Boiledbeans

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February 29, 2008

Heat water at 100deg C

devadutta @ 10:04 am, GMT +0000 ( 1204279454 ) Play

These are the best examples of what kind of software?

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Congrats to udupendra on reaching 150 points! Bravo!

Cracked by: madhur , duriel , teju , udupendra , Dibyo , shenoyvarun86 , Shreyas , Poornima , jayanth , yaksha and shashank.

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February 28, 2008

Humble origins

srikanth @ 10:42 am, GMT +0000 ( 1204195378 ) Play
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(1) has been doing the rounds on the internet lately. Logically extending it, I stumbled across the device (2)

Identify (2), and put fundaes connecting(1) and (2).

Madan, thanks for pointing me towards 1 :-) All the rest of you, keep sending stuff in to boiledbeans@gmail.com!

Cracked by: jayanth , Anon, shivathilak , madhur , duriel , udupendra , and yaksha

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February 27, 2008

print “easy”;

devadutta @ 10:17 am, GMT +0000 ( 1204107450 ) Play

This guy created something in the mid 90s to display his resume in a neat way on his home page. Today, the thing he created is very popular and millions of people use it.

Who is he? What did he create? (Give us its name at the time of its creation)

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Cracked by very few: Poornima , udupendra( ^:)^ ) , madhur and teju only! Good work!

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February 26, 2008

No cabal, no elites

srikanth @ 10:58 am, GMT +0000 ( 1204023506 ) Play

This one’s a guest question from duriel (Thanks dude)… Keep ’em coming to boiledbeans@gmail.com.

These images represent the final six stages/levels in something. What is it?

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Cracked by: jayanth and shashank.

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February 25, 2008

n00b.

srikanth @ 11:02 am, GMT +0000 ( 1203937361 ) Play

These were the first six.

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Then there were 41. Then a big corporate came along, took over, and it was never the same any more.

First six what? Where?

Went uncracked!

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February 24, 2008

Artistic

devadutta @ 1:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1203861551 ) Play

From dibyo, came this question. Thanks dude. Mail in your questions to boiledbeans@gmail.com

The person pictured is the fourth man to accomplish something (we know of some/all of the first three to do this). He retired from that life to become a full time artist in 1981. The other picture is that of him while painting one of his better known works. Identify him or the achievement

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PS: Apologies for posting it late.

Cracked by: madhur , nishansolo , shenoyvarun86 , Dibyo , Shakeel , shyam , bobo , Tathagata Chatterjee , shivathilak , duriel , varuns88 , gammafunction , udupendra , shashank , Arun Warrier , Srikanth , jayanth , teju , Atul Mathew , Poornima , yaksha and nofreebrains.

Answer: (Thanks to Poornima for pointing out that the answers were missing) (more…)

February 23, 2008

Oh my nose!

devadutta @ 11:38 am, GMT +0000 ( 1203766709 ) Play

Identify this teacher-assistant pair who are well known for their contribution to astronomy.

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Hint: Let’s call the guy to the right 1 and the one to the left 2. 2 was 1’s assistant and after 1 died, 2 used data collected by 1 and derived some very important stuff in astronomy.

Cracked by: Poornima , madhur , bobo , nishansolo , duriel , shenoyvarun86 , Tathagata Chatterjee , teju , varuns88 , quantumfoammakesmeroamakhi , Dibyo , Srikanth , shashank , Arun Warrier , yaksha and Shreyas.

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February 22, 2008

Another sitter

srikanth @ 12:17 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1203682669 ) Play

Why was this in the news lately?

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Cracked by: jayanth , madhur , bobo , udupendra , rajeshvj , shashank , Ganesh Prasad , Tathagata Chatterjee , varuns88 , Dibyo and nishansolo.

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February 21, 2008

Not a political rally

devadutta @ 10:42 am, GMT +0000 ( 1203590569 ) Play

Something happened to 1 for the first time in 1999 when the event 2 took place somewhere in the US. What?

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Ye gods! Google gathers all geeks. Cracked by: udupendra , jayanth , duriel , A Nony Mouse , madhur , nishansolo , shenoyvarun86 , Atul Mathew , sidsen , Ganesh Prasad , Vinod P.V , Tathagata Chatterjee , Ramsaravana , teju , yaksha , shivathilak , bobo , Arun Warrier , Sujoy , Dibyo , varuns88 , shashank , Anon, Keerthi Kiran M and Shreyas.

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February 20, 2008

Something’s weird…

srikanth @ 11:48 am, GMT +0000 ( 1203508117 ) Play

This graph depicts a concept that has many researchers a bit worried, though some call it pseudo-science. What concept?

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Some of the things below have been cited as data points for this graph… Pseudo-bonus points for identifying them.
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Cracked by: Poornima , madhur , shenoyvarun86 , duriel , Dibyo , Ganesh Prasad , Tathagata Chatterjee , udupendra , BiGFooT , Vinod P.V , prasanth , shivathilak , yaksha , rajeshvj , quantumfoammakesmeroamakhi , varuns88 and shashank.

Answer: (more…)

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