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2018-02-06 10:13:17 PM  
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I found subby
 
2018-02-07 12:31:17 AM  
My brother once poured acetone on a Nokia 3310. It needed a new case, but it still worked.
 
2018-02-07 12:41:52 AM  
is it just me, or is that keyboard missing its PCB, and did they come creative edits to get rid of the separate numpad PCB that involved using a different keyboard?
 
2018-02-07 01:07:22 AM  
Good riddance, horrible keyboard!  Glad they didn't do that with an Ergodox or a Pok3r.  Cherry switches 4ever!
 
2018-02-07 07:09:32 AM  
I think it's dissolving, not melting.
 
2018-02-07 09:12:48 AM  
Like your mom?
 
2018-02-07 09:46:04 AM  

ThatGuyOverThere: is it just me, or is that keyboard missing its PCB, and did they come creative edits to get rid of the separate numpad PCB that involved using a different keyboard?


I also wondered about all the metal bits and non plastic parts, there seemed to be very few.
 
2018-02-07 10:02:21 AM  

Valiente: Like your mom?


no, that's "discharging"
 
2018-02-07 10:17:35 AM  
So, like, how toxic is that soup this guy just created?

Is this a legit way to dispose of plastics, or even recycle them?  Or just neat science thing with not much use or purpose?
 
2018-02-07 10:44:22 AM  

Mobutu: So, like, how toxic is that soup this guy just created?

Is this a legit way to dispose of plastics, or even recycle them?  Or just neat science thing with not much use or purpose?


Problem: The oceans are full of plastic.
Solution: Fill the ocean with acetone to dissolve the plastic.

Sheesh, I have to think of everything. I'll be expecting a Nobel for this one.
 
2018-02-07 10:59:40 AM  
The headline also describes half the content of pornhub.
 
2018-02-07 11:16:51 AM  
That .gif is begging for a "Whelp, that's enough internet for one lifetime" caption.
 
2018-02-07 11:24:45 AM  

Mobutu: So, like, how toxic is that soup this guy just created?

Is this a legit way to dispose of plastics, or even recycle them?  Or just neat science thing with not much use or purpose?


No, he just made a miniature Superfund site for no good reason. His Dali-inspired sculpture can go in the trash where it belongs but he'll probably have to run all that acetone to the hazardous waste disposal in his city. Any decent sized city will have a disposal site for that.

Acetone is nothing to fark with unless you enjoy destroying oil-based things or irritating the hell out of your skin and lungs.
 
2018-02-07 12:42:48 PM  

pdieten: Mobutu: So, like, how toxic is that soup this guy just created?

Is this a legit way to dispose of plastics, or even recycle them?  Or just neat science thing with not much use or purpose?

No, he just made a miniature Superfund site for no good reason. His Dali-inspired sculpture can go in the trash where it belongs but he'll probably have to run all that acetone to the hazardous waste disposal in his city. Any decent sized city will have a disposal site for that.

Acetone is nothing to fark with unless you enjoy destroying oil-based things or irritating the hell out of your skin and lungs.


Eeesh.

I used to work at a "cultured marble" factory making sinktops, counters, tubs, shower basins, etc.

We'd wash our hands in acetone to get the drying 'marblesque' off our hands.  I still get these little dry blister-like sores on the outside of my palm / side of my hand and the sides/tops of my fingers, wonder if that is why lol.
 
2018-02-07 12:46:25 PM  

Mobutu: So, like, how toxic is that soup this guy just created?


stick the beaker in a fume hood for a couple days and it will sludge up to something you can toss out in the regular trash. Or just stick it behind the shed.
I wouldn't call either of those solutions (heh) "ideal", but they'll work. Ideally he would dump it into his acetone waste bottle and ship it off for proper disposal (e.g. somebody else's problem).
But the "let it sit" method is the only thing you can do sometimes - like when you are resin-embedding tissue for microscopy - saline wash, distilled wash, 50% acetone wash, 70%,  90%, 95%, 100% (all of those get dumped into acetone waste bottle). But then you get into nasty stuff, like acetone/propylene oxide, full PropPx, then Resin/PropOx... approved protocol was to put those into a container that won't explode from overpressure, leave them in the fume hood for 2 days until the acetone and PropOx evaporated, and the resin got goopy, then seal them up and biohazard waste the residue. Biohazard on account of the tissue. otherwise it would just be trash in a sealed container.
 
2018-02-08 03:04:39 AM  
My keyboard is so dirty the acetone would just give up.
 
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