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gizmo quiz #60

 6:10 pm on Dec 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

well, i was jsut checking my gizmo when i saw that the page that hsots this gizmo is non existent! it is still in google cache though.

so i searched for new one and i found like tons of gizmos. i choosed this one ,other ones are for next time :)

Coffee boiling pot used by WebmasterWorld users:) [ldcheap.com]

well, i am sure that it is not enough for all the coffee users (even if it fits to mivox's coffee mug [stuff.mivox.com] ) here so i would need better explanation.


- what is this? (name of this gizmo)
- what is it used for?

if you have url of this gizmo which also has answer on the page then this is also accepted.

good luck.



 6:17 pm on Dec 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

It's a picture of a weapon of mass destruction found on page 8,932 subheading B, paragraph 6c-2 in the new Iraqi declaration?

In otherwords, is it an early version of spam e-mail?


 6:24 pm on Dec 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

Is it used in the production of food?


 6:27 pm on Dec 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

It's a picture of a weapon of mass destruction found on page 8,932 subheading B, paragraph 6c-2 in the new Iraqi declaration?
yep, the one US funded durring "iraq support phase" several years ago. ;)

black humor aside - answer on both your question is "incorrect".

[edited by: JonB at 6:36 pm (utc) on Dec. 7, 2002]


 6:27 pm on Dec 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

lorax: no food related.(search on "coffee" imediatelly falls 70% on google :)


 6:30 pm on Dec 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

Those latches on the base indicate this thing has a cover or somehow closes on itself - yes?


 6:33 pm on Dec 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

lorax: you mean closes on itself like some pot and pot-lid? I am not sure if this thing closes.

but to make it a little easier, this is not stand alone object, it is "attached" to something,maybe that explains some latches.


 6:37 pm on Dec 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

is this related to a part for a telescope. ie.
a spectographic imaging.


 6:40 pm on Dec 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

is it used in space?


 6:40 pm on Dec 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

ign: keep going.. right direction.

i cant say everything too soon.


 6:41 pm on Dec 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

defanjos: not in the space i belive.


 6:47 pm on Dec 7, 2002 (gmt 0)


Coronagraphic Imager with Adaptive Optics (CIAO)


 6:48 pm on Dec 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

lorax,the rules..read the questiosn quick..second answer still missing.


 6:52 pm on Dec 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

imaging faint stars and other celestrial objects


 6:53 pm on Dec 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

Congrats Lorax

Don't forget to answer the 2nd question :)

Is that Subaru the same as the auto maker? Didn't know they did telescopes also.


 6:53 pm on Dec 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hi JonB, just getting here. It's almost 9am here in Hawaii ;)

Hey! I think that gizmo is over on the Big Island!

[edited by: coconutz at 6:58 pm (utc) on Dec. 7, 2002]


 6:53 pm on Dec 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

lgn: well, that is too just a PART answer! award will go to only one who answers what i asked for first:)


 6:54 pm on Dec 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

That could be why the logo on subaru is make up of stars.


 6:54 pm on Dec 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

Ack! Technicalities:

CIAO is a instrument for imaging faint objects close to much brighter objects. It is a powerful instrument for searching for planets around other stars. CIAO's infrared detector and optics are kept cool within a large vacuum container. CIAO is attached to the Cassegrain Focus of the Subaru Telescope.


 6:57 pm on Dec 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

Damm, you can cut and paste faster than I can :)

I was searching Googles Images, and I found
every other piece of equipment, on that web page
except for the one I was look for.

Congrats Lorax.


 6:59 pm on Dec 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

The enclosure uses a cylindrical shape rather than the more common hemispherical shape. The cylindrical shape prevents rising warm and turbulent air entering from the outside, yet it allows warm air produced inside the enclosure to escape rapidly. The new enclosure design, developed from hydrodynamic tests and computer simulations, has performed as expected since the start of observations.

The Subaru Telescope is an optical-infrared telescope at the 4,200m summit of Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii. The Telescope is a new generation telescope not only because of the size of its mirror with an effective aperture of 8.2 meters, but also because of the various revolutionary technologies used to achieve an outstanding observational performance. An active support system that maintains an unprecedentedly high mirror surface accuracy, a new dome design to suppress local atmospheric turbulence, an extremely accurate tracking mechanism using magnetic driving systems, seven observational instruments installed at the four foci, and an auto-exchanger system to use the observational instruments effectively are just some of the unique features associated with this telescope. These sophisticated systems have been utilized and fine-tuned since Subaru Telescope is First Light.


 6:59 pm on Dec 7, 2002 (gmt 0)


well, i think lorax wins but somebody help me.

ig ign was right with first guess (msg number 8) then he guesses fIRST - with msg number 14 he answered both questions.

but msb 8 is more like question and it is not exaclty "spectographic imaging" and "part of telescope " is not enogh so i belive lorax wins.

if someone thinks my conclusion is not good then please correct me.

i think lorax wins.congratulations!

and i choosed this gizmo becasue i though all other were too hard to guess! next time i will make it harder :)


 7:00 pm on Dec 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

Congrats lorax! Hey JonB, this one was pretty close to home.


 7:02 pm on Dec 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

To be fair lgn, it was your first post re: spectometer that set me off.

Since the food option was out, the Stainless Steel, had only a few other application that I could think of: something that required a very clean environment. It was too big to be medical or semiconductor related and I was contemplating a satellite or radio telescope when your post came through.

<added>... and I kept looking over my shoulder knowing you had the right thread to begin with!:)</added>

[edited by: lorax at 7:07 pm (utc) on Dec. 7, 2002]


 7:02 pm on Dec 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

hi coconutz :) hehe, yes, you could alsmot see it -i think subaru is HUUUGE:


check the little people there.


 7:04 pm on Dec 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

You are right Jon. Lorax should have it. Finding
the image is the hard part. Everything else is
just cut and paste plagerism.

Actually, I suggest that we drop multiple part
questions, where part 2 of any question is a trivial component.


 7:04 pm on Dec 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

Congrats lorax!

I know it was the base of a telescope but sure coulden't find what one... lol


 7:09 pm on Dec 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

Well, I missed the games again!

In my early years I was a bit of an amateur astronomer, so this one fascinates me. I found a CIAO telescope image of Uranus [cosmiverse.com] that amazed me. I've never seen Uranus' rings like this before.

I also learned that Uranus is now credited with 20 moons, and number 21 was thought to be discovered, but not verified. Lots of changes since I got my mosquito bites staring through a tube all night.


 7:13 pm on Dec 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yeah, Saturday is a bad day. I miss the quiz most
of the time. Hopefully they will start moving them to Sundays, or have two a week.


 7:14 pm on Dec 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

tedster, i used to stare many nights in the sky - the sky and stars fascinate me too.all those questions,we used to discuss for hours of possible theories etc. space exploration rules! jsut few days ago i was checking soem stars with my binocullar - i didnt do this for years and that feeling was fantastic again!

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