Questions Set #5 and Roundup

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 11:14 PM

Score Board (as of 2004 December 18 @ 21:50 CST)
Kevin: 75
Christopher: 30
Flip: 30
Eduardo: 20
Jason: 15
Ed: 10
Chris (answering vicariously for his wife): 10

Questions still pending
Excellent chances to catch up with Kevin, or for Kevin to further solidify his lead.
4.1.) Where does the following quote come from (20 pts.) [link to original post]:
Now, luck yet send us, and a little wit
Will serve to make our play hit;
(According to the palates of the season)
Here is rhime, not empty of reason.

So far: Flip has correctly guessed that this is Ben Jonson. Ben Jonson what is the question that must be solved for the points. Where did the “killer cleric” write this (10 pts. more if you can make sense of “killer cleric” too).

4.6) If someone is speaking one or both quotes [in the last question]], who is that person or persons? [15 pts.] [link to original post]

New Questions:
5.1) What famous, now secularized figure attended the council of Nicene, what position within the church did he hold and where at [5 pts.]?

5.2) Who wrote it, where and, if appropriate, who said it [20 pts.]:
To pass our youth in dull indifference, to refuse the sweets of life because they once must leave us, is as preposterous as to wish to have been born old, because we one day must be old. For my part, my youth may wear and waste, but it shall never rust in my possession.
5.3) Who wrote/said this and in what [10 pts.]? BONUS: Explain the source and meaning of the name of the “what” part of the last question [10 pts.]. Hint on the bonus: The source of the bonus part of the question has been recently mentioned somewhere on this blog.
It has gotten to my head. Permeates the path I tread. But I tread, I'm moving on in a new and happy song.
I can sing about the night, how my tunnel without light
Led me to the other side where the sky is blue.

5.4) What is the bus speed of the iMac G5 1.8 GHz and what is the relation between the bus speed of iMac G5 models and the CPU clock speed? How does this differ, if it does, from the original PowerMac G5 1.8 GHz [5 pts.]? Note: No offense, Chris (Olson), but you aren't eligable for this question… it just wouldn't be fair! If you want to play this round, give me the fastest supported bus speed of the present, fastest AMD 64 processor instead. :-)

5.5) Useless trivia: What was the cpu model and clock speed of my first IBM-compatible computer (this has been mentioned at one point here on asisaid)? What did I have before having an IBM-compatible? [10 pts.]

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RE: Questions Set #5 and Roundup

Clarification on 5.3: The “what” part could be answered in two ways. Answer them both (they are both obvious once you know the answer), but use the one that is longer for the bonus part of the question.

Posted by Timothy R. Butler - Dec 18, 2004 | 11:16 PM- Location: MO

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5.5) “What was the megahertz speed of your first computer? What is the speed of your present computer? Have you ever owned a system with a “performance rating” instead of a MHz rating? Do you check your system speed to see if it really is running at the advertised speed?

I’m not sure, to be honest — I’d have to check to see what the TI 99/4A’s specs where. My first PC compatible ran at 33 MHz, though (it was a Intel 486 DX).”

From: May 10, 2004

Posted by kevin - Dec 19, 2004 | 9:57 AM- Location: Milwaukie, OR

RE: Questions Set #5 and Roundup

5.1 Sankt Nikolaus, aka Santa, archbishop in Turkey somewhere (I think it was Myra, but I’m not sure)

Posted by Flip - Dec 19, 2004 | 2:41 PM- Location: Sweden

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iMac G5 bus speed: 600MHz. The 1.8GHz powermac has a 900MHz bus. The processor speed is how fast it can run. The bus is the pipe the info runs through. The wider the pipe, the more you can do all at once.

Think of it like an expressway. Faster CPU = higher speed limit. Higher bus = more lanes on the freeway. The higher the bus, the more cars can drive at the full speed before gridlock starts in.

