Disc analyser news update
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Fri Mar 19 22:19:58 CDT 2010
> Chuck Guzis wrote:
>> On 15 Mar 2010 at 21:09, Tony Duell wrote:
>>> I've certainly heard it called 'fish paper' over here. I am not sure
>>> if you can still buy it anywhere, if you can, I am looking for a
> I thought old newspaper went with fish, or is that just cats.
> AES still sells that and few other kinds of paper.
Hmmm, indeed they do, thanks. "Yellow varnished cambric" as well...
>> Also sometimes called "leatheroid", a name about as mysterious as
>> "fish paper". I imagine that kraft or resin paper soaked with
>> beeswax or paraffin wax would do in a pinch.
>> I remeber winding my own RF coils on a wooden bobbin and boiling them
>> in beeswax. Great stuff, beeswasx.
> What other uses do you it for other than candles?
> BTW you can now get beeswax & foil capacitors again, fot the audio freaks.
>> I discovered that paper as an insulator in undersea cables is useful
>> as if the outer jacket springs a leak, the paper will swell with the
>> moisture and prevent seawater from wicking the length of the cable.
> I wonder when the last undersea cable was layed?
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