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Re: The Prometheus Club - a gentlemen´s club for mad scientists
« Reply #75 on: July 18, 2008, 02:37:05 pm »
Does anybody think that some bodyparts were in really stupid areas to start with and would much prefer them to be placed in other areas of their body?
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« Reply #76 on: July 19, 2008, 05:58:30 pm »
The level of "Mo-ral-i-ty" in this thread disturbs me. We're mad scientists. Mad in that we're stark raving sane.

Surely a few lives sacrificed in the sake of discovery are worth a great leap forwards in the well-being of the whole human race? It's only logical, after all.
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« Reply #77 on: July 19, 2008, 06:03:29 pm »
You have probably heard about the blind fellow who had a camera hooked into his brain and was able to see.
I would be intrigued to have seen what would happen if the camera had not been fixed in the position of the chap's eye. One wonders how well he would have been able to make sense of his environment had the camera been placed in a less fixed part of the anatomy, such as the palm of the hand.

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« Reply #78 on: July 19, 2008, 06:12:30 pm »
Well there have been experiments done on normal sighted people, who have worn glasses with mirrors in them to change their vision. For example turning everything upside down. It seems they adapt rather quickly.
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« Reply #79 on: July 19, 2008, 08:40:15 pm »
Indeed. If the chap had been blind for some time, he might very well have become accustomed to "looking" with his fingers.
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Re: The Prometheus Club - a gentlemen´s club for mad scientists
« Reply #80 on: July 20, 2008, 04:25:46 am »
alright, a question.  If I take a tablet of granulated, high-concentration sodium hypochlorite,(pool chlorine tablet) and add a volatile hydrocarbon, (gasoline, kerosene)  will the resulting soggy tablet auto-ignite, or will it become a low order explosive in need of ignition?  I've been getting conflicting answers from everyone I ask.

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« Reply #81 on: July 20, 2008, 09:57:51 am »
I doubt it.


ProTip: Pool bleach is mustrad gas, however it's harmless in the concentrations it's found at in swimming pools.

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« Reply #82 on: July 20, 2008, 11:19:19 am »
I do mean elemental phosphorous, Damn my last items to acquire are insanely unstable ... thats mad science for you, eh? ;D
I must acquire them in stable compound form though...
Any suggestions as to a phosporous compound? And no acids or coke please, it's got to be a little less dangerous/contain more phosphorous.

I can think of an incredibly simple, readily-available source of everything you need, but I suppose that would be defeating the purpose, hey?

alright, a question.  If I take a tablet of granulated, high-concentration sodium hypochlorite,(pool chlorine tablet) and add a volatile hydrocarbon, (gasoline, kerosene)  will the resulting soggy tablet auto-ignite, or will it become a low order explosive in need of ignition?  I've been getting conflicting answers from everyone I ask.


Hm. I honestly don't know. Quite possibly; the whole point of NaClO is that it is an excellent oxidant. But I have heard that when you put in in small concentrations in something with small concentrations of organics, what you end up with is a whiff of chlorinated organics... Then there is the problem that, for safety, the pool chlorine is stabilsed, fairly typically with sodium hydroxide. For this reason, I don't think it would work using the materials you describe, but I really can't say that with a very high degree of confidence.

ProTip: Pool bleach is mustrad gas, however it's harmless in the concentrations it's found at in swimming pools.

Mustard gas is bis(2-chloroethyl) sulfide, and I don't think it's going to oxidise anything well enough to act as a bleach of any description. (If I recall right, you can use an oxidising agent to treat exposure to it...) I think you might be getting confused with something else.
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Re: The Prometheus Club - a gentlemen´s club for mad scientists
« Reply #83 on: July 20, 2008, 12:15:36 pm »
I do mean elemental phosphorous, Damn my last items to acquire are insanely unstable ... thats mad science for you, eh? ;D
I must acquire them in stable compound form though...
Any suggestions as to a phosporous compound? And no acids or coke please, it's got to be a little less dangerous/contain more phosphorous.

I can think of an incredibly simple, readily-available source of everything you need, but I suppose that would be defeating the purpose, hey?
No! please tell me! I need it for science!
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« Reply #84 on: July 20, 2008, 12:16:17 pm »
Intarnets, Joe, Intarnets.

Edit: Whoops! got rid of this bit! :D

Also: I think I might be getting it confused with something else...
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Re: The Prometheus Club - a gentlemen´s club for mad scientists
« Reply #85 on: July 20, 2008, 12:18:05 pm »
I do mean elemental phosphorous, Damn my last items to acquire are insanely unstable ... thats mad science for you, eh? ;D
I must acquire them in stable compound form though...
Any suggestions as to a phosporous compound? And no acids or coke please, it's got to be a little less dangerous/contain more phosphorous.

I can think of an incredibly simple, readily-available source of everything you need, but I suppose that would be defeating the purpose, hey?


No! please tell me! I need it for science!

Think about it. >_o

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« Reply #86 on: July 20, 2008, 12:21:43 pm »
Intarnets, Joe, Intarnets.

United Nuclear, perhaps?
I searched quite a bit on the interwebs for my desired un-attainables a week or so ago, or however long ago it was that I posted first about finding phosphorous and fluorine.

I'll check out United Nuclear, but I thought Bob specialized in more radioactive substances? :D

I do mean elemental phosphorous, Damn my last items to acquire are insanely unstable ... thats mad science for you, eh? ;D
I must acquire them in stable compound form though...
Any suggestions as to a phosporous compound? And no acids or coke please, it's got to be a little less dangerous/contain more phosphorous.

