*seeing a large dissolved blotch on the casing of our Alfa wireless adapter*
god dammit
why is everything made of plastics that dissolve in acetone

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when your hands are covered in acetone, suddenly half the plastic items in your area are as fragile as items made of sugar would be against wet hands.

also: taking a moment to appreciate the fact that our hands are not significantly soluble in water, acetone, or alcohols.

@diodelass it's so hard to find pet containers
i have a small collection of them now cause i was using acetone in my etching process and it kept melting my containers

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@Canageek you dramatically overestimate the degree of lab decorum we are exercising around here today
what gloves?

@diodelass Dammit, you are an organic chemist, aren't you?

@diodelass ....you would think, however I've heard stories of people measuring out sodium one-handed while drinking coffee with the other not wearing a lab coat, and they always come from the organic labs

@diodelass if acetone isn't flashing off fast enough for that to not be a concern, I worry for your health in that situation.

@dotUser oh, in is. the problem is never fingers, it's droplets that get flung around during cleaning.

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