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Re^2: poll ideas quest 2010 (toxic metal)

by chuckbutler (Prior)
on Feb 08, 2010 at 04:57 UTC ( #821937=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: poll ideas quest 2010 (toxic metal)
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Let us add Aluminium to the list of the not-so-good metals. Iron, if it is stainless steel, is OK for water, coffee, and tea. I know things are not directly made from it, but Sodium is still used in a lot of products. Thanks. -c

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Re^3: poll ideas quest 2010 (toxic metal)
by Tux (Abbot) on Feb 08, 2010 at 14:42 UTC

    Mercury, lead and tin were not really used a lot to make weapons. Weapons might not be real household appliances, but they do kill :)
    Iron and Copper (Bronze) however were used a lot for weapons.


    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

      I believe there's a bug in the first line of your code:

      Mercury, lead and tin were not really used a lot to make weapons. Weapons might not be real household appliances, but they do kill :) Iron and Copper (Bronze) however were used a lot for weapons.

      I ran your source through the debugger and it reported:

      Bronze is typically 88% copper and 12% tin

      Therefore if Copper was used a lot in Bronze weapons, then Tin was also used around 1 / 7.33333333333333rd of a lot, which is still rather a lot.

      If it wasn't for all that Tin then Bronze wouldn't have been used for those weapons... and Cornwall wouldn't have had such a thriving export trade in ancient times!

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