[time-nuts] Thinking outside the box a super reference

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Fri Nov 4 17:27:59 EDT 2016

In message <2af27ebe-9200-c348-c89b-b98f9c973974 at karlquist.com>, "Richard (Rick) Karlquist" w

>Also, one of the Rb isotopes is slightly radioactive.
>35 years ago, the guy in the next cubicle got away with
>storing it under his desk.  He also happily smoked
>cigarettes all day at his desk.  Another ERA.

Rb87 has a halflife north of the age of the planet as far
as I recall, and the result is a beta which goes nowhere
far and Sr87 which is stable.

He got a lot more ionizing radiation from his cigaretess than he
ever got from the Rb87.

Just for the heck of it, I'd go laser instead of the old UHF lamp.

With respect to precision machining, that space has changed a lot
over the last five years, with precision CNC machines, factory
or home-built, dropping dramatically in price.

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