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« Reply #40 on: Jul 15, 2017, 01:27PM »

Veuillez amène-moi à un bistrot avec scrod, monsieur
Vous voulez aller à un bistrot avec un poisson?  Monsieur?
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« Reply #41 on: Jul 15, 2017, 01:33PM »

I think the reason is since most other elements end in -ium the small change of adding an I was adopted by British chemists for aluminum (aluminium).



So do British chemists also say "Platinium," "Molybdenium," and "Tantalium?"  
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« Reply #42 on: Jul 15, 2017, 03:47PM »

Thanks Brad, all I need to do now is find out what you Americans mean by "improving". Confused Evil Perhaps if I watch you new leader I will soon find out :/

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That's not Americans, that's the 'Muricans (yee haw!). Totally different. We're doing an odd/even thing with the presidents right now. It's alternating "not so bad" with "might be time to move to another country".
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« Reply #43 on: Jul 16, 2017, 07:46AM »

That's not Americans, that's the 'Muricans (yee haw!). Totally different. We're doing an odd/even thing with the presidents right now. It's alternating "not so bad" with "might be time to move to another country".

You would be welcome over here but it might not be such a good move at present. We have a government trying to extricate us from an agreement with lots of other countries, half of which have populations who want to come and live in our country, working for peanuts doing the jobs that our natives don't want to do. It is called a mess! :(

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« Reply #44 on: Jul 16, 2017, 07:51AM »

You would be welcome over here but it might not be such a good move at present. We have a government trying to extricate us from an agreement with lots of other countries, half of which have populations who want to come and live in our country, working for peanuts doing the jobs that our natives don't want to do. It is called a mess! :(

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Gee.  You have Romanians, we have Mexicans.  Same deal.  I'm sure if the English bosses were required to pay the same wages to the Romanians and Poles that they do to native English, they wouldn't be so quick to hire them.  Except maybe for the back-breaking labo(u)r that natives aren't interested in.
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« Reply #45 on: Jul 16, 2017, 08:27AM »

You would be welcome over here but it might not be such a good move at present. We have a government trying to extricate us from an agreement with lots of other countries, half of which have populations who want to come and live in our country, working for peanuts doing the jobs that our natives don't want to do. It is called a mess! :(

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Not too sure they all want to go to the UK.  Some tiny few might like to go to Germany or France or Sweden or Denmark, or, heck, even Ireland.

To be Quite honest, I'm an EU citizen and probably the last place in the EU I'd like to go is the UK.  The UK seems like -- boiled meat and barley water -- okay, but just a little bland.  No offense intended, just the way I feel.
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« Reply #46 on: Jul 16, 2017, 08:34AM »

In the early eighties, just before the Reagan years, English engineers came to the US on H-1B visas to work for defense contractors such as Raytheon and GTE. Experienced home-grown talent was scarce and expensive at that time. UK subjects were preferred because they could get security clearances.

In other news, I am an idiot. Large-scale electro-refining of copper is a thing, and has been for quite a while. Should have known better, having handled chunks of the stuff, looking like chopped-up pieces of wire as thick as my thumb, while temping in the labs of a photo-resist manufacturer. That's where I learned that putting one foot up on a low rail could relieve sciatic nerve issues, while spending hours standing around a process tank.

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« Reply #47 on: Jul 16, 2017, 01:06PM »

You would be welcome over here but it might not be such a good move at present. We have a government trying to extricate us from an agreement with lots of other countries, half of which have populations who want to come and live in our country, working for peanuts doing the jobs that our natives don't want to do. It is called a mess! :(

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That would be nice, but then I'd have to learn a new language ;-)
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« Reply #48 on: Jul 16, 2017, 01:50PM »

That would be nice, but then I'd have to learn a new language ;-)

It's not a NEW language, it's the original OLD one. We made it from bits of Latin, French, German, Dutch, Scandinavian, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Jewish and anyone else who would talk to us. :/

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« Reply #49 on: Jul 16, 2017, 02:01PM »

I seem to recall some linguists stating that the "English" in parts of New England had changed less over time than the English in the UK. It is a fun thing to talk about, at times.

Anyway, to get BACK ON TOPIC, does anyone have any information on motility of the lead component of brass alloys? Just because there is something toxic in something doesn't mean it is actually able to be absorbed through the skin.
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« Reply #50 on: Jul 16, 2017, 02:09PM »

It's not a NEW language, it's the original OLD one
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Um, I know the winking smily wasn't around in medieval England, but surely you know what it means.
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« Reply #51 on: Jul 16, 2017, 02:48PM »

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In other news, I am an idiot. Large-scale electro-refining of copper is a thing, and has been for quite a while. Should have known better, having handled chunks of the stuff, looking like chopped-up pieces of wire as thick as my thumb, while temping in the labs of a photo-resist manufacturer. That's where I learned that putting one foot up on a low rail could relieve sciatic nerve issues, while spending hours standing around a process tank.

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And I probably used your photoresist when I worked in a Printed Circuit shop. :)

Those chunks were copper for anodes in a plating tank.  Easy to use copper with any insoluble contaminant for that process.
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