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Here is the Gizmo Quiz - Saturday May 21, 2005
Here is todays qizmo quiz
lgn1




msg:275440
 1:11 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

What is this:

[gizmo123.150m.com ]

Im hosting this from a free webhosting site so make sure your popup blockers are turned on. Sorry.

 

Syzygy




msg:275441
 1:37 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

Looks like something you might use to scare cats from your garden...

Does it emit something?

Syzygy

expect it to be a bit quiet from the UK for a couple of hours - the FA Cup Final starts in 30 minutes

lgn1




msg:275442
 1:55 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yes it does emit something. Will not harm cats.

[edited by: lgn1 at 1:55 pm (utc) on May 21, 2005]

limbo




msg:275443
 1:55 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

Does it light or heat something?

Everton Fan ;)

lgn1




msg:275444
 1:57 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

Does not light or heat.

Syzygy




msg:275445
 2:00 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

Does it serve as a deterrent?

I live in Islington - Gooner territory. C'mon Utd!

lgn1




msg:275446
 2:05 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

not a deterrent against anything biological

Syzygy




msg:275447
 2:08 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

Emits sound?

lgn1




msg:275448
 2:11 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

It probably does make a noise while operating, but that is not it intended purpose.

kodaks




msg:275449
 2:20 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

Does it have something to do with radio waves?

lgn1




msg:275450
 2:24 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

radio waves? Not sure what part of the electromagnetic spectrum it emits on.

kodaks




msg:275451
 2:25 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

Is this something you can make from a kit?

lgn1




msg:275452
 2:32 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

They have kit plans or you can buy assembled.

However be warned that 0.5Mfd 50 kv capacitors can be expensive.

lgn1




msg:275453
 2:41 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hint: I guess its the special type of capacitor in this gizmo, not the voltage that it what makes it so expensive:

limbo




msg:275454
 2:54 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

Is it measuring device?

half time ;)

lgn1




msg:275455
 2:58 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

It does not measure anything.

limbo




msg:275456
 3:01 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

LAZER?

lgn1




msg:275457
 3:03 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

Not a laser

limbo




msg:275458
 3:07 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

Used in Medicine?

lgn1




msg:275459
 3:12 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

Not used in Medicine. Used in Oceans 11.

lgn1




msg:275460
 3:24 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

Back in 20 minutes. Taking a shower, as everybody loads their Tape (DVD) of Oceans 11 :)

lawman




msg:275461
 3:24 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)


Rube Goldberg machine.

larryhatch




msg:275462
 3:27 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

Well frankly, the first thing that showed up was obviously a Hawaiian wobble-doll for the credit impaired.

larryhatch




msg:275463
 3:41 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

OK, I got past the damned pop-up ad with the hula doll. (what a CRAP site!)

The 2 white insulators and thickly insulated wires imply very high voltages, in the 1000s of volts.
I can't read the yellow sticker on the black box, but I guess it says something like "Don't try this at home."

The parabolic reflector indicates directional light reflection.

My guess is a commercial strobe light, the kind they used at dances and 'happenings' in the 1960s
before all the budding engineers burned out their grey matter on dope. -Larry

lgn1




msg:275464
 3:46 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

Not a ruby-goldberg machine.

Not a Hawaiian wobble-doll for the credit impaired :)

It does generate directional pulses with its parabolic reflector, but not light.

It generates high voltage in the 40,000 volt range and it pumps out out 45,000 amps also.

Watching Oceans 11 will help. Honest!

larryhatch




msg:275465
 3:59 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

I don't watch movies. Saw the original Oceans-11 and got sick of Sinatra and his 'rat-pack'.

No light, 40 KV, huge instantaneous currents. ( any continuous current at that level could vaporize the device BTW)

That leaves me with ultraviolet or x-ray emissions. Hey , I'm good at this!

That leaves me with two highly unlikely guesses:

1) A long distance X-ray machine for dentists who don't want to relocate to Whackistan:

2) An instant tanning device for pop-up Hollywood stars and starlets who just landed a movie role.

- Larry

larryhatch




msg:275466
 4:02 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

I forgot something. Maybe its an imaginary (Hollywood) device used in the O-12 movie alluded to.

I didn't see the movie, so forgive another guess.

The crooks need a device to crack a safe, and this thing sees thru the metal.

It could also be something to stop your dog from trying to reproduce, but that's scary. -LH

lgn1




msg:275467
 4:07 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

Believe me its not imaginary. It probably a good reason why you would want to keep a well grounded metal case for your computer, rather than a plastic case.

lgn1




msg:275468
 4:10 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

Xray, gamma, radio, ultraviolet, dont know?. Its not the frequency of the emissions that matter (well it sort of does as you get more energy from shorter wavelenghts).

waynet




msg:275469
 4:13 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

Is it some sort of electromagnetic pulse generator?

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