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June 12, 2009

The Man who knew too much!

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Guest question time. This one comes from p vs np. DhanyavadagaLu, saar.

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Cracked by: Raghuvansh , udupendra , Rogi , Rogi , superbrat , lordmaldy , shenoyvarun86 and p vs np.

Answer: 1 Alfred Hitchcock , 2 Bruce Schneier.

2 has named a block cipher MacGuffin

details here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacGuffin


9 Responses to “The Man who knew too much!”

  1. Raghuvansh
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    Alfred Hitchcock + Bruce Schneier = MacGuffin.


  2. udupendra
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    MacGuffin as a plot element – Hitchcock
    MacGuffin as a block cipher – B Schneier


  3. Rogi
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    The most obvious link would be \


  4. Rogi
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    The most obvious link would be MacGuffin
    Which is an expanded version of a (MGFN) block cipher Bruce Schneier threw together for a conference presentation and a term made popular by Alfred Hitchcock (though created by a friend of his (Angus McPhail) referring to a plot device which serves no story-forwarding purpose.


  5. superbrat

    MacGuffin – phew!!!


  6. the macguffin block cipher


  7. Macguffin!
    and I am back, healthy & Strong :D:D


  8. p vs np
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    MacGuffin.

    MacGuffin is a plot element that catches the viewers’ attention or drives the plot of a work of fiction. It was introduced by Alfred Hitchcock.

    Suggested further reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacGuffin

    There is a block cipher created in 1994 by Bruce Schneier which shares the same name.


  9. @Senoyvarun86: What had happened?


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