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February 25, 2004

Munuvian Mano A Mano

Now this is a great idea. Two fellow Munuvians, Stephen Macklin and Tuning Spork have decided to meet, eat and compete in a trivia contest. With questions to be submitted by the blogosphere!

They've decided to invite . . . their beloved readers, to pose to them trivia questions in their 5 chosen categories of "expertise". (That doesn't mean that they are, in fact, experts in those categories, but merely that those are the categories in which they'd like to be asked challenging questions!)

Sephen's chosen categories are:
1) Sailboat racing
2) Mac OS
3) Lord of the Rings
4) Food
5) Objectivism

Spork's chosen categories are:
1) The Beatles
2) Watergate
3) Offset printing presses
4) General Relativity and/or Classical Mechanics (non-Quantum Physics)
5) The Simpsons

i think it'll be fun to participate by long distance just thinking up some questions!

Posted by annika, Feb. 25, 2004 |
Rubric: On The Blogosphere


Two questions for Spork:

1) Who revealed the existence of the White House taping system?

2) Who derived the notable "law of three/fifths" in the study of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, and also in what decade was it derived?

Posted by: Pierce Patchett on Feb. 26, 2004

1) Alexander Butterfield.
2) I have no frickin' clue. (Dang! I knew I should have said "Baseball" instead of physics...)

But, more importantly, questions to me should be emailed to Stephen!

Posted by: Tuning Spork on Feb. 26, 2004

Pardon me Sporkster,

The man is a mercurial figure in the 20th century, A.N. Kolmogorov. His 1940's work on statistical modeling of hydrodynamic turbulence is still important today.

Posted by: Pierce Patchett on Feb. 27, 2004