If you liked it, here are previous discussions over another one of his articles:
"But I have to admit, I'd never thought much about the next analog of hydrogen peroxide. Instead of having two oxygens in there, why not three: HOOOH? Indeed, why not? This is a general principle that can be extended to many other similar situations. Instead of being locked in a self-storage unit with two rabid wolverines, why not three?"
Edit: Nm, saw this was already mentioned.
Q: Where do you look to find chemists that have discovered FOOF on their own?
A: A cemetery.
Prof. Poliakoff - now Dr. Martyn Poliakoff CBE - has made it, and in this video he briefly shows the specialized apparatus you use in the production of FOOF.
(I highly recommend his entire series, "Periodic Table of Videos". they are really fun)
I'm not sure if FOOF or ClF3 is worse. I'm actually leaning towards ClF3 since people have actually made large quantities of it.
(Diethyl ether peroxide is a contact explosive)
I kind of wish I could find a copy of that safety video....
He didn't stop with the high explosives, he went Nuclear!
On-Topic: Anything that good hackers would find interesting. That includes more than hacking and startups. If you had to reduce it to a sentence, the answer might be: anything that gratifies one's intellectual curiosity.
> Off-Topic: Most stories about politics, or crime, or sports, unless they're evidence of some interesting new phenomenon. Videos of pratfalls or disasters, or cute animal pictures. If they'd cover it on TV news, it's probably off-topic.
I've seen the blog before; it's been mentioned on HN a few times. But so what? It's better than a lot of stuff on /newest