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December 31, 2009

Talk to me!

srikanth @ 9:30 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1262295021 ) Play

Greetings, intrepid quizzers. Here’s wishing you all a very happy 2010!

Our question for today:

The two pictures shown above show two Italian brothers (the same two in both pictures) whose “findings” managed to shock the whole world. Using some terribly ghetto yet highly functional homemade tools they managed to intercept some very interesting conversations. Who are they, and what did they do?

One of their interceptions below:

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(Expect some static. The language is Russian)

Cracked by: Gurupad , Dibyo , shrik , p vs np , varuns88 , udupendra , malcaluffin , dheeraj , shenoyvarun86 , krudebox , xtremevarun , madhur , sidsen , Raghuvansh , prasanth , Logik , the usual audience , Rogi , Thejas V R , Chinmaya U.Holla and Mo

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December 30, 2009

All hail!

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1262217558 ) Play

Surprisingly enough, another etymology question.

(1) cautioned the world against a particular form of science. He chose the name based on a strange phenomenon, some examples of which are in (2). The same term has now been used everywhere else, especially in the field of programming. What was the form of science called?

  1. c37793ca6cd14cde89ea085d4b06f344 6af8097bdf834b98767553d1ea2e29f8

Cracked by: udupendra , shenoyvarun86 , p vs np , varuns88 , Ananth , emrohit , Gurupad , krudebox , Dibyo , shrik , Bharath , malcaluffin , dheeraj , Raghuvansh , Rogi , sidsen , Logik , bobo , usual audience and Thejas V R

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December 29, 2009

Like John Lennon said.

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1262131159 ) Play

(1) coined a famous term and method that has immensely helped modern science and technology. The rest are examples. Who is (1) and what term did he coin? Identify the rest for bonus points.

Cracked by Gurupad , Chinmaya U.Holla , shenoyvarun86 , RahulN , krudebox , raklodramA , Rogi , emrohit , Shrey Goyal , shrik , Rithwik K , p vs np , Raghuvansh , Ananth , Ps , varuns88 , sidsen , bobo , Higgers , Logik , Bharath , udupendra and dheeraj

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December 28, 2009

That’s no donkey…

srikanth @ 9:47 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1262036879 ) Play

What retro classic game connects?

Cracked by Gurupad , Ps , shenoyvarun86 , Aditya , shrik , Rogi , Chinmaya U.Holla , sidsen , udupendra , p vs np , Logik , Raghuvansh , madhur , Ananth , RahulN , x3n , varuns88 and dheeraj

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December 27, 2009

Super Saver

devadutta @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1261958340 ) Play

Easy one.

First phone to use a technology that is now ubiquitous in a different class of gadgets. What technology?

MOTOFONE

Cracked by: udupendra , eli , shrik , dheeraj , Gurupad , emrohit , Vinay Nair , shenoyvarun86 , Ps , Raghuvansh , Rogi , p vs np , Higgers , shashank , Logik , varuns88 , madhur and krudebox

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December 26, 2009

Its still your fault!

devadutta @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1261871974 ) Play

We’ve asked this one in one of our “live” quizzes, so some of you might have seen it.

Celebrating 30 years of Star Wars. Who?

r2d2_mailboxes

Cracked by: Raghuvansh , varuns88 , Ananth , dheeraj , madhur , Rogi , shenoyvarun86 , Logik , Gurupad , udupendra , shrik , Ps , sidsen , Higgers , shashank and krudebox

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December 25, 2009

I can hold a lot

devadutta @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1261785570 ) Play

If 1 = 2/3, identify 1,2 and 3.

200px-Faraday_Cochran_Pickersgill 250px-Charles_de_coulomb

225px-Volta_A

Cracked by: varuns88 , udupendra , Ps , v.chandrashekar , shrik , sidsen , madhur , shenoyvarun86 , Logik , dheeraj , Raghuvansh , Ananth , Rogi , Dibyo , Debasish , p vs np , Gurupad , piezocake , Rithwik K , emrohit and krudebox

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December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays!

devadutta @ 8:23 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1261686189 ) Play

Holiday cheer, easy question from Shrikant Narasimhan ( shrik ). Thanks sire, your trophy:

What is this?

Xmas09TreeSpherical

Cracked By: udupendra , Dibyo , shrik , Gurupad , Logik , p vs np , Rogi , Sandesh , joe , Ananth and grey

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December 23, 2009

Do you understand what I feel?

devadutta @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1261612795 ) Play

Fully framed guest question from p vs np. Thanksu Sir. Your trophy:

1. started this whole idea behind X, although Mother-Daughter duo 2 and 3 were the ones who produced results and are acknowledged for it.

It was created in order to facilitate better job opportunities to women in the Second World War.

X is now used as a self-litmus test by many a folk around the world and is the center of unnecessary debates and ramblings in the virtual world.

X through 3 please.

1 (1)

2 (1)

3 (1)

Cracked by: udupendra , Logik , sidsen , Gurupad , Rogi , shrik , shenoyvarun86 , dheeraj , Rithwik K , p vs np , Chinmaya U.Holla , krudebox , Ps , Dibyo and Raghuvansh

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December 22, 2009

What? Not really…

srikanth @ 9:30 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1261517425 ) Play

What connects?

  1. 0111377ed951b6580af2dc6ae552bb17
  2. 4e96c83b320e183b27a64b48c986da80
  3. f38bf3ee8544e4b914f1c64f12df34c7
  4. 5e8897e67e61bb9ab0e9644512ab30af
  5. bd86891d430317c3b955fc8dabd8c794

Cracked by everyone!

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