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April 5, 2009

No one understands me!

srikanth @ 11:38 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1238974688 ) Play

Which famous term coined in (1) has become a geek-culture staple, showing up in places as diverse as Star Trek (2) and legal matters (3)?

  1. a49c672b15fce0a86271ee25672b23ac
  2. ef0922fd573c491e1e7c6118f938fef4
  3. 68734d18982cd9616ee99497c8a3c64c

Cracked by Raghuvansh , Sruti , AmK , Dibyo , arag0rn , darthshak , shenoyvarun86 , svgreatest , alephnull , sidsen , shrik , sand and Srikanth.M.G.

Answer:

Grok.

  1. Coined in Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land
  2. Used in Star Trek badges (I grock mr. spock)
  3. Used as the name for the website groklaw (comic strip: everybody loves eric raymond talking about PJ of Groklaw)

19 Responses to “No one understands me!”

  1. Raghuvansh
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    Grok


  2. Sruti

    grok. from robert heinlein\’s novel.


  3. AmK
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    Grok


  4. AmK
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    1

    (1) is the book Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein, where the term was coined.


  5. Dibyo
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    10

    Grok, from Stranger in a Strange Land.


  6. arag0rn

    grok or grock


  7. The comic strip references the famous lines from the Japanese anime “Ghost in the Shell”
    (I am a life form born in the sea of information……I am driven to seek political asylum etc)
    http://geekz.co.uk/lovesraymon.....root-shell

    The first pic does not seem to be from Ghost in the Shell.

    The term would seem to be “Ghost in the Shell” but I dont see how that could fit onto that spock badge !!
    maybe its GITS. I GITS mr. Spock.

    man..geeks are insane.


  8. darthshak

    Grok


  9. Stranger in a Strangeland.. Grok


  10. foobar

    ghost hack?


  11. svgreatest

    Grok


  12. alephnull

    I grokked this one :)


  13. sidsen
    2

    grok


  14. shrik
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    9

    Grok.


  15. sand

    Grok from Heinlein’s stranger in a strange land


  16. Srikanth.M.G

    Robert A Heinlein, one of the big three in science fiction coined term \


  17. Srikanth.M.G

    Robert A Heinlein, one of the big three in science fiction coined term “Grok” in his magnum opus “Stranger in a strange land”, which means, to understand completely.


  18. Rithwik K

    Grok-Robert A Heinlein


  19. Mo

    Grok


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