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July 12, 2009

Care for a game of chess?

srikanth @ 9:30 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1247434254 ) Play

Question 3 of the five-question theme round.

Journalist Ron Rosenbaum described a military simulations computer in this article

Two hollywood storywriters were inspired by this and created one of the most famous movie computers of all time. What was it called?

Hint: a recent XKCD.

Cracked by p vs np , udupendra , Rogi , Raghuvansh , Advaith , Johny Walker , krudebox , Dibyo , nishansolo , akhi , varuns88 , joe and Logik.

Theme cracked by: Logik, varuns88, nishansolo, krudebox, Dibyo, Johny Walker, p vs np and udupendra. 3 points to each of you when this round is done :-)

Answer:

WOPR – the computer that almost nuked the planet in the cult-classic movie Wargames.


26 Responses to “Care for a game of chess?”

  1. p vs np
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    WOPR (War Operation Plan Response).


  2. udupendra
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    WOPR


  3. udupendra
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    Theme – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEp6ca9Ppks


  4. p vs np
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    Ok. The connect is the AT&T Text To Speech commercial. :)


  5. Rogi
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    I’d have to go with W.O.P.R.


  6. Rogi
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    Is the metapuzzle *Colossus: The Forbin Project*?


  7. Raghuvansh
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    WOPR. And I think I had the theme on the second question, answers to which haven’t been moderated as I submit this.


  8. Advaith

    WOPR from War Games


  9. WOPR


  10. All featured in AT&T voice technology commercial


  11. krudebox
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    WOPR? from WarGames


  12. Dibyo
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    WOPR, in War Games.


  13. Dibyo
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    THEME!

    The AT&T Natural Voices Ad, which featured these ‘computer’ voices.

    I can’t believe I didn’t get it earlier.


  14. krudebox
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    Uh, I think I got the theme. Characters that made cameos in an AT&T Commercial.

    Still to come.. Rosie the Maid Robot (from The Jetsons), and KITT (Knight Rider).


  15. nishansolo

    War Operation Plan Response(WOPR)


  16. nishansolo

    Theme – The 2006 AT&T TV commercial


  17. The doomsday device from Strangelove? Although if we’re talking about Kubrick one naturally deviates to HAL..


  18. akhi
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    xkcd->War Dialing-> WOPR (War Operation Plan Response) from the movie Wargames.


  19. varuns88
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    WOPR?


  20. varuns88
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    theme:- at&t commercial?


  21. joe

    War Operation Plan Response (WOPR) from wargames?


  22. Logik
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    WOPR – War Operation Plan Response [ whopper ]
    based on SIOP as mentioned in the article.
    The movie is wargames.


  23. Logik
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    Theme – All part of a national commercial by AT&T highlighting voice technology.
    Next in the series would be Rosie the Robot from Jetsons, and KITT from knightrider.
    Link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nZ9PjLfSW4


  24. Kowalski Brothers and the Matrix?


  25. Wachowski brothers I meant!


  26. akhi
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    Theme : is it A.I by any chance :P


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