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(New York Daily News)   Man turns dead son into diamond. Boy, and here you thought YOUR dad gave you a lot of pressure   (nydailynews.com) divider line 71
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2013-12-22 08:54:58 PM  

wildcardjack: Umm, how much carbon is left in ashes? The thing could be part of a scam.


Ash is pretty much just carbon.
 
2013-12-22 08:59:01 PM  
ts3.mm.bing.net
A clit ring?
 
2013-12-22 09:00:01 PM  
Is he going to inter him into the infinity circuit?
 
2013-12-22 09:17:56 PM  
Was his now-dead son also a double-leg amputee?

All you gotta do is put the right amount of pressure on it...
 
2013-12-22 09:20:31 PM  

StatelyGreekAutomaton: wildcardjack: Umm, how much carbon is left in ashes? The thing could be part of a scam.

Ash is pretty much just carbon.


Go read the Wiki. You're wrong.
 
2013-12-22 09:44:29 PM  
I've now made an addendum to my living will...

My body is to be compressed into a rare gem, set in one of these,

www.bdsm-gear.com

And sent to...

www.craveonline.com
 
2013-12-22 10:01:45 PM  

Fear the Clam: Wonder if the kid's name was Jared.


I bet it was.  It could only be Jared.
 
2013-12-22 10:10:10 PM  
I LOVE MY DEAD, UNBREAKABLE SON
 
2013-12-22 10:16:46 PM  

SpdrJay: So do you have to wait until your relatives are dead to have this procedure performed on them?


No waiting necessary. It will, however, be a bit of a shock, if they're not quite dead yet.

/ nibble nibble
 
2013-12-22 10:27:33 PM  

Kurohone: Too late for a HOTY, right?  That's seriously too bad, this is a masterwork.  A jewel, if you will.


What is the policy here? Do late December entries live in The Twilight Zone...ineligible for both years?
 
2013-12-22 10:32:33 PM  

FoonFlake: Kurohone: Too late for a HOTY, right?  That's seriously too bad, this is a masterwork.  A jewel, if you will.

What is the policy here? Do late December entries live in The Twilight Zone...ineligible for both years?


Nope.  HOTY now goes from December to November because of all the work Unfreakable has to do at the end of the year (in December) to pull all the contests together.
 
2013-12-22 10:44:24 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: nytmare: Turning ashes into diamonds has long been a commercial service.


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You well heeled big wheel!
 
2013-12-22 11:10:11 PM  
You could take the gem from doing this and set in an engagement ring. Then you get to tell your fiance this belonged to my grandma.
 
2013-12-22 11:13:12 PM  
A bit late on the horcrux...
 
2013-12-22 11:19:48 PM  

wildcardjack: StatelyGreekAutomaton: wildcardjack: Umm, how much carbon is left in ashes? The thing could be part of a scam.

Ash is pretty much just carbon.

Go read the Wiki. You're wrong.


IANAChemist but my understanding is that when you burn something organic what you are doing is rapidly oxidizing the carbon in that material which creates carbon dioxide and heat as a byproduct. When the combustible portion is used up you have ash residue which is by definition inorganic (meaning containing no further carbon).

Daddy got scammed.
 
2013-12-23 12:18:26 AM  
I actually want to have this done when I die. I joke that in death I'll finally be worth something. I told my kid I wanted to be made into diamond earrings for her and it would whisper into her ears. She was sufficiently creeped out.

They do something along these lines for pets. They take that ashes or even some fur and coat a zircon with it. Since they aren't forming a new stone from it, they need less material and it's a lot more affordable ($300 or so for a stone).

I've always loved stones and crystals and think it would be cool.
 
2013-12-23 12:44:46 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Lady Indica: And the resulting stones are synthetics so the only 'value' they have is sentimental.

These, yes, but synthetic diamonds have all the same uses (and then some) as mined diamonds: machining and cutting tools, thermal conductors, optical materials, electronics (potentially), and, yes, as gemstones.

"Synthetic diamonds for use as gemstones are grown by HPHT or CVD methods, and currently represent approximately 2% of the gem-quality diamond market." ~Wikipedia

"Gem-quality diamonds grown in a lab can be chemically, physically and optically identical (and sometimes superior) to naturally occurring ones." ~Ibid.

More and more people are becoming sick/tired of mined diamonds due to the whole "blood diamond" issue as well as a growing distaste for deBeers and the artificial scarcity of diamonds they have created, being they own 80% of the world's diamond mines. Concurrently, synthetic diamonds are becoming better quality, removing tell-tale signs of their synthetic nature* with every generation, while also being produced more efficiently (reducing cost/price).

* deBeers is fighting tooth-and-nail to keep synthetics off the market as much as possible and put a lot of money into technology that can detect signs of a diamond's synthetic nature, such as small gaseous or metal impurities that result from certain production techniques and are only detectable via spectroscopy


Of course, we gotta stop those damn pirates from stealing our gemstones by making their own!
 
2013-12-23 04:01:30 AM  
I can toally see why the dad would do that. Losing one's child...it must be horrible. This way part of him is forever.
 
2013-12-23 04:33:56 AM  
Joke's on him; diamonds are farking worthless.
 
2013-12-23 12:35:12 PM  
I can't believe I have to ask... Was the man's name Neil?

/I will show myself out.
 
2013-12-24 06:46:49 AM  

Lanadapter: ArcadianRefugee:

* deBeers is fighting tooth-and-nail to keep synthetics off the market as much as possible and put a lot of money into technology that can detect signs of a diamond's synthetic nature, such as small gaseous or metal impurities that result from certain production techniques and are only detectable via spectroscopy

Of course, we gotta stop those damn pirates from stealing our gemstones by making their own!


You wouldn't... DOWNLOAD a DIAMOND would you ?
 
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