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Re: What have you bought lately?
« Reply #8295 on: January 02, 2018, 03:53:02 AM »
Bought two tubes of 'oragel extra strength',  basically 20% benzocaine in topical gel form. Had hy old man grab it for me, and I'll pay him back when I can get to a bank. Such as when I get back from tomorrow's consultation with the doc.
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Re: What have you bought lately?
« Reply #8296 on: January 04, 2018, 04:38:10 AM »
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Re: What have you bought lately?
« Reply #8297 on: January 04, 2018, 05:32:56 AM »
A bag full of double raspberry 'magnum' ice creams (ew those awful sticks, not touching that bit of them, or even scraping it with a knife , the last bit of chocolate goes in the bin. Those sticks are an abomination), two packs of 'classic' cigars, and a big big bag of large bags of different candies...midget gems, jelly  babies, treacle toffee...I feel like celebrating today; because I just got back from an appt with the doctor, who, after so many years of my trying for a script for it, because it can do so many wonderful things for me, in terms of quality of life and other neat as neat gets shit....its brilliant. God's own medicine, the flask held by seraphim whilst the archangels add the dimethyladamantyl bromide or tosylate and then form the amine,...it really is. Doc told me he's gonna go with it, after listening to my explanation of what it does for me, and what its capable of, how it does what it does etc. and said yeah, just let me make one phone call to cover my own arse (because its an alzheimer's drug, generally scripted by specialists), got a fresh seizure rescue pack script, and should hear tomorrow from my doc about the memantine, and get cracking with actually starting on it tomorrow, hopefully :D

Lol funny moment, when he said, 'just need a quid pro quo', him meaning covering his ass with a phonecall to a specialist...I thought he meant..something else entirely...and the look on his face at the potential shopping list was rather..ahem...one of shock. Bit of a spazz mis-read moment there. But funny nonetheless.

Although the doc was shocked to shit when  he asked the memantine dose i use when starting a cycle, and I told him '50, three times a day, (mg), first day, then 100, 50, 100 next day then 100, 100, 100. He knew it as coming in 5mg, 10mg and 20mg pills or liquids etc. Thought I meant 10mg and 5mg, until I had to explain it to him that I wasn't taking pills, but buying the raw crystalline memantine hydrochloride, weighing it on my mg-sensitive scale and just dissolving it in a drink and knocking it back in a shot of orange juice of something similar. If he looked pale as a ghost after that spazz moment of mine, then he looked like he just shit his britches. Still, quite funny.
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Re: What have you bought lately?
« Reply #8298 on: January 04, 2018, 07:03:55 AM »
H4 light bulbs for my daughter's car.
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Re: What have you bought lately?
« Reply #8299 on: January 04, 2018, 02:01:19 PM »
Pre-ordered a book.

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Re: What have you bought lately?
« Reply #8300 on: January 04, 2018, 02:59:34 PM »
Medium Roast Starbucks Iced Coffee, Caramel Machiato Non-Lactose Creamer, Cat Litter, 4 Black Iced Coffees for when I go to work, and Bird Seed.

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Re: What have you bought lately?
« Reply #8301 on: January 04, 2018, 09:02:55 PM »
Just post-it notes to put on the new Star Trek calendar when it arrives (ordered online) as it doesn't have any space to write anything.
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Re: What have you bought lately?
« Reply #8302 on: January 08, 2018, 06:04:34 AM »
Cat food. Lots of cat food.
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Re: What have you bought lately?
« Reply #8303 on: January 13, 2018, 09:19:28 PM »
Haven't been and bought yet (it's too hot), but we're going to Bunnings and buying some shelves for the lounge room later today.
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Re: What have you bought lately?
« Reply #8304 on: January 13, 2018, 09:50:41 PM »
226 gallons heating oil hopefully enough for the rest of the heating season
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Re: What have you bought lately?
« Reply #8305 on: Yesterday at 04:43:05 AM »
Shopping for lab glassware and reagents. Got over £1000 to spend, although limiting myself to a grand atm since I'm not quite sure what exactly I have over that much, I know its a couple of hundred, but i need to retain at least £300 for 100g of lithium aluminium hydride.

Just seen 'cow' multiple distillation swap-over devices for about £6 each, so I've bought five of them, I've wanted a cow for a while now. They allow swapping over flasks during distillations by just rotating the cow to a new flask, like a revolver magazine almost, and can be used to take cuts at different temperatures, including during vacuum distillation when one wishes to take a different cut without breaking the vacuum.