I can think of an incredibly simple, readily-available source of everything you need, but I suppose that would be defeating the purpose, hey?


No! please tell me! I need it for science!

Think about it. >_o
Nooooo don't taunt my thinkylessness! Please tell me  :'(

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« Reply #87 on: July 20, 2008, 12:24:59 pm »
I can think of an incredibly simple, readily-available source of everything you need, but I suppose that would be defeating the purpose, hey?


No! please tell me! I need it for science!

Think about it. >_o
Nooooo don't taunt my thinkylessness! Please tell me  :'(

Well, here's a hint: I never suggested it was legal or ethical, and if your purposes are what I'm quite confident they are, it would kind of defeat the whole purpose.

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Re: The Prometheus Club - a gentlemen´s club for mad scientists
« Reply #88 on: July 20, 2008, 12:26:33 pm »
I can think of an incredibly simple, readily-available source of everything you need, but I suppose that would be defeating the purpose, hey?


No! please tell me! I need it for science!

Think about it. >_o
Nooooo don't taunt my thinkylessness! Please tell me  :'(

Well, here's a hint: I never suggested it was legal or ethical, and if your purposes are what I'm quite confident they are, it would kind of defeat the whole purpose.
Oh blast it all I know now! :D Haha! But yes it does defeat the point ;)

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« Reply #89 on: July 20, 2008, 01:04:34 pm »
All this talk has given me an idea for a new source of water...
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« Reply #90 on: July 20, 2008, 06:36:14 pm »
Bah! I wish I wasn't so tired, I can't wait to get to work on my latest creations, I'm certain you'll love them ;)

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« Reply #91 on: July 20, 2008, 08:19:01 pm »
Why how could I have missed this!  Ah at last people who understand my twisted and brilliant soul!

My philosophy is thus:  The organic, no mater what systems we create to prolong its existence, will whither away and die.  Immortality and the Occult is my obsession, more specifically, combining our fantastic technology and the Occult to achieve immortality.  The final goal is shedding the mortal form entirely and transferring the sum of my knowledge and soul into a more permanent container.  I think using what is called a “Soul Stone” is the best way to pull this off.  This stone would be the control center of a new body, a body of metal and machinery, what I call a Magic Machine.

Once this immortality is mine, I’ll be free to make long term investments, free to undertake dangerous endeavours without fear and free to wreak havoc on the world for nothing more than my own amusement.

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« Reply #92 on: July 20, 2008, 08:33:05 pm »
Well, we don´t really want any magic in this club but the rest sounds good.

I was reading a comic where a kid was raised in an enviroment with 5 times normal gravity, making him exceptionally strong and durable. Apparently this has been done with chickens, by raising them in centrifuges. That sounds like it might be worth looking into, for creating a proper superhero.

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« Reply #93 on: July 20, 2008, 08:37:15 pm »
Apparently this has been done with chickens, by raising them in centrifuges. That sounds like it might be worth looking into, for creating a proper superhero.

Or creating minced chicken, if you shove a couple of blades in there ;)


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« Reply #94 on: July 20, 2008, 08:52:53 pm »
Well, we don´t really want any magic in this club but the rest sounds good.

I was reading a comic where a kid was raised in an enviroment with 5 times normal gravity, making him exceptionally strong and durable. Apparently this has been done with chickens, by raising them in centrifuges. That sounds like it might be worth looking into, for creating a proper superhero.

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« Reply #95 on: July 20, 2008, 08:58:25 pm »
It might be possible to raise chikkins in an ever-hotifying environment, so that when they reach maturity they're cooked to perfection...

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« Reply #96 on: July 20, 2008, 09:05:35 pm »
It might be possible to raise chikkins in an ever-hotifying environment, so that when they reach maturity they're cooked to perfection...

You could put that as an optional bit of kit on incubators, so you get the choice of cute, fluffy chick, or perfect, hard-boiled egg.

I know which one I'd prefer.

Somebody get me some egg soldiers, it's time for breakfast! :D

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« Reply #97 on: July 20, 2008, 09:41:32 pm »
I can think of an incredibly simple, readily-available source of everything you need, but I suppose that would be defeating the purpose, hey?


No! please tell me! I need it for science!

Think about it. >_o
Nooooo don't taunt my thinkylessness! Please tell me  :'(

Well, here's a hint: I never suggested it was legal or ethical, and if your purposes are what I'm quite confident they are, it would kind of defeat the whole purpose.
Oh blast it all I know now! :D Haha! But yes it does defeat the point ;)

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« Reply #98 on: July 20, 2008, 09:43:39 pm »
Yes it was Tom Strong I was thinking of. Also changing the muscles must be possible. The arrangement of muscles that apes have make them much stronger than us humans. Gene modification must have some potential for that.

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« Reply #99 on: July 20, 2008, 10:03:32 pm »
Well, we don´t really want any magic in this club but the rest sounds good.
I don’t see why not, Alchemy is acceptable and it is merely an Occult form of science.  What I propose is little different.  A merging of Occult and Science.  “There are more things in heaven and earth…” This is practically my mantra.  Science is wondrous, yet it cannot explain everything.  So in my quest for understanding-- and personal gain-- I’ve expanded my parameters beyond those of science.

As for the rest, why make a Superhero..?