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~SEBATRON~ QUIZ GIVEAWAY QUESTIONS 17 to 20

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by Sebatron, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    These are the current scores.
    We are quite past the half-way mark.
    The ‘sponsor’ says good luck to everybody and wishes them well.

    SCORES:

    OMARU :40

    MIKE AT THE CAVE : 90

    MHUGHES : 160

    BRI : 230

    THE BEAST: 255

    ZEMLIN : 260

    FREAKY: 260

    DAVID FRENCH : 320

    QUESTION 17

    This question has a number of oppotunities to score some decent points....Simply answer one of the below.Your answer will be graded according to its accuracy , style ,originality , build , component quality, voltage supply rail , frequency response .... and effort to be void of any waffle or unnecessary stock.Anything over 50 words may be intolerable.Each word must be carefully chosen ,, and discarded if necessary.
    Like Bass and Drums. :cool:

    Only one person per question.
    Questions may be edited.
    Quicker replies earn better points.
    Better answers earn better ponits.
    NO itallics please.... :x
    Just reserve a spot.... fill in the gaps later if you wish..... :lol:

    *What is the 'Chandrasekhar Limit'?

    *How did Jeff Porcaro die? .... when ?

    *Where is Timothy Leary stored? ..... how long has he been there?

    *What's the fundamental frequency of the bottom 'E' on electric bass?

    Your time starts NOW !!
    Get to it.
    Good luck. 8)
     
  2. freaky

    freaky Guest

    ____________Chandrasekhar Limit_______________
    Theoretical upper limit to the mass of a white dwarf.
    Above this, degenerate electron pressure is insufficient
    to prevent gravity from collapsing the star further to
    become either a neutron star or, if the
    Oppenheimer-Volkoff Limit is also exceeded, a black hole.

    (Dead Link Removed)
    Subramanyan Chandrasekhar:
    Nobel Laureate 1983
     
  3. TheBeast

    TheBeast Guest

    What is the 'Chandrasekhar Limit'?


    Discovered by Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910-1995):

    He determined that a star having a mass more than 1.44 times that of the Sun does not form a white dwarf but instead continues to collapse, blows off its gaseous envelope in a supernova explosion, and becomes a neutron star.

    An even more massive star continues to collapse and becomes a black hole.
     
  4. mhughes

    mhughes Guest

    On the 5th of Aug 1992, Jeff passed away from a heart attack.
     
  5. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    The fundamental frequency of the low 'E' on an electric bass is 41.2 Hz in equal temperament.
     
  6. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    Crap - missed this one. Was debating sand in the old thread when this was posted, then had someone in my office talking business while I was trying to find out about Leary.

    :( :( :( :( :( :(

    Frenchy's got quite a lead anyway - it was unlikely I would be able to catch up.
     
  7. TheBeast

    TheBeast Guest

    :cool:

    Well there goes my chance. :oops:


    Nice work, Freaky.

    :wink:
     
  8. freaky

    freaky Guest

    Thanks TheBeast! 8) Bri, your haiku looks great as well! :cool:
     
  9. Bri

    Bri Active Member

    Hey thanks freaky...I didn't know if anyone would notice it was haiku. :wink: :cool:
     
  10. tony desilva

    tony desilva Guest

    I remember hearing that Jeff's heart failure was a result of accidentally inhaling a pesticide that he'd just sprayed the trees in his yard with.

    Let the bugs have my trees, I'm staying away from that crap.
     
  11. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    That's right !! That's what i was waiting for ...... :cool:

    Actually that's the ' official ' story ,,
    the unofficial story is that he had a similar fate to John Enthwhistle.
    It wasn't pesticide at all. :!:
     
  12. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    SCORES:

    OMARU : 40

    MIKE AT THE CAVE : 90

    MHUGHES : 195

    BRI : 240

    ZEMLIN : 265

    THE BEAST: 295

    FREAKY: 315

    DAVID FRENCH : 345
     
  13. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the 5 sympathy points.
     
