Boiledbeans

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September 22, 2007

The fourth E above middle C

srikanth @ 10:31 am, GMT +0000 ( 1190457066 ) Play

This activity was once a very popular pastime of the poor and the nerdy.

Some who did it became famous,

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while some became infamous:
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In fact, it became quite a significant cultural phenomenon, managing to get references in Hollywood:
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What activity is this that became a “classic” pastime? Who’re all these guys? (The pictures are full of clues )

Partially cracked by: Biki , srichand , Goutham , Mighty Anon , jayanth , shivani , Poornima , and Gammafunction. I’m feeling generous again.

The complete answer I was looking for:
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September 21, 2007

Its all in your hand..

devadutta @ 11:04 am, GMT +0000 ( 1190372681 ) Play

This question is inspired by a suggestion from Nihit.

What is 1’s demo of 2 popularly known as? And identify 1 and 2 please.

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2. 67f8f46fb9c6aefceb71e30ebdc16f59.jpg

Cracked by: srikanth , Sharath , udupendra , uma , jayanth , yaksha , alephnull , Poornima , Shashank.

Many others got very close.

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September 20, 2007

psst.. your (censored) are showing!

devadutta @ 9:37 am, GMT +0000 ( 1190281030 ) Play

First featured on screen in 1, popularly shown in 2 and claimed to have been shown in 3.
What?

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2.

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Hint: Look closely in 2 :)

Prasad , bs , ramsaravana , Abhishek , Sharath , uma , Tathagata Chatterjee , udupendra , piezocake , Mahesh Herle , Gammafunction , yaksha , Shashank “hacked” the answer. :)

2ndratequizzer got close.

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September 19, 2007

By the rivers of…

devadutta @ 9:25 am, GMT +0000 ( 1190193919 ) Play

What is this? And what is its claim to fame?

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this may help a bit more

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Unearthed by: Abhishek , ramsaravana , nihit , Gammafunction , Vinod , uma , Sharath , Swetha , Arjun June , Tathagata Chatterjee , shivani , yaksha , srichand.

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September 18, 2007

No wires attached..

devadutta @ 10:29 am, GMT +0000 ( 1190111353 ) Play

Connect and explain

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2. c4dbc56286760f5c3bfb54cb1dd07794.jpg

Cracked by a good bunch of people: udupendra , Vinod , pratap , ramsaravana , shyam , Piyush , Sharath , Mahesh Herle , nihit , Goutham , Abhishek , yaksha , Arun Krishnamoorthy , Arjun June , uma , Archana , Shashank.

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September 17, 2007

Lords of Kobol hear my prayer…

srikanth @ 9:54 am, GMT +0000 ( 1190022863 ) Play

Connect the 3 books to another:
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bs , Ramanand , ramsaravana , nihit , Arun Krishnamoorthy , Sharath , BiGFooT , udupendra  and jayanth cracketh  the Q.

Answer:
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September 16, 2007

This is the limit!

devadutta @ 10:35 am, GMT +0000 ( 1189938940 ) Play

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Connect

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2. 38bfb11bf48fc2f56d2ca2d796d0b0af.gif

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Cracked by udupendra and nihit. Nice work!

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September 15, 2007

It is dark.

srikanth @ 10:55 am, GMT +0000 ( 1189853709 ) Play

Created by this founder of Infocom (pic 1), it became an integral part of geek culture, and now regularly appears in nerdcore music (2) and comic strips (3). What?

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2) 6d0d80dc137ac5012f41c00334c09c38.jpg
3) 258f06e751b832196ab921cd565475d3.jpg

Basically, fill in the part of the comic that’s blanked out. (Identify the guy in 1 too)

Uudupendra , nihit , prasanth , Archana , sumanthvanahalli , yaksha , BiGFooT , Mahesh Herle  and Shashank have taken the first steps on the road to being Master Adventurers.

Answer:
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September 14, 2007

In some century

devadutta @ 10:50 am, GMT +0000 ( 1189767014 ) Play

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2. ?

3. d8c402f2b6c6784ba364437ee0887811.jpg 4.fb23a8ca020c5b7788c0787ae7a69a46.jpg

1 lead to 2 ( no, there is no image there ), which in turn led to 3 and 4.
What is 2?
While you are at it, put fundas about 1,3 and 4 also

udupendra , Arun Krishnamoorthy , srikanth , prasanth , yaksha , Abhishek got it almost right.

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September 13, 2007

Look at it this way: in a hundred years, who’s gonna care?

srikanth @ 10:11 am, GMT +0000 ( 1189678306 ) Play

Connect the three images below to an iconic system:

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(Detailed fundas on all three preferred)

Cracked by: udupendra , Arun Krishnamoorthy , Biki , nihit , Shashank and Ganesh Prasad.

Answer:
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