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93 comments

Ooo.. (5, Funny)

onion2k (203094) | more than 7 years ago | (#16050809)

"And if I post about posters again, I could be a Periodic Periodic Table Table Poster Poster."

Ooo.. ooo.. please! Go on! I'm on the edge of my seat here!

(On a side note, HTML really needs a sarcasm tag.)

Re:Ooo.. (0, Offtopic)

fithmo (854772) | more than 7 years ago | (#16051249)

<p>
I thought on the internet anything between paragraph tags was assumed to be sarcastic...?
</p>

Re:Ooo.. (1)

jizziknight (976750) | more than 7 years ago | (#16051579)

<p>
Well, they aren't really useful for anything else.
</p>

Re:Ooo.. (2, Funny)

darjen (879890) | more than 7 years ago | (#16051668)

(On a side note, HTML really needs a sarcasm tag.)

[sarcasm]
Oh, you mean like this? What a clever observation!
[/sarcasm]

Re:Ooo.. (4, Funny)

MP3Chuck (652277) | more than 7 years ago | (#16051669)

"HTML really needs a sarcasm tag."

Perhaps <blink> could have a use after all!

Re:Ooo.. (1)

mOdQuArK! (87332) | more than 7 years ago | (#16052108)

No, I'm pretty sure that <blink> is more applicable as the I-really-want-to-irritate-you tag.

Re:Ooo.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16052031)

Just posting a post-firstpost post:
"And if I post about posters again, I could be a Periodic Periodic Table Table Poster Poster."
Such fun! Do this periodically or just table the motion, posthaste.

Re:Ooo.. (1)

HeroreV (869368) | more than 7 years ago | (#16056700)

(On a side note, HTML really needs a sarcasm tag.)
<span class="sarcasm">It's definitely needed quite badly.</span>

Re:Ooo.. (1)

ThePinkPope (999439) | more than 7 years ago | (#16057963)

Why no picture of a mushroom for Plutonium?

Oh no... (0, Redundant)

wbren (682133) | more than 7 years ago | (#16050812)

You know, usually when a story's links are slashdotted to death, I can at least make up something half intelligent based on the description.

Not this time.

Re:Oh no... (5, Funny)

$RANDOMLUSER (804576) | more than 7 years ago | (#16050888)

Now that we've got Pluto kicked off the list of planets, we can work on getting Cesium kicked off the periodic table.

Re:Oh no... (4, Funny)

BakaHoushi (786009) | more than 7 years ago | (#16051061)

Why Cesium? Let's get rid of mercury. I mean, first of all, it's supposed to be a metal, but it's LIQUID at room temperature. It thinks it's so cool, 'cause it's rebelling against its "solid" parents. Secondly, it poisons people. Oh yeah, real nice. Sure, lead can poison us, too, but only if we consume it. If someone tried to consume parts of me I'd poison them, too, but Mercury can just be in the area. Have you touch it. I think it's time to get rid of Hg once and for all, and replace it with something more useful. Like Chocolate. No one ever complains about liquid chocolate, after all.

Re:Before Mercury, let's do Plutonium (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16051501)

Although I agree that we need to vote the element Mercury off the island (mainly because there's already a planet named Mercury...I'm sooo confused), but I think we need to remove Plutonium from the periodic table now that Pluto is no longer a planet.
You get too much plutonium together in one place and it blows up! What's up with that? I want to do useful things with my elements, like build bridges and such.
Plutonium just doesn't want to work together in a team.
Also, like Mercury, it's toxic also
So, not only do we have an element which blows up, but it poisons us after it blows up. What's up with that?

So my vote "against" goes to Plutonium

thanks for listening

Re:Oh no... (2, Insightful)

AmX (229879) | more than 7 years ago | (#16052408)

I'd rather kick Plutonium off the periodic table, just for consistency's sake...

Re:Oh no... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16053507)

No, if we're getting rid of elements, get rid of the ones like Einsteinium and Ununhexium. I mean, these things don't even exist in nature, they've just been created in the lab for a fraction of a second. Who needs them?

