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2019-09-10 18:39:37 UTC
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Physicist Finding happiness in hardware
https://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/finding-happiness-in-hardware

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Francesca Ricci-Tam remembers an organic chemistry lab she took during her undergraduate studies, before she became a physicist.

“The professor told us that the vacuum tubes were very expensive and delicate and that we shouldn’t destroy them,” she recalls.

Five minutes later, her tube exploded.

“I never considered myself very good at lab work,” she says. “I was very awkward.”

The student who bashfully cleaned shards of glass from her lab bench is now a hardware specialist building electronics for one of the largest scientific experiments in the world. Over time, she has learned that this work is a skill to be learned through practice and that early mistakes like hers with the vacuum tube are an essential part of the process.

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2019-09-11 07:26:44 UTC
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Francesca Ricci-Tam remembers an organic chemistry lab she took during her undergraduate studies, before she became a physicist.
“The professor told us that the vacuum tubes were very expensive and delicate and that we shouldn’t destroy them,” she recalls.
Five minutes later, her tube exploded.
“I never considered myself very good at lab work,” she says. “I was very awkward.”
The student who bashfully cleaned shards of glass from her lab bench is now a hardware specialist building electronics for one of the largest scientific experiments in the world. Over time, she has learned that this work is a skill to be learned through practice and that early mistakes like hers with the vacuum tube are an essential part of the process.
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I destroyed the only microwave detector the school had,
worth at the time several 1000 $,
by just tinkering with it in an act of heroism.

w.
Sergio
2019-09-11 13:56:25 UTC
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Physicist Finding happiness in hardware
https://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/finding-happiness-in-hardware
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Francesca Ricci-Tam remembers an organic chemistry lab she took during her undergraduate studies, before she became a physicist.
“The professor told us that the vacuum tubes were very expensive and delicate and that we shouldn’t destroy them,” she recalls.
Five minutes later, her tube exploded.
“I never considered myself very good at lab work,” she says. “I was very awkward.”
The student who bashfully cleaned shards of glass from her lab bench is now a hardware specialist building electronics for one of the largest scientific experiments in the world. Over time, she has learned that this work is a skill to be learned through practice and that early mistakes like hers with the vacuum tube are an essential part of the process.
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I destroyed the only microwave detector the school had,
worth at the time several 1000 $,
by just tinkering with it in an act of heroism.
w.
ohm-ing out those old microwave diode detectors would zap them, 1N23,
1N21, i think they were point contact type.

in college lab, lab partner and I blew up a 220uf cap, very loud, quite
embarrassing
benj
2019-09-12 00:24:17 UTC
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https://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/finding-happiness-in-hardware
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Francesca Ricci-Tam remembers an organic chemistry lab she took during her undergraduate studies, before she became a physicist.
“The professor told us that the vacuum tubes were very expensive and delicate and that we shouldn’t destroy them,” she recalls.
Five minutes later, her tube exploded.
“I never considered myself very good at lab work,” she says. “I was very awkward.”
The student who bashfully cleaned shards of glass from her lab bench is now a hardware specialist building electronics for one of the largest scientific experiments in the world. Over time, she has learned that this work is a skill to be learned through practice and that early mistakes like hers with the vacuum tube are an essential part of the process.
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I destroyed the only microwave detector the school had,
worth at the time several 1000 $,
by just tinkering with it in an act of heroism.
w.
ohm-ing out those old microwave diode detectors would zap them, 1N23,
1N21, i think they were point contact type.
in college lab, lab partner and I blew up a 220uf cap, very loud, quite
embarrassing
In high school Chemistry I burned a hole in an "indestructible" brand
new lab table top. We were playing with thermite. Much to our surprise
it melted the bottom out of a porcelain crucible and then took on the
"indestructible" table top! Great stuff! Where I used to live I watched
the railroad repair guys welding rails together with it.

Also in high school I built this big high voltage supply. About 50 kv.
I noticed this crate under the workbench that consisted of glass panes
that my parents had that were supposed to go in a greenhouse. So I
constructed this huge capacitor by alternating aluminum foil and glass
plates. I was charging that sucker to about 50 kv when one of the plates
broke down! Had I not been around the corner at the time, I'd STILL be
picking glass shards out of me!
Sergio
2019-09-11 13:38:15 UTC
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Francesca Ricci-Tam remembers an organic chemistry lab she took during her undergraduate studies, before she became a physicist.
“The professor told us that the vacuum tubes were very expensive and delicate and that we shouldn’t destroy them,” she recalls.
which tube ? a vacuum tube in organic chem, a drying tube?

