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  • Birthday 04/04/1976

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  1. VitM

    Getting to know you: January 2019

    @NebulousMissy Good on you for getting out of an abusive situation. In a "what a small world" sort of way, we might have crossed paths at KublaCon '06. I don't recall if I entered that speed painting competition, but I spent a lot of time at the paint and take table when I wasn't hanging out with my friends.
  2. VitM

    Getting to know you: January 2019

    Depending on the brand and age of your machine, I may have had a direct hand in the crystals in it.
  3. VitM

    Getting to know you: January 2019

    I've personally grown crystals involving the REEs Yttrium, Cerium, Neodymium, Gadolinium, and Lutetium. Most (all?) current PETs run off of Lutetium based crystals. edit to add: That was a while ago though, it's been years since I've grown anything. I mostly supervise QC testing and final module assembly now. The crystals come out of the furnace as a cylindrical boule. Then we saw and polish them into individual pixels. The pixels are then assembled into the final detector module that we send to the PET manufacturer.
  4. VitM

    Getting to know you: January 2019

    The succinct answer to both those questions is "yes". The crystals are basically the eye of the machine; they capture the gamma rays emitted by the radioactive annihilation going on in your body from the tracer solution you received prior to the scan. These crystals are grown in a high temperature furnace, out of a molten soup of rare earth metals. What else would you like to know?
  5. VitM

    Getting to know you: January 2019

    Actually though, I grow crystals and build detector arrays for PET machines.
  6. VitM

    Getting to know you: January 2019

    I have an Art degree and an English degree.
  7. VitM

    Damsels, Dice, & Everything Nice-

    OMG, that was adorable!
  8. VitM

    Getting to know you: January 2019

    Through a board game meetup.
  9. VitM

    Getting to know you: January 2019

    Chronicles of Narnia, Lone Wolf (and Grey Star) by Joe Dever, The Time Machine, The Stand.
  10. VitM

    Getting to know you: January 2019

    That [object] isn't going to [verb] itself. and There is no quantity of push-ups I can do that will make you stronger.
  11. VitM

    Getting to know you: January 2019

    I am 100% with you on this.
  12. VitM

    Getting to know you: January 2019

    I might have a favorite sport if I think about it long enough, but it won't be any of the major ones and I definitely don't have a favorite team.
  13. VitM

    Getting to know you: January 2019

    From my girlfriend: The Last Dab hot sauce from the Heatonist. It's the sauce that they use on the last wing for all the Hot Ones interviews. It is way tastier than I imagined it being.
  14. Hammer, Crowbar, Axe, Knife, Rope, and File.
  15. In this past year? Eador: Genesis, bought off of GOG. Lifetime has to be combined editions of D&D. Though there was a lot of Vampire LARP in the mid 90s to early 2000s.
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