  14. Bri

    Bri Active Member

    Ouch...Seb, was my post not very acceptable? 10pts?
     
  15. TheBeast

    TheBeast Guest

    Ahh yes, the old 'whizz fizz'.

    Not good at all.


    Stick to light beer, kids. :cool:
     
  16. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    Bri , I saw the film on Leary..... he got Cryogenically frozen i believe.
    Just the head from memory.
    How could he be awaiting in a ' lip-stick sized can ' ....?
    Correct me if i'm wrong here.

    Besides that ,, your post was about fifth in..... and i did make reference to the quicker posts getting better points...
    I LOVED your font though.
    Elaborate on Leary's whereabouts and the amount of physical space the frozen article occupies and you may earn some extra brass. 8)

    Zemlin , don't bail out because ' Frenchy ' has the lead. Anything could happen.....
    Everyone stay focused and aligned.
    Look at the galaxy and rock and roll for meaning and never blur or stumble when in public....... particularly on stage........ > :lol:
     
  17. freaky

    freaky Guest

    Actually, the movie was lying...

    "Throughout the interviews, Dr. Tim talked about his plans to have his head removed and frozen (using cryonics) when he died. He was dying of cancer when we shot this film and had only about six months to live. Dr. Tim figured there was one chance in ten million that he could be brought back to life one day if they froze his head, but he figured the odds were zero if they didn't. Dr. Tim explained that if they unfroze his head some day, he didn't want his old, sick body back. He wanted a new clone of himself or his brain popped into the body of a brain-dead person.

    The official story is that Leary changed his mind about the deep freeze a month before he kicked the bucket. This might be true and might not, so don't ask me, this is not a press conference. The point is, Timothy Leary finally announced that he didn't want his head becoming an icon, and that he distrusted cryonics labs. So the official story is, he chose another publicity stunt for his farewell party instead - he was cremated and had some of his ashes shot into space.

    But within a few months of Timothy Leary's death, our movie came out with an ending scene that showed Dr. Tim's demise, decapitation, and the storage of his frozen head. That's when the LSD guru's most serious-minded devotees got VERY upset with me and threatened to banish me if I ever showed up at one of their raves. Apparently, they kicked me out of Hippie-Land forever, and never again would I show up in San Francisco with flowers in my hair. Many of the former leaders of the Psychedelic Revolution denounced me because I had the audacity to do something UNTHINKABLE. They forgot that the very lesson Timothy taught us was that NOTHING is UNTHINKABLE, so do it (as long as it doesn't hurt anybody)."

    Paul Davids, Director "Timothy Leary's Dead"
     
  18. freaky

    freaky Guest

    Don't mean to stop Bri from earning points for that, I feel he's already earned them! :cool:
     
  19. Bri

    Bri Active Member

    Hey guys! Freaky, thanks for watching my back. ;)

    You know, I researched this question for hours...I don't want to represent badly of course..

    This question became a little frustrating. There was no good information that would completely satisfy the question. I came across every web page and article that had something to do with Leary's death.

    So, the official story is he was originally planning to be cryogenically frozen, but after a falling out with the two relevant companies, he decided to face death and then be cremated...then have seven grams of his ashes put into a container(lipstick sized) and shot off into space where it will linger in low orbit for 18 months to ten years before re-entering the atmosphere...a fact which Leary was thrilled with..."becoming the light."

    In regards to the cryogenic freezing:

    "Leary had relationships with two cryonic organizations, the original ALCOR and then the offshoot CRYOCARE. When these relationships soured due to a great lack of trust, Leary requested that his body be cremated, which it was, and distributed among his friends and family." (http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Timothy-Leary) For example.


