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  • richard@spellingbusiness.com
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    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 1, 2001
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      --- In hobbicast@y..., richard@s... wrote:
      > Floppies, not hard drives. Big, heavy 5 1/4" drives.
      >
      > Certainly not beryllium. Probably aluminum, though it's gray like
      > zink, and shiny in the polished parts.
      >
      > Ahhh!
      >
      > I could put a small piece of the metal from the drives next to a
      > similar sized piece of known aluminum, heat them up with a torch,
      and
      > see if they melt at about the same time!
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In hobbicast@y..., "Ken Retallick" <redline@i...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Be careful with any computer hard drives, i have heard that they
      > may have beryllium in them,
      > > light and strong but poisionous!
      > >
      > > Ken
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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