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September 30, 2007

Run-Length Encoding

devadutta @ 10:34 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1191191673 ) Play

Actually, no. No encoding. We stop a step before that :)
If you look at the right-side bar of this page, below the “Hall Of Fame” section, you can see a new “Runlengths” section.

This new section features 5 hard-working boiledbeans users on the front page, who have the longest chain of right answers.

Let us see Shashank’s stats to understand the feature better

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Shashank
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3 => 4 => 5 => 6 => 7 => 8 => 9 => 10 => 11 => 12
14
22 => 23 => 24 => 25
27
30
32
34
37 => 38 => 39 => 40
43
46
Shashank’s max runlength = 10

The numbers we see here are chains of question numbers where “Shashank” has got the answer right. The longest chain of right answers has a length of 10. Notice that he has other chains which have lengths equal to 4 and 1.

So, now you know how simple it is to reach the front page of boiledbeans.. just get more right answers in a row than the user with 5th longest right answer chain! Simple :)

Also, please stick to the user names which you prefer to use.

Ab Pyhr Urer

srikanth @ 9:55 am, GMT +0000 ( 1191146144 ) Play

A plaintext question today.

Connect these numbers:
212 //// 796 //// 0735
///415///704///0402///
///678///248///2352///

and the TV series LOST.

This question is officially closed. Answers will be announced when Srikanth comes back from his Amazonian expedition.

Answered “perfectly” by Tathagata Chatterjee. Atul Mathew came really really close.

Answer:
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September 29, 2007

Quick Quick

devadutta @ 10:14 am, GMT +0000 ( 1191060861 ) Play

Connect 1 and 2 via 3

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3.4f04bf3d5bd5aecc426a1d6cdd0eba48.jpg

Cracked by: udupendra , bs , Shashank , srikanth and yaksha

Others came close

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September 28, 2007

No clue here.

srikanth @ 9:42 am, GMT +0000 ( 1190972541 ) Play

The Alliance has signed a treaty with the pirates, but, soon enough, they were betrayed! These clips from a famous game cutscene illustrate the story:

The betrayed hero:
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A first-hand view of the betrayal (notice the explosions):
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And, finally, the evil villain pirate:
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Identify the game and the reason for its popularity (identify all the pics, if you so wish)

Answered by: devadutta, udupendra, bs and Atul Mathew.

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September 27, 2007

Don’t be such a “#ffc0cb”

devadutta @ 9:20 am, GMT +0000 ( 1190884848 ) Play

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2. dbe09dc3af2d0795a85a9e5009de0596.jpg

Identify and connect 1 and 2 .

Cracked by: srikanth , udupendra(cracks the cryptic title too) , bs , Biki , rajeshvj , Sharath , Gammafunction , Sharath , Naresh , Ganesh Prasad , Preetish , Abhishek , alephnull , yaksha , uma , prasanth , shyam , Prasad(what is the secret of your energy?) and Tathagata Chatterjee.

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September 26, 2007

Oh Joy…

srikanth @ 9:40 am, GMT +0000 ( 1190799619 ) Play

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What arose from this cartoon?

Gammafunction , udupendra , devadutta , uma , ramsaravana , Ganesh Prasad , Abhishek , Prasad , alephnull , Tathagata Chatterjee , yaksha , Archana , Shashank , asha, (bs, sharath, Non Descript)* and Biki got it right.

*They posted their answers as a comment on the image.

Answer:
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September 25, 2007

Invisible light

devadutta @ 9:28 am, GMT +0000 ( 1190712484 ) Play

1 is known for inventing 2, and for his research using what you see on the table in 1.

Who is he? What is 2.

1. 787a55072c8cabb5d9d23b643e70f8ea.JPG

2. 17fcd13f0430235c2fd58633d788efa4.jpg

Everyone recognised 1, but we will give full points only to udupendra , rajeshvj , Vinod , ramsaravana , Sharath , Gammafunction , shyam , yaksha , Tathagata Chatterjee , srikanth , Abhishek , prasanth and asha who named the instrument in 2.

Update: Preetish gets it too. I blame R2D2 for the goof up :)

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September 24, 2007

Lets patent this!

srikanth @ 12:50 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1190638211 ) Play

Identify and connect the two images below:
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Cracked by: udupendra , Sharath and Praveen. Take a bow guys, you’re the only ones who cracked the 42nd Q on this site :-)

Answer:
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Problems posting comments?

srikanth @ 9:57 am, GMT +0000 ( 1190627824 ) Play

Some of you are facing a lot of trouble with posting comments. They just don’t show up after you post them.

This is definitely a problem on the site, and we’re working to fix this ASAP! Till then, if your post doesn’t show up, please do mail us at boiledbeans[at]gmail[dot]com. We have a way of recovering them from that great /dev/null in the sky, and we will post them up here.

For all of you who’ve lost comments on the past couple of questions, we’re recovering those too. And we’ll be adding them to your scores if you got them right.

Sorry for all the trouble, but this blog, like the tech industry, seems to be governed by Murphy’s law.

Update:
We think we’ve fixed the problem. All your comments (including the older ones) should be showing upĀ  properly now. Apologies for the mess, and thanks a lot for putting up with it :-)

September 23, 2007

No need of a hint this time..

devadutta @ 10:28 am, GMT +0000 ( 1190543309 ) Play

Connect

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2. 0c20b6954d60eeb545715eaec7dea3da.gif

3. 2d5e57dfb824be632698a891c2484dc1.jpg

Many apologies for the comment rejection mess. Special thanks to “Prasad the spam bot” for posting multiple comments, which lead us to the root of the problem.

Cracked by: srikanth , udupendra , Poornima , 2ndratequizzer , pratap , ramsaravana , uma , Sharath , Prasad , piezocake , Abhishek , prasanth , alephnull , Shashank , yaksha

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