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papasan

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stupid rules...people get more radiation watching tv or sitting in front of a monitor than with these tritrium doo-dads...hell, the US armed forces have been using tritrium watches, compasses and the like for years and continue to do so...then again they do all sorts of inane crap to troops...

don't even get me started on all the crap we're exposed to...drinking water...mercury dental fillings...that crap they feed you in the hospital to help you 'get better'...

bah humbug...
 

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Yeah... four or five them on one keychain might begin to "ring" with a low-level nucleonic resonance, which would cause the formation of a Kerr loop of superstring material in the vicinity, which in turn would cause a multiple level fracture to open up in the space-time continuum around your keys.

POOF!! You have just created Spatial Anomaly 541. Class O subspace defect with temporal involvement.

Before you could seperate the Trasers and seal the temporal fracture with the antitachyon beam generated by a pair of Lumisource plasma lamps "illegally" placed within 24" of one another (check out the warning that comes with those things!!), somebody's favorite argyle sock will have vanished from a dryer somewhere.
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No wonder the NRC has that stick up its butt about Trasers.
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Lonewolf

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telephony your post started to read like "The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy.
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 5BY5:
telephony your post started to read like "The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy.
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Never read it. Guess I can't be guilty of plagiarizing that book.
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by telephony:
POOF!! You have just created Spatial Anomaly 541. Class O subspace defect with temporal involvement.
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Well dang. I only hope I ordered enough for this project.
 

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As far as I know, Bagheera is the only source to get the Glowrings. I've dealt with him several times and he's a-ok. The profit on them goes to his Scout Troop which is a good cause. He also sells firestarters which are very good. I've tried those too. lol
 

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I agree, if you only want a few, Bagheera is the way to go, and I applaud and have great respect for his fundraising efforts (as stated earlier, I've got 10 and a Firesteel on order). If you're going to buy bunches for you & friends though, it could get costly. That's the only reason I looked into "quantity appropriations", I see these as great gifts and prizes at some events I'm involved with.
 

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i was looking up on the traser stuff.
and it just so happens that i'm studing radioactive decay in school.
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So, how much radiation is emitted. hmm..beta particles...neutron --> 1 proton and a beta particle (electron) ..gives helium-3 ...haha too much school on the brain.
anyways, these seem pretty neat,
is it just the glowring that's prohibited, or all traser products?

BTW, is tritium the same thing they put on the iron sights on guns?
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dan Ching:
... is it just the glowring that's prohibited, or all traser products?

BTW, is tritium the same thing they put on the iron sights on guns?
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The Glowrings are apparently 5% too strong for you colonials !

The watches seem to be sold in the USA, so it must be a matter of the tiny size of the tubes in the watches. Plus, I guess that they are considered safely placed inside a watch.

And yes, Tritium is used for some gunsights.

At http://www.traser.com/
click on "Technical"

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Colours - ...determined by the phosphor used in production. Choices are very limited ........ The relative brightness of other colours compared to green are as follows :
Green 100 % - Yellow 80% - White 60% - Orange 50% - Red 25% - Blue 20%

Brightness - ... dependant upon the filling pressure, shape and size of the traser. The maximum pressure inside a traser is 2500 millibar. Various configurations ... [of Trasers] Up to 2500 microlambert can be achieved in special lights by coating part of the surface with a reflective white paint.

... Tritium, an isotope of hydrogen, ... half life of twelve years and only a very soft beta radiation which if absorbed with certain luminescent materials was found to be highly effective in producing a cold light.

... a Swiss manufacturing company ... developed a special process of laser sealing Tritium in its gaseous form inside borosilicate glass vials ... The Tritium was completely sealed inside the vials ... could not escape which solved the problems of possible irradiation and loss of luminosity.

... The technical term for a traser light is a Gaseous Tritium Light Source (GTLS) ...
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I have 10 on order via bagheera [email protected] , but all 10 are all spoken for. The site I've seen pop up most often on searches is this http://www.traser-uk.com/. They offer sales in quantity, but will not ship any to U.S. I emailed them some questions, and essentially it is illegal for us to own them due to some broad NRC rule, but not illegal for them to sell to us or ship to us. They do not want to ruffle the NRC's feathers though.

Now then, if you had a friend in jolly ol' England that would take delivery if you paid for them, and he knew one of your addresses...

Aragorn, drop me a line plz.
 

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Just food for thought - The US Army is currently replacing all it's tritium powered gun sights with LEDs for both safety and reliability purposes. It should be easy to create something eaqual to trasers without the nuclear power. For instance, a 7555 (CMOS version of the 555 timer chip) can power an LED in pulse mode for a year on a single button battery. Not real bright, but then the traser isn't very bright either.
 

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If anyone wants glowrings go to individual sale/trade and email fracman he is charging $14 each. fracman also says he takes paypal.
 

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I'm going to London for a few days near the end of the month. Is there a retail establishment I can get to by the tube where I could buy some Trasers?

If not perhaps a brit would be willing to consider a trade for something that's hard to get across the pond.
 

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You can find Traser UK on:
http://www.traser.com/

+44 (0) 1202 48 77 57

Quick glance down the distributor list dosen`t show any london stockists of glow rings,London phone nos, start 020.

Mebbe you could get `em mailed to your hotel for pickup...

Adam
 

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<read phonetically in your best Elmer Fudd whisper>
....sssshhhh....be vewwy, vewwy quiet....
....don't want da' nuke weactionawy cops to heaw.....

Bagheera shipped my Glowrings today
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He may have some extras, but not certain.
Very easy to work with
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Glowing pkg in my mailbox in a week or so.

......now wheww did dat wabbit go?......
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 5BY5:
cave dave offer the Brits an LX they can't get those.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well ya, but I can't get those either!
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I've checked every walmart between DC and Knoxville TN and no luck so far. I've got an extra Energizer Arc White though.

HMM! I wonder if they've installed radiation detectors in the airports yet? Maybe I should swallow them to get them through customs? Oh god I am an addict! All I know is my girlfriend would be mighty pissed if we missed our flight because my little "addiction" caused us to undergo a body cavity search.
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