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From: Keith R. Williams
Subject: Re: Best bomb detonator? (Hi FBI)
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 04:14:26 -0500
References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> <3DDFE28B.71B5E3E2@cox.net>
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In article <3DDFE28B.71B5E3E2@cox.net>, firstname.lastname@example.org
> "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?
IIRC it dries like paint (it's been 30+ years though). As
always, when it dries it is *extremely* unstable.
> > (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...
Don't think so. ...other than keeping it wet until "needed".
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