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Comment: Re:isn't it possible to detect (Score 1) 923

by Zomalaja (#45615709) Attached to: Thieves Who Stole Cobalt-60 Will Soon Be Dead
Volatile is a term used to described substances that evaporate quickly at normal temperatures. Cobalt is a metal that melts at 1500 C, so it is not volatile at all unless you compare it to Tungsten..... Radionuclides with a short half life generally are more active as far as emissions go. From what I read, the thieves removed the Cobalt pellets from the device, so they at least were in close proximity to it. How fast they die / if they die depends on the level of contact as well as how old the Cobalt is.

Comment: Re:Legal in your country. (Score 1) 285

by Zomalaja (#44106853) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Can I Cross US Borders With Legally Ripped Media?
I would refer you to California Health & Safety Code 11550, part of which reads:

11550. (a) No person shall use, or be under the influence of any
controlled substance which is (1) specified in subdivision (b), (c),
or (e), or paragraph (1) of subdivision (f) of Section 11054,
specified in paragraph (14), (15), (21), (22), or (23) of subdivision
(d) of Section 11054, specified in subdivision (b) or (c) of Section
11055, or specified in paragraph (1) or (2) of subdivision (d) or in
paragraph (3) of subdivision (e) of Section 11055, or (2) a narcotic
drug classified in Schedule III, IV, or V, except when administered
by or under the direction of a person licensed by the state to
dispense, prescribe, or administer controlled substances.

I know someone personally that was arrested for violating 11550a, they were a passenger in a car that crashed, someone else had drugs in their possession, of course that person was also arrested, but for possession.
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United States Begins Flying Stealth Bombers Over South Korea 567

Posted by samzenpus
from the nice-day-for-a-flight dept.
skade88 writes "The New York Times is reporting that the United States has started flying B-2 stealth bomber runs over South Korea as a show of force to North Korea. The bombers flew 6,500 miles to bomb a South Korean island with mock explosives. Earlier this month the U.S. Military ran mock B-52 bombing runs over the same South Korean island. The U.S. military says it shows that it can execute precision bombing runs at will with little notice needed. The U.S. also reaffirmed their commitment to protecting its allies in the region. The North Koreans have been making threats to turn South Korea into a sea of fire. North Korea has also made threats claiming they will nuke the United States' mainland."

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