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August 26, 2008

h4x

srikanth @ 9:01 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1219784475 ) Play

Identify and connect.

Cracked by Goyal , udupendra and jayanth.

Answer
John Conway (1) created his Game Of Life. He guessed that there would be patterns created in the game that were finite patterns that would grow infinitely, but couldn’t figure them out. He offered a 50$ award for anyone who could find one.

Bill Gosper (2) led a team of MIT hackers who figured out the Gosper Glider gun (3), and won the prize.


6 Responses to “h4x”

  1. Siddharth Gupta

    1)Nolan Bushnell
    2)Ted Dabney

    Founders of Atari

    JYN


  2. Goyal
    3
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    1

    John Horton Conway
    Bill Gosper
    Game of Life

    From Wiki:

    Conway conjectured on the existence of infinitely growing patterns, and offered a reward for an example. Gosper was the first to find such a pattern (specifically, the Glider gun), and won the prize.


  3. John Conway
    Game of Life


  4. udupendra
    4
    4
    7

    Conway, Gosper, Game of Life, Glider Gun.


  5. John Horton Conway, Bill Gosper, conway’s game of life

    conway created the cellular automation “game”.. bill gosper invented Hashlife, an algorithm for computing the long-term fate of a given starting configuration in various Life rules.. based on the game of life..


  6. duriel
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    1
    2

    John Conway, Game of Life , Cellular automata

    The middle guy, i dunno, but this may have something to do with the hacker emblem proposed by esr?

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