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GP Series by VapourArt - Contest for GP Spheroid 22 mm

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  1. Elad500

    Elad500 Senior Member Verified Member

    Jan 29, 2013
    SoCal
    Monolith
    a large single upright block of stone, esp. one shaped into or serving as a pillar or monument.
     
  2. bots

    bots Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 22, 2013
    AT
    my god - it's full of stars ;)
     
  3. perseas

    perseas Registered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Dec 11, 2011
    Athens, Hellas

    Every person can post as many names as he can think!
     
  4. l_strider_l

    l_strider_l Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 21, 2013
    Minas Tirith, Gondor
  5. ln617

    ln617 Full Member

    Mar 29, 2013
    detroit, mi, usa
    Synoptic
    Synoptic is derived from the Greek words σύν (syn "together") and ὄψις (opsis "view"),

    I can't keep track of whats already been mentioned or not, so sorry if this is being repeated.
     
  6. Pathology

    Pathology Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 1, 2013
    Vienna, IL
  7. LouEyez

    LouEyez Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 28, 2013
    Geneva
    The Athenian... for obvious reasons
     
  8. Woody7781

    Woody7781 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 23, 2013
    Buffalo,NY
    Hey what setup are you rocking there?
    Oh, this is my GP Paps/Pinnacle combo.
     
  9. Izan

    Izan Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2012
    Mallorca, Spain
    Simple:

    Spheroid-X



    Thanks
    I
     
  10. 1w15h1w45m0ngu

    1w15h1w45m0ngu Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Rotunda
    Cupola
    Vault
    Globe
    Celestiod
    Orb
    Atmo-spheroid (I'm a fan of this one because the atmosphere is where the clouds are hehe)
    Bio-spheroid
    Exo-spheroid
    Iono-spheroid
    Meso-spheroid
    Litho-spheroid
    Strato-spheroid
    Thermo-spheroid
    Chromo-sphere
    Pyro-spheroid (the pyrosphere = hot center of the earth)

    That's all I've got for now. Hope you guys find an excellent name for the new product!
     
  11. Idaholandho

    Idaholandho Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 8, 2012
    Reading Naked
    Nice one Whoodchipper! But, I am not sure this is conducive to speech after one of our local drunkards has been enjoying the spirits :).
     
  12. Woody7781

    Woody7781 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 23, 2013
    Buffalo,NY
    It would damn sure be funny getting them to repeat it though.
     
  13. danimal40

    danimal40 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 29, 2012
    Boston
    how about prolate which is a elongated spheroid
     
  14. danimal40

    danimal40 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 29, 2012
    Boston
    or ovoid staying with the oid ending
     
  15. Elad500

    Elad500 Senior Member Verified Member

    Jan 29, 2013
    SoCal
    GP Virtu or Vertu or VER2
    -a taste or love for curios or works of fine art; connoisseurship
    -the quality of being rare, beautiful, or otherwise appealing to a connoisseur
     
  16. Kataphraktos

    Kataphraktos Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 1, 2013
    New York, NY
    Well, there's already a Penny, so...
     
  17. landman2k1

    landman2k1 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 2, 2013
    McKinney, Texas
    This should be the name of a copper mod, lol. The Sheldon Copper. :D
     
  18. morri

    morri ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 21, 2012
    Texas
    Spira Mirabilis which means wonderful spiral, which may or may not have anything to do with your wonderful new GP Spheroid.

    but.............

    it sounds very cool. giggle


    [​IMG]
     
  19. perseas

    perseas Registered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Dec 11, 2011
    Athens, Hellas
    I think we have a winner here :D

    HERON will be the name of GP Spheroid 22/23 atomizer to honour the Heron of Alexandria.

    Hero (or Heron) of Alexandria (c. AD 10–70) was an ancient Hellene mathematician and engineer who was active in his native city of Alexandria, Roman Egypt. He is considered the greatest experimenter of antiquity and his work is representative of the Hellenistic scientific tradition.

    He's best known for what we call Hero's turbine -- a steam-driven whirligig that worked a little like a modern jet engine. He did mechanics, astronomy, and math. It is almost certain that Heron taught at the Musaeum which included the famous Library of Alexandria, because most of his writings appear as lecture notes for courses in mathematics, mechanics, physics and pneumatics. Although the field was not formalised until the 20th century, it is thought that the work of Hero, his automated devices in particular, represents some of the first formal research into cybernetics.


    You see, Hero invented feedback control devices. His self-filling wine bowl, for example, had a hidden float valve that automatically sensed the level of wine in a bowl. When guests ladled out wine, the bowl mysteriously refilled itself.

    That's called a closed feedback loop. Egyptian inventors had been making gadgets like that for 300 years before Heron. They'd made feedback-controlled water-clocks and lamp-fillers.

    By the time Heron lived, 2000 years ago, Rome had annexed Egypt, and intellectual freedom gave way to imperial authority. Heron was the end of an inventive age. Not 'til the 1600s was another feedback device invented. Feedback meant letting go of control -- letting a machine make its own decisions. Authoritarian minds don't like that.

    Heron had set up a do-loop for what we call an iterative solution. The same person who worked with feedback control loops now gives us a wonderful computer do-loop. In either case we start a process and then let it pass out of our hands.

    Heron's story has a moral: we have no freedom without letting go of control.

    Heron ... was the last breath of a Golden Age in North Africa. It'd be 1600 years before math, mechanics, and human affairs would catch up with that fragile inventive freedom we sell so easily for security -- that we sell to satisfy our need to stay in control.


    Vapourart uses the symbol of aeolipile as our trademarked insignia from the beginning, because we are great admirers of this Hellene scientist.

    Sources:

    Hero of Alexandria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    No. 1038: Hero of Alexandria
    Heron of Alexandria - Ancient Machines
     
  20. perseas

    perseas Registered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Dec 11, 2011
    Athens, Hellas
    Thank you so much all of you guys and gals for your participation, many names were really tempting for us to use and very well thought!
     
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