Just spent £168.70-something so far. Plus about $3-something each for the three graduated measurment cylinders (I have one, that I bought off the hellslag that used to infest my house after tellin me she was being seriously physically, mentally and sexually abused (at the time I had evidence at least of physical fighting of some nature) and some pretty nasty things being said and done to her. and as we were at the time, friends, I couldn't stand by and watch her potentially get raped 'again' by her own family. I took her in, put a roof over her head and a warm bed to sleep in, allowed her a fish tank of tropical fish, that she saved for with the allowance I gave her that came from the benefits I get, which ain't enough for the outside world. Just can't be done. But living at home, rent free at the time, I could just about keep the two of us going. Gave her a modest weekly allowance of money to spend as she would see fit.

And damned if I didn't end up having to buy litter trays, cat litter, a shite-scooper and cat food for two feline companions who she stole off a couple of people without my knowledge. No way to know their owners or trace them. Although I have to admit, they WERE cute, really damn adorably cute, and  absolutely tiny little things, grey fur and always making this tiny little mewling noise to be petted and fussed over.

So, having no idea who The Bitch stole them from, I kinda adopted them and made sure they were taken care of.

Anyhow, lots of new goodies are coming my way.
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Re: What have you bought lately?
« Reply #8306 on: Yesterday at 11:44:52 AM »
Just bought myself the following:

2x250ml Dreschel bottles (these are essentially a long, tall bottle, for filling with a drying agent, and a two-way hose barb and inlet/outlet, inlet has a long stem going to the bottom, whilst the outlet has only a very short or no stem, so as to let gases be pumped through drying agents to dry them, such as through concentrated sulfuric acid)

120ml (2-diisopropylamino)ethanol (which I intend to convert to the alkyl bromide or iodide and then aminate, to give Hunig's base, diisopropylethylamine, a sterically hindered, so non-nucleophilic, strong amine base, very useful stuff, since being so sterically hindered due to the big bulky isopropyl groups, it acts as a base without tending to quaternize, or itself add to the compound being worked upon)

30g 99% diphenylacetic acid.

1x 5-liter, 4-neck round-bottom flask, 24/40 joint size (same size as most of the glassware i use, excluding microscale, I'm still working on putting together a full microscale set of lab glass),

A pair of 3-way vacuum distillation 'cow' heads (these allow selection of flask to be the receiver during a distillation, and allow swapping receivers over to collect fractions at different temperature and/or pressure during a normal or vacuum distillation without, in the latter case, which is the usual use, cutting off the vacuum.

1x 24/29x19/26 two-way distillation adapter.

3x60mm borosilicate glass powder addition funnels.

1x24/40 500ml erlenmeyer flask inc. 150ml glass fritted buchner funnel

2x 1 liter erlenmeyer flask inc. 350ml glass fritted buchners

1x 24/29 parallel downward distillation head.

1x 2 liter erlenmeyer, w/ glass fritted buchner and handheld vacuum pump for suction filtration.

1x 24/29 gas inlet adapter.

Total cost of my shopping (so far): $483.94
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Re: What have you bought lately?
« Reply #8307 on: Yesterday at 01:00:06 PM »
And still no mattress.      ( :bigcry:   me)
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Re: What have you bought lately?
« Reply #8308 on: Yesterday at 02:39:56 PM »
Actually your Royal Highness, I don't even ever plan on using that bed again.  I intend on cutting the frame up into pieces, cutting the mattress up, for disposal, and recycling the springs for use in building stuff, then making the entire room into a new, expanded lab space, I need more space than I have in my lab.

The entire room is to be converted into my main lab, whilst the smaller room I currently use will be converted to a clean-room for experiments in condensed matter physics, experiments with graphene, silicene, and similar, see if boron and germanium form similar 1-dimensional monatomic layers, for attempts at making my own supercapacitors, that can function at high voltage, as well as having their current massive capacitance in a small physical space, and for other chemistry for condensed matter physics, attempting to develop room temperature superconductor materials (a superconductor which functions at room temperature, or at modest cooling such as could be provided by a fridge, or peltiere cooler would be a massive breakthrough), building lasers, and if I can pull it off, building both my own polariton laser and sonoacoustic laser, (a phonon laser, or SASER, although SASERs don't involve a population-inversion like classic lasers do, they produce an extremely coherent beam or pulsed sonic discharge, a sonic laser, basically. And a powerful one could make for a lot of fun. A ultrasound or infrasonic pulse-rifle, basically a sonic emission generator, which has the directionality, and beam coherence/confinement of a laser, a sonic rather than the more conventional, at least  as far as real-world functional directed energy weapons go, photonic-electric hybrid based pulse rifle basically.

As for the polariton lasers, they are just highly efficient in terms of energy consumption vs beam/pulse strength and energy release. Relying on some novel physics as far as lasers go, but the beam is light, rather than anything weird. Its the way of generating the beam thats squirrely :D)
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Re: What have you bought lately?
« Reply #8309 on: Yesterday at 10:23:51 PM »
A new muffler and exhaust for my car. Looks shiny.
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