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Gadget wot I got for my birthday
« on: December 13, 2016, 10:49:21 PM »
Sad sucker for gadgets that I am . . . .

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nuclear-Radiation-Detector-Counter-Android-x/dp/B011IZCWCY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1481668773&sr=8-3&keywords=geiger+counter

yep a Geiger counter you plug in the earphone socket of the smart phone.  Not bad for 25

As it happens years ago we bought this antique miniature Rye Pottery jar - painted in Uranium Orange.  And next to it the radiation level is 11 uSv/hr which turns out to be equivalent to twice the maximum annual dose  scared2:

Still at least I know the antique seller was telling the truth.  Prolly the main reason I wanted the toy. 
Well, whatever nevermind

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Re: Gadget wot I got for my birthday
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2016, 06:19:50 AM »
Sad sucker for gadgets that I am . . . .

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nuclear-Radiation-Detector-Counter-Android-x/dp/B011IZCWCY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1481668773&sr=8-3&keywords=geiger+counter

yep a Geiger counter you plug in the earphone socket of the smart phone.  Not bad for 25

As it happens years ago we bought this antique miniature Rye Pottery jar - painted in Uranium Orange.  And next to it the radiation level is 11 uSv/hr which turns out to be equivalent to twice the maximum annual dose  scared2:

Still at least I know the antique seller was telling the truth.  Prolly the main reason I wanted the toy.

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This item does not ship to Cyprus.

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Re: Gadget wot I got for my birthday
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2016, 07:54:53 AM »
Sad sucker for gadgets that I am . . . .

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nuclear-Radiation-Detector-Counter-Android-x/dp/B011IZCWCY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1481668773&sr=8-3&keywords=geiger+counter

yep a Geiger counter you plug in the earphone socket of the smart phone.  Not bad for 25

As it happens years ago we bought this antique miniature Rye Pottery jar - painted in Uranium Orange.  And next to it the radiation level is 11 uSv/hr which turns out to be equivalent to twice the maximum annual dose  scared2:

Still at least I know the antique seller was telling the truth.  Prolly the main reason I wanted the toy.

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This item does not ship to Cyprus.

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Well if you really want one . . . . .
Well, whatever nevermind

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Re: Gadget wot I got for my birthday
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2016, 08:10:39 AM »
Sad sucker for gadgets that I am . . . .

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nuclear-Radiation-Detector-Counter-Android-x/dp/B011IZCWCY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1481668773&sr=8-3&keywords=geiger+counter

yep a Geiger counter you plug in the earphone socket of the smart phone.  Not bad for 25

As it happens years ago we bought this antique miniature Rye Pottery jar - painted in Uranium Orange.  And next to it the radiation level is 11 uSv/hr which turns out to be equivalent to twice the maximum annual dose  scared2:

Still at least I know the antique seller was telling the truth.  Prolly the main reason I wanted the toy.

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This item does not ship to Cyprus.

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Well if you really want one . . . . .

Buy it on ebay!  Thumbs:
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Re: Gadget wot I got for my birthday
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2016, 08:34:49 AM »
Sad sucker for gadgets that I am . . . .

[url]https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nuclear-Radiation-Detector-Counter-Android-x/dp/B011IZCWCY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1481668773&sr=8-3&keywords=geiger+counter[/url]

yep a Geiger counter you plug in the earphone socket of the smart phone.  Not bad for 25

As it happens years ago we bought this antique miniature Rye Pottery jar - painted in Uranium Orange.  And next to it the radiation level is 11 uSv/hr which turns out to be equivalent to twice the maximum annual dose  scared2:

Still at least I know the antique seller was telling the truth.  Prolly the main reason I wanted the toy.


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This item does not ship to Cyprus.


 evil:


Well if you really want one . . . . .


Buy it on ebay!  Thumbs:

Yep they do sell it there but it costs more

One annoying thing is it doesn't do the clicking that classic Geigers do. Two reasons: the sensing area (the tip of the plug in) is much smaller so has less events but mainly because it plugs in the headphone socket there is no speaker available to make the clicking

This is what you get

Well, whatever nevermind

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Re: Gadget wot I got for my birthday
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2016, 10:43:59 AM »
Sad sucker for gadgets that I am . . . .

