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The phrase 'crumpled heap' comes to mind.
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Butane lighters change the flavor of cigars, or so the snobs say. So you should use matches. But who wants wood smoke in their cigar?? No, the premium product will light the cigar and add NO FLAVOR. Absolutely nothing will ruin the purity of your stogie with this lighter: it will be just as the maker
Radioisotope thermal generator
[bs0u0155, May 14 2021]
[bs0u0155, May 14 2021]
||Surely a "car cigarette lighter" style would be best; just pure
(If you're silly enough to be a smoker, that is...)
||[+] Screw cigars... why isn't this already a lighter?
||Seems like it should have been 1930's tech.
||This feels like an opportunity to use some sort of fast
decaying radioisotope, such as is often employed in
radioisotope thermal generators, and keep a small amount
in an insulated box, every now and then you can open a
little hatch and light whatever you want on the glowing red
||Thinking further about this, it's over complex and
inelegant. You're isolating H2, a reducing agent, then
trying to make a lighter out of it i.e. presumably burning
a steady stream of it in air (with O2 as you're oxidizer)
and then using the heat from that to then initiate
combustion of your cigar (reducing agent) with further
O2. As 8th isn't here to suggest it, I'm going to substitute
and say that if you want to ignite your reducing agent
(cigar), why not do it directly with a potent oxidizer? A
little puff of chlorine trifluoride (n-stoff) <link> would get
a nice exothermic reaction going in no time and would
provide ample heat to initiate conventional combustion.
||Here's a description of the lovely stuff: "It is, of course,
extremely toxic, but that's the least of the problem. It is
hypergolic with every known fuel, and so rapidly
hypergolic that no ignition delay has ever been measured.
It is also hypergolic with such things as cloth, wood, and
test engineers, not to mention asbestos, sand, and water
with which it reacts explosively. It can be kept in some
of the ordinary structural metalssteel, copper,
aluminum, etc.because of the formation of a thin film
of insoluble metal fluoride that protects the bulk of the
metal, just as the invisible coat of oxide on aluminum
keeps it from burning up in the atmosphere. If, however,
this coat is melted or scrubbed off, and has no chance to
reform, the operator is confronted with the problem of
coping with a metal-fluorine fire. For dealing with this
situation, I have always recommended a good pair of
||Igniting it tends to ruin it anyway
||[bs0u0155] Could there be any simpler ray/particle gun?