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May 22, 2010

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srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1274572776 ) Play

Which term has its origins in the two images below? Identify/connect.

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Answer:

Booting/bootstrapping – The term has it’s origins from the book (1) “The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen”,in which the Baron is said to have pulled himself out of a swamp by his own bootstraps. Pic 2 is a photo of boots with the bootstraps circled.


18 Responses to “Quick, quick!”

  1. Logik
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    Full nostalgia. Super question.

    Bootstrapping – a self-sustaining process that proceeds without external help.

    The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen,
    and the actual activity of bootstrapping is shown.


  2. nishansolo

    Term – Bootstrapping

    pic -1 Baron Munchausen
    pic -2 Boot Strap


  3. udupendra
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    bootstrapping/booting


  4. Bootstrapping.


  5. lanu
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    Bootstraps. This term’s origination is attributed to Rudolf Erich Raspe’s story The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen (shown in the first pic).


  6. Bootstrapping


  7. shrik
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    Baron Munchausen pulls himself up by the bootstraps in one of his most awesome adventures.

    Bootstrapping.


  8. Dibyo
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    bootstrapping – that’s baron munchhausen, the guy in the story which inspired the word, and the other thing is a bootstrap, i suppose


  9. Aparna
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    bootstrapping


  10. Rahulk
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    Baron Münchhausen

    Bootstrapping


  11. dineshk
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    Baron Munchausen and bootstraps – bootstrapping as a self-sustaining process gets its name from the story of the Baron pulling himself out of a swamp using his own bootstraps.


  12. varuns88
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    Bootstrapping?


  13. Rogi
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    Bootstrap(ping)?


  14. Qbrain
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    The term is “bootstrap” / “bootstrapping”
    Pic 1 is “The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen”,in which the main character pulls himself out of a swamp by his “bootstraps”
    Pic 2 long boots which usually have straps to ease putting on them


  15. munchausen syndrome? no idea what the second pic is..
    the first one looks like baron von munchausen


  16. bharath357

    Bootstrapping


  17. shenoyvarun86
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    Münchausen syndrome or hospital Hopping syndrome


  18. Bharath
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    Bootstrapping or booting

    wiki lift

    Bootstrapping or booting refers to a group of metaphors that share a common meaning: a self-sustaining process that proceeds without external help. The term is often attributed to Rudolf Erich Raspe’s story The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen, where the main character pulls himself out of a swamp, though it’s disputed whether it was done by his hair or by his bootstraps.


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