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  1. I studied the bible and other religious works to come to the conclusion that lack of belief is the only reasonable stance to take on the issue of gods.
  2. I'm a nudist, I never saw any reason to reveal that here, never really seemed relevant to any issues I was discussing. But now that we have a nudist thread i would say that my username is associated with my nudity and that I love to walk around the beach in the nude but nude swimming is heaven on earth! I am, btw, an atheist and see no way to connect my love of being nude (naked means you are nude and up to something) of course these days i supplement my income via paypal donations by people who want me to keep my clothes on!
  3. Methylene blue can be used as a rinse to clean off nets, When I ran a petshop I kept methylene blue in containers near the fish bagging station to keep nets soaked in why waiting to be used. I've also used peroxide in the net dip containers and I use peroxide to clean equipment like filters and other accessories. Drying the plastic parts out over night will remove the peroxide. "in the aquarium" is tricky, most people would use antibiotics instead of disinfectants, few disinfectants are any better at killing bacteria than they are at killing fish. Palmolive or any soap is a bad idea in aquariums, it's difficult to really rinse off but it's deadliness to aquatic life is less than it used to be but still not low enough to be used in an aquarium.
  4. I think you have forgotten that the OP is talking about aquariums. Things like "Lysol" and Palmolive are quite poisonous to aquatic life and would be worse than the bacterium.
  5. There is a local page for the Cape Fear Site, but I know of no company wide pages for Dacron.
  6. Oh you don't know the half of it but most of them require some knowledge of the process to really make any sense. Having a tube core explode next to you while you are up close to rotating and or hot equipment and can't let yourself move at at all is a classic. I'm not sure about that, it was never discussed, DuPont pretty much claimed they invented it. I worked there from 1973 to 1998, we had a worldwide computer network going there by the early 80s, I loved to surf the other DuPont sites around the world. We used computers to monitor our processes in real time and they were linked to all the dupont sites around the world. I remember really enjoying talking to DuPont in Australia! I never thought of that but it makes sense. I prefer natural fibers as well. We made polyester that was like spider silk and some that was almost like rope, good times for all !
  7. I worked for DuPont, the Cape Fear site, we made Dacron polyester, the way fibers can be manipulated on the manufacturing level is mind bending. And physics is a big part of it. But we made clear polyester all the way up to what we called "dull" fibers that were so full of titanium dioxide they looked like double white or something, hard to really describe, but the properties of the polyester determined how it would take dye and feel when you wore it. We had a large lab and engineering section and we made experimental fibers some of which were silk like to fibers that looked like aluminum foil threads. Polyester is made from plastic that is stretched and otherwise manipulated to resemble other fibers. Dacron is just one of many fibers bother natural and artificial. I have a small video that shows parts of the process, it can be amazingly complicated, but it's on tape and I am not supposed to share it anyway.
  8. I always use hydrogen peroxide to clean my fish tanks when I take them down, it must be rinsed well and allowed to dry for a few days. Sodium hypochlorite has the advantage that commercial aquarium products are sold to neutralize it.
  9. What you said is true but some photos suffer from the "To good to be true" syndrom. Personally I think Bigfoot is misidentification of black bears, but that is just my opinion. Also there is the road kill hypothesis, everything, even humans eventually end up as road kill... even humans, but no bigfoot road kill ever...
  10. Hey! A fellow hillbilly! Have you seen a bigfoot in WV? I lived in around and near Sissonville WV, what part you from? I lived pretty far out in the sticks, I was raised by my grandfather who was Cherokee. I asked him about bigfoot a few times. He said it was just a story to scare children, he was a master trapper and woodsman. I always accepted what he said but I still always kept an eye out for tracks when out in the woods.
  11. The gravity on this planet should be enough to hold onto helium, at least i hope so, if not I'll have to go with a oxygen nitrogen atmosphere like the earth. Humans will be limited to short stays on the surface, weeks, but will have mechanical exoskeletons to help them cope. The atmospheric pressure is equal to 330 feet below the ocean's surface on Earth which is doable but will have to have something to prevent nitrogen narcosis. .
  12. I am setting the stage for a series of short stories set on a large planet with a 10 bar atmosphere and a group of human researchers who live on the planet. I am trying to make the initial set up as accurate as possible. I am also trying to get a reasonable way to include helium in the atmosphere. Yess I did. My planet will rotate in about 36 hours.
  13. No, I am referring to the gravity at the surface, density would vary as the surface gravity differs on each object. The larger object would have less density, I used to have a site I could go to that would calculate these things for me after I plugged in the parameters. If i remember correctly the larger object would have 15.625 times the volume of the earth, the mid sized object would have 8 times the volume of the earth and the smaller one would have 1 times the volume of earth. which would mean the smaller object would have to have 2x the density of earth, the medium sized object would have the same density as earth and the largest object would have less density than earth. I can't remember the mass of the larger object but it seems as though it was someplace close to 12 times the mass of the earth. Thanks for the math but I am afriad it is beyond my limited ability. By vastness I am alluding to the volume and mass of the atmosphere, like how Saturn's moon Titan has a very large atmosphere, deeper than even earth's.
  14. The idea i am referring to is that a small dense object's gravity falls off faster than a large less dense object with the same surface gravity.
  15. I think I'd have to say "with all other things being equal" if that helps.
  16. Does the size vs the density of a planet have an effect on the extensiveness of the atmosphere? More specifically would an earth sized planet with 2x earths gravity have a more or less extensive atmosphere than a planet 2x the size of the earth with 2x the gravity of earth or a planet 2.5 times the size of the earth with 2x the gravity?
  17. Any chance Z refers to Zombies?
  18. Is the water green? Looks more like unicellular algae to me.
  19. Um no, actually this site is pretty good at pointing out when people are wrong as well as confirming when they are correct. You can learn quite a bit by being wrong but you have to own it.
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