Post by Terry Coombs
Well , I agree she's a bit abrupt <gag> , but you have to understand ,
she's not accessing the group thru usenet - think web . Not sure just how
that works, but it seems to have dredged up a rash of responses to some very
old posts , such as this one . Some quite amusing , though no particular one
comes to mind .
The internet archive of most TEXT groups from day one dobe —
I use it as my ISP does not support News Groups.
For BINARY news groups, i.e., alt.binaries.pictures.nospam.post-yourself-nude,
access is like the Scarlet Pimpernel "We seek him here, we seek him there..."
your favorite search engine will reveal portals.
The WiZard is In
Thus, pyrotechnics [energetic materials] cannot be
regarded as a harmless amusement and hobby for the
amateur. Only if the processor always acts under
the assumption that his mixture can spontaneously
"go off" without discernible cause will he avoid
grievous injuries and damage. Unfortunately, the
beginner will often pass through an initial
period of caution and anxiety followed by an
optimistic feeling of relaxation and subsequent
carelessness, culminating in an
Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology 16:840
Second Edition 1968
The late Herbert Ellern is know for his two books :-
Modern Pyrotechnics : Fundamentals of Applied Physical Pyrochemistry
Chemical Publishing 1961
Military and Civilian Pyrotechnics
Chemical Publishing 1968