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post #121 of 837
Tony,

Here is a photograph of "the fan". We should be bringing two of these out to your theater. As viewed from the front which is opposite the motor, the blades spin clockwise. The leading edge area being less that the trailing edge with respect to the pivot point. Possibly next week I will try and post photos of the internal parts so those interested will have a better idea of how it works.

Bruce T
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post #122 of 837
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Originally Posted by brucet
Tony,

Here is a photograph of "the fan". We should be bringing two of these out to your theater. As viewed from the front which is opposite the motor, the blades spin clockwise. The leading edge area being less that the trailing edge with respect to the pivot point. Possibly next week I will try and post photos of the internal parts so those interested will have a better idea of how it works.

Bruce T
Well it looks very pretty.

Art
post #123 of 837
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Originally Posted by Glade
As someone who has lived within short walking distance from Lombardi's for 17 years, it is hard for me to regard what you are referring to as "pizza," regardless of how good it may be. ;)
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Originally Posted by tzucc
look, I know New Yorkers think their pizza is all that, but my (admittedly limited) experience with NY Pizza is that it's very thin with no love handes. For deep dish pizza, the best is found at University of Illinios ... any Illini living in NY will vouch for that.
Lombardi's has some of the best pizza ever made, in fact I have their menu framed and hanging on my wall in-between Charlie Trotter, Thomas Keller and Daniel Boulud. Chicago pizza is outstanding also. I don't understand why people think they have to chose between the two, I like both of them.
post #124 of 837
Thread Starter 
I just wanted to mention, fwiw, that Bruce is also a pilot. Presumably a good one, since he's flying to us here in CA from FLA in his twin engine :) I only mention that because I really curious about why the fan would spin clockwise... seems to me like given the shape of the blade, it wants to spin counterclockwise. But I don't know alot about prop/blade design, so I presume there is a good reason.
post #125 of 837
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JeffMac, I went to Trotters for one of their famous dinners last Sept. It was a superb experience. I am currently angling to get into French Laundry... hope to do that soon.
post #126 of 837
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Originally Posted by tzucc
I just wanted to mention, fwiw, that Bruce is also a pilot. Presumably a good one, since he's flying to us here in CA from FLA in his twin engine :)
tzucc,

That means that Bruce has a multi-engine rating!!! Therefore, he has the expertise
to install TWO fans in your theater. Boy, wouldn't that be a bass afficionado's heaven? :)
post #127 of 837
Thread Starter 
Dr Morbius., good one...
post #128 of 837
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Originally Posted by Terry Montlick
Somewhat OT:

I think Bruce Thigpen's invention is potentially ground-breaking, and this post is in no way meant to be critical of it. But I cannot help but recall some (historic and folkloric) research on LF effects performed a few decades ago. Here are some results of an experiment done in 1960 by Ziegenruecher and Magid to test the effects of short exposure to very low frequency vibration on 10 subject. I'm just giving the leading symptoms at each frequency for ease of ASCII presentation.

1 Hz - 8 subjects reported dyspnea
2 Hz - 8 subjects reported dyspnea
3 Hz - 5 subjects reported dyspnea and general discomfort
4 Hz - 5 subjects reported general discomfort
5 Hz - 6 subjects reported general discomfort
6 Hz - 4 subjects reported chest pain and general discomfort
7 Hz - 5 subjects reported chest pain
8 Hz - 4 subjects reported chest pain
9 Hz - 5 subjects reported general discomfort
10 Hz - 3 subjects reported testicular pain
15 Hz - 8 subjects reported general discomfort

My favorites are the dyspnea at 1-3 Hz and testicular pain at 10 Hz! :eek: Note that there was absolutely no evidence of lasting effects from these tests. Since there will be at least one MD present, I look forward to a full report. :D

Regards,
Terry


Are people trying to reinvent the wheel with infrasonics???


The bigger question is, will infrasonics hurt you???

Walt Disney and his staff were made sick from infrasonics in the old days!


http://www.borderlands.com/archives/arch/gavreaus.htm


It good to see some AVS'ers volunteer for this new 21st century experiment in infrasonics!



