1998-05-17 - Re: Gunpowder taggant solution

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From: ichudov@algebra.com (Igor Chudov @ home)
To: tcmay@got.net (Tim May)
Message Hash: a39bc50436ec6d3bf0abb7d1643500b74403b9288b0fc9f0909bb8c44c3433f0
Message ID: <199805170431.XAA01850@manifold.algebra.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1998-05-17 04:32:15 UTC
Raw Date: Sat, 16 May 1998 21:32:15 -0700 (PDT)

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From: ichudov@algebra.com (Igor Chudov @ home)
Date: Sat, 16 May 1998 21:32:15 -0700 (PDT)
To: tcmay@got.net (Tim May)
Subject: Re: Gunpowder taggant solution
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Message-ID: <199805170431.XAA01850@manifold.algebra.com>
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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?

> * 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?

	- Igor.