1998-05-18 - Re: Gunpowder taggant solution

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From: Lucky Green <shamrock@cypherpunks.to>
To: “Igor Chudov @ home” <ichudov@algebra.com>
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Reply To: <199805170431.XAA01850@manifold.algebra.com>
UTC Datetime: 1998-05-18 00:43:48 UTC
Raw Date: Sun, 17 May 1998 17:43:48 -0700 (PDT)

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From: Lucky Green <shamrock@cypherpunks.to>
Date: Sun, 17 May 1998 17:43:48 -0700 (PDT)
To: "Igor Chudov @ home" <ichudov@algebra.com>
Subject: Re: Gunpowder taggant solution
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On Sat, 16 May 1998, Igor Chudov @ home wrote:

> Tim May wrote:
> > * For smokeless powders, i.e., _not_ black powder, the powders are
> > semi-visually recognizable. So Bullseye is noticeably different from Unique
> > and 2400, for example.
> Is mixing them dangerous?

Taggants in gun powder are inherently dangerous. They frequently cause a
loss of stability of the powder.
> > * However, smokeless powders are worthless for bombs. (Black powder is
> > almost worthless, by modern standards. Much easier to make your own
> > plastique.)
> I thought that plastic explosives were hard to make. Is that wrong?

Making plastic explosives is easy. No, I am not going to post the recipe.

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