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[*] posted on 28-6-2019 at 17:56


I would suspect that seven years after the event, Yamato71 has his pain management largely under control with the help of medical practitioners who are acquainted with his injuries as well as the benefit of some trial and error.
It does not make sense to be dispensing medical advice over the internet at this distance.




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[*] posted on 28-6-2019 at 18:16


Quote: Originally posted by j_sum1  
I would suspect that seven years after the event, Yamato71 has his pain management largely under control with the help of medical practitioners who are acquainted with his injuries as well as the benefit of some trial and error.
It does not make sense to be dispensing medical advice over the internet at this distance.


Don’t be so sure. There is a lot of knowledge on with the members.. most docs are not open minded these days. In fact this is one of the first places I would go for out of the box ideas.

I know the ketamine suggestion I gave earlier is legitimate because I have talked to experts across the medical field. There is so much knowledge here, just because it’s not orthadox, let’s not limit it.
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[*] posted on 28-6-2019 at 19:01


It was not the fact that it is unorthodox. It is the fact that you were providing unsolicited medical advice without the ability to even view the patient. This is not a sensible road to go down.
The OP has reported steady improvement over the years and has recently become a lot more active on this site; exploring some novel chemistry ideas and evidently doing some experimentation. If he wanted pharmaceutical advice he would no doubt have asked. If you really needed to discuss the applications of ketamine, open a new thread.

So, let's keep the topic off medical treatment. :)
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[*] posted on 28-6-2019 at 22:34


Quote: Originally posted by Laboratory of Liptakov  
I always think of you if I perform critical operations with energy materials. Every your the sentence is important to everyone. How much grams it was once upon a time? 50 grams of ETN?



Yamato81, you probably know this, but for me and many others this is the exact truth! Thank you so much for sharing your story. I know that what you lost cannot be simply replaced or repaired, but I would wager a confident bet that in this internet age you have saved hundreds if not thousands of digits, appendages, and eyes...

I often think of you with copious amounts of respect and gratitude.
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[*] posted on 30-6-2019 at 21:42


*Yamato71.

Sorry about the typographical error, no less respect or gratitude... Maybe you felt 10 years younger for a split second? ;)
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[*] posted on 11-2-2020 at 18:30


Hello group, I recently observed (somehow the word "celebrated" doesn't seem appropriate) the ninth anniversary of my accident. The good news: Life is much better now as the phantom and actual pain levels have dropped considerably. The pain pops up now and again, but I no longer find it necessary to stay continuously medicated to function normally.

The bad news: I am beginning to lose my hearing at an alarming rate. Both eardrums were ruptured in the explosion, but only one has since healed. Unfortunately, it was my right ear which was already nearly useless due to a virus infection i contracted decades earlier. My left ear is rapidly failing and the doc says there's nothing he can do about it.

Shit.

I've finally given up on prosthetic hands. The technology is just not there yet and the money that the orthopedic device manufacturers charge borders on criminal. I won't come right out and say that the business is a scam, BUT...

My newest myoelectric hand quit working after six months due to a worn plastic gear. After taking it back to the clinic for a repair estimate and waiting for three months, I received a verbal quote of "24". I completely lost my shit and yelled "TWENTY-FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS TO REPLACE A TWO DOLLAR PIECE OF PLASTIC?"

"No sir....."

"That's twenty four THOUSAND dollars, and I'm going to have to collect $750 from you for the estimate. Will that be cash or credit?"

It's still hanging on the coat hook I hung it on that very afternoon over a year ago. I won't be dabbling in that crap anymore, which I'm sure just caused my insurance company to breathe a huge sigh of relief. I'll check back in sometime around the big one-oh. In the meantime, please be careful out there.

[Edited on 12-2-2020 by Yamato71]

[Edited on 12-2-2020 by Yamato71]
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[*] posted on 12-2-2020 at 03:37


Sadly it is quite a scam, second they add prosthetic to the name the price goes up 10k^10th fold

that gear you could probably pull out of most toys and have it near drop in fit

Glad you are managing ok and good to see you back on the forum!

[Edited on 12-2-2020 by XeonTheMGPony]
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[*] posted on 12-2-2020 at 13:42


Thanks Xeon, it's damn good to be back.
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[*] posted on 12-2-2020 at 14:10


For 24 grand you could buy your owm 3-d printer and make the thing out of titanium. And still go on a world tour with the change.