The professor failed to show them the proper handling and safety
techniques required to avoid breaking the tube.

As a side note, many US labs buy cheap china glassware which cannot
handle temperature extremes well or much shock. It seems the cheap
China lab ware is not annealed properly.
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Five minutes later, her tube exploded.
the question is why? she drop it ?

<snip>
benj
2019-09-12 00:13:48 UTC
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https://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/finding-happiness-in-hardware
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Francesca Ricci-Tam remembers an organic chemistry lab she took during her undergraduate studies, before she became a physicist.
“The professor told us that the vacuum tubes were very expensive and delicate and that we shouldn’t destroy them,” she recalls.
which tube ? a vacuum tube in organic chem, a drying tube?
The professor failed to show them the proper handling and safety
techniques required to avoid breaking the tube.
As a side note, many US labs buy cheap china glassware which cannot
handle temperature extremes well or much shock. It seems the cheap
China lab ware is not annealed properly.
Time was when labware was made of low expansion heat resistant pyrex
glass. But it seems that this is not much used anymore for lab and
baking ware which uses annealed soda-lime glass instead. China bought
the pyrex hame it seems so anything today is called "Pyrex". To tell
look at the edges of the glass if real Pyrex (borosilicate) heat
resistant it will have sort of clear-tan appearance. If old soda-lime it
will have a dark green tint (from Iron).

Yeah, professor failed to give "proper" instructions for "proper
handling" of cheap-ass glassware: Throw that shit in the trash!
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Five minutes later, her tube exploded.
the question is why? she drop it ?
<snip>
Sergio
2019-09-12 00:36:20 UTC
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Physicist Finding happiness in hardware
    
https://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/finding-happiness-in-hardware
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Francesca Ricci-Tam remembers an organic chemistry lab she took
during her undergraduate studies, before she became a physicist.
“The professor told us that the vacuum tubes were very expensive and
delicate and that we shouldn’t destroy them,” she recalls.
which tube ?  a vacuum tube in organic chem, a drying tube?
   The professor failed to show them the proper handling and safety
techniques required to avoid breaking the tube.
As a side note, many US labs buy cheap china glassware which cannot
handle temperature extremes well or much shock.  It seems the cheap
China lab ware is not annealed properly.
Time was when labware was made of low expansion heat resistant pyrex
glass. But it seems that this is not much used anymore for lab and
baking ware which uses annealed soda-lime glass instead. China bought
the pyrex hame it seems so anything today is called "Pyrex". To tell
look at the edges of the glass if real Pyrex (borosilicate) heat
resistant it will have sort of clear-tan appearance. If old soda-lime it
will have a dark green tint (from Iron).
Yeah, professor failed to give "proper" instructions for "proper
handling" of cheap-ass glassware: Throw that shit in the trash!
I know of a lab that had potassium cyanide stored in a china glass
beaker, and that was inside another china glass container. It was the
state and they had to go with low bid. I know the leader of the lab.

