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Things I Won't Work With: Dioxygen Difluoride The heater was warmed to approximately 700C. The heater block glowed a dull red color, observable with room lights turned off. The ballast tank was filled to 300 torr with oxygen, and fluorine was added until the total pressure was 901 torr. . . And yes, what happens next is just what you think happens: you run a mixture of oxygen and fluorine through a 700-degree-heating block. "Oh, no you don't," is the common reaction of most chemists to that proposal, ". . .not unless I'm at least a mile away, two miles if I'm downwind." This, folks, is the bracingly direct route to preparing dioxygen difluoride, often referred to in the literature by its evocative formula of FOOF.

the forgotten language of flowers In the early 18th century the Turkish "Secret Language of Flowers" was introduced to Europe by Lady Mary Wortley Montague, wife of the British ambassador to Constantinople. Flowers had long been a sign of romance but now lovers were able to send secret messages to each other by means of sending a posy of flowers. Each flower had a specific meaning and the order of arrangement had much to do with the intended "message". The French seem to have taken this idea to heart.

worthless information about your worthless mouse Your mouse's polling rate determines how often it sends data to your operating system. All mouse movements (counts) and button presses must wait in the mouse until windows polls for them. By default, windows will poll a usb mouse every 8 milliseconds (125hz). You can increase the frequency of polling with a number of programs/drivers/registry fixes. All this does is reduce the delay of sending the mouse data to the operating system. This has no effect on your sensitivity, but it will increase cpu usage.

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7 Memes That Went Viral Before The Internet Existed In the very likely case that you're on the Internet right now, you already know what a "meme" is. But you may not realize that the concept -- a meaningless phrase, image or joke getting repeated endlessly for no reason at all -- predates the Internet generation by a long shot. Although it was more difficult for a phrase or image to "go viral" before all this technology, pointless memes still found their way to every corner of the globe. Such as ...  ShieldsUP! — Internet Vulnerability Profiling Your Internet connection's IP address is uniquely associated with the following "machine name": The string of text above is known as your Internet connection's "reverse DNS." The end of the string is probably a domain name related to your ISP. This will be common to all customers of this ISP. But the beginning of the string uniquely identifies your Internet connection.

Fully Sick: Amazingly Simple Home Remedies 1. If you're choking on an ice cube, simply pour a cup of boiling water down your throat. Presto! About Aphelis.net ☛ About This website is a research blog about the loose ends of the ideals of community. It also acts as an archive of items related to communication, technology and art. It provides adequate source attribution for each and every one of its entries. “Ideals of community” refer to the various beliefs either that human beings once have live together harmoniously (nostalgia for a lost community) or that it is their upcoming destiny (hope in the coming community). Those ideals tend to see community as being positive both in the sense that it is believed to be substantial (it is thought to be something) and in the sense that it is believed to be good (it is thought to be a desirable value).

Chromium Notes: The story of Iron Update from 2013: this post was written in 2009. While the statements it made about Chrome were true then, Chrome today is a much different project. Iron claims to be a "privacy-oriented" fork of Chrome, which removes a bunch of pieces that the Iron author claims are privacy invasive. In the abstract this is a thing I'd support -- nothing like some publicity to put pressure on the project to be more careful about user privacy -- but when you look at the details it kinda falls down. Right when we first came out our IRC channel was flooded with hundreds of curious people, and for posterity's sake I logged it.

Sarcastic Sayings 1. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you’re a mile away and you have their shoes. 2. the founding story — 100CAMERAS. 100cameras was co-founded by four women in 2008 on the premise that a child sees the world differently than adults.They believed a child could take a camera into their own community and capture stories of the world around them in ways an older or outside photographer could not. And they were confident these stories could change lives, both within the community and around the world. In late 2008, the concept was first tested when one of the friends went to South Sudan and gave cameras to kids at an orphanage. Android Rice /g/uide So, if Android is so modular, why do we need to run a special version of it? The answer lies in just how open Android really is. Android allows OEMs (Phone manufacturers like HTC and Samsung) to personalize it to their own taste, and in most situations, these OEMs lock down the experience to what they want it to be like. Because of this, many community developers band together and create special ROMs (usually referring to an entire picture of an operating system that gets saved to a special area called Read-Only Memory, where they get their name from), which are basically custom versions of Google's AOSP code. They create drivers for phones so that these ROMs can run on these phones, and teach users how to install them.

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