    In regards to the movie:

    "Leary's death was videotaped for posterity, capturing his final words forever. At one point in his final delerium, he spoke the words "why not." He uttered the phrase repeatedly, in different intonations and died soon after, His last word, according to Zach Leary, Leary's son, was "beautiful". The videotape was made into a movie. The movie was called Timothy Leary's Last Trip, and the filmmakers capitalized on his initial desire for cryogenic preservation by secretly creating a fake decapitation sequence without permission from Leary or his family. After the movie's release, the filmmakers declined to admit the scene's falsehood, possibly as a method to generate hype and sell tickets." (http://www.brainyencyclopedia.com/encyclopedia/t/ti/timothy_leary.html)


    So now my problem with the question became "where is he stored." After my research, I obviously had to assume you meant the seven grams of his ashes. (For I could not find any information on which family member has the rest of his ashes...in fact some say, some of his ashes were also rolled up in joints here and there or mixed into some lsd blotters....heresay, but it was complicating my answer).

    So, basically what I found was that seven grams of Leary's ashes were put into a small canister and rocketed up into an "orbital burial" sponsored by the Celestis company(which is now called something else...I can't recall) on a Spanish minisat research satellite(MiniSat-1) owned by the spanish government. Brought into orbit by a Pegasus XL solid fuel rocket ignited from the underbelly of a lockheed L-1011 jumbo jet at 39,000 feet to an orbit 300 miles above earth.

    "On Monday, April 21, the Pegasus XL rocket successfully launched the Spanish Minisat-01 science satellite from Gando Air Base in the Canary Islands.....The ashes of 22 individuals, including Gene Roddenberry and Timothy Leary, were placed into ampules and placed in the 3rd stage of the Pegasus to utilize excess launch capability of the rocket."
    (http://www.asi.org/adb/06/09/07/1997/fs-19970427.html)

    In regards to Leary's storage:

    "Celestis offers a unique approach for honoring and remembering recently departed individuals, while simultaneously opening the space frontier. The privately funded company offers to launch a symbolic 7-gram (0.25-oz.) portion of cremated remains in individually inscribed capsules aboard a special carrier attached to the top stage of a Pegasus XL or Taurus space launch vehicle. A number of appropriate alternatives are available for the final disposition of the balance of the remains." (http://www.islandone.org/Business/LearyBurialInSpace.html)


    "On the way the Pegasus also sloughed off a canister owned by Houston Based Celestic INC. containing the individually encapsulated cremated remains of 24 former human beings. Seven grams of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry were strapped in this 9X12 inch mausoleum. Another Lipstick sized aluminum capsule was reserved for a quarter ounce of Leary." (http://www.salon.com/april97/news/newsreal970422.html


    So in regards to my post:

    "For eight years Leary"(minus the difference between my "future date" and the original post date...illustrated the exact time he's been in space...I was being clever),

    "In a lipstick sized can"(where he is and how much of him is there),

    "awaits re-entry"(also illustrating where he, and that he still is, in orbit).

    It was real difficult getting all that information into just 17 syllables. My intent was to be simple yet descriptive, and have it feel more organic than the regular bulletin board style...thus the Haiku format. I did the calligraphy myself, got it in the computer, figured out the myriad complications of getting it into the forum and not look like an image, etc., etc.(it was a lot of effort...for me at least).

    Does any of this help at all Seb?

    Man, I've got to go crash.
    :cool:
     
  20. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    OK Bri ,, i'll award you some extra points for the clarification.
    But be warned .... this is NOT an open invitation to contestants to start the bickering and complainig that we had seen earlier in the game.... it may well backfire on you ......
    Freaky gets five points as well for the extra DATA ,,,
    ... beware .... too much DATA leads to distortion and noise floor..... :roll:
    A good filter is sometimes required.

    SCORES:

    OMARU : 40

    MIKE AT THE CAVE : 90

    MHUGHES : 195

    BRI : 250

    ZEMLIN : 265

    THE BEAST: 295

    FREAKY: 320

    DAVID FRENCH : 345
     

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