Maybe I will install a sonic cannon in my next home theater room!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3087674.stm
post #129 of 837
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Originally Posted by Jeffmac
Lombardi's has some of the best pizza ever made, in fact I have their menu framed and hanging on my wall in-between Charlie Trotter, Thomas Keller and Daniel Boulud. Chicago pizza is outstanding also. I don't understand why people think they have to chose between the two, I like both of them.
The only good pizzas I had in this country was at Spago. Everything else had nothing to do with italian pizza.
post #130 of 837
Hey now, nobody here is claiming to care if Chicago or NY Pizza is "italian" :)
post #131 of 837
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I am currently angling to get into French Laundry... hope to do that soon.
I've heard from those that have succeeded that the experience is disappointing, especially given the effort required...
post #132 of 837
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Originally Posted by tzucc
JeffMac, I went to Trotters for one of their famous dinners last Sept. It was a superb experience. I am currently angling to get into French Laundry... hope to do that soon.
I hate Trotter the man, the cook, the place.. everything.
post #133 of 837
I am sure you do.
post #134 of 837
http://www.borderlands.com/archives/arch/gavreaus.htm

"The findings of Dr. Gavreau in the infrasonic range between 1 and 10 cycles per second are truly shocking. Lethal infrasonic pitch lies in the 7 cycle range. Small amplitude increases affect human behavior in this pitch range. Intellectual activity is first inhibited, blocked, and then destroyed. As the amplitude is increased, several disconcerting responses had been noted. These responses begin as complete neurological interference. The action of the medulla is physiologically blocked, its autonomic functions cease."

Be careful out there. :)
post #135 of 837
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Originally Posted by Michael Grant
I've heard from those that have succeeded that the experience is disappointing, especially given the effort required...
Wow! I've dined there at least twenty times. The French Laundry is in my top three best restaurants in the world. It's like no other restaurant around. Many times about as close to perfection as a place can get in every aspect. IMO.
post #136 of 837
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Originally Posted by Refugio Balais
I hate Trotter the man, the cook, the place.. everything.
...ah yes, the Wilson Audio of restaurants to you.

The restaurant is recognized by a variety of prestigious national and international institutions. In 1995 Charlie Trotter's was inducted into the esteemed Relais & Chateaux and in 1998 was accepted as a member by Traditions & Qualité . It has also received Five Stars from the Mobil Travel Guide (one of only two Five Star restaurants in Chicago ), Five Diamonds by AAA and seven James Beard Foundation awards, including 'Outstanding Restaurant' (2000) and 'Outstanding Chef' (1999). Wine Spectator named the restaurant 'The Best Restaurant in the World for Wine & Food' (1998) and ' America 's Best Restaurant' (2000). Chef Trotter is the author of 11 cookbooks, subject of two management books, and is the host of the nationally aired, award winning PBS cooking series, The Kitchen Sessions with Charlie Trotter .

Beyond his numerous culinary accolades, Chef Trotter is very involved in philanthropic activities, which include a vast number of national and international charities. Most close to his heart is the Charlie Trotter Culinary Education Foundation . Since its inception in 1999, Chef Trotter hosts weekly dinners for High School students, as well as underwriting annual fund raising dinners for the foundation. To date the foundation has raised over $475,000 to award to individuals seeking careers in the culinary arts.

Chef Trotter recently received an award at the White House from both President Bush and Colin Powell for his work with the Foundation and was named one of only five 'heroes' to be honored by Colin Powell's charity, America's Promise . In 2004, Chef Trotter was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year award by the International Association of Culinary Professionals for his overall service to the community.
post #137 of 837
I had a 13 course meal there courtesy of JBL in 1992, sat next to Gina Hartman, the food was great but I preferred the drama at La Francaise.
post #138 of 837
Where are his Michelin stars, the only ones that count?? Anybody can get into Relais & Chateau. It has more to do with silverware and the latest jet stream bidet technology than with cooking.
post #139 of 837
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Originally Posted by J_Palmer_Cass

