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originally posted by: Bedlam
a reply to: Nochzwei
I don't know what dark matter radiation might do. I DO know what beryllium does. And it ain't pretty.
It's a thing you have to be aware of in the radio/radar biz - a lot of the bigger tubes that are still in service have beryllium bases.
eta: some heatsinks in aerospace are BeO. They work great, but man, you don't want to do any machining unless you're prepared to do it immersed.
originally posted by: kidcraig
a reply to: dragonridr
Damn. And just when I thought some guy in his garage figured out how to take us to Mars.
originally posted by: drivebricker
Can you blame him, he didn't even use the Tare button for heaven's sake. He completely turned the scale off and on again to zero it out.