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In Topic: 'Fireworks to blame' for Newhall evacuation

29 July 2014 - 09:29 PM

Hence earlier post Kenneth ;)


1. You need somewhere safe to set your creations off... and...


Too right this chap's conduct needed attention.


I was commenting later on the ideological consensus of the rule of law....... massive rant......


But as I said, I think I need to refresh myself as to what is on the statue now.

In Topic: 'Fireworks to blame' for Newhall evacuation

28 July 2014 - 11:02 PM

He was charged with making and possessing explosives and possession of a class B drug.


Wow, I thought this "stuff" ended a while ago. I may be wrong becasue I haven't looked at this in about 5 years so it's a little foggy; but the CPS/Police seem to be still, 9 years later, charging people with laws that no longer exist! "The Act" and the 1883 act were completely repealed in 2005 bar a handful of offensives (I believe "conspiracy to cause explosions" was the only chargable offense left), but the CPS' website speaks of explosives leglislation as if these two are the law :o! I'm going to have to remind myself of the proceedings of 2005/2006 becuase I must have it worng or something!

In Topic: 'Fireworks to blame' for Newhall evacuation

27 July 2014 - 10:58 PM

Heard this on the radio and just read the scant info available on the web. Didn't come across the "pissing the neighbours off" story Prometheus mentioned but the doing it in a block of flats is in itself a bit dodge! This chap is probably not in the same league as sensible peops who understand that:

1. You need somewhere safe to set your creations off... and...

2. Descression is king!

In Topic: thixotropic epoxy

27 July 2014 - 10:52 PM

Thixotropic epoxys are used extensively in electronics manufacture. There are two common uses/families of encapsulant/glue, one for something called "Glob Top" encapsulation which is on the rare side and difficult to get hold of, and another that is used for glueing components to PCB's which is far more abundant in terms of easily available stock.


They are typically one part and themperature cure (~120 to 150 C for a couple of minutes) (and expensive per unit volume), is this what you're after; the one part / temperature cure bit? If so I can point you in the right direction. I don;t know of any two part room temperature cure ones.

In Topic: Marketing and Use of Explosive Precursors

18 April 2011 - 11:15 AM

This was debated within the UK government in October last year.

Link to proceedings

Does anyone know if this has progressed any further since November last year?

The UK Gov want to go along by the looks of things. They actually asked to make this more difficult that was initially proposed.

As questions are being asked there is still time to present as stakeholders in this to at least seek assurances that licences will not be unduly difficult to get hold of. Also do they see using the 100g rule in MSER as a "legitimate use"???