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Sorry, my preference was engineering calculus and physics.  First confrontation with chemistry was at college level, I still don't understand how my classmates survived my lab experiments!

I got a passing grade though, more likely to prevent me from spending any additional time in the lab.

Thanks Page for elaboration on the chemical formula. Apparently well known by terror groups and the anti-terror units in Israel, UK and western world. Who mixed the ingredients? From general available knowledge of Triacetone triperoxide, or TATP, the investigation could NOT point a finger towards Al Qaida!

"Although made with easily obtainable ingredients, the explosive is also very unstable and will explode from contact with a cigarette or an electrical discharge. Keinan noted that Palestinian terrorists have been known to make the explosive in their own apartment buildings."


PS I was in Amsterdam yesterday at my friend's place: Brasserie De Joffers.
Best American hamburger in town - code word for conversation: City of Creve Coeur Missouri.

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Jul 15th, 2005 at 07:34:31 AM EST
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I had to take a hell of a lot of calculus and physics, because I needed the background for thermodynamics (we called it "thermogoddammits") and quantum mechanics.

As for explosives, I would expect that the al Qaaqa explosives are being used in Iraq and possibly elsewhere in the world.  There was enough missing to supply bombers for decades.

And I'll remember your friend's place, as well as the code word!

by Plutonium Page (page dot vlinders at gmail dot com) on Fri Jul 15th, 2005 at 08:21:49 AM EST
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