Re:Oh no... (1)

Pieroxy (222434) | more than 7 years ago | (#16051478)

You know, usually when a story's links are slashdotted to death, I can at least make up something half intelligent based on the description.

Something half intelligent is also something half stupid. Maybe you should be glad there were no outright lies/mistakes in the description.

Sodium metal (4, Funny)

rbarreira (836272) | more than 7 years ago | (#16050813)

Looks like his server has just been blasted by the /. element.

Re:Sodium metal (4, Informative)

Otter (3800) | more than 7 years ago | (#16051016)

Coral Cache link [nyud.net] -- I love the Slashdotter FireFox extension! (And kudos to Theodore Gray for a really nice poster.)

As long as I'm posting, I'm reminded of the article I read recently about how some public school was so poorly funded that their periodic table was from 1996 and didn't have the very newest element! Whatever the financial situation in the school, I found it at least as alarming that "activists" thought that was seriously holding back high school chemistry education, let alone that a reporter and editor (WSJ, no less, IIRC) agreed with them.

Re:Sodium metal (3, Funny)

ConceptJunkie (24823) | more than 7 years ago | (#16052519)

That's nothing, at my high school in North Carolina in the early 80's our periodic table contained only Earth, Water, Air and Fire. They didn't even have the update for Ether.

Serious note, in 6th grade we were all supposed to bring in an example of an element. I don't recall what I brought in (probably coal for carbon), but it amazed and shocked me how many people brought in wood. I guess nowadays that wouldn't surprise me.

By the way, my high school was actually pretty good and my chemistry teacher, Mr. Merritt, was an especially good teacher. I learned a lot in 11th grade chemistry.

 

Re:Sodium metal (1)

gfreeman (456642) | more than 7 years ago | (#16059398)

Hmm, what would I bring?

Something made of nickel, copper or iron, probably.

Now though, I'd just show my wedding ring.

What would other people bring, I wonder?

Re:Sodium metal (1)

dar (15755) | more than 7 years ago | (#16055440)

Looks like his server has just been blasted by the /. element.

Which can also be poisonous and explosive.

Re:Sodium metal (1)

Grab (126025) | more than 7 years ago | (#16058456)

And incredibly dense, sadly.

Four years to make a poster (5, Funny)

DavidHOzAu (925585) | more than 7 years ago | (#16050814)

...and I think it is now safe to say that you can read more about him here [wikipedia.org] .

Re:Four years to make a poster (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16050844)

Ha, ha, ha. You got me.

FWIW (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16050881)

This is one of the guys who wrote Mathematica.

Re:FWIW (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16050943)

This is one of the guys who wrote Mathematica.

~WHOOSH! <-- the joke

    o
  --|-- <-- you
  _/ \_

Re:Four years to make a poster (1, Offtopic)

mgblst (80109) | more than 7 years ago | (#16051305)

There is no article. I guess we are still waiting for the first of such people to take an interest in wikipedia.

Sodium (-1, Troll)

pubjames (468013) | more than 7 years ago | (#16050816)

I guess these days if you purchase a big block of Sodium you are guaranteed a place on a government terrorist watchlist. If you're muslim you might also get a visit from the spooks. Go USA!

Re:Sodium (3, Interesting)

nizo (81281) | more than 7 years ago | (#16051037)

Yeah I was thinking the same thing. On the flip side, I am considering selling sodium on ebay by the pound, and then shipping buyers two pounds of salt. Just think of the free chlorine as an added bonus!

Note to purchaser: (4, Funny)

Wilson_6500 (896824) | more than 7 years ago | (#16051199)

"Some disassembly required."

More than two pounds... (4, Funny)

ClayJar (126217) | more than 7 years ago | (#16051620)

Actually, the atomic weight of chlorine is 35.4527, and the atomic weight of sodium is 22.989768. That being the case, you'll have to ship just over 2.54 pounds of salt in order to ship a pound of sodium.

To be kind, you should also include the disassembly instructions -- "Heat in crucible (sold separately) until molten. Insert suitable electrodes (sold separately) and apply direct current. Collect sodium."

