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Comment: Re:Good to see intelligence rewarded for once. (Score 1) 241

by DocMAME (#43809387) Attached to: Curiosity Rewarded: Florida Teen Heading to Space Camp, Not Jail
I have seen bottles stretched to 3x their normal size, and some blown inside out... depending on how violently the chemicals react there can be quite a bit of pressure beyond a small leak. I have also seen bottles blow over 30 feet in the air... these are not Mentos bombs or lit matches...

Comment: Re:Good to see intelligence rewarded for once. (Score 2, Informative) 241

by DocMAME (#43804529) Attached to: Curiosity Rewarded: Florida Teen Heading to Space Camp, Not Jail
Never seen a Works bomb on YouTube, huh? Take a look and see how destructive one can be... it is a heated chemical reaction that melts the bottle as it attempts to expand and contain it prior to exploding and spraying caustic toilet bowl cleaner all about...

Comment: A violation of Federal law - (Score 1) 1078

by DocMAME (#43713533) Attached to: Florida Teen Expelled and Arrested For Science Experiment
This is printed on every bottle of toilet bowl cleaner: =================== Warnings & Directions Directions for Use: It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. Read the entire label before using product. Warnings & Directions =================== It doesn't take an 'A' student to realize that performing an unauthorized 'experiment' with dangerous chemicals on school property is a bad idea...I'm sure she had seen the YouTube videos of a 'Works Bomb"... oh, did I say bomb? Yes, these pack a devastating wallop and spray caustic chemicals... Tell me again how race have anything to do with it?

Comment: Re:It's a practicality issue (Score 1) 490

by DocMAME (#41439877) Attached to: Toyota Abandons Plans For All-Electric Vehicle Rollout

Every "green" vehicle with the exception of a Tesla, is a big dork-mobile. Excuse me, tiny dork-mobile..

My 32-year-old Comuta-Car may be a tiny dork-mobile, but I can drive to work and back home for less than a dime and could feasibly go almost a week without needing to plug it in to charge. I have an 8 mile round trip to work and back. I can't get my Triumph motorcycle warmed up or my Dakota truck started for a dime, how about you?

Comment: Re:Doom? (Score 1) 585

by DocMAME (#36177166) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: DOSBox, or DOS Box?
I still have my Hacked STEREO C64 with built in Epyx FastLoad, along with 3 or 4 more C64s of every generation, several VIC20s, a few C128s, a couple of Apple IIe/c/ 16M TimexSinclair TS1000, and a garage and basement full of PCs of every description. I no longer have my PET or RadioShack Model I, but I do have my Compaq Portable III lunchbox with red plasma display. You can stay on my lawn, just grab that push mower while your standing there!

Comment: Spoiler for looks, not function (Score 1) 20

by DocMAME (#33908246) Attached to: The World's Fastest Lawnmower
Bobby commented about the wing in the video for the first speed record... it is more for appearances because the kids like it. Bobby Cleveland is a great guy and someone that I'm proud to call a friend... he is the most polite southern boy you'd ever care to meet and he knows his engines... that's why Gold Eagle hires him to drive that big transport truck around as the Engine Answer Man.

Nobody's gonna believe that computers are intelligent until they start coming in late and lying about it.