Ner (djner) wrote,

randomness part 7 billion and the case of the dissolving chemical worker

For some odd reason, about 30% or thereabouts emails are getting bounced as they get to the uark mail server. Apparently there's some dude who doesn't like the thousands of employees and students who esnd and receive mail through there. Henceforth, I am missing some comments to posts taht I'm making and other things. It's ghrhrhrhrhrhrhrhrate.

I've continued to work on getting overrides to classes I need mainly my analytical chemistry lab class which is going to be a slightly sucky class but there's no getting out of it. Its a two hour class which is supposed to last like eight in real hours per week. The other annoying thing is taht I'm going to have to depend on a lab partner to have steady hands and good measurring skills as I won't be able do it myself. It is true that I can cook in the kitchen but when measuring out 1.6 mg of Potassium chloride for example, I suck. So, I'll have to deped on a totally random person to measure and I'll be the calculator dude and analysis man.

I kind of like analytical chemistry. My favorite question was basically this. Some guy working in x chemical company was drunk one day while working and fell into a vat of hydrochloric acid. No one noticed until two days later when they realized that he was in fact gone and hadn't shown up to work for those two days. The drunk chemical plant worker subsequently totally dissolved in the acid, and to prove that he had dissolved the police requested a chemical analysis done on the vat to determine if the chemical compositions were correct to the composition of a human body (the bits that had dissolved). Give the guy's body weight and other data, Use data given by chemical analysis to determine if drunk guy actually dissolved and therefore if the company was at fault.

What the hell?, and, I've always wondered did this (a) actually happen and (b) if not who is disgusting enough to sit in their graduate office and come up with it. The problem actually takes about thirty minutes to do and you find that this person actually dissolved completely in the acid.

Ah the joys of doing chemical engineering, and analytical chemistry even, oh what joy I have to look forward to next semester, and you'll all have to read about it. We'll just hope I don't go falling into any vats of chemicals.

I woke up at 9:30 after staying up till like 3 a.m. talking to amazingstar and controlg. The conversation was uneventful and truly random which made it all that more enjoyable. Ventrilo really rocks let me tell you. Everyone who hasn't try it *will* try it some day if I have a part in it.

I'm currently drinking cherry Coke and enjoying wriging in this lj for the first update of the day. I'm sorry if you have wasted a valuable two minutes reading the blathering idiot that is me in these pages but I hope it wasted enough time to make it worth your while. I know every journal I read, no matter how disgusting and how many people dissolve, is worth my while so keep writing and stay cool. Fiona the dog says hello and she wishes she had a lj too so she could tell you about how much she sleeps on my bed. More later.
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