Re:More than two pounds... (1)

ajs318 (655362) | more than 7 years ago | (#16052162)

That's more than close enough for anyone who still weighs in pounds.

Re:More than two pounds... (1)

nizo (81281) | more than 7 years ago | (#16052936)

Actually I could sell by the kilogram to make other Americans feel like they are getting more. I always figured the first gas station to start selling by the liter here would make a killing. I made fun of us 'merkins in a journal entry [slashdot.org] which explains it all.....

Re:More than two pounds... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16053579)

Warning! Do not breath the Chlorine.

offtopic Troll (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16050822)

'Table' tabulation of items in a preadsheet like fashion
and
'Table' piece of wood you eat off
There is no pun in other language than English

Like the north *pole* is not really a rod that sticks out of the ground(i.e. pole). It just happens to use the same word in english.

Re:offtopic Troll (0, Offtopic)

ajs318 (655362) | more than 7 years ago | (#16050852)

Other languages do have puns, they just don't translate well because words that sound similar but mean completely different things in one language don't necessarily sound anything like each other in another language. For instance .....

Q. Why is a watch called a watch?
A. Because it shows you the time!

is not funny at all in English; but if you translate it into French, print it on a T-shirt, and wander round Paris, you'll have French people collapsing in paroxysms of laughter. Even the gendarmes won't be able to get near enough to arrest you. You could rob several banks in the time it takes for the authorities to send a non-French-speaker after you.

Re:offtopic Troll (0, Offtopic)

tsa (15680) | more than 7 years ago | (#16050940)

Eehm.. My French is not so good. Could you help me please?

Re:offtopic Troll (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16050961)

It's not funny (unless it's very, very late). Use google translator to understand and "laugh".

English version (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16051284)

It's about as funny as:

Q: Why is a watch called a watch?
A: Because you watch the time in it!

Re:offtopic Troll (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16052678)

A Dutchman not speaking such good French? Unbelievable!

Well, at great risk of provoking an international incident by reducing French-speaking Slashdot readers to giggling imbeciles and at the same time violating a patent on conjugating verbs, I am posting the translation here.

Q. Pourquoi une montre s'appelle une montre?
R. Parcequ'elle montre l'heure!


I accept no responsibility for anyone choking on a camembert baguette, nor for anyone demanding millions of euros in unpaid royalties due to having conjugated the verbs s'appeler and montrer.

Re:offtopic Troll (1)

tsa (15680) | more than 7 years ago | (#16054472)

Finally someone who took the trouble. Thanks! I think Dutch people also don't have the highly developed sense of humour of the French, because although I can see that it's a funny joke I'm still on my chair and far from being a whimpering heap.

Puns in other languages (1)

rbarreira (836272) | more than 7 years ago | (#16051009)

Don't worry, we have plenty of puns in other languages. For example, if this was a Portuguese periodic table, the picture on the Copper element, which has the symbol "Cu" could be a nice ass (cu in Portuguese).

Re:Puns in other languages (2, Insightful)

owlnation (858981) | more than 7 years ago | (#16051721)

Don't worry, we have plenty of puns in other languages. For example, if this was a Portuguese periodic table, the picture on the Copper element, which has the symbol "Cu" could be a nice ass (cu in Portuguese).
It's funny, I read many many things per day, but like most people not everything sticks in my mind forever. Now you'd think it would be profundities or vital information that does. It's not. I guarantee if you ask me what Portuguese for nice ass is in a year or 10 years time I can tell you without hesitation. Thank you to the poster of the parent, you have changed my life.

This information could be useful sometime. Oh God, I hope...

Chemistry class in Portugal must be a riot?

Re:Puns in other languages (1)

rbarreira (836272) | more than 7 years ago | (#16058001)

Chemistry class in Portugal must be a riot?

Hell yeah ;)

BTW, it just means "ass", not "nice ass". I just put in "nice ass" for the picture comment.

