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December 24, 2007

Full Special

devadutta @ 7:00 am, GMT +0000 ( 1198479615 ) Play

It has been more than a month since we did anything “different” on boiledbeans, so, this post is an attempt to re-seed the random number generator. We have a bunch of great questions sent in by bb users, which has been compiled into a multi-shot post.

Rules:

  • UPDATE: For this special post only, contributors of the question also get a point. But you need to post a comment to get your points (its back-end requirement)
  • This post will be open for 3 days
  • You get one point per right answer(For users who have contributed questions, you will get points for right answers to questions other than yours.)
  • Post all the answers in one comment. Please collate all answers and post it as a single comment. In case you need to re-post, please copy, paste the answers of all the other questions you have answered along with your new answer.

1. Courtesy sidsen

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Caricature of which principle/person?

2. sidsen again

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This sort of diagram is named after whom?

3. sidsen’s hattrick

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This happens to be one of the first known representations of what?

4. Varun asks you to connect these images

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5. Vinod PV asks you to identify the dude using the other two pics as a hint

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6. Abhishek Krishnan’s question ( My Favourite )
Who connects
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Cracks/Scores:
nishansolo: 2
bobo: 4
gammafunction: 5
udupendra : 5
shenoyvarun86: 1
Dibyo: 4
nishas thambi: 6
sidsen: 6
Tathagata Chatterjee: 5
Shashank : 3
jayanth: 5

Answers: As sidsen said:
1. Occam’s razor the principle named after the friar William of Ockham.

The principle states that the explanation of any phenomenon should make as
few assumptions as possible, eliminating those that make no difference in
the observable predictions of the explanatory hypothesis or theory. Also
known as the “law of succinctness”.

BTW cbse students most definetly studied this in physics in class 8 or 9.

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occam’s_Razor

2. The Pythagoras tree is a plane fractal constructed from squares. It is
named after Pythagoras because each triple of touching squares encloses a
right triangle, in a configuration traditionally used to depict the
Pythagorean theorem.

more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pythagoras_tree

3. Count the dots and do the maths
1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9 = 45
number of coloumns/rows = 3
45/3 = 15

15
/

4 9 2 = 15

3 5 7 = 15

8 1 6 = 15

|| || || \
15 15 15 15

for more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lo_Shu_Square
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_square

4. The opening sequence of Time from the album Dark Side of the Moon was
played as a wakeup call for the crew of space mission STS-69

5. John Kanzius

6. John Perry Barlow – lyricist for grateful dead, author of a declaration
of the independence of cyberspace, co-founder of EFF


20 Responses to “Full Special”

  1. nishansolo

    4) pic-1:- the crest of the STS-69 space shuttle mission.
    pic-2:- the album cover of dark side of the moon.
    connect:- Time(song)

    The opening sequence of Time was played as a wakeup call for the crew of space mission STS-69.

    3) Magic Numbers.


  2. nishas thambi

    hey, where’s the question from the 24th disappeared off to? if it hasnt been closed, i’ll go for the obvious- pic on left drew inspiration from duchamp’s nude descending stairs


  3. 1. Occam’s Razor
    2. Pythagoras Tree
    3.
    4. Pink Floyd’s Time (from Dark Side) played as a wake-up call to the crew of STS-69 (patch displayed)
    5.
    6. John Perry Barlow (Grateful Dead lyricist, Declaration of independence of cyberspace, founder of EFF)


  4. gammafunction
    1

    1.Occam’s razor/William of Ockham
    2.Pythagoras tree
    3.Loushu – magic squares
    4.STS 69 + spectrum of light the STS 69 mission being the first to detect UV from the sun
    5.
    6.John Perry Barlow is the connect- dead head +telecommunications act 1996+EFF


  5. udupendra
    4
    4
    7

    1. Occam with his Razor
    2. Pythagoras
    3. Magic Square
    4. STS-69 used the opening of ‘Time’ as a wake-up call
    5.
    6. John Perry Barlow / EFF


  6. 1)probably the priest giving up his celebacy:)
    2)
    3)the depiction of the planet earth/world
    4)I get one point!!!:)song time-the insignia of sts 69 and song time from DSOTM was used as an alarm on the space mission
    5)probably the good samaritan law(google!)


