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August 20, 2007


srikanth @ 9:44 am, GMT +0000 ( 1187603085 ) Play

We have a guest question for the day. This question comes to you courtesy Prabhu. Thanks a lot dude, and keep ’em coming!

Identify the guy in the pic:



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BTW, I’d just like to say that we love guest questions! Send in any questions that you think will befuddle, bamboozle and otherwise baffle our readers to and we’ll review them and put them up (if they meet our exacting standards ;-) )

Note: Don’t forget, there’s a Geek Quiz at the Daly Memorial Hall, Bangalore on August 26th at 2PM. The quiz is organized by the over-bright people at the KQA, so its guaranteed to be a helluva lot of fun. Our advice: be there!

Cracked by everyone… Chargesheeted: Anuj, Bigfoot, Bikiran, Prasad, Abhishek, Nihit, udupendra, Jayanth and Shashank.


Every installation of the Oracle RDBMS comes with a default username/password combination of scott/tiger. This originated with the guy in the pic, Bruce Scott. And yes, he also created the example EMP schema. See the comments for more history posted by various intrepid quizzers .

11 Responses to “Scheming”

  1. Sitter.

    Bruce Scott -> Oracle -> default scott username and tiger password.

  2. BiGFooT

    Its the good ole` SCOTT-TIGER funda for Oracle.
    The guy`s Bruce Scott who created the sample schema , Gloria Foster as “The Oracle” and last pic is of
    Hobbes` second cousin thrice removed !

  3. Biki

    Bruce Scott was one of the first employees at Oracle (then Software Development Laboratories). He was co-author and co-architect of Oracle V1, V2 and V3. The SCOTT schema (EMP and DEPT tables), with password TIGER, was created by him. Tiger was the name of his cat.

  4. Biki

    guys ..yet again …hardcore CS !! :)

  5. Prasad

    Never seen a pic of him before.But i guess the dude is Bruce Scott, the guy from Oracle after whom all oracle installations have the default username as “scott” and the connects would be the oracle from the Matrix and password for the username “scott”.

  6. Abhishek

    Bruce scott

  7. nihit

    Bruce Scott from Oracle. scott/tiger is the default username and password for the Oracle database.

  8. udupendra

    Bruce Scott.

    And brilliant clues.

  9. Madan

    dude, atleast i need clue on this one… think she is some famous actress ??

  10. jayanth

    He is Bruce Scott. He was one of the first employees at Oracle (the clue pic on the left). Bruce was co-author and co-architect of Oracle V1, V2 and V3. He created the sample schema “SCOTT” (containing tables like EMP and DEPT) with the password defaulted to TIGER (apparently named after his cat)(clue pic on the right).

    long live Google.

  11. Shashank

    The person is Bruce Scott, one of the first employees at Oracle.

    The lady in the picture is the Oracle form the movie matrix.

    The connect ( from wikipedia )
    “Most Oracle database installations traditionally come with a default schema called SCOTT. After the installation process has set up the sample tables, the user can log into the database with the username scott and the password tiger. (The name of the SCOTT schema originated with Bruce Scott, one of the first employees at Oracle (then Software Development Laboratories), who had a cat named Tiger.)”

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