Re:Puns in other languages (1)

ArsenneLupin (766289) | more than 7 years ago | (#16051889)

Luxembourg used to have a school called Centre Universitaire Luxembourgeois

The acronym for this (as shown on streetsigns pointing to the school) is ... cul, which means ass in French (a language commonly spoken in Luxembourg).

Took them several years to notice, and during all this time, the embarrassing street signs remained up. Since then, they've renamed the school, it is now part of Université de Luxembourg.

Re:Puns in other languages (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16054417)

Well , in Argentina (and maybe some other countries) Mitsubishi had to rename its 4x4 from "Pajero" to "Montero" because "pajero" means something like : "man who masturbates a lot" ....
it would have been quite interesting to see many drivers on the highway with the chromed sign "jerk off" right on the back door of their vehicles

at least, if he makes a bad move, you don't have to shout..... "he already knows that".

Re:offtopic Troll (1)

Nuffsaid (855987) | more than 7 years ago | (#16051574)

Actually, the joke works in Italian too. Except we don't have the Saxon Genitive, so articles and prepositions are required. "the periodic table table" is translated as "la tavola della tavola periodica".

Oh, COME ON. (1, Flamebait)

geminidomino (614729) | more than 7 years ago | (#16050825)

This doesn't even PRETEND to be news!

And here we thought it was bad when the editors were posting PR fluff pieces. At least those were DISGUISED ads. This is just a frelling commercial, FFS!

Re:Oh, COME ON. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16050898)

Gee, calm down! This happens all the time here!

I like ..... (4, Interesting)

ajs318 (655362) | more than 7 years ago | (#16050835)

It's very pretty. Nice use of images ..... especially the Noble gases. Even pictures of the scientists after which some of the *cough* harder-to-obtain elements were named! I'm going to order one of the 68x134 ones if they can be shipped to the UK.

If you like this, you'll probably also like Kalzium [kde.org] .

Re:I like ..... (1)

slothman32 (629113) | more than 7 years ago | (#16051584)

Kalzium does look interesting but I use [caugh]windows[/caugh].

I wonder if there are any emulators that allow linux and other weird OS's to work in Win.

I saw one where each element had a picture of it's use.
Tungsten, for example, showed a light bulb.

I noticed the profiles of the undiscoved countries, er elements.
Actually they will be created by them.
Somehow the creater of this picture went forward in time, ohh I said too much.

OSQ from the last part, ala James Wood.

Re:I like ..... (1)

ajs318 (655362) | more than 7 years ago | (#16052066)

You don't need an emulator. Just grab a bootdisk such as Slax [linux-live.org] or Knoppix [knoppix.org] . Boot from this. Although you probably won't find Kalzium on the CD, you will still be able to install it from the net. Slax accepts Slackware packages and Knoppix accepts Debian packages.

You might even find you quite like Linux, and decide to install it permanently .....

Re:I like ..... (1)

JabberWokky (19442) | more than 7 years ago | (#16052251)

KDE 4 will almost certainly run on Windows. Just be patient.

--
Evan

Re:I like ..... (1)

Lactoso (853587) | more than 7 years ago | (#16052200)

"harder-to-obtain elements"

Like unobtanium?

Best Example of each Element (1)

RuBLed (995686) | more than 7 years ago | (#16050839)

From TFA:

"After four years of collecting and photographing samples of all the chemical elements, months of struggling to select the very best example of each one, and further months of working on the best possible printing quality, I am pleased to say that you can now buy a copy of my photographic periodic table poster."

Nice work! But I'm really not sure about elements like Rh, Bh, Sg... Are you sure they are the best examples of each element?

Holy slashvertising batman! (4, Funny)

QuantumFTL (197300) | more than 7 years ago | (#16050855)

Check out the new formula, folks:
  • Step 1: Create product made for /.ers
  • Step 2: Use Slashdot's Slashvertisement Submission Form
  • Step 3: Get server completely slashdotted before ten posts.
  • Step 4: /.ers are annoyed at you and never buy any of your stuff.
  • Step 5: ???
  • Step 6: At least you are not as bad as Roland.

