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October 21, 2008

Realization

devadutta @ 9:07 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1224623262 ) Play

This is a very simple question, but could not resist posting it.

What inspired this?

Look at the red arrow. Telling which site this is would make it even simpler.

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October 20, 2008

The greatest in size of those under consideration was this uncivilian (sic) dry cough

srikanth @ 10:22 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1224541322 ) Play

Yet another fully-formed super-question from sidsen.

1 instituted. 7 was inspired. 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 were indignant. Id 7.

Want to challenge the Boiledbeans junta with some bit of trivia? Send in your questions to boiledbeans@gmail.com .

Cracked by Goyal , Rahulk , Rc , shenoyvarun86 , Ajay Parasuram and malcaluffin.

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October 19, 2008

Getting chilly

srikanth @ 8:56 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1224449801 ) Play

Some scenes at X (1969):

Some scenes at Y (1987):

Y is, informally, named after X. Solve for X and Y :-)

Cracked by Dibyo , Vijay Shankar , Rahulk , shenoyvarun86 , Goyal , username , duriel , Guneet , gammafunction , Kamal Rathi , mach101 , udupendra , vishnu , Nakul , Boneywasawarriorwayayix , Atul Mathew , madhur , Tathagata Chatterjee , varuns88 , Ajay Parasuram , Ananth , Biki and quaziluff.

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October 18, 2008

Private

devadutta @ 8:23 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1224361413 ) Play

Unnecessarily complicated question.

1 and 4 pioneered this technique which was based on the work pioneered by 2 and used by 1 and 2 in a technique which used 3. The technique of 1 and 4 did not use 3 and just used (mod) and ^.

What technique did 1 and 4 pioneer and who is 2?

1.  2.

3. 4.

Yesterday’s question will be up longer since it was posted late.

Cracked by: username , Rc , shenoyvarun86 , duriel , Goyal , varuns88 , Ajay Parasuram , priyananda , vaibhav008 , Ananth and Kamal Rathi. Good job!

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October 17, 2008

Collision course

srikanth @ 10:46 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1224283576 ) Play

What poem connects the scientist and the author? And who are they?

Apologies for posting the question late. Random burst of social life which we keep talking about is the cause :)

Cracked by username , Goyal , svgreatest , shenoyvarun86 , Anon, Kamal Rathi , duriel , madhur , malcaluffin , Rohan and Ajay Parasuram (And Rahulk).

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October 16, 2008

MP-Free

devadutta @ 10:31 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1224196312 ) Play

People thought 1 was named after 2. But it was actually a refernce to a jargon originated from 3. What is 1?

1.

2. 3.

Hint;

Cracked by: shenoyvarun86 , username , duriel , Goyal , Rahulk , Rc , varuns88 , Dibyo , Ajay Parasuram , Priya , priyananda , svgreatest , Rohan , aditya_s , malcaluffin , madhur , Siddharth Jain , mach101 and bobo.

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October 15, 2008

All play and no work…

srikanth @ 10:16 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1224108976 ) Play

This condition was first reported by a US (wisconsin) doctor sometime in the 1990s and it got characterized as a new sort of repetitive strain injury.

Pics of one such case here:

A successor to this condition was again reported recently (June 7 2007 paper in the New England Journal of Medicine).

What are the two conditions?

Cracked (in whole/part) by Goyal , username , Atul Mathew , Debasish , Rahulk , Vinayak Sapru , Vaishnavi , Ananth , aditya_s , Dibyo , Siddharth Jain , vinayprasad and Prasad.

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October 14, 2008

Quacker too

devadutta @ 11:18 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1224026321 ) Play

Who connects

and

Apologies for the delay. I blame it on load shedding :)

Cracked by: vishnu , Atul Mathew , username , Hema , Rahulk , Nakul , Dibyo , duriel , Pillai , vs , Ananth , aditya_s , malcaluffin , Siddharth Jain , madhur and Abhishek.

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October 13, 2008

Prelude to act 2

srikanth @ 9:01 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1223931719 ) Play

Identify and connect (1) and (2) to (3).

For pseudo-bonus points, what company originated from (3)?

Cracked by Goyal , shenoyvarun86 , duriel , Rahulk , udupendra , Kamal Rathi , Priya , Rc , Ajay Parasuram , Ananth and Dibyo.

@Rahulk: A current question “closes” when a new question is posted. We try to post the new question by about 10AM IST every morning. However, accounting for timezones, meetings, traffic, crazy net connections and random outbursts of a social life, it does occasionally get delayed by an hour or two. So to be safe you can probably answer in the evenings/nights (if you’re in India)

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October 12, 2008

Not Cascading Style Sheets

devadutta @ 10:05 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1223849159 ) Play

Identify

Hint: The MPAA hates him, Apple abhors him but EFF loves him.

Cracked by a lot more people than I expected :) :shenoyvarun86 , Rc , Goyal , vinayprasad , Hema , duriel , Ajay Parasuram , sriram , udupendra , Debasish , BiGFooT , Kamal Rathi , Ananth , username , madhur , nihit , MADAN , malcaluffin , Priya , rajeshvj , vishal , jayanth.

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