Posted by kevin - Dec 19, 2004 | 6:24 PM- Location: Milwaukie, OR

RE: Questions Set #5 and Roundup

Kevin: Obviously correct on the first, 5.5. :-) Also right on 5.4… 15 pts.! Great explanation. (As an aside, another relation between the CPU clock and the bus speed is that the bus 1/3 the speed of the CPU on the iMac G5; 1/2 on the original PM G5’s.)

Flip: that would be… correct! 5 pts. for you.

Posted by Timothy R. Butler - Dec 20, 2004 | 1:36 AM- Location: Missouri

RE: Questions Set #5 and Roundup

Heh… 1/3 / 1/2 is the obvious answer. I thought you were asking for the significance, not the simple ratio.  :)

Posted by kevin - Dec 20, 2004 | 1:45 AM- Location: Milwaukie, OR

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So I’m listening to Sixpence None the Richer tonight, the self-titled album. It’s been repeating over and over all afternoon while I worked on the site design and all evening since I got back from youth group. Then, I’m reading the lines in 5.3, thinking it’s awful familiar when “Movin’ On” comes up in the playlist. According to their website, the name comes from a story in Mere Christianity (guess I really should read that thing again, since I didn’t make the connection). Kid asks dad for sixpence to buy a gift. Dad obliges, then realizes after he receives the gift he’s not any richer for it, since he’s the one who shelled out the cash for the trifle.

Posted by kevin - Dec 20, 2004 | 1:59 AM- Location: Milwaukie, OR

RE: Questions Set #5 and Roundup

Obscure quotes are an area where I’ll never shine. I can internalize content all day long, and synthesize at length, but my brain has very little capacity for footnotes. Still, I’m having fun just reading the questions and answers.

Posted by Ed Hurst - Dec 20, 2004 | 11:34 AM- Location: Rural SE Texas

RE: Questions Set #5 and Roundup

I love the questions and the opportunity to learn :)

Posted by Eduardo - Dec 20, 2004 | 3:26 PM- Location: Asunción, Paraguay, South America

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Kevin: I didn’t realize anyone else here cared for Sixpence None the Richer. Its funny that you had it repeating all day at a time when I picked a quote from that album. You must have recognized the quote yesterday subconsciously and that is why you were listening to the CD over and over today. ;-)

You also got the reference right to Lewis. I’d read it before, but I just happened to read the appropriate chapter of Mere Christianity on Sunday — I’ll get the page ref and post it sometime… I’m too lazy to get up and get my copy of the book off the shelf at the moment. You get the points, obviously.

Ed: I’m not sure I’d do so well if I were guessing either. I’ve been quite amazed at what has been properly solved. I’m trying to stick in more non-quote material though. I’m glad you are having fun anyway.

Eduardo: Thanks, I’m glad. :-)

Posted by Timothy R. Butler - Dec 21, 2004 | 2:06 AM- Location: Missouri

RE: Questions Set #5 and Roundup

By chance will next week’s questions include lyrics from Raspberry Jam?  :)

Posted by kevin - Dec 21, 2004 | 2:35 AM- Location: Milwaukie, OR

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Hmm.. I don’t know them, so I guess I will have to disappoint. Who is Raspberry Jam?

Posted by Timothy R. Butler - Dec 21, 2004 | 6:23 PM- Location: MO

RE: Questions Set #5 and Roundup

Had you asked “WHAT is raspberry jam” I would have had a chnce… now I just wonder how many point we’ll get if we answer you :)

Posted by Flip - Dec 22, 2004 | 11:10 AM- Location: Sweden

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None, Flip, ‘cuz you could lie to me about the answer and I’d unable to refute it. :-) I guess I should Google for that one…

Posted by Timothy R. Butler - Dec 22, 2004 | 6:46 PM- Location: MO

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Bah. I answered that question yesterday, but must have forgotten the final submit. Raspberry Jam is one of those christian bands few people have heard of. I have an album of theirs from early/mid 90’s. It’s interesting music, but they were a bit ahead of the times and never really caught on.

Posted by kevin - Dec 22, 2004 | 6:52 PM- Location: Milwaukie, OR

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