Copper

Posted 1 month ago2022-04-16 10:56:57 UTC
Striker StrikerI forgot to check the oil pressure
Oh yeah, forgot to post here yesterday.

We owe a lot to copper. I mean, virtually all electrical circuitry is made out of it. It's the reason I shocked myself Wednesday when working on a socket, while I thought I switched off the right fuse on the fuse panel. Live and learn - next time I'm, switching off the whole panel. The copper wire was the culprit: it conducted all that electrical potential right through my body. Or maybe, if I'm being rational, me being stupid is the one to blame, not a copper wire. I got a weird vertigo on my left side that day, it was funny.

People use copper tubes for plumbing and sometimes for heating, although plastic ones are more popular nowadays. Not sure what are the advantages and disadvantages as I'm not a plumber.
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Turks have an interesting way to make coffee on heated sand. They use a kind of copper pot that sits on hot sand. Probably not specific only to Turkey, as I imagine this is an excellent way of making coffee on a hot desert day.

Copper is also used for roofing, and in time it oxidizes and get that beautiful teal color.

Anyway, I'm sure copper is an interesting metal to study, I'm just here to bring some cake.

As for me... well, another revolution around the sun, lots of ups and downs, new lessons in life learned, new mental tools acquired, new responsibilities, and maybe a new passion too - I bought myself a Honda Hornet, the 2007 model.
Oh well, we all need some kind of personal therapy.
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Have a nice day everyone!

9 Comments

Commented 1 month ago2022-04-16 16:23:35 UTC Comment #104332
Are you 29? Congrats if that's the case. Had to look that up, my chemistry is rusty. Or is it physics?

Cooking with hot sand is quite common. I've seen peanuts being roasted in sand, and rice being popped so it becomes like popcorn. Or maybe it was salt? Copper sure is nice. Good for heat sinks as well.

Cool bike! take care riding it
Commented 1 month ago2022-04-16 16:27:10 UTC Comment #104333
Happy birthday!
Commented 1 month ago2022-04-16 17:03:59 UTC Comment #104334
Happy birthday
Commented 1 month ago2022-04-17 08:15:22 UTC Comment #104335
Birth!
Commented 1 month ago2022-04-23 12:46:56 UTC Comment #104344
You'll never take me alive, copper!

Happy 29th
Commented 4 weeks ago2022-04-25 19:19:14 UTC Comment #104351
Happy birthday, old friend
Commented 4 weeks ago2022-04-26 08:59:16 UTC Comment #104353
Happy birthday! This was a nice read
Commented 3 weeks ago2022-04-27 14:42:10 UTC Comment #104355
Thank you friends and old friends. Your thoughts are much appreciated!
Commented 3 weeks ago2022-05-01 14:47:08 UTC Comment #104366
Iron and copper. The statue is copper on an iron frame, right?

And also, (somewhat belated) happy birthday!

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