From: Mark Fergerson
Organization: @Home Network Member
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Subject: Re: Best bomb detonator? (Hi FBI)
References: <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 18:35:25 GMT
NNTP-Posting-Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 13:35:25 EST
Kevin McMurtrie wrote:
> In article ,
> email@example.com (Don Klipstein) wrote:
> >In article , Winfield Hill wrote:
> >> John, back off, simmer down and smell the coffee. These days
> >> Google does very effective searching on old conversations, and
> >> sadly some of it is a gold mine for those with evil intentions.
> >> Let's vow here and now not to add to the stash. Most of what
> >> we say has little or no relevance to any terrorism, but rest
> >> assured we are totally capable of rattling off the recipe for
> >> multiple items of serious bad news.
> > I think Google would keep bombmakers too busy online to do much damage
> >where they want it unless they already knew how to make bombs. Anyone
> >know how much exists in a Usenet archive?
> > Meanwhile, how about adding to the heap? If someone posts a recipe for
> >ammonium nitrogen triiodide, scaled to yield a truckload of the stuff...
> > - Don Klipstein (Jr) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
> Nitrogen tri-iodide is so unstable that crystals randomly explode as
> they dry. It's a great school science experiment because it's not
> possible to detonate a large amount of it.
I was going to post earlier that in my
HS chem class (first period), I asked
the teacher if the recipe in _Farnham's
Freehold_ was valid; he said "Let's
see!" (not many teachers like that
around these days, I'd guess).
He made it up after school let out,
and left the filtrate on a filter paper
on his desk. As the first one in class
next day, I opened the windows, and the
breeze blew the powder all over the
floor in front of his desk. Presto!
Mini-linoleum mines! Fun was had by all,
and no lawsuits.
Mark L. Fergerson