both were in a refregerated safe, but the outter one cracked, and so
did the inner one, due to thermal expansion, and all that potassium
cynide leaked out into the safe, (as a gas?). They always have full
envirmental suits on when they open the safe, found the KCN gone! then
called city HASMAT, which cleared the building, took the entire safe to
desposal, took blood tests from all the lab employees, it is a big deal.
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Five minutes later, her tube exploded.
the question is why?  she drop it ?
<snip>
benj
2019-09-12 04:46:24 UTC
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Francesca Ricci-Tam remembers an organic chemistry lab she took
during her undergraduate studies, before she became a physicist.
“The professor told us that the vacuum tubes were very expensive and
delicate and that we shouldn’t destroy them,” she recalls.
which tube ?  a vacuum tube in organic chem, a drying tube?
   The professor failed to show them the proper handling and safety
techniques required to avoid breaking the tube.
As a side note, many US labs buy cheap china glassware which cannot
handle temperature extremes well or much shock.  It seems the cheap
China lab ware is not annealed properly.
Time was when labware was made of low expansion heat resistant pyrex
glass. But it seems that this is not much used anymore for lab and
baking ware which uses annealed soda-lime glass instead. China bought
the pyrex hame it seems so anything today is called "Pyrex". To tell
look at the edges of the glass if real Pyrex (borosilicate) heat
resistant it will have sort of clear-tan appearance. If old soda-lime it
will have a dark green tint (from Iron).
Yeah, professor failed to give "proper" instructions for "proper
handling" of cheap-ass glassware: Throw that shit in the trash!
I know of a lab that had potassium cyanide stored in a china glass
beaker, and that was inside another china glass container. It was the
state and they had to go with low bid. I know the leader of the lab.
both were in a refregerated safe, but the outter one cracked, and so
did the inner one, due to thermal expansion, and all that potassium
cynide leaked out into the safe, (as a gas?). They always have full
envirmental suits on when they open the safe, found the KCN gone! then
called city HASMAT, which cleared the building, took the entire safe to
desposal, took blood tests from all the lab employees, it is a big deal.
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Five minutes later, her tube exploded.
the question is why?  she drop it ?
<snip>
Her "vacuum tube "exploded". This is more than enough reason to
understand why nobody should EVER listen to any Journo when it comes to
science. "Kensi" and Warmley are fine examples of what happens when you
do. Your brain turns to mush. This idiot journo clearly has not a clue
about what happened or what the "vacuum tube" was and could hardly have
"exploded" if it had a vacuum. These are the people who think they they
are the only ones smart enough to save us all! Snicker!

Can the insane and retarded work in journalism? Apparently yes, if you
have a good imagination.
Sergio
2019-09-12 05:02:23 UTC
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Physicist Finding happiness in hardware
    
https://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/finding-happiness-in-hardware
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Francesca Ricci-Tam remembers an organic chemistry lab she took
during her undergraduate studies, before she became a physicist.
“The professor told us that the vacuum tubes were very expensive and
delicate and that we shouldn’t destroy them,” she recalls.
which tube ?  a vacuum tube in organic chem, a drying tube?
    The professor failed to show them the proper handling and safety
techniques required to avoid breaking the tube.
As a side note, many US labs buy cheap china glassware which cannot
handle temperature extremes well or much shock.  It seems the cheap
China lab ware is not annealed properly.
Time was when labware was made of low expansion heat resistant pyrex
glass. But it seems that this is not much used anymore for lab and
baking ware which uses annealed soda-lime glass instead. China bought
the pyrex hame it seems so anything today is called "Pyrex". To tell
look at the edges of the glass if real Pyrex (borosilicate) heat
resistant it will have sort of clear-tan appearance. If old soda-lime it
will have a dark green tint (from Iron).
Yeah, professor failed to give "proper" instructions for "proper
handling" of cheap-ass glassware: Throw that shit in the trash!
I know of a lab that had potassium cyanide stored in a china glass
beaker, and that was inside another china glass container. It was the
state and they had to go with low bid.  I know the leader of the lab.
  both were in a refregerated safe, but the outter one cracked, and so
did the inner one, due to thermal expansion, and all that potassium
cynide leaked out into the safe, (as a gas?).  They always have full
envirmental suits on when they open the safe, found the KCN gone! then
called city HASMAT, which cleared the building, took the entire safe to
desposal, took blood tests from all the lab employees, it is a big deal.
Post by benj
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Five minutes later, her tube exploded.
the question is why?  she drop it ?
<snip>
Her "vacuum tube "exploded". This is more than enough reason to
understand why nobody should EVER listen to any Journo when it comes to
science. "Kensi" and Warmley are fine examples of what happens when you
do. Your brain turns to mush. This idiot journo clearly has not a clue
about what happened or what the "vacuum tube" was and could hardly have
"exploded" if it had a vacuum. These are the people who think they they
are the only ones smart enough to save us all! Snicker!
Can the insane and retarded work in journalism? Apparently yes, if you
have a good imagination.
most all journo's are dumb, as the smarter people got hired into good
jobs. So Journos are left making up stories they know nothing about to
sell to whoever. kensi pupa and olli pupa c+p from same leftist rags too.
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