Maybe I will install a sonic cannon in my next home theater room!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3087674.stm
The canon is a helmholtz resonator. I like building these inside the viewing platform itself where it rocks it but not affect digestion. I would use the fan in a similar fashion (contained in the platform).
post #140 of 837
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The French Laundry is in my top three best restaurants in the world.
Hey, I am glad to have a contrary opinion from someone like you. Looks like I'll have to resolve this dispute myself :)
post #141 of 837
Thread Starter 
Indeed, I want to try the French Laundry myself. Peter, Le Francais also, in its time, was the TOP restaurant in Illinois, for sure. Today Charlie and others give them huge competition.
post #142 of 837
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Ilkka
http://www.borderlands.com/archives/arch/gavreaus.htm

"The findings of Dr. Gavreau in the infrasonic range between 1 and 10 cycles per second are truly shocking. Lethal infrasonic pitch lies in the 7 cycle range. Small amplitude increases affect human behavior in this pitch range. Intellectual activity is first inhibited, blocked, and then destroyed. As the amplitude is increased, several disconcerting responses had been noted. These responses begin as complete neurological interference. The action of the medulla is physiologically blocked, its autonomic functions cease."

Be careful out there. :)
Gee, I better look into my umbrella liability coverage.... ok, assuming the above is true, I don't want anyones autonomic functions ceasing all over my theatre seats :)
post #143 of 837
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Where are his Michelin stars, the only ones that count?
Why would I care what this man thinks about a restaurant?
http://www.planet-x-bikes.com/road/i...elin_man_1.gif
I doubt we'd have the same taste anyway.
post #144 of 837
Michael....it is only Richie. Take it for what it is worth....."rien"

French Laundry is perhaps the best restaurant I have ever eaten at. Took 6 months to get a reservation. Occasionally if you stay at a hotel in Napa the concierge can get you in.
post #145 of 837
I have not eaten there Yet, but i am looking forward to comparing it to La Tour D'Argent.

The one thing i am pretty sure of though is that the cheese there will not compare to the cheese course from Fromage du Xavier. I am sure it will be close, but definitely second.
post #146 of 837
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Originally Posted by tzucc
Indeed, I want to try the French Laundry myself. Peter, Le Francais also, in its time, was the TOP restaurant in Illinois, for sure. Today Charlie and others give them huge competition.
Le Francais was owned by a frenchman. Now it is Vietnamese owned I believe :rolleyes: I went to their place on Erie Street in Chicago and it was very very bad cooking. That place on Erie, in the old days, was some kind of exlusive private club like Castel and Regine in Paris. Members only.
post #147 of 837
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Originally Posted by Michael Grant
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I doubt we'd have the same taste anyway.
I don't go to a restaurant to be entertained, like they do here. Good cooking is an art form to me.

Going to a restaurant is not about eating in this country, it is about drinking liquor. You can't taste food when you drink an unordinary amount of liquor before eating. I drink liquor only after a meal, and after a good desert, which is impossible to find outside France and Austria anyway.

Service is very courteous in this country, but it is noisy and not very professional (students). Even in the best places, before you have a chance to look at the menu, they always start by asking you if you want something to drink, which drives me crazy all the time. During a meal they keep bothering you with stupid questions like if you want some more water, some salt and pepper, some butter, some more wine, asking you twenty times if everything is allright when everything is cooked wrong (the menu says grilled when it it panned), instead of just shuting up, bringing on the table the stuff missing without a word, and watching things out, etc
post #148 of 837
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Going to a restaurant is not about eating in this country, it is about drinking liquor.
That's the most absurd thing you've yet written, and that's saying a lot.
post #149 of 837
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Originally Posted by Michael Grant
That's the most absurd thing you've yet written, and that's saying a lot.

Michael...once again. Take the post in the context of the poster. It is Richie after all...who is a "jack of all trades and master of none".

To me his comments border on assenine. He fancies himself an expert and authority on just about everything. His comments contain nothing. They are meant to inflame.

If we all got wise we would be hitting the "ignore" button just as we did when his screen name was Richie Duroseau. Only then did he resurface under the nom de plum of Refugio Balais
post #150 of 837
Spanish for Refuge wicker baskets
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