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Date: 01/20/12 05:02 AM

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  1. Profile photo of eastsiderepp
    eastsiderepp Male 18-29
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    January 19, 2012 at 4:40 pm
    Link: Get Rich Quick In 2 Steps - Who knew science would be so essential in you becoming a billionaire?
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    Rawrg Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2012 at 5:09 am
    Removing protons would remove mass, leaving you with less than 1kg of gold. Otherwise, a sound financial plan.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2012 at 5:18 am
    you`ll have trouble getting anyone (including yourself) to accept being paid 1.17e-18 cents per manipulated atom.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2012 at 5:30 am
    What about the hydrogen gas?
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    pompousass7 Male 40-49
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    January 20, 2012 at 5:38 am
    apart from the mercury poisoning
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    January 20, 2012 at 6:03 am
    D`oh! So THAT`S what I`ve been doing wrong. I`ve been ADDING protons. Anyone want a few kilograms of thallium? It`s highly toxic and just the thing for poisoning former KGB agents.

    ~Squrlz returns to his alchemy lab, plastic tweezers in paw~
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2012 at 6:36 am
    how would you get electrocuted by a proton?
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    January 20, 2012 at 6:37 am
    vv Excellent point @Rawrg! Details are important.

    Don`t you have to remove a neutron too? I`m not concerned with the electrons, those things come & go easily.
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    grindinblade Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2012 at 6:51 am
    CORRECTION, how to get 981.9532 grams of gold.
    1000grams Hg /(200.59 g/mol) *196.97(g/mol). Assuming you meant to make gold in a stable form with the correct number of neutrons.
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    Cruzy Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2012 at 7:41 am
    @grindinblade ... Boom ....
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 20, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Made me think of Captain PROTON

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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    January 20, 2012 at 8:01 am
    Alchemy. Burn him.
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    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
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    January 20, 2012 at 8:08 am
    "CORRECTION, how to get 981.9532 grams of gold.
    1000grams Hg /(200.59 g/mol) *196.97(g/mol). Assuming you meant to make gold in a stable form with the correct number of neutrons."

    I know right I can`t believe anyone else could miss that.
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    Ripper398 Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2012 at 8:09 am
    Squrlz and 5cats are lovers, I feel it in my bum!

    <.<
    >.>
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    Malakamike Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2012 at 8:22 am
    People also forget the amount of energy it takes to do this cost more then the amount of gold you get
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    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2012 at 8:32 am
    "Squrlz and 5cats are lovers, I feel it in my bum!"

    So they are your lovers then.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    January 20, 2012 at 8:34 am
    I guess we`re assuming the neutron in question gets bored without his proton friend and goes away. Of course, we call this neutron radiation and it`s generally not good for people.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    January 20, 2012 at 8:37 am
    It`s trollscience. I`m usually one for over-thinking but if everyone is trying to point out how the "information" is flawed or impossible then you`ve missed the point.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2012 at 8:56 am
    apart from the mercury poisoning
    Just be quick. Or wear gloves.
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    jmanbaseball Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2012 at 9:03 am
    And at a removal rate of one proton per second, it will only take longer than the universe has been around for.
    And @carmium, the neutron doesn`t necessarily have to go anywhere,it might as well stay to net some more "Gold" mass.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    January 20, 2012 at 9:23 am
    Why not just add a proton to Iridium and get platinum ?

    Hehehehe.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2012 at 9:48 am
    CORRECTION, how to get 981.9532 grams of gold.
    1000grams Hg /(200.59 g/mol) *196.97(g/mol). Assuming you meant to make gold in a stable form with the correct number of neutrons.

    I was going to say that I`d rather not do all that work, just take off 1 proton, and then sell the resultant mass of heavy gold isotopes before it had a chance to decay to less than 985 grams.

    ... except to do that I had to find the isotopic composition of naturally occurring mercury, which wasn`t on wikipedia.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    January 20, 2012 at 10:06 am
    LazyMe: That`s because mercury is a byproduct of gold and ore mining as well as fossil fuels. About the only `natural` source of mercury is methylmercury in our oceans that gets into our seafood.

    It would be unwise to go on a tuna only diet. Source
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    skytz1337 Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2012 at 10:08 am
    why dont just fuse hydrogen directly into gold ...you get lots and lots of energy...+gold...and hydrogen is the common "material" in the universe...so its free
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    vizz Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2012 at 10:11 am
    "Why not just add a proton to Iridium and get platinum ?

    Hehehehe."

    You do know Iridium is like 1000x more rare than platinum, right?
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2012 at 11:17 am
    And then take those excess protons and put them together and taser them (to create electrons)!

    You`d be mad rich!
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 20, 2012 at 11:26 am
    Why didnt i think of this.. because its stupid
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    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2012 at 12:34 pm
    wouldnt that make an unstable isotop of gold?
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    January 20, 2012 at 1:01 pm
    if only it were that easy.
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    danagamer Male 30-39
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    January 20, 2012 at 1:19 pm
    how much does one atom of gold go for?
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    Ruffiana Male 30-39
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    January 20, 2012 at 1:29 pm
    Spare protons can be used to craft an attractive container for potpourri or other household nick-nacks
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    youhoo97 Female 13-17
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    January 20, 2012 at 2:09 pm
    I wish it was that easy...people would be going to the store all the time to buy thermometers
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    PringleMan Female 13-17
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    January 20, 2012 at 5:48 pm
    people have already tried and failed at alchemy.
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    GoFuYo Male 30-39
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    January 20, 2012 at 7:57 pm
    You forgot about the law of equivalent exchange
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    Devlarski Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2012 at 1:10 am
    It`s been done before, you`d spend much more money during the process than what you`d inevitably yield.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2012 at 1:31 am
    $.00000000000000000000000175 Danagamer. Still pretty valuable for an atom!
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2012 at 9:52 am
    "You forgot about the law of equivalent exchange"

    You forgot what that even means.

    The equivalent exchange is the Mercury itself. But you add in the labor, and the tools it takes to achieve this, and you are going to actually pay out MORE than the gold is worth in the end. The only true means of doing this accurately, is in a centrifuge, which I doubt any group is going to let you dump mercury in their centrifuges for your own profit. Especially when we are making nukes in them.
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    January 24, 2012 at 12:29 pm
    It can be done already in a nuclear reactor. It takes hours and thousands of dollars to make a fraction of a cent of gold.

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