Tuesday, 30 June 2009

The 1st Question 56 - 30 Jun 09


I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
Helen Keller

If you don't like what you're doing, you can always pick up your needle and move to another groove.
Timothy Leary

Winning Word Up of the week
"Inworldly" - knowing and of inworld society
Malburns Writer

Audience Quote of the Week- (taken from the chat log of actual show)
Doubledown Tandino: silver surfer is stealing lines from Helen Keller?!?!?!
Hayduke Ebisu: Edward Everett Hale did say it first
Doubledown Tandino: thats gotta be blogged


For the answers go to The 1st Question blog at treet.tv

1) It is a famous star among amateur and professional astronomers. it is the fifth brightest star in the sky only 25 light years away. And twice as massive as the Sun, bright and nearby, it rotates in less than a day, the Sun's rotation period is 27 days. The force induced by this rapid rotation generates temperature variations of more than 1000 degrees also surrounded by a disk of dust, which in this case suggest the presence of planets, what is this star which also possesses a magnetic field?

2) Juniper Networks has announced what it says is the industry's first 100 Gigabit Ethernet router to address what the company calls the “new generation of scale” Providing an order of magnitude increase 100 GbE interfaces should also make it easier to deploy high-capacity services like video and high gig wireless broadband. "What Telecommunications company is poised to commercially deploy this?

3) The word is a brand name that Buckminster Fuller used for several of his inventions. It is a portmanteau coined for Fuller approximately in 1928 by Waldo Warren, an advertising expert who had previously become known by inventing the word "radio" for what people used to call "the wireless" A brand name was needed for the display of Fuller's first architectural model, and Warren spent two days listening to him, trying to get a feel for the type of language he used and played randomly with syllables from typical Fuller words, until this word was born, what is it?

4) The two countries share a common history and have often joined forces with Japan to resist international calls to reduce commercial whaling. Both countries have resisted signing the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. One of these countries was colonized by the other in medieval times, The first wave probably started in 860. And when the colonized country had a 2008–2009 financial crisis, the colonizing government provided a €500 million 5-year loan. What are these two countries that still hunt whales for food.

5) She was born in Dundee, Scotland, and at the age of 14, became a pupil-teacher. She married, moved to the U.S. and settled in Boston, when she was 21. While pregnant with her son, her husband abandoned her, and she had to find work to support herself. She worked as a maid in the home of a Professor at Harvard College Observatory When he became frustrated with his male assistants he famously declared his maid could do a better job. So she did. Hired to do clerical work at the observatory, she devised and helped implement a system of assigning stars a letter according to how much hydrogen could be observed in their spectra. 1888, she discovered the Horsehead nebula, edited the observatory's publications and In 1899, was given the title of Curator of Astronomical Photographs. Who was made an honorary member of the Royal Astronomical Society of London, and the first American woman to be so elected?

6) Founded in the late 1940s in California, likely through an amalgamation of different motorcycle clubs, such as the Boozefighters. they are "one percenters"
a response to the American Motorcyclist Association comment that 99% of motorcyclists were law-abiding citizens and the last 1% were outlaws. The full requirements to become a member of this outfit are the following: a valid driver's license, working motorcycle and cannot be a child molester or have applied to become a police officer or prison guard. Who is this group, incorporated in the US and Canada that sued Disney in 2007 for using its logo in Wild Hogs?

7) No television personality of the 1950s enjoyed more clout or fame than he until an on-camera incident undermined his folksy image - he helmed two CBS-TV weekly series and a daily mid-morning show through most of that decade. He found that one way to enhance his pitches was to poke fun at the sponsors and it grew the sales. His immense popularity and the trust placed in him by audiences was noticed not just by advertisers but by his friend U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower, who asked him to record a number of public service announcements to be played on American television in the case of nuclear war. Luckily we never had to hear them. He was against racism, pro-environment, the first man to ever make the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine-Who was the man who acted as inspiration for A Face In The Crowd?

8) His father was an illustrator of Mad Magazine and Weird Science. His primary residence is a hexagonal, shed style mansion- with such things as hallways resembling mine shafts, a collection of vintage wheelchairs, secret passages, a torture chamber, and a huge cast-iron steam engine which once belonged to Henry Ford built into the house which he had converted into kinetic sculpture. He is well down the road in the development of a new bike that combines electric power and a radical generator which will allow it to burn almost any fuel. Who is this man head of Deka, and known for inventing the Segway human transport? he is about to unveil a car that also will burn on any fuel..

9) Not that it's particularly likely, but as long as nuclear bombs exist, there's the chance - however slim - that one might go off somewhere near you. This little Google Maps overlay might be a bit morbid, but it's also pretty fascinating. It shows you the heat, pressure and fallout spread of a range of different nuclear bombs detonating anywhere in the world. This map shows the damage caused by a nuclear explosion.
Search for a place, pick a weapon and press "Nuke It!" For the fallout map, it assumes a light breeze over about 6 hours. What is it called?

10)A tamper-proof control that allows the setting and enforcement of time limits to game playing, simply by plugging the games unit into a timer. “Just 10 minutes more” and “when I’ve get to the next level…” are familiar refrains, often causing friction and arguments. Especially when your child wants their dinner. An ESA study also stated that 49 percent of those playing games are aged between 18 and 49 years of age and 26 percent are over 50, which suggests that the game timer may also work just as well on partners and spouses. With 40 percent of today's gamers being female, it's just as likely to be girlfriends and wives. Which company has made the GameDr Video Game Timer?

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