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PostPosted: Aug 17, 2013 10:37    Post subject: Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature  

Since I started reading The Forum, it seems that I notice geometric shapes everywhere. I saw this pair recently. I was thinking were they dodecahedral, pyritohedral? They had a slightly metallic luster and partial coating with a rust-colored material, perhaps iron oxide. They were very symmetrical. They each had one brown face. However one of them had a "C- face" and the other an "H-face." They were flattened on the bottom.They were on private property so I left them there. ;-)


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PostPosted: Aug 17, 2013 11:11    Post subject: Re: Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature  

Excellent joke.
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PostPosted: Aug 17, 2013 16:15    Post subject: Re: Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature  

whats the hardness??
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PostPosted: Aug 17, 2013 16:30    Post subject: Re: Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature  

Thanks, Roger.

Mark, I didn't have a nail, piece of glass or warm vinegar with me, just my wife's cell phone :-)

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PostPosted: Aug 17, 2013 16:34    Post subject: Re: Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature  

I believe the hardness of a version 5 I phone glass is around 5. Try that.
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PostPosted: Aug 17, 2013 16:48    Post subject: Re: Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature  

Mark Ost wrote:
I believe the hardness of a version 5 I phone glass is around 5. Try that.


OK, Mark. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Aug 17, 2013 16:53    Post subject: Re: Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature  

Don Lum wrote:
Mark Ost wrote:
I believe the hardness of a version 5 I phone glass is around 5. Try that.


OK, Mark. Thanks.

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I think Apple should put a short wave ultra violet light on the next version of the iphone.

That would come in handy.

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PostPosted: Aug 17, 2013 18:15    Post subject: Re: Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature  

Don Lum wrote:
Don Lum wrote:
Mark Ost wrote:
I believe the hardness of a version 5 I phone glass is around 5. Try that.


OK, Mark. Thanks.

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I think Apple should put a short wave ultra violet light on the next version of the iphone.

That would come in handy.

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And for some, a Geiger counter. (Perhaps this features could explain its price)
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PostPosted: Aug 17, 2013 19:55    Post subject: Re: Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature  

It seems that hardness of the water is easier to test! ;-)

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PostPosted: Aug 17, 2013 21:02    Post subject: Re: Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature  

Vitomorim and Volkmar, why not add a Raman Spectrophotometer and water tester to the iphone also?
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PostPosted: Aug 17, 2013 22:46    Post subject: Re: Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature  

Steve Jobs would be proud of all of you
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PostPosted: Aug 17, 2013 23:44    Post subject: Re: Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature  

Don't re-invent the wheel ;))
...There are already apps for measuring radiation with an I-phone.
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PostPosted: Aug 18, 2013 06:09    Post subject: Re: Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature  

Alfredo, what does this say about the world?? I suspect a larger meaning but it escapes me! Love the hat ornament. Where can I get one?
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PostPosted: Aug 18, 2013 13:43    Post subject: Re: Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature  

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...Love the hat ornament. Where can I get one?

Prometheus had one, but take care of your liver!
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PostPosted: Aug 18, 2013 15:57    Post subject: Re: Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature  

alfredo wrote:
Don't re-invent the wheel ;))
...There are already apps for measuring radiation with an I-phone.


Alfredo,

I did not know that. Thanks.

I am more of an Android person than Apple.

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PostPosted: Aug 18, 2013 16:12    Post subject: Re: Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature  

Don Lum wrote:
alfredo wrote:
Don't re-invent the wheel ;))
...There are already apps for measuring radiation with an I-phone.


Alfredo,

I did not know that. Thanks.

I am more of an Android person than Apple.

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However extra hardware is required.
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PostPosted: Aug 18, 2013 16:21    Post subject: Re: Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature  

Looking at the piece with the "C-face" , I detect what I have heard some dealers describe as "edge-wear" but it certainly does not detract from the overall aesthetics of the piece :-) :-) :-)
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PostPosted: Aug 18, 2013 17:23    Post subject: Re: Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature  

Does this supply mineral water?? I crack myself up!
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PostPosted: Aug 18, 2013 18:33    Post subject: Re: Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature  

Don Lum wrote:
....does not detract from the overall aesthetics of the piece :-) :-) :-)


"Overall in good condition damagewise"... (also an often used statement on certain webpages):D

IIs it possible that such objects also have penetration twins of C and H (so-called W twins)?

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PostPosted: Aug 18, 2013 19:12    Post subject: Re: Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature  

Volkmar Stingl wrote:
Don Lum wrote:
....does not detract from the overall aesthetics of the piece :-) :-) :-)


"Overall in good condition damagewise"... (also an often used statement on certain webpages):D

IIs it possible that such objects also have penetration twins of C and H (so-called W twins)?

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Perhaps.

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