  7. Dibyo
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    14
    10

    1. Occam’s Razor, William of Ockham
    2.
    3. Magic Square
    4. The song ‘Time’. On February 3-11, 1995 the opening sequence of ‘Time’ (From Dark Side of the Moon) was played as a wakeup call for the crew of space mission STS-69 (the logo of which is one of the visuals).
    5.
    6. John Perry Barlow (Grateful Dead, and EFF)


  8. Dibyo
    11
    14
    10

    My latest reply:

    1. Occam’s Razor, William of Ockham
    2.
    3. Magic Square
    4. The song ‘Time’. On February 3-11, 1995 the opening sequence of ‘Time’ (From Dark Side of the Moon) was played as a wakeup call for the crew of space mission STS-69 (the logo of which is one of the visuals).
    5.
    6. John Perry Barlow (Grateful Dead, and EFF)


  9. nishas thambi

    1. occam’s razor
    2. pythagoras
    3. magic squares and the legend of the lo shu turtle (good one, sidsen!)
    4. time, from dark side of the moon, apparently used as a wake up call on board endeavour
    5. i have to admit to shameless google-ing here. had visited pages ranging from Blue Flame (the car), to the Science of the Olympic Torch Burning Underwater before i chanced upon John Kanzius and his ‘burning sea water’ :-)
    6. thanks for the update- i was actually contemplating the ethics of answering this question.. John Perry Barlow, the guy who wrote the Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace (in protest against the Federal Telecommunications Act), founded the EFF and wrote lyrics for the Grateful Dead.
    He’s the second guy from the left in the EFF poster.

    nice round!

    would it be too much trouble to transfer nisha’s thambi’s 24 points to me?

    ps- i smell a sidsen nexus in the update on contributor points :-)


  10. sidsen
    2

    1. Occam’s razor the principle named after the friar William of Ockham.

    The principle states that the explanation of any phenomenon should make as few assumptions as possible, eliminating those that make no difference in the observable predictions of the explanatory hypothesis or theory. Also known as the “law of succinctness”.

    BTW cbse students most definetly studied this in physics in class 8 or 9.

    More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occam’s_Razor

    2. The Pythagoras tree is a plane fractal constructed from squares. It is named after Pythagoras because each triple of touching squares encloses a right triangle, in a configuration traditionally used to depict the Pythagorean theorem.

    more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pythagoras_tree

    3. Count the dots and do the maths
    1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9 = 45
    number of coloumns/rows = 3
    45/3 = 15

    15
    /

    4 9 2 = 15

    3 5 7 = 15

    8 1 6 = 15

    || || || \
    15 15 15 15

    for more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lo_Shu_Square
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_square

    4. The opening sequence of Time from the album Dark Side of the Moon was played as a wakeup call for the crew of space mission STS-69

    5. John Kanzius

    6. John Perry Barlow – lyricist for grateful dead, author of a declaration of the independence of cyberspace, co-founder of EFF


  11. Tathagata Chatterjee
    1

    1) Occum’s Razor/William of Ockham
    2) Pythagoras Tree
    3) Magic Square
    4) In Feb 1995, opening sequence of the song “Time” ( from Pink Floyd’s ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’)was played as a wake-up call for the crew of the space mission STS-69
    5)Stanley Pons
    6) John Perry Barlow
    JPB was a lyricist with Grateful Dead ( the logo), portion of the Communications Decency Act ( 1996),poster of EFF ( Electronic Frontier Foundation), JBL was a co-founder of EFF, and fought against the Act.

    Regards,
    Tathagata Chatterjee


  12. Shashank
    2

    1. Occam’s Razor
    6. John Perry Barlow ( The EFF dude )


  13. Shashank
    2

    1. Occam’s Razor
    4. Opening sequence of “Time” from Pink Floyd’s album, “Dark Side of the Moon” was sent to the space mission as a wakeup call.
    6. John Perry Barlow ( The EFF dude ).


  14. madhur
    1

    3. Hypercube Representations
    4. connect : UVSTAR which is a pair of telescopes with imaging spectrographs that are sensitive to EUV and FUV wavelengths. UVSTAR was manifested for its first flight on STS-69 in July 1995


  15. yaksha
    1
    3

    6>Telecommunications Act of 1996
    mitch kapor
    john gilmore


  16. (1)Occam’s razor

    (2)pythagoras

    (3)

    (4)1995 the opening sequence of pink floyd’s Time was played as a wakeup call for the crew of space mission STS-69

    (5)

    (6)John Perry Barlow.. wrote lyrics for greatful dead and founder of eff


  17. (1)Occam’s razor

    (2)pythagoras

    (3)

    (4)1995 the opening sequence of pink floyd’s Time was played as a wakeup call for the crew of space mission STS-69

    (5)John Kanzius

    (6)John Perry Barlow.. wrote lyrics for greatful dead and founder of eff


  18. “would it be too much trouble to transfer nisha’s thambi’s 24 points to me?”

    @nishas thambi: Will be done.


  19. Srikanth

    @nishas thambi: Your previous identity as nisha’s thambi has been wiped clean and you are now only known to BB as your apostrophe-less self (with the points added).


  20. nishas thambi

    @ devadutta, srikanth:
    many thanks!


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