Total rip off. But whatch gonna do?

So good to hear the pain is going down. Not so good about the hearing. Granted theer are worse things that could happen but that's a bit of a bummer. The best news is that you are doing well, staying positrive and haven't lost your zest for life. This thread is always both a sober reminder and an encouragement. THanks. :)
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[*] posted on 12-2-2020 at 15:53


It has been a long painful road, but as conventional wisdom reminds us, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger". I only hope that there's a grain of truth to that.

I meant to post the following back in the Spring of 2018 when it happened, but I completely forgot about it until now. Early on, several forum members asked if I had suffered any "non medical" consequences as a result of my accident. I honestly didn't know what they meant, that is, not until March of 2018. As you might recall, I was living in Austin, Texas in November of 2010 when I destroyed my hands while recrystallizing 50 grams of crude ETN. I have since moved about 30 miles out to a neighboring county, both to get away from the bad memories and to escape the rabid "californication" that has, in less than 3 years, reduced what was once the most wonderful family friendly city in the US to a third world wasteland of homeless camps, open defecation and gutters overflowing with human feces and used meth needles. It all began when Austin's millennial progressive hipster population up and elected themselves a socialist democrap city council who, as their first official act, declared Austin a "sanctuary city" while prohibiting APD enforcement of Austin's open camping ban.

On the 2nd of March, 2018, in the Harris Ridge neighborhood in far north Austin, Anthony Stephan House bent down to pick up a package on his doorstep and was killed instantly when the parcel detonated. For a while, the APD speculated that he had been the victim of his own explosive device, that is, until ten days later when two more porch bombs severely injured a 75 year old grandmother and a young woman, killing the young woman's 17 year old son. Still, it took another device and two more serious injuries before the authorities began warning the citizens of a possible serial bomber on the loose.

During the next couple of weeks, another package bomb exploded in a FedEx distribution facility, injuring a worker. Another bomb was intercepted at yet another FedEx facility in Austin. This time, the device was successfully disarmed.

It was in between these last two events that I found myself driving home one afternoon, when I got a phone call from my boss. "Dude! What the HELL have you been up to?"

"Come again?"

"Three or four suits with guns just stormed off of the elevator looking for you. When I told them you had already gone home, they demanded to see your desk and work bench."

"Who the fuck were they, and did they have a warrant?"

"They had guns. I didn't feel like asking to see any ID or warrants."

"And?"

"They opened every drawer in your desk, looked at a few papers and went through your toolbox. They also tried to get into your computer, but it was locked and (IT guy) had already gone home."

"Did they take anything?"

"Hell if I know, they made us all leave the floor, said that it was for our own safety. You seriously don't know what this is all about?"

"You tell me and we'll both know."

Just then, my phone beeped. It was my wife calling from home to tell me that there were several feds at the front door wanting to talk to me and wanting to be let into the house.

"Tell me you didn't let them in!"

"Of course I didn't, nobody could show me a warrant when I asked."

"That's my girl! What are they doing now?"

"Two of them are on the front porch, one is in the back yard and another one is walking around the house trying to look into the windows."

"Find the one who looks like he's in charge and hand him the phone."

After a minute or so of muffled conversation between her and a male voice, someone asked "Is this Mister 71?"

"Yeah, who the hell are you?"

"This is Special Agent J. Edgar Assclown (not his real name) with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Sir, we need to talk to you as soon as possible."

"You're talking to me now. What can I do for you?"

"Sir, this can't be handled over the phone. Where are you right now?"

"Well, obviously I'm not at work and I'm not at home, but you already knew that. Thanks a pantload. Tell me, do you always barge into somebody's place of employment when you want to have a chat?"

"If we feel it's necessary, yes. I'm asking again, where are you?"

"Not that it's any of your business, but I'm sitting in traffic, on my way home."

"When do you think you'll be home?"

"I'll be home when I get there, most likely by six. We can meet then."

"We'll just hang around here until you show up."

"Have you got a warrant?"

"We can get one."

"Fine, you do that. In the meantime, you need to get the hell off my property."

"Mr. 71, there's no need to cop an attitude with us.."

"Yeah there is. You showed up at my workplace. I'll be there at six."

