Today you might of seen a few pro-palestine accounts posting about the israeli use of white phosphorus, this always annoyed me as the points made about its use are always very ignorant and void of fact.
Have a read of this:
Ground war is just map after map of campers spamming "Smoke Grenade 2 - Pack-a-Day Coughs".
I had more fun on MW3 when you could get killstreaks while dying.
Also white phosphorus is a chemical weapon and is outlawed in international law, so thanks for enabling war criminals Infinity Ward. The whole campaign was literally about this exact thing. Captain Price would be ashamed. Or at least he would be if 1000 clones of him weren't constantly dropping the stuff on the battlefield.
Other than that the game is pretty good. Few minor issues with map design, but overall pretty fun game.
Hi, as we all know, some ingredients of life (and industry) tend to be more common in some places of the solar system than in others. For example, Terra just seems to have hit the jackpot in terms of phosphorus and easily accessible nitrogen as well as a healthy dose of water.
In my initial draft, I depicted Mars as a relatively phosphorus-starved society which has to import from C-type asteroids and Terra to build up a biosphere. But recently, I have read that the martian crust is actually pretty rich in phosphorus. So, first of all, I wanted to verify if whether or not this was true and if you could point me towards a credible source for this.
Secondly, if that turns out to be the case, I will probably change their lacking ressource to nitrogen only, as that is certainly sparse on Mars (though easier to harvest in the solar system). But if we only look at objects in the asteroid belt, do we know of any asteroids that are particularly rich in ammonia?
Thirdly, I would also like to know which ores are the most important for our modern military apparatus, which might gain prominence in the near future and, unsurprisingly, how common or uncommon they might be in the martian crust, if we have any data on that
In the video on the Fermi Paradox, at about 1:33 https://youtu.be/oPU9jeQbTOU?list=TLPQMDYxMjIwMjBI32kZe4dVaA&t=93 the term "cognitive contagions" is mentioned as some kind of civilization-destroying event, but I cannot find any other mention of the term. Without unleashing one, can someone explain what it is and/or where I can learn more about these?
I saw very cool and inexpensive video on youtube about using matches and a piece of copper wire as an igniter.
However, I ran into a dumb issue. My copper wire just won't burn or get very hot.
I tried a 9V battery, my laptop's charger, my bench PSU. It seems that none deliver enough current?
PSU was even set to [email protected] and I checked the voltage across the wire - was 30V and ammeter said indeed 2A were passing.
So do I need to switch to like Nichrome wire instead? Are they better for this?
EDIT: AWG of wire is very small, it's one strand from a 24AWG. I can't measure it, but it looks about the size of a beard hair, so probs around AWG32?