# Djordje

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2. ## Possible way to make sodium

Okay, I know there is a thread "NO, you can't make sodium" pinned on this forum, but I had this idea and I just think it might work. So here's what we do: Make the highest concentration possible of $NaCl$ in $H_2O$. Then we add petroleum, as much as we used water in the first mixture. Petroleum is insoluble in water, it's boiling point is 150 °C and it should only be used to preserve the $Na$ from reacting once separated from $NaCl$. Then we start heating the mixture while electrolysis takes place. Must be careful not to exceed 150 °C as petroleum will evaporate. So as $Cl2$ is formed and goes away, $Na$ will react with water all the way to a point where there is not enough water to react - when enough water is evaporated, there should remain some $Na$ after each reaction with water. $NaOH$ is at the same time electrolised and after all water is evaporated, $Na$ should remain protected in petroleum. Just wanted to hear if this is possible.
3. ## Removing black stains from hands [AgNO3]

They are indeed. Thanks anyways
4. ## SFN Under New Ownership

Like we really fell for it
5. ## What if a double facepalm is not enough?

Thanks guys for you replies, but I think I found what best suits me
6. ## Libyan civil war started by Western countries?

The state must be secular if that's what you mean.
7. ## Libyan civil war started by Western countries?

Here's a little video from Serbian TV talk show: [this guy is a special reporter of Politika for Libya] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0B1RXrPblM

One of the most useful websites: http://www.wolframalpha.com/
9. ## simple equation question

LOL why do you complicate this, much faster way to solution: 0=2-(x+1) x+1=2 x=1
10. ## What if it became scientifically proven that God exists? (Ver 2)

My question was aimed to the religions and their representation of God. I don't negate that there could be a Creator.
11. ## Why did Britain try to colonise the world?

After all the English were those in charge and UK or Britain was used merely to satisfy the non-English people and make 'em feel equal.
12. ## Communism - utopia or not?

The rewards and prize for good workers should serve only for education and improvements - by good workers I mean those who willingly do their best. Those who do not wish to contribute should look at them as examples of what they should be. I am perhaps a bit radical, but frankly I don't see any other way to achieve a better life for all of us. Communism was the first system to exist and it worked well though people had no idea what they had and did nothing to keep it.
13. ## Libyan civil war started by Western countries?

This is perhaps the best answer to the AI's report.
14. ## Communism - utopia or not?

The dictatorial of the proletariat is there to make 'em a bit more perfect - educate kids from the earliest days, give lots of money to good workers etc. and punishing those who want to gain advantage/exploit others.
15. ## Communism - utopia or not?

Communism = classless society, with equality, peace and ownership of the means of production by workers. Soviet Union wasn't communism and neither is China. A workers' self management system perhaps?
16. ## Communism - utopia or not?

Title and the poll says it all - I would like anyone to argument his answer to the poll.
17. ## What if it became scientifically proven that God exists? (Ver 2)

There's a nasty little paradox for those who believe in omnipotent God: Can God make a stone that's so heavy that he can't lift it? How do the believers explain the existence of evil in the world if the God is omnipotent and good? Epíkouros says: I'll repeat what I said in some post above: What is transcendental can't be proven because every statement we make about transcendental has the counter-statement that is as likely to be true as the original statement. So it won't and can't be proven (neither philosophically or scientifically) that God exists.
18. ## Libyan civil war started by Western countries?

The Democratic Republic of Germany had lower standard than most European countries which was normal for the countries of the Eastern block. However, the absurdness of dividing a country in half, together with oppression of Stasi is IMO what led to revolt. Jackson33: There must be some influence of the "Islamic Brotherhood". Sisyphus: You are forgetting that Egypt had quite low standard. lemur: Libya had to trade oil in order to be independent from financial aid of banks and IMF. The same thing happened in Yugoslavia after WWII - with communists in power and workers' self management as form of socialism, Yugoslavia prospered - it was neutral, fought of USSR's attempts to make it a satellite state, traded with US, Libya, USSR, China etc. Yugoslavia indeed cooperated with capitalist forces of West as well as with communist forces of East. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Workers'_self-management http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialist_Federal_Republic_of_Yugoslavia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tito
19. ## Libyan civil war started by Western countries?

Before the unrest in Libya, the Libyan people had high standard, good wages, social and health insurance. Gadaffi is a sort of dictator, but his people are happy, fed and satisfied. He led a revolution without spilling a single drop of blood. And after all these years, there are riots in Libya? Which sane man would protest for democracy if he has everything he needs in the present system? So the first protest must have been caused by the Western insurgents in Libya - the ultimate goal is of course that 1.8 million barrels of oil a day. Civil war and the intervention is merely the last phase of such a plan. The people of Serbia and Montenegro who have experienced something similar in the 1999 (though NATO bombed us without UN consent) have organized a facebook fan page to support Gadaffi and it already has nearly 40,000 fans. IMPERIALISM, IMPERIALISM and IMPERIALISM!
20. ## Removing black stains from hands [AgNO3]

Not in few months hopefully
21. ## Why did Britain try to colonise the world?

There are both pros and cons. World as whole prospered but colonized nations hadn't.
22. ## Narrowing down a degree path

Impossible to be done on your own - but if you want to be the one that actually invents/discovers solutions and products new ideas then neurologist and orthopedist just as CaptainPanic said.
23. ## Removing black stains from hands [AgNO3]

Title says it all. I have recently done some work with AgNO3 but as I handled it only for a few seconds, I didn't wear gloves and afterwards I got black stains on both of my palms. How should I remove them or should just wait for them to wear of?
24. ## Why did Britain try to colonise the world?

1. Material reasons 2. It had brought prosperity to some of the colonies, but mostly no.
25. ## A few thoughts on timeline & entropy

Thanks for this information. I haven't known that it was that short period during which it expanded exponentially.
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