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Old 08-18-04, 11:21 PM
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Boron cowpunch

I got a spam message earlier today with a subject line of "Boron cowpunch."

Boron cowpunch? For some inexplicable reason, this fascinates me. It's actually got a nifty ring to it - like, it would make a good name for a rock band. "Tonight at the Odeon we have They Might Be Giants, with special guest Cheese Whiz Troopers, and local-band openers Boron Cowpunch!"

I still deleted it unread, of course.

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[insert donkey punch joke here]
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wow, that didn't even show up on google, it would be an attention-grabbing name
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[insert donkey punch joke here]
I've heard Boron cowpunch isn't very enjoyable for the ladies.
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I got really sick on that stuff once in high school.
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Re: Boron cowpunch

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...and local-band openers Boron Cowpunch!"
I bet El Scorcho will be the first to buy their hoodie.

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Re: Re: Boron cowpunch

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I bet El Scorcho will be the first to buy their hoodie.

Awesome! I'm so paying $19.95 for that.

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Boron Cowpunch = Not enough curly.
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Re: Re: Boron cowpunch

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I think we have found a new motto for the official Otter forum line of clothing.

Now we need to turn it into a logo.



Looks great on a t-shirt, don't you think?

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That is awesome. I think I see definite potential.
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Maybe we can get Rob Reiner to direct a documentary on Boron Cowpunch?
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Re: Re: Re: Boron cowpunch

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I think we have found a new motto for the official Otter forum line of clothing.

Now we need to turn it into a logo.



Looks great on a t-shirt, don't you think?

That is so cool.

updated hoodie:


I would soo be a groupie for bcp.
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So sorry gentlemen, I just trademarked the term "Boron Cowpunch™."

My lawyers will be sending you cease and decist letters shortly if you proceed to make any apparel bearing the term "Boron Cowpunch™."
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Boroncowpunch.com is available!
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Just a little bit of info on our misunderstood friend, Boron:

Atomic Number: 5
Atomic Radius: 83 pm
Atomic Symbol: B
Melting Point: 2075 şC
Atomic Weight: 10.81
Boiling Point: 4000 şC
Electron Configuration: [He]2s22p1
Oxidation States: 3

History
(Ar. Buraq, Pers. Burah) Boron compounds have been known for thousands of years, but the element was not discovered until 1808 by Sir Humphry Davy and by Gay-Lussac and Thenard.

Sources
The element is not found free in nature, but occurs as orthoboric acid usually found in certain volcanic spring waters and as borates in boron and colemantie. Ulexite, another boron mineral, is interesting as it is nature's own version of "fiber optics."

Important sources of boron are ore rasorite (kernite) and tincal (borax ore). Both of these ores are found in the Mojave Desert. Tincal is the most important source of boron from the Mojave. Extensive borax deposits are also found in Turkey.

Boron exists naturally as 19.78% 10B isotope and 80.22% 11B isotope. High-purity crystalline boron may be prepared by the vapor phase reduction of boron trichloride or tribromide with hydrogen on electrically heated filaments. The impure or amorphous, boron, a brownish-black powder, can be obtained by heating the trioxide with magnesium powder.

Boron of 99.9999% purity has been produced and is available commercially. Elemental boron has an energy band gap of 1.50 to 1.56 eV, which is higher than that of either silicon or germanium.

Properties
Optical characteristics include transmitting portions of the infrared. Boron is a poor conductor of electricity at room temperature but a good conductor at high temperature.

Uses
Amorphous boron is used in pyrotechnic flares to provide a distinctive green color, and in rockets as an igniter.

By far the most commercially important boron compound in terms of dollar sales is Na2B4O7.5H2O. This pentahydrate is used in very large quantities in the manufacture of insulation fiberglass and sodium perborate bleach.

Boric acid is also an important boron compound with major markets in textile products. Use of borax as a mild antiseptic is minor in economical terms. Boron compounds are also extensively used in the manufacture of borosilicate glasses. Other boron compounds show promise in treating arthritis.

The isotope boron-10 is used as a control for nuclear reactors, as a shield for nuclear radiation, and in instruments used for detecting neutrons. Boron nitride has remarkable properties and can be used to make a material as hard as diamond. The nitride also behaves like an electrical insulator but conducts heat like a metal.

Boron also has lubricating properties similar to graphite. The hydrides are easily oxidized with considerable energy liberation, and have been studied for use as rocket fuels. Demand is increasing for boron filaments, a high-strength, lightweight material chiefly employed for advanced aerospace structures.

Boron is similar to carbon in that it has a capacity to form stable covalently bonded molecular networks. Carbonates, metalloboranes, phosphacarboranes, and other families comprise thousands of compounds.

Costs
Crystalline boron (99%) costs about $5/g. Amorphous boron costs about $2/g.

Handling
Elemental boron and the borates are not considered to be toxic, and they do not require special care in handling. However, some of the more exotic boron hydrogen compounds are definitely toxic and do require care.
Three oxidation states. Three!!!
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Nobody doesn't like Molten Boron!
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Originally posted by Numanoid
Just a little bit of info on our misunderstood friend, Boron:

Three oxidation states. Three!!!
Wow. Thanks. I thought it was just "shorthand" for boring moron.
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Re: Re: Re: Boron cowpunch

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I think we have found a new motto for the official Otter forum line of clothing.

Now we need to turn it into a logo.



Maybe the punch logo should be in the cow logo. And maybe the cow should then be subscripted on the B.
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maybe you're over-thinking the simplistic glory that is BCP
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it's not about the logo, it's a state of mind man.
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Hey, I guess some people just aren't down with the BCP.

I'm going to make me some BCP t-shirts. And Brain Stew, you know what you can do with that trademark...

Cusm: I see what you're thinking.. Like a chemical formula or something, except instead of H2O, it'd be Bcowpunch. Might work for a back side image, or an alternative image without underlying text.
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it's not about the logo, it's a state of mind man.
totally
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Cusm: I see what you're thinking.. Like a chemical formula or something, except instead of H2O, it'd be Bcowpunch. Might work for a back side image, or an alternative image without underlying text.
BCP on the front and the logo on the back would probably be good enough.
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