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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #645 on: July 14, 2014, 09:39:55 PM »
Is 1138 also the code of a safe box in Maniac Mansion?

Wikipedia says: Zak's phone bill at the start of the game is $1138, in reference to George Lucas' THX 1138. $1138 is also the balance of Melissa's cashcard (until the player spends it on tokens for the Tram).
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« Reply #646 on: July 14, 2014, 09:53:18 PM »
Nothing about Maniac Mansion? I guess is one of the codes you have to watch with the telescope. I'll search it.

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« Reply #647 on: July 14, 2014, 09:58:34 PM »
Found it!

Maniac Mansion: The number-plate of the Edison's Edsel car is THX 1138. The code for the safe is 1138. It is also one of the randomly chosen numbers for the Meteor Police in the NES and Commodore 64 versions.

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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #648 on: July 23, 2014, 09:45:21 PM »
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« Reply #649 on: July 25, 2014, 03:46:12 PM »
Wow, what a surprise! Especially question 11, where I didn't expect to be so close. I had no clue on the volume of water, so I used a rough approach. I assumed that water covers 71% of Earth's surface with an average thickness of 3.8 km, and rounded the last digits up several times during the calculation (to "add" lakes and rivers).

CTG: I'm afraid that in the middle of an >1000 km sphere, density is rather a function of pressure than of T and salinity. :)
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« Reply #650 on: July 25, 2014, 03:47:07 PM »
Now I'm starting to think about the new set of questions... I'll post them probably on Monday.
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« Reply #651 on: July 30, 2014, 10:12:43 AM »
Now I'm starting to think about the new set of questions... I'll post them probably on Monday.

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« Reply #652 on: August 05, 2014, 04:20:41 PM »
Now I'm starting to think about the new set of questions... I'll post them probably on Monday.

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« Reply #653 on: August 12, 2014, 12:27:35 AM »
For many pipsqueaks it is still Monday... so here are the new questions! Thanks for your patience! :)

Deadline: 25 Aug 2014, 16:00 UTC.

1. Average fuel consumption of my car on the way from my workplace to home, 12 August (l/100 km, measured with the board computer).
2. Number of people living in countries with no sea coast.
3. Boiling point of water at the lowest sea level pressure ever recorded.
4. Distance of the furthest object I've ever seen through a telescope (light years).
5. Yearly potato consumption per capita in the United Kingdom, 2005.
6. Length of the world's longest straight paved road.
7. Number of goals scored by the champion of the Armenian Premier League (football) in the 2013/14 season.
8. Total weight of a Trabant 601 Limousine.
9. Number of matches in the longest undefeated streak in the history of North American professional sport leagues.
10. Density of hydrogen cyanide at room temperature (g/cm3).
11. Number of nights I've ever spent in Slovakia.
12. Length of the longest train ever run in the world.
13. Heel height of the shoes my wife wore for our wedding.

+1. Minimum speed needed for driving a REAL Corvette ZR1 around a loop with diameter of 30 m.
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #654 on: August 12, 2014, 08:18:29 AM »
8. Total weight of a Trabant 601 Limousine.

I have it in Stunts mass unit... ::)
http://forum.stunts.hu/index.php?topic=2235.msg56110#msg56110

+1. Minimum speed needed for driving a REAL Corvette ZR1 around a loop with diameter of 30 m.

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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #655 on: August 12, 2014, 08:50:31 AM »
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3. Boiling point of water at the lowest sea level pressure ever recorded.

do you mean at 0m altitude at the ever recorded lowest air pressure, or at the lowest bottom of the sea where it was ever tried to boil water?

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« Reply #656 on: August 12, 2014, 08:56:49 AM »
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3. Boiling point of water at the lowest sea level pressure ever recorded.

do you mean at 0m altitude at the ever recorded lowest air pressure, or at the lowest bottom of the sea where it was ever tried to boil water?

AIR pressure! Just take the lowest air pressure ever recorded and calculate the boiling point of water from its' vapor pressure equation. Too bad, I have already forgotten some constants to do that... :D
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« Reply #657 on: August 12, 2014, 10:12:27 AM »
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3. Boiling point of water at the lowest sea level pressure ever recorded.

do you mean at 0m altitude at the ever recorded lowest air pressure, or at the lowest bottom of the sea where it was ever tried to boil water?

CTG is right - the term "sea level pressure" is used for air pressure at 0 m altitude (sea level).
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« Reply #658 on: August 12, 2014, 12:21:43 PM »
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« Reply #659 on: August 12, 2014, 12:28:37 PM »
Already 2 sets of answers in my mailbox - but I still have to measure/calculate/look up the correct value for 4 questions. :)
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