...TO BE CONTINUED

[Edited on 13-2-2020 by Yamato71]
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[*] posted on 17-2-2020 at 06:24
Feds


Yamato71, what became of that situation ? Like you I was paid a
visit by the feds back in 2013. This was the FBI on what I would
call a snooping or "fact finding" visit. In my case the questions were
about someone in prison and my pyrotechics hobby. They were
polite and I never heard back from them. Still it was unnerving to
have 2 armed federal officers show up at my door. Keep us posted.

Also like you I'm in my 60's. If I learned anything from my
experience is that once you're on their radar you'll always be. The
U.S. Government has a memory like an elephant - THEY NEVER FORGET.



[Edited on 2020/2/17 by MadHatter]




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[*] posted on 17-2-2020 at 07:46


I am gonna jump in here and wonder if I have already and deciding to disregard the answer and full in the feeling that is "Life After Detonation"

To make something detonate is to teach yourself how to burn beyond the speed of sound. Watching black match accelerate to quick match and realising that it's confinement and pressure feedback that increase burn rate! Then building a BP cannon and understanding the powder that ancient man wielded. Playing with contemporary PVC pipe potatoes cannons, learning about catalysts, oxidants , fuels , reduction oxidation, valence electrons, orbitals... freaking electrochemistry, stoichiometry, rocketry, the history of propellants.

There is so much to be gained by teaching oneself to create a thing that can burn beyond the speed of sound, yet it is almost always illegal . . . people like us teach ourselves anyway, knowledge is power, safety first, social contact and all that.

Cars are involved in good and evil
Explosives are involved in good and evil

As for life after detonation, it's what you make of it my brothers and sisters!

PS
It went like this. . .
Fire::fuse::hmtd::etn::anfo, all home made, a 50 gram charge turned bricks to dust within a 50 cm radius.


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[*] posted on 31-10-2020 at 16:07


Quote: Originally posted by Yamato71  
...TO BE CONTINUED


Was this ever concluded?
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[*] posted on 31-10-2020 at 16:16


@simoski, did you read the first post?



I now have a YouTube channel. So far just electronics and basic High Voltage experimentation, but I'll hopefully have some chemistry videos soon.
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[*] posted on 5-12-2020 at 21:30


Hello everyone! I hope all of you have managed to stay relatively safe and healthy during this dumpster fire known as the year 2020. As most of you know, I passed a milestone last month. 4:04 am, 3 November, 2020 marked the tenth anniversary of the end of my life as it used to be. Later that morning over coffee, I casually asked my wife "Do you know what today is?" Without missing a beat, she cheerfully replied "Election Day, of course". I looked at her for half a second before realizing what had just happened. "Yes it is." I wasn't about to dump all over her happy day. It was a moment of closure I wasn't expecting. If my better half could endure the shit show that I put her through a decade ago, and then put it behind her, then by God, so could I.

This is the last time that I will post to this thread. I'm not going to disappear. I plan to contribute to the forums from time to time. I began this thread eight years ago as a way to shed light on that aspect of our 'interest' that everyone thinks about, but no-one actually talks about...what happens when it all goes wrong. In that regard, that first post in 2012 worked better than I could have possibly hoped. Dozens of members chimed in with their own horror stories. Some even subscribed to the forums just to be able to share their own stories of near (and not so near) misses. We all critiqued and learned from each other's mistakes. After all, if you lose a body part or two to science, you might as well get some good out of it.

Along the way, I began to realize that sharing our post accident experiences with each other was helping me cope with, and accept, the single most devastating event of my life. Every one of you who contributed to this thread over the years has helped me push through this and I owe all of you a debt of gratitude. This thread is no longer about me and my misfortune. It hasn't been mine for a while now. Please continue to share your 'oh crap!' stories here. We all learn from shared experiences. You can be sure that I'll be reading them too. Like me, you'll find that talking it out helps you and everybody here be just a little more safe and a lot less alone.

Thanks, it's been real.
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[*] posted on 5-12-2020 at 23:55


Quality guy...



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[*] posted on 6-12-2020 at 00:36


Thanks Yamato71, best of luck moving forward.
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[*] posted on 16-12-2020 at 09:16


Whenever I melting something, I have the terrible story in front of my eyes. And thanks to this story, I'm much more careful. It really works. Anyone who has read the story once will never forget it. Thank you, Yamato 71 ...:cool:



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[*] posted on 15-1-2021 at 20:29


I know, I said that I'm signing off, but there's a bit of unfinished business to take care of....

