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Here is the Gizmo Quiz - Saturday May 21, 2005

Here is todays qizmo quiz

     
1:11 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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What is this:

[gizmo123.150m.com ]

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

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

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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

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

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Yes it does emit something. Will not harm cats.

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

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

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Does it light or heat something?

Everton Fan ;)

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

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Does not light or heat.
2:00 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Does it serve as a deterrent?

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

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

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not a deterrent against anything biological
2:08 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Emits sound?
2:11 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It probably does make a noise while operating, but that is not it intended purpose.
2:20 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Does it have something to do with radio waves?
2:24 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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radio waves? Not sure what part of the electromagnetic spectrum it emits on.
2:25 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Is this something you can make from a kit?
2:32 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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They have kit plans or you can buy assembled.

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

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

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Hint: I guess its the special type of capacitor in this gizmo, not the voltage that it what makes it so expensive:
2:54 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Is it measuring device?

half time ;)

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

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It does not measure anything.
3:01 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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LAZER?
3:03 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Not a laser
3:07 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Used in Medicine?
3:12 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Not used in Medicine. Used in Oceans 11.
3:24 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Back in 20 minutes. Taking a shower, as everybody loads their Tape (DVD) of Oceans 11 :)
3:24 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Rube Goldberg machine.
3:27 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Well frankly, the first thing that showed up was obviously a Hawaiian wobble-doll for the credit impaired.
3:41 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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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

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

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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!

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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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Is it some sort of electromagnetic pulse generator?
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