Re:Holy slashvertising batman! (1, Offtopic)

clickclickdrone (964164) | more than 7 years ago | (#16050875)

>Step 5: ???
Step 5: No Profit!!!

Re:Holy slashvertising batman! (1)

egr (932620) | more than 7 years ago | (#16051593)

I see a good strategy for DoS attack here

Understanding /. funny mod (1)

QuantumFTL (197300) | more than 7 years ago | (#16055519)

I obviously posted the comment because I thought it would be modded funny (and because i was frustrated with the story). I'm wondering, does anyone know what (if anything) in the list is actually funny? I'm just curious, as I often see a lot of +5 funnies (my own, included) being modded up w/o any discernible humor value.

And why do I post things just for karma? It's because /. is the only MMORPG I allow myself to play :)

Uh, what (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16050863)

This play on words is great, but I'm more interested in an informative headline. Isn't the headline supposed to give us a quick idea of the article so we know whether it's worth reading or not, as opposed to having to decipher it first?

Periodic Table Table (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16050867)

This is the best idea since the Jump To Conclusions Mat [imdb.com] .

Re:Periodic Table Table (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16050879)

I like the pet rock. You know, the inventor made a million dollars!

Uhhh... what? (0, Offtopic)

adf2006 (998737) | more than 7 years ago | (#16050907)

Main page news?

I mean, I only attempted to read the article because I didn't even understand the summary.

Coherence is important, and while that headline may appear witty to those on the inside, the point is that it describes the point of the article in a clear and brief manner. "Periodic Table Table Poster Post," not so much. I don't want to have to decode /. summaries at 6:30AM. Or ever.

Save the jokes for the department line.

Title (1, Offtopic)

tsa (15680) | more than 7 years ago | (#16050932)

Great title above this post!

slashvertisment (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16050949)

If I could just get a story on /. perhaps I would not need to live in moms basement... Who do I need to pleasure?

I'll just pretend it's an actual article... (0, Offtopic)

chowdy (992689) | more than 7 years ago | (#16050956)

I, for one, welcome our periodically tabled overlords.

First element: unobtanium (2, Funny)

192939495969798999 (58312) | more than 7 years ago | (#16050973)

Looks like Unobtanium is all I get when I try to view that table... hey, maybe I should just post my digital artwork as a story too -- at least my server can (supposedly) handle some hits!

Re:First element: unobtanium (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16055238)

Looks like Unobtanium is all I get when I try to view that table...

Whats the symbol for Unobtanium? 404?

One of 2 things... (0)

Obi-w00t (943426) | more than 7 years ago | (#16051025)

This article is the product of one of two things:

  • A slow news day
  • People are now willing to submit pretty non-interesting news to Slashdot for the sake of a cheap pun (sorry Theodore, your newspaper-headline-writing days are still a distant fantasy).


Note to anyone who mods this 'Off-Topic': I found TFA in the dot cache and it really is not Slashdot-worthy (though what is these days?).

Shameless plug, yes (5, Interesting)

TheodoreGray (578458) | more than 7 years ago | (#16051046)

I would just like to say in my defense that in the form I submitted the story it wasn't just a shameless plug for my poster. It was a shameful plug disguised with interesting links [badscience.net] to the recent Brainiac alkali metal explosions fiasco [theodoregray.com] , which I'm genuinely surprised didn't get any attention on slashdot. Sorry about the server, again. It was supposed to be able to handle it. Unfortunately they have their hands around my bandwidth neck because for some reason our sysadmin department feels it's more important to keep wolfram.com [wolfram.com] running than my periodic table table site. Where is the appreciation for fine art in this world? If only people would buy my poster, I could afford more bandwidth for sodium explosions. There, now you have a truly shameless plug to complain about.

Re:Shameless plug, yes (1)

Lijemo (740145) | more than 7 years ago | (#16051088)

"Sodium in the lake party"-- wait-- I think our pyromaniac honors high school chemestry teacher showed that to us back in-- 1989? somewhere around there? Is it a video of you taking a class out to a strip mine and throwing a big 'ol block of sodium in? my class thought that was pretty darn cool =^). (In class, our teacher was only able to demonstrate will small peices in a large garbage can of water...) The only part of that class that was more memorable was when a tin-foil trough of flaming chemicals started to leak and run off the desk, causing the first row of students to need to retreat from the approching lake of colored flame-- but the fire didn't spread to anything other than the chemicals, which burned away, so it was all good.

