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Re: Re: Arcjet Motor



And we still "burn" information into ROMs even though fusable-link ROMS
disappeared around 1980.

73,

John
KD6OZH

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From: "Margaret Leber" <maggie@voicenet.com>
Cc: "AMSAT-BB" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Wednesday, 06 June 2001 21:22 UTC
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: Arcjet Motor


> "John P. Toscano" wrote:
>
> > But the word "burn" is used loosely in either case...people also use the
word "burn" when they talk about recording a compact disc in a CD-R or CD-RW
drive....it has gotten that name at a minimum because a (relatively)
high-power laser beam is focused on the disc and produces local heating that
causes a chemical reaction ...
>
> And I remeber when "burn me a few copies of this" could refer to
> xerographic reproduction, a process that only tangentally involves head
> to fuses the toner (really a sooty plastic) to the paper...perhaps a
> memory of the days when faximile transmission used thermally-sensitive
> paper and a resistvely heated print stylus.
>
> Actually, I think we're all pyromaniacs at heart, and just like saying
> "burn", just like Ratbert likes saying "scruples".
>
> The ammonia jet is in some sense a steam engine, almost like Hero or
> Alexandria's...
>
>  see: http://www.history.rochester.edu/steam/hero/section50.html
>
> 73 de Maggie K3XS
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