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May 31, 2008

Start-up

srikanth @ 10:22 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1212272576 ) Play

This device (1) was originally planned before WW2, but couldn’t be built. The designs were lost during the war, but the creator (2) didn’t give up. Funded by a bunch of companies, he recreated it about 20 years ago.

Identify both.

Cracked only by Abid , varuns88 and akhi. Great Job!

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May 30, 2008

Biscuit?

devadutta @ 8:26 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1212179176 ) Play

1 along with his colleagues developed a computational algorithm X and named it after 2.
Identify 1 and tell us what X is and why it was named after 2.

1. 2.

Hint: The image below should ring more “random” bells

Cracked by: jayanth , varuns88 , Poornima , srikar , prasanth , piezocake , Atul Mathew , , Abid , ramu , Rey de Vaqueiros , Goyal , prabhu_dc , Rohan , BiGFooT , Dibyo , Srivats , Prasad , shashank , manubhardwaj , priyananda , Uma , RajT , yaksha , teju , svgreatest.

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May 29, 2008

Mini

srikanth @ 9:08 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1212095301 ) Play

Simply connect:

Cracked (more or less) by Atul Mathew , varuns88 , Rey de Vaqueiros , Goyal , Abid , roshith , srikar , akhi , Debasish , bobo , jayanth , Dibyo , Tathagata Chatterjee , udupendra , shashank , alephnull , Prasad and abhimanyu.

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May 28, 2008

I am a bird..

devadutta @ 10:09 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1212012570 ) Play

Identify and connect to “Web 2.0”.

Identify and tell us what it does the “Web 2.0” way.

Goyal , varuns88 got what I was looking for.  akhi , Dibyo gave alternate correct answers.

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May 27, 2008

Probably in the bottom-right corner

srikanth @ 10:06 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1211925981 ) Play

Identify this battle (from the original Star Wars)

and connect to the event depicted in this painting.

Cracked by: Abid , Prasad , prasanth , varuns88 , Tathagata Chatterjee , akhi , Dibyo and udupendra.

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May 26, 2008

Free bird?

devadutta @ 11:00 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1211842833 ) Play

One of the first toys of its kind. identify it

This toy was an important first step for a technology which we use extensively today…

Cracked by: Abid (Welcome, checkout the About page) , Prasad , Akshat , varuns88 , akhi , shivathilak , Ginkgo100 , udupendra , RajT , priyananda , sidsen , yaksha.

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May 25, 2008

Eye-dentify

devadutta @ 9:50 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1211752200 ) Play

As the punny title says, identify this path-breaking game which achieved many things for the first time and paved the way for one of the most commercially successful gaming paradigms ever.

If you have some extra time, let us know a few firsts this thing achieved.

Cracked by: priyananda , udupendra , varuns88 , akhi , shashank , Dibyo , madhur.

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May 24, 2008

Think…

srikanth @ 11:01 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1211670091 ) Play

What technology connects these?

This isn’t really exhaustive, but should be enough to get the point…

Cracked by akhi , Debasish , udupendra , Prasad , shashank , Ginkgo100 and prasanth.

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May 23, 2008

FTL?

srikanth @ 11:43 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1211586206 ) Play

What is the name of this sci-fi-ish effect that occurs in some conditions, especially in nuclear reactors?

The effect is named after this chap:

Cracked by: varuns88 , akhi , udupendra , alahk_niranjan , Goyal , yaksha , priyananda and Prasad.

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May 22, 2008

Feel like god

srikanth @ 8:58 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1211489914 ) Play

What commonly used phrase in cracker/script-kiddie slang connects these three?

Cracked by Ajay Parasuram , varuns88 , Dibyo and madhur.

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