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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: Sat, 23 Nov 2002 19:18:12 GMT
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sat, 23 Nov 2002 14:18:12 EST
"Keith R. Williams" wrote:
> In article ,
> email@example.com says...
> > In article ,
> > firstname.lastname@example.org (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) (email@example.com)
> > 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.
> Define "large amount". I had a lump about the size of a pencil end
> (eraser and metal part) go off on me once. I couldn't hear anything
> but a loud ringing for several hours. The whole room filled with pink
> smoke. On other occasions lumps of the stuff gave me some pretty good
> blood blisters (experimental errors ;-).
> BTW, the stuff is soluble in alchahol. It makes an interesting paint
I didn't know that, thanks! Does it
dry to a solid residue, or powdery?
> (think key holes ;-).
I'm thinking practical jokes and
car-body-attachment bolts. Victim gets
in, slams door, BANG! All the body
panels jump off!
Must be some way to tone down that
pesky sensitivity thing...
Mark L. Fergerson
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