AW: [ RadSafe ] Short Half Life = Pornography? or: RelativityConfusesMe.

Franz Schönhofer franz.schoenhofer at
Sun Dec 14 13:44:24 CST 2008

You may enjoy having whome so ever around. I do not, but choose them myself.
Do not blame me, if I do not want to have somebody like KOFF (abbrevition of
Synebrychoff, a former russian brewery in Finland, when it was a russian
territory and it is still working) on the group. The opinions of this "KOFF"
are to far from RADSAFE and he is obviously a kind of a vendor of used
equipment, who wants to make some business by offering his completely
outdated instruments. In order to gain some positive reputation he tries to
impress some people on RADSAFE. But as I notice this eems to be in vain.    

Best regards,


Franz Schoenhofer, PhD
MinRat i.R.
Habicherg. 31/7
A-1160 Wien/Vienna

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Geo>K0FF [mailto:GEOelectronics at] 
Gesendet: Sonntag, 14. Dezember 2008 19:36
An: Syd H. Levine; Franz Schönhofer; 'Radsafe at Radlab.Nl'
Betreff: Re: [ RadSafe ] Short Half Life = Pornography? or:

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Syd H. Levine" <syd.levine at>
To: "Franz Schönhofer" <franz.schoenhofer at>; "'Geo>K0FF'" 
<GEOelectronics at>; "'Radsafe at Radlab.Nl'" <radsafe at>
Sent: Sunday, December 14, 2008 11:54 AM
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Short Half Life = Pornography? or: 

> Personally, I enjoy having KOFF around.
> Syd H. Levine

Thanks Syd, but I do admit to having a sense of humor. Usually it is well 
received and even appreciated on my own web groups, where it takes the edge 
off the raw facts and figures.
There are a few thousand readers at

where we dwell not on how important we are or how much we know about 
radiation detection, but rather HOW MUCH MORE CAN WE LEARN.

People at all levels who work in the field with radiation detection are by 
necessity equipment oriented. Not so paper-pushers and front office 
personnel. Instead they need typewriters and pencil sharpeners.  This group 
is supposed to have " several thousand radiation professionals". Makes you 
wonder why no one else picked up on the 2.22 10E6 DPS blunder of last 
Thursday? I held my tongue for 4 days before correcting it.

Yes we are scientists, geologists, med techs, miners, prospectors, 
paleontologists, oil exploration techs, scrap metal workers, you name it. 
What we have in common is dirty fingernails and Ludlum, Canberra, Wm. B 
Johnson etc. hardware.

Nucleonics is the "science and technology of nuclear energy and its 
application".  My specialty happens to be detection equipment systems and 
calibration. This year I have done over 1000 systems. I do get into the 
field as much as I can, and have in total conducted field trips to over 50 
different countries and just about every ocean.

There is a talented singer named Cindy Lauper, who talks funny, looks funny 
and dresses funny. I love her quote: "People look at me and laugh. When I 
sing, they stop laughing".

To do a global websearch of my scientific and technical papers, search

George Dowell, radiation
or just K0FF

Don't forget that is K zero FF.

........................................................No one is laughing.

George Dowell

Been there, Done that.

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