Re:Shameless plug, yes (4, Interesting)

nblender (741424) | more than 7 years ago | (#16051120)

Ignore the other self-righteous wankers. I am continuously amused by the things you get up to, and enjoy your little pieces in popsci.. My favourite is still the Iridium incident with the batshit crazy russians....

http://georgelazenby.livejournal.com/195942.html [livejournal.com]

So hey, Thanks.

Re:Shameless plug, yes (1)

gardyloo (512791) | more than 7 years ago | (#16052816)

Love the link. Too bad the pictures linked to from it are apparently hosted on a defunct site. On the other hand, the postings are great. Thanks!

Re:Shameless plug, yes (2, Insightful)

Kris_B_04 (883011) | more than 7 years ago | (#16051636)

My son will love that poster.
Now, I just gotta find my paypal account...

But it's sayin I gotta start a new one.

Blah. :)

But one order coming up as soon as I get an account!!! LOL

It is a gorgeous poster....

Thanks,
Kris

Potassium Party Someday? (1)

slagell (959298) | more than 7 years ago | (#16052464)

Maybe you should have a potassium party someday. When I was a teenager, I did a little pyrotechnic experiment with K. I had a rod about 4 inches long and the width of a half dollar. I decided to take a 5 gallon bucket of water, set it in the middle of our Cul de Sac, cut off a 2 inch chunk, and toss it into the bucket. It took a couple of tosses to get it in from a safe distance. There was fire, a huge amount of water sprayed all over the place and a very destroyed bucket in the end. The majority of the Cul de Sac was covered in a silverish coating. I figured it was Potassium Oxide.

Later, in my freshman year of college I would put something like the size of a half dollar of potassium on the floor of a dry shower in the dorm. I never did hear back any stories about fire in the shower. :-( I suppose I should be glad that a stupid thing like that never got anyone hurt.

Anyway, if Theo does any other cool experiments, he should post them here. I work at the NCSA @ UIUC not too far from Wolfram. I am always up for interesting pyrotechnics, and I enjoy those Pop Sci experiments from his column.

Re:Shameless plug, yes (1)

deglr6328 (150198) | more than 7 years ago | (#16053453)

The image of liquid nitrogen in the unsilvered dewar you have is remarkably perfect. It is rare to see a picture of it so clearly due to the ever present misty cold vapor. It looks like you are using a bell jar to cover the dewar and take images of it. If so, have you ever considered pulling a vaccum on it so you could get nice pictures of solid nitrogen and oxygen? I would love love love to see how much of a deeper blue solid oxygen is compared to the liquid. cheers.

Re:Shameless plug, yes (1)

TheodoreGray (578458) | more than 7 years ago | (#16057221)

The rotation video you can find under nitrogren on my site was in fact taken under a bell jar, with the bell jar in turn heated by a hair drier blowing at it to keep off condensation on the outside. But that video didn't come out nearly as well as the picture in the poster, which was taken on a dry winter day but otherwise out in the open. It took several hours to get it just right, and also involved the use of a hair drier to chase condensation off the Dewer between attempts. I was a bit nervous blowing a heat gun at an unshielded glass Dewer full of cryogenic liquid, but fortunately Pyrex is amazing stuff (and I was wearing a full face shield and leather welding coat). I never thought of making solid samples, I'll have to see how practical that might be. (And read the description on my site for a shameful admission about the oxygen photo.)