20 March, 2018. Thirty minutes after speaking with the agitated ATF agent, I rolled down the 500 foot long driveway to my home and parked. Before I had a chance to walk the 30 feet to my front door, a large black SUV pulled in behind my truck, blocking it in. Two suits got out and stood on either side of me. Both introduced themselves, reached into their jackets, produced ATF IDs and opened them in perfect unison, as if they had practiced the move in the mirror every day. They wasted no time.

"We'd like to ask you a few questions, shall we go inside where we can talk?"

"We shall not. What do you want to know?"

"Could you please enlighten us as to why you were in North Austin on the afternoon of March 2nd?"

"How the hell should I know? That was nearly 3 weeks ago."

Of course I knew why they were questioning me about March 2nd. It was the only thing on the news at the time. I was frankly a bit amused, and then pissed, that they had gone to the effort to track my cell phone because eight years earlier I, a guy with exactly zero criminal record, had popped up on their radar. Actually, I did remember why I was in the city that day. I needed to buy a new soldering iron for my work, at the sole remaining electronics store in Austin. The iron and the receipt were still in my truck, but I wanted a couple of questions answered before telling them that.

"Answer me this, there had to be over a million people in North Austin that afternoon, why are you questioning me?"

"No particular reason." (lie)

"So, you're questioning every single person who carried a cell phone in North Austin that afternoon?"

"Sir, we can't comment on an open investigation."

"Look, we all know why you're here. Eight years ago, I destroyed my hands in an explosives accident. That means that I possess the forbidden knowledge and therefore I must be your mad bomber. Does that about sum it up"

"You had an accident? We didn't know anything about that." (lie)

I just rolled my eyes and told them that my alibi was on the floorboard of my truck. Surprisingly, they didn't stop me when I reached in to retrieve it. I pulled out the soldering iron and laid it on the hood of my truck, then pulled the dated receipt from the bag. I held it in front of them to read, but one of the agents reached for it. I snatched it back with a quick "OH HELL NO". I wasn't about to hand my alibi over to a couple of guys who were ready to throw anybody under the bus just to "solve" the case.

"You have to hand it over if you're going to prove your innocence."

"Actually, you've got it backwards. YOU have to prove my guilt. You've got cell phones, take all the pictures you want, the receipt stays with me."

With that, one of the agents started snapping pictures of the soldering iron, front and back, while the other one snapped pictures of the receipt, front and back. That done with, the two guys began walking back to their SUV, when one of them turned to me and actually asked "Is there anything you can tell us that might help us catch this guy?"

I stared at him like his hair was on fire and asked him the only thing I could think of at the moment.

"Does that ever actually work? Seriously, how the hell should I know anything about a serial killer running loose thirty miles from here? We're done. You're going to have to back out the way you came in since you've got me blocked. Don't hit the fire hydrant on the way out."

The agent thanked me for my time and asked if they could contact me again if they had any further questions. I told them that they would have to speak to my family attorney from now on. I fully expected to hear from them sooner than later, but the very next day, the Texas Department of Public Safety chased and cornered the bomber, 23 year old nut case Mark Anthony Conditt, at which time he killed himself with an explosive device.

I guess this proves that I'm on a list somewhere, so I expect I'll hear from them from time to time whenever they get a tough case.

<sigh>

Y71




[Edited on 16-1-2021 by Yamato71]

[Edited on 16-1-2021 by Yamato71]
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I am sorry to hear that Yamato71. You have definitely been through enough without that. It is also disappointing to hear that was a serious please for the police....
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[*] posted on 16-1-2021 at 02:38


It's not unheard of that the police rolls up known people when something hits the news, even in foreign soil. I knew a guy over the web, sharing the hobby, having a visit (home search, actually) for merely because a shipment containing nitrates was stopped by the customs. At here, it's sad that they don't even need a warrant for searches.

Yamato71, I hope you're doing well nowadays. I've been afraid of touching any energetic materials for almost 15 years now, and still a couple of events creep the shit out of me what I did when I was young and stupid. A sheer luck they didn't end in a catastrophe.
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