Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 2 of 2 1 2
#111987 - 09/13/03 06:04 PM Re: a cosmic foghorn  
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 6,511
AnnaStrophic Offline
Carpal Tunnel
AnnaStrophic  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 6,511
lower upstate New York
Faldage and Rhubarb Commando can play a mean walking stick.


#111988 - 09/15/03 12:45 PM Re: a cosmic foghorn  
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 1,624
Capfka Offline
Pooh-Bah
Capfka  Offline
Pooh-Bah

Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 1,624
Utter Placebo, Planet Reebok
Faldage and Rhubarb Commando can play a mean walking stick.

Yeah. When it didn't like what they were doing, it beat them over the heads with itself. It was that much of a critic/maschoist. Now that's what I call mean ...


#111989 - 09/15/03 01:50 PM Re: a cosmic foghorn  
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 6,511
AnnaStrophic Offline
Carpal Tunnel
AnnaStrophic  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 6,511
lower upstate New York
Pfranz!


#111990 - 09/17/03 10:24 PM Re: a cosmic foghorn  
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 6,511
AnnaStrophic Offline
Carpal Tunnel
AnnaStrophic  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 6,511
lower upstate New York
Can one of the many physicists here splain me how 57 octaves traslates into a billion, er, decibels, I presume?


#111991 - 09/17/03 10:59 PM Re: a cosmic foghorn  
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,210
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Buffalo Shrdlu  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,210
Vermont
umm, octaves don't got necessarily anything to do with decibels. do you want to try again? I'm not sure what you're askin'...
57 octaves below just means it's real low.



formerly known as etaoin...
#111992 - 09/17/03 11:27 PM Re: a cosmic foghorn  
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 6,511
AnnaStrophic Offline
Carpal Tunnel
AnnaStrophic  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 6,511
lower upstate New York
Well, I was just quoting a quote. After the storm hits, I'll try to elucidate.


#111993 - 09/17/03 11:55 PM Re: a cosmic foghorn  
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,210
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Buffalo Shrdlu  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,210
Vermont
ah, Anna, I found this in the article:
With a frequency over a million, billion times deeper than the limits of human hearing, it is the deepest note ever detected from an object in the Universe.
is this what you're wondering about?
an octave lower would be half the frequency of the octave above, so, for example, if middle Bb is around 200cps(cycles per second) then the octave below that is 100 cps, and the one below that is 50cps, and the one below that is 25cps, and now were down to the lower limits of human hearing, and we're only down three octaves. continue the pattern and it gets down to tiny little slices(or huge ones, if you think about it that way), where it takes millions of years just to oscillate once. pretty crazy.
if that's not what you're asking, at least it helped me begin to fathom it!



formerly known as etaoin...
#111994 - 09/18/03 02:09 AM Re: a cosmic foghorn  
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 11,613
Jackie Offline
Jackie  Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 11,613
Louisville, Kentucky
fathom it--groan-nn!


Page 2 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  Jackie 

Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics13,878
Posts223,921
Members9,021
Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members
Dilys, Abishek, Rogerdoctor, SquareDonut, WonderW
9021 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 62 guests, and 3 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
Top Posters(All Time)
wwh 13,858
Faldage 13,803
Jackie 11,613
tsuwm 10,538
LukeJavan8 8,978
AnnaStrophic 6,511
Wordwind 6,296
of troy 5,400
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 1994-2017 Wordsmith

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.016s Queries: 13 (0.003s) Memory: 2.7073 MB (Peak: 2.8237 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2017-09-24 21:05:22 UTC