[meteorite-list] I think someone threw a rock at him
From: Mal Bishop <magbish3_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 12:53:38 -0400
Hi Mendy and list at large,
Yes, I know what he was probably trying to say, but he misunderstood
like you said. But then again, if he doesn't know
quartz from a (real) meteorite he may not know the difference from grams
and milligrams, possible, yes?
Anyway, I was just trying to inject a little, and poorly executed,
levity on the topic. I was just being a little facetious...sorry!
But you're right, no matter what -- zero times anything will always be
zero ( insert 'smiley face' here). Still hate to see things so
like this though and some folks just don't, or won't, try to determine
legitimacy ( insert 'frown face' here)!
On 6/25/2012 12:24 PM, Mendy Ouzillou wrote:
> I think he misunderstood the "local gold dealer" and, based on the image,
> meant to say grams instead of milligrams. But heck, what's 3 orders of
> magnitude matter when a bazillion x zero (the value of the rock per gram) is
> still zero.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mal Bishop [mailto:magbish3 at lowcountry.com]
> Sent: Monday, June 25, 2012 9:13 AM
> To: Mendy Ouzillou
> Cc: 'Meteorite List'
> Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] I think someone threw a rock at him
> I sure envy his camera and a scale with the accuracy he either owns or has
> access... if I had a camera with the zoom lens capability his has, man, oh,
> man -- and that scale!
> He states in his description the specimen has a total weight of 45.6 mg (
> 11.7mg and 33.9mg ), or 45.6/1000 of a gram and measures 1.75 inches long --
> this most definitely must be a record for the least dense material from the
> outer limits to be a solid that I'm aware of -- lighter than a piece of
> popcorn and larger too!
> ...but to be serious, this is so sad, sort of funny, and very scary all at
> once. The Internet in general, and eBay in particular has made it so easy
> for the unsuspecting to either buy or sell (as we are all aware here).
> I wish those that may mean well and are being sincere (as apposed to maybe
> just trying to perpetrate an outright scam) would just do the very basics of
> educating themselves just a little before making such outlandish and silly
> observations. Where's the meteorite police?
> In ( temporary ) resignation -
> On 6/25/2012 10:27 AM, Mendy Ouzillou wrote:
>> This eBay listing moves from the meteor-wrong category into the
>> meteor-you've-got-to-be-kidding category:
>> I think someone got mad at him for making up another whopper of a
>> story and picked up the nearest piece of quartz and threw it at him.
>> Trying to justify the indignity of the situation, he decided that it
>> was in fact a meteorite that nearly hit him. It's the only possible
> explanation ...
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Received on Mon 25 Jun 2012 12:53:38 PM PDT