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Sunday, October 7, 2012
Sheltered student surprise
Something broke in my lab the other day. Something metal. My research students were baffled, until I came in and said, "Oh, let's just fix it". I proceeded to use a match to light a propane-fueled soldering iron. I fixed the thing in about 30 seconds. The students stood agape, and I said, "Yeah, when I learned to solder in graduate school I thought I was pretty cool stuff". Then one student said, "So THAT'S a match!"