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[*] posted on 11-4-2019 at 14:51
Really into chemistry (Japanese teen yellowcake article)



https://gizmodo.com/japanese-teen-suspected-of-making-yellow...

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Please be a bit more descriptive and add some of your own thouGhts if you want to promote some discussion.

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Link replaced by direct link. Well spotted andy.
I now feel like I have contributed more to the OP than the OP did. I am keepOKng this here mostly because there are lots of people who would like to undertake uranium chemistry at a small scale.



[Edited on 12-4-2019 by j_sum1]
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[*] posted on 11-4-2019 at 15:58


A society cannibalizing the future of its youth through adversarial justice, and its elderly too apparently [1].

Also this is url redirection, a common malware vector. No reason it couldn't go from A, to B, to C, where A or B contain spyware/malware... delete it or place a proper link.




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[*] posted on 12-4-2019 at 00:05


That's one reason for why it is hard and expensive to get or sell some uranium, people always think you are a terrorist wanting to make a nuclear bomb (with depleted uranium yea sure).
"Yellowcake is a processed form of uranium that can be further processed for use as fuel in nuclear reactors or enriched for use in nuclear weapons"
yea a 16 years old in his bedroom or garage can do that... I usually use my food centrifuge to make pure U-235, it's that easy.
As for Wikipedia "This compound is a nuclear fuel derivative, and its use and possession are sanctioned by international law." (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranyl_acetate)
Yeeee prison here I come





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[*] posted on 12-4-2019 at 00:55


Sigh. Should've used foreign sites to trade illegal stuff.



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[*] posted on 13-4-2019 at 04:01
Japan Teen sold yellow cake online


I stumbled upon this rather recent news story and I found it very interesting.
Here is a link: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/04/10/national/crime-...
In such an age even!
Somewhat bad that we aren't in exchange with japanese home chemists I think, they seem to be very talented :)
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[*] posted on 13-4-2019 at 04:12


Isn't there already a thread about this?
https://www.sciencemadness.org/whisper/viewthread.php?tid=14...




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[*] posted on 13-4-2019 at 16:02


Oops sorry, haven't seen the other thread.

I agree very much with andys opinion though, that they are cannibalizing the youths future, and in Germany it is the same.
Hobby chemists are criminalised, and thus the youth is kept away from this hobby, no matter if they only want to do legal experiments, they won't do so out of fear that they could suffer legal consequences.
Even though these countries both have a very long tradition of advancing in chemistry, this is what effectively hinders the whole population from being on top of the developments in the future.

But I guess it is everywhere in the western world the same...
No more chemistry sets for the younglings, everywhere, it is just a sad development... and the few who are into that hobby despite the possible consequences, can expect harsh punishment if someone finds out, in worst cases even if it is just the parents.
And then they get convicted, sometimes even imprisoned, and what not... Punish one, educate thousands, no? :(
Even more depending on how much this story is distributed in the media... really sad.

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