Re:Shameless plug, yes (1)

deglr6328 (150198) | more than 7 years ago | (#16057646)

Yes I saw your LOX image, I suspected something because the edge of the bowl also looked suspiciously blue!! Its ok you are forgiven. ;) really, making nitrogen ice by placing some liquid in a dewar and putting it under vacuum is surprisingly easy (look at the simple setup here for instance http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Cryopreservatio n.jpg [wikipedia.org] ). I've done it in a plastic cup and all you need is a vacuum pump of moderate heft. Unfortunately my bell jar was utterly filty and taking pictures would've been pointless. I also found it was impossible to get the ice (it looks just like an unflavored snowcone or slushie) out of the bell jar without melting it. No matter how quickly I let the air back in, much of the ice would melt from contact with the cold air blowing around inside and I would be left with an N2 slush by the time I was up to atmosphere. You know, on second thought, about the solid O2 thing..... I might be slightly worried about igniting the vacuum pump oil. There's not much of it usually and you could obviously cut off the pump retty quickly preventing a REAL catastrophe but better have an extinguisher on hand. Wait what the hell am I talking about you have experience with pounds of Na in a pond!!!

Bow (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | more than 7 years ago | (#16051047)

Before your Perl operator table overlord: http://www.ozonehouse.com/mark/blog/code/PeriodicT able.html [ozonehouse.com]

Re:Bow (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16052664)

Wow, that is truly impressive. Nice work. I give you some virtual mod points.

[MOD PARENT +5 SWELL] (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16053203)

If there is a "swell" modifier.

Major (1)

greysky (136732) | more than 7 years ago | (#16051071)

What is this guy's real name? Major Major Major Major?

Mirror of Table (2, Insightful)

soulsteal (104635) | more than 7 years ago | (#16051316)

Mirror! [pseudonordic.org] so people can see it.

Don't do that! (1)

CAIMLAS (41445) | more than 7 years ago | (#16051618)

" Periodic Table Table Poster Post"

Don't do that! You're going to make dyslexic and other spatially impaired folks go mad!

While on the topic of pop-art periodic tables (1)

PAPPP (546666) | more than 7 years ago | (#16051980)

Since it didn't make it onto the "Related Stories" tab, I'll throw the good old Periodic Table Of Comic Books [uky.edu] back into the discussion.
Just to keep it all over the table I am related to one of the people responsable for this.

Mystery Authors periodic table (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16052671)

Similarly, check out:

PERIODIC TABLE OF MYSTERY AUTHORS [magicdragon.com]

... with rollover at each square of the Periodic Table, and lots of data.

-- Professor Jonathan Vos Post

Intermittant, dammit! (1)

karlandtanya (601084) | more than 7 years ago | (#16052209)

You'd better either explicitly state periodicity and specify period or observe for more than just 1 cycle (peak-to-peak == post-to-post) before calling it periodic.

But just exactly... (1)

de_smudger (971193) | more than 7 years ago | (#16052222)

>> "And if I post about posters again, I could be a Periodic Periodic Table Table Poster Poster." ...how many poster posts would the poster post if the poster could post posts?

More than one Periodic Table (2, Interesting)

Blighten (992637) | more than 7 years ago | (#16052364)

As a Chemistry major, I was interested to know that there are more than just one way to explore the properties of the elements. A few examples can be found here: http://www.wou.edu/las/physci/ch412/alttable.htm [wou.edu] . I wonder if any of these guys could be made into some type of artwork...

What, no revised version? (1)

Copid (137416) | more than 7 years ago | (#16055754)

Come on, people, get with the times [re-discovery.org] !

Heh (1)

nnn0 (794348) | more than 7 years ago | (#16057977)

if only you could do the new table too ;) (http://www.nimblebooks.com/wordpress/wp-content/C hemicalGalaxy_Stewart_2004.jpg)

a comment from a chemist (1)

juushin (632556) | more than 7 years ago | (#16058008)

i would like to point out that chemists have been doing these experiments for ages--the difference is that chemists typically don't document the steps and posting them on the web.

a typical experiment (and one that has been repeated many, many times by many different people) is to pull a 1 lb brick of sodium out of a container of mineral oil and toss it into the charles river as you are walking over one of the bridges late at night.

i agree with the other comments about the shameless promotion of products. wrong venue. and since when did it become reasonable to slashdot ones own work/page/poster/anything?

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