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I managed to get my Geiger counter together with my friend who is full of radioactive palladium the other day. Since we were outside, we were trying to find a slightly quieter place. There's a space between two buildings that has no windows, intended as a smoking area, so we walked into there and he stuck the counter probe pretty much down his pants and it started clattering wildly: nicely radioactive, easily detectable. Just as he did that, a guy in a suit walked out of the building and turned towards us, and my friend, in a very smooth move, swept the probe out and over towards one of the picnic benches there, and told the guy in the suit, "we're checking for radioactivity in the cigarette ashes!" He's smooth.

Date: 2017-06-15 03:03 pm (UTC)
amaebi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] amaebi
How did he get full of radioactive palladium?

Date: 2017-06-15 05:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] elainegrey
I'm hoping it was for some medical purposes: looks like "Permanent (low dose rate, or LDR) brachytherapy"https://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer/treating/radiation-therapy.html?

Date: 2017-06-15 07:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] amaebi
Ah, thanks! I learn about medical stuff only from my own or other people's experience, or from medical detection essays, so I', awfully ignorant.

Date: 2017-06-15 07:06 pm (UTC)
elusis: (Default)
From: [personal profile] elusis
The usual way, I would suppose.

I am an ignoramus

Date: 2017-06-15 07:49 pm (UTC)
amaebi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] amaebi
Which is as [personal profile] elainegrey suggests? or something else?

Re: I am an ignoramus

Date: 2017-06-16 04:45 am (UTC)
elusis: (Default)
From: [personal profile] elusis
[mysterious eyebrow waggles]

Date: 2017-06-15 07:23 pm (UTC)
sistawendy: (ffed)
From: [personal profile] sistawendy
my friend who is full of radioactive palladium

Of course you have a friend who's full of radioactive palladium. How did I miss that?

Date: 2017-06-16 12:04 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] basefinder
I'd be surprised if he *didn't* have a friend who's full of radioactive palladium!

:-)

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