[url]https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nuclear-Radiation-Detector-Counter-Android-x/dp/B011IZCWCY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1481668773&sr=8-3&keywords=geiger+counter[/url]

yep a Geiger counter you plug in the earphone socket of the smart phone.  Not bad for 25

As it happens years ago we bought this antique miniature Rye Pottery jar - painted in Uranium Orange.  And next to it the radiation level is 11 uSv/hr which turns out to be equivalent to twice the maximum annual dose  scared2:

Still at least I know the antique seller was telling the truth.  Prolly the main reason I wanted the toy.


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This item does not ship to Cyprus.


 evil:


Well if you really want one . . . . .


Buy it on ebay!  Thumbs:

Yep they do sell it there but it costs more

One annoying thing is it doesn't do the clicking that classic Geigers do. Two reasons: the sensing area (the tip of the plug in) is much smaller so has less events but mainly because it plugs in the headphone socket there is no speaker available to make the clicking

This is what you get




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Many years ago (~10?) trucks started dumping great big piles of white rocks in a field up the road from us.

The strange thing was that the rocks came in sealed 40 foot shipping containers instead of in normal 'tipper' trucks.  When they got here, the driver unlocked the back doors (snigger) and then the thing tipped up as normal and all of the rocks fell out of the back...

The stranger thing tho is that nothing has ever grown on them in all this time... I always wondered if they might be radioactive or something...  scared2:
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Re: Gadget wot I got for my birthday
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2016, 12:40:00 PM »
Sad sucker for gadgets that I am . . . .

[url]https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nuclear-Radiation-Detector-Counter-Android-x/dp/B011IZCWCY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1481668773&sr=8-3&keywords=geiger+counter[/url]

yep a Geiger counter you plug in the earphone socket of the smart phone.  Not bad for 25

As it happens years ago we bought this antique miniature Rye Pottery jar - painted in Uranium Orange.  And next to it the radiation level is 11 uSv/hr which turns out to be equivalent to twice the maximum annual dose  scared2:

Still at least I know the antique seller was telling the truth.  Prolly the main reason I wanted the toy.


Quote
This item does not ship to Cyprus.


 evil:


Well if you really want one . . . . .


Buy it on ebay!  Thumbs:

Yep they do sell it there but it costs more

One annoying thing is it doesn't do the clicking that classic Geigers do. Two reasons: the sensing area (the tip of the plug in) is much smaller so has less events but mainly because it plugs in the headphone socket there is no speaker available to make the clicking

This is what you get




Cool!  Thumbs:

Many years ago (~10?) trucks started dumping great big piles of white rocks in a field up the road from us.

The strange thing was that the rocks came in sealed 40 foot shipping containers instead of in normal 'tipper' trucks.  When they got here, the driver unlocked the back doors (snigger) and then the thing tipped up as normal and all of the rocks fell out of the back...

The stranger thing tho is that nothing has ever grown on them in all this time... I always wondered if they might be radioactive or something...  scared2:

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Re: Gadget wot I got for my birthday
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2016, 12:51:51 PM »

 scared2:

A short while after it was all dumped there a goat managed to hang itself in a tree next to it!  eeek:

I don't go near it...  noooo:
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Re: Gadget wot I got for my birthday
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2016, 04:10:05 PM »
Places to visit
Lagos
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Moscow
Nottingham
Pissouri
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Re: Gadget wot I got for my birthday
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2016, 04:18:51 PM »
Surely that's places to direct others too


Oh I see
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Re: Gadget wot I got for my birthday
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2016, 04:21:50 PM »
Places to visit
Lagos
Barrow
Moscow
Nottingham
Pissouri
Aleppo
Beirut
Johannesburg

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Re: Gadget wot I got for my birthday
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2016, 04:31:20 PM »
Places to visit
Lagos
Barrow
Moscow
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Pissouri
Aleppo
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Re: Gadget wot I got for my birthday
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2016, 06:49:23 PM »
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Re: Gadget wot I got for my birthday
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2016, 07:48:53 PM »
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Re: Gadget wot I got for my birthday
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2016, 07:50:55 PM »
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Get your money back......... noooo:

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