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Re: [midatlanticretro] Guess who's a year older?

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  • Alexey Toptygin
    ... When my dad used to work in an optics lab at the Lebedev Physics Institute in Moscow, they would requisition pure alcohol for wiping clean optical axes *,
    Message 1 of 6 , Nov 11, 2009
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      On Wed, 11 Nov 2009, Joe Giliberti wrote:

      > To clean our various electronic devices and mechanical apparatuses, right?
      > What other good is it for?

      When my dad used to work in an optics lab at the Lebedev Physics Institute
      in Moscow, they would requisition pure alcohol for "wiping clean optical
      axes"*, and would really use it for bribing the machinists in the machine
      shop to make parts for them.

      Alexey

      * an optical axis is an imaginary line
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