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Citrine last won the day on March 27 2016

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About Citrine

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    Norse Enginerd Speed Painter Wannabe
  • Birthday 08/07/1967

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    Mini painting and collecting, RPGs, strategy games, oboe and flute, action movies

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  1. Congratulations to everyone and lots of thanks to the organizers and judges!
  2. Happy Birthday Ultrasquid !!!

    Happy birthday!
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  4. Recently we watched: Justice League: Very enjoyable superhero fare, would not mind an Aquaman stand alone movie.... Blade Runner 2048: Beautiful movie, but painfully slow in spots. They could easily cut out 30 mins and not affected the story at all. White Tiger: A cool Russian movie about Russian/German WW2 tank battles. If you are a World of Tanks fan, it's a must see. Thought the ending is a bit of a let down. Men in Black 3: We had fun time watching this.
  5. Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    High INT, Low WIS...
  6. Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    "Rufus" was a 3.5 inch (89 mm) ball of plutonium. The core was originally made by the US for use in a third World War II nuclear bomb, and was used for experiments at Los Alamos Laboratory after the war ended. Incident 1: On August 21, 1945, physicist Harry Daghlian's was performing neutron reflector experiments on the core. He was working alone, moving bricks of neutron-reflective tungsten carbide closer to the core to bring it closer to criticality. While moving a brick closer to the core, Daghlian accidentally dropped it onto the core and thereby caused the core to go well into supercriticality, a self-sustaining critical chain reaction. He quickly moved the brick off the assembly, but received a fatal dose of radiation. He died 25 days later from acute radiation poisoning. A security guard seated 10-12 feet (3-4 m) away, died 33 years later of of acute myelogenous leukemia at the age of 62. Incident 2: On May 21, 1946, physicist Louis Slotin and seven others were conducting another experiment with the core. Two half-spheres of beryllium (a neutron reflector) were placed around the core and the top reflector was to be moved over the core via a thumb hole on the top. Instruments nearby would then measure the activity in the core as the reflectors where moved closer and farther away. If the 2 halves of the reflector where to touch, the core would go supercritical. The only thing preventing this was the blade of a standard straight screwdriver, held in Slotin other hand. Slotin had done this many times before and therefore it was "perfectly safe". On the fateful day, Slotin's screwdriver slipped outwardjust a small distance while he was lowering the top reflector. Instantly there was a flash of blue light as the core had become supercritical, releasing an intense burst of neutron radiation. Slotin quickly twisted his wrist, flipping the top shell to the floor. Luckily for the others in the room, Slotin's position over the apparatus shielded them from much of the neutron radiation, but he received a lethal dose of 1,000 rad and died 9 days later from acute radiation poisoning. The nearest person to Slotin, received a high but non-lethal radiation dose, and was hospitalized for several weeks with severe radiation poisoning and developed chronic neurological and vision problems as a result of the exposure. After these incidents, the core was referred to as the "Demon Core". Hands-on experiments were stopped, and remote-control machines and TV cameras were used to perform such experiments with all personnel at a quarter-mile distance.
  7. Tagging or Name problems v2

    I think that was on purpose.... Added Brains and Pink as tags.
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