Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 09:43:11 -0700

Author: Jerry DiMarco

Subject: Re: Magicube flash bulbs

Post:

Beware of hack etymology.

PN

On Friday, December 12, 2003, at 02:02 PM, Machele Cable wrote:

> And here I was happy just knowing that the "T" in "James T. Kirk"
> stands for Tiberius.
>
> Chele
>
>
>
> Paul Nord wrote:
>
>> Ah! So that explains the name.
>>
>> Kobayashi - the inventor of the magic cube
>> Maru - a derivative of the name Naru, the Hindu god who gave birth to
>> humans and human thought
>>
>> So we may translate "Kobayashi Maru" as "the magic flashcube that
>> creates human intelligence." Or, if we take a little more liberty,
>> "deflagration of the mind."
>>
>> Of course, if Maru is based on the military acronym MAERU (Mobile
>> Ammunition Evaluation & Reconditioning Unit), then all bets are off.
>> Or... could it be MAIRU (Mobile Aircraft Instrument Repair Unit).
>> The world may never know.
>>
>> Paul
>>
>> On Friday, December 12, 2003, at 11:03 AM, Edward Sabol wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Is this why it is familiar?
>>>
>>> Star Trek: The Original Series #047: The Kobayashi Maru
>>> ISBN 0-671-65817-4
>>> Bar Code 007671400450465817
>>> Author Julia Ecklar
>>> Blurp
>>> A freak shuttlecraft accident - and suddenly Captain Kirk and most
>>> of his senior officers find themselves adrift in space, with no hope
>>> of rescue, no hope of repairing their craft, or restoring
>>> communications - with nothing, in short but time on their hands.
>>>
>>> Time enough for each to tell the story of the Kobayashi Maru - the
>>> Starfleet Academy test given to command cadets. Nominally a tactical
>>> exercise, the Kobayashi Maru is in fact a test of character revealed
>>> in the choices each man makes - and does not make.
>>>
>>> Discover now how Starfleet Cadets Kirk, Chekov, Scotty, and Sulu
>>> each faced the Kobayashi Maru... and in turn became Starfleet
>>> officers.
>>>
>>>> From: Jerry DiMarco
>>>> Reply-To: tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu
>>>> To: tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu
>>>> Subject: Re: Magicube flash bulbs
>>>> Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 09:43:11 -0700
>>>>
>>>> Finally got a chance to look up the patents on this one
>>>> (uspto.gov). There was the standard flashbulb that needed a
>>>> battery, and two types that could be flashed when hit with some
>>>> sort of striker. One relied on "deflagration of a fulminating
>>>> compound" (burning of either a scratch mixture or contact
>>>> explosive), the other used a piezo igniter with a primer. In fact,
>>>> all 3 needed a primer. The flash cubes we use here for an
>>>> inductance demo similar to 5K10.25 have a primer coated on a very
>>>> thin wire bridging the leads. Also, all types used finely shredded
>>>> aluminum, zirconium or magnesium in an oxygen atmosphere.
>>>> The percussive primer was patented by Kobayashi in 1933
>>>> (1930315). That name sounds familiar for some reason. The piezo
>>>> type was patented by Suits in 1961 (2972937). Also came across the
>>>> patent for the blue dot that detected an air leak in the lamp
>>>> (2024225). Fun stuff...
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Jerry
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> At 11:04 AM 12/2/2003, you wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Tappers,
>>>>>
>>>>> Anyone out there have any idea what the triggering mechanism is
>>>>> for a
>>>>> Magicube type flash bulb. Piezoelectric, chemical, ??????
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Dale Stille
>>>>> U of Iowa
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>
>>>>
>>>> Jerry DiMarco
>>>> Manager of Lecture Demonstrations and Instructional Labs
>>>> Montana State Univ., Physics Dept.
>>>> Bozeman, MT
>>>>
>>>> Our Motto: "There's a demo in there somewhere."
>>>>
>>>
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From kksecres@owu.edu Fri Dec 12 17:22:10 2003
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"Kail Secrest" writes:
>Does anyone know where to buy a small amount of heavy water (D2O) for
>research?

Not tritium?

New for the entire family are Traser Glowrings, small tubes of tritium
with a phosphor screen. The claim is that they glow for ten years. 10
British pounds apparently buys two of the plain style or one of the
fancier X2 variety.

Unfortunately, they are not for sale to the US or Canada. They are not
actually illegal here (after all plenty of Navy Seal watches and military
compasses have tritium hands), it is just illegal to sell them across the
border. Sigh.

Anyone in the UK want to buy me a few and send them on? I'll gladly
reimburse you.

Marc "Zeke" Kossover
The Hockaday School

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>From: "Kail Secrest"
>Reply-To: tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu
>To:
>Subject: heavy water samples
>Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 17:22:56 -0500
>
>Hello!
>
>Does anyone know where to buy a small amount of heavy water (D2O) for
>research?
>
>Thanks,
>
>
>Kail Secrest
>Ohio Wesleyan University-Physics Dept.
>Delaware, Oh 43015
>740.368.3775

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Teachers' Guides are included to help instructors use the modules, chiefly in
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A new Web exhibit, "Moments of Discovery," uses the actual voices of leading=
scientists to explore how major discoveries are made, teaching some science=
along the way. The material is designed for classroom use (with presentatio=
n and discussion taking one or two days), but is also suitable for individua=
l study. It is the latest addition to the award-winning online "Exhibit Hall=
" of the Center for History of Physics of the American Institute of Physics,=
http://www.aip.org/history/exhibit.htm and is also available on CD-ROM. Ext=
ensive Teachers' Guides are included to help instructors use the modules, ch=
iefly in science courses at the secondary-school or beginning college level.=




One of the exhibit's two modules, "The Discovery of Fission," weaves togethe=
r excerpts from oral history interviews and other tape recordings of the voi=
ces of Albert Einstein, Otto Hahn, Lise Meitner, Enrico Fermi, and many othe=
rs, in a professionally narrated story of the historical turning-point when=20=
nuclear energy first came into view. It emphasizes the social process: how a=
n odd phenomenon was glimpsed by experimenters, tentatively explained by the=
orists, and confirmed around the world. The other module, "A Pulsar Discover=
y," focuses on a few days of intellectual ferment. A narration by physicist-=
educator Philip Morrison is interwoven with excerpts from tape-recorded inte=
rviews with the two astronomers who first detected a pulsar in ordinary ligh=
t. Students can witness the moment of discovery itself, for during that nigh=
t at the telescope, the two young scientists happened to run a tape recorder=
, and it preserved their excitement and their arguments as they struggled to=
find out if what they were seeing was real.



Users with slow internet connections who wish to hear the voices without ted=
ious delays can get both modules at cost on a CD-ROM. "Moments of Discovery"=
may be viewed at http://www.aip.org/history/mod (where there is also inform=
ation on how to purchase the CD-ROM, or you can write to: Moments of Discove=
ry, Center for History of Physics, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 207=
40 USA).


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I broke my first beaker last week, it was great fun, and the students
who helped build the set up were awed, but now I want more.

I believe several of you use a microphone on the beaker, and use a
'scope to do final tuning. What microphone do you use? Also, any special
amp to connect that microphone to the 'scope?

- Andy


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