Completely and totally off-topic and without any merit whatsoever

From: Roger Merchberger <>
Date: Mon Sep 6 18:37:45 2004

Rumor has it that Vintage Computer Festival may have mentioned these words:

>I've got some quicksilver that I liberated from some evacuated glass tubes
>by cracking the tips of the tubes and then emptying the contents into a
>container. Unfortunately, some tiny glass shards got into the container
>and is now mixed in. How can I filter out the glass shards so they don't
>cut up my esophagus when I drink it?

Sip it very slowly, enjoy every drop -- just leave the last bit in the glass.

Otherwise, you could try things progressively -- filter it through 1 layer
of cheesecloth, then 2, then 3 until a) you're sure all the glass is gone,
or b) the quicksilver refuses to go through the filter.

Watch out -- if you have silver fillings, the quicksilver might leave a
weird taste in your mouth when it bonds to the silver! ;-)

Roger "Merch" Merchberger

Roger "Merch" Merchberger   ---   sysadmin, Iceberg Computers
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Received on Mon Sep 06 2004 - 18:37:45 BST

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