Red Cross and relate to a specific journey (which he didn't complete – he jumped train and went somewhere more interesting instead).
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5647 on: 25 November, 2021, 05:12:41 am »
Fridtjof Nansen has a cross country ski named after him, the Åsnes Nansen. The web page describing the ski includes a very brief biographic sketch, with a brief mention of his humanitarian efforts. https://www.en.asnes.com/produkt/nansen-bc/

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5648 on: 27 November, 2021, 01:48:56 pm »
That in the USA the Mini can be had with “Old Glory” on the roof and mirrors. I wonder if the same adjustment takes place in other markets.
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #5649 on: 27 November, 2021, 02:58:27 pm »
That Дугуйтай Аялцгаая is Mongolian for let's take a bike ride.
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