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Dear CSS, 

Stop being such a b**ch. 

Sincerely,
Danny
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IE10 is pretty sweet... WHAT?! jus sayin... cries
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Congratulations, +NASA!!!
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+Daniel Thackston we should make this
 
Making candy can be fun, but making candy that glows in the dark? I think that is super-fun.
This is a project you'll definitely need a partner to help with - because it involves high heat and dangerous hot sticky sugar that can burn you - and because this is the kind of fun that is best when shared.

Here's a list of tools and ingredients (I'll talk about substitutions later)

-250 g sugar
-A vitamin B2 pill (just ask in your pharmacy, or on amazon.com (half a pill is enough)) (the one I used had 15mg per capsule and I used three capsules, don't use more than that, it will not enhance the effect)
-green food coloring
-mint oil (or any other type of oil to give your candy a nice taste)
-aluminium foil and/ or powdered sugar and quartz crystals (or something else to make the forms)
-UV light
-a small pot
-candy thermometer

Got everything? Great. I’ve included the steps below, or you can refer to my photo walkthrough here: http://goo.gl/lfcvy

Step 1

First gather your ingredients: sugar, electric green food coloring, your favorite flavored oil, and the magic touch, vitamin B2 capsules to make them glow.
To make the candy you'll also need a stove, pot, candy thermometer, aluminum foil, quartz crystals to make the molds with, and rice to hold up the molds.
Before cooking, prepare your molds by covering the quartz crystals in aluminum foil, then carefully pulling the foil apart, leaving an impression.

Step 2

You can also make long strips of candy by folding the foil lengthwise and curling up the ends so the candy doesn't leak out.
Set your molds into the pan of rice to maintain their shape.

Step 3  

Dissolve three capsules of vitamin B2 in 150mL of water (5/8 cup), and measure out 1.25 cups of sugar.
Using your candy thermometer, mix in the sugar and B2/water mix until the solution gets to 200 degrees. Then stop mixing and wait for the temperature to reach 300.

Step 4  

Now it's time to work fast. Add your food coloring and flavoring and quickly stir, then start pouring your molds with a ladle.

Step 5

Wait until the candy has solidified, and carefully pull them from the molds.
Congratulations, you've made UV-sensitive Kryptonite candy. Hold them under a UV light for the best effect, and enjoy!

We’ll be talking more about glowing candy in a Hangout today at noon PST, so tune in. And don’t forget to take pictures of yoru candy before you eat it! 

Special thanks to those who taught me how to do this: +Becky Stern  and +Michael Colombo  (And the man who held my hand, +Nick Raymond )
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I've always wondered why this was such a debate for The Clash. http://www.lefthandedtoons.com/1265/
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Show your +Georgia Tech pride on +Google+!!! gatech.edu/swag
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Blue Moose Cafe
248 Walnut Street, Morgantown, WV 26505
While visiting Morgantown, I searched for a local coffee shop to spend the afternoon in while I worked on some projects. When I arrived, the staff was nowhere to be found, I had to poke around for a couple minutes to find the barista. The decor is reminiscent of an old small-town burger shack, definitely not "hipster" as I had seen some reviews state. The furniture is uncomfortable and in disrepair. I usually don't say this, but I wish I had gone to Starbucks. The prices are decent ($2.20 for a large coffee), though, and the iced coffee I ordered is good. In the cafe's defense, I was not visiting during a school semester, during which I can only imagine that the atmosphere would be more lively.
Food Very GoodDecor Poor - FairService Good
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Vote early, vote often. YES on #tsplost  
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Rail to Emory! Street cart to GT! Yes, please.
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USA! USA! USA!
 
Go Carrie!
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Can I go to grad school for this kind of research? http://what-if.xkcd.com/3/
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Can't wait to get back... 
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Software Development (Co-op)
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  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    College of Computing TA, 2010 - present
  • AirWatch
    Development Co-op, 2010 - 2011
  • Performance Hospitality Group
    IT Manager, 2006 - 2008
  • American TeleCenters
    Programmer/Operator, 2005 - 2008
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Gainesville, GA - Columbia, SC - Durham, NC - Asheville, NC - Pensacola, FL - Beaufort, SC
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I'm a Computer Science student at Georgia Tech, and Vice President of Finance in Student Government. I spend most of my free time hanging out with friends, listening to music, or working on my myriad of personal projects.
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Drove to Seattle in 3 days
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  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    Computer Science, 2008 - present
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While visiting Morgantown, I searched for a local coffee shop to spend the afternoon in while I worked on some projects. When I arrived, the staff was nowhere to be found, I had to poke around for a couple minutes to find the barista. The decor is reminiscent of an old small-town burger shack, definitely not "hipster" as I had seen some reviews state. The furniture is uncomfortable and in disrepair. I usually don't say this, but I wish I had gone to Starbucks. The prices are decent ($2.20 for a large coffee), though, and the iced coffee I ordered is good. In the cafe's defense, I was not visiting during a school semester, during which I can only imagine that the atmosphere would be more lively.
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