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March 14, 2009

Harmonize this

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1237075194 ) Play

Identify the furore-inducing animal. Why’s it been doing the rounds lately?

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Cracked by nishansolo , shrik , darthshak , Jean Valjean and Dibyo.

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March 13, 2009

Obsessed with our opposable thumbs

srikanth @ 9:15 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1236978917 ) Play

What occasion is being celebrated?

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Cracked by everyone!

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March 12, 2009

Better off searching for Carmen Sandiego?

srikanth @ 9:00 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1236891628 ) Play

Illustration of what “technique”?

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Almost cracked by shrik alone!

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March 11, 2009

Beginner == Expert?

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Connect

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Cracked by: udupendra , Jean Valjean , sidsen , Ps , username , Raghuvansh , Mo , Ananth , shrik , darthshak and sand.

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March 10, 2009

Desi Awesomeness

devadutta @ 11:27 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1236727633 ) Play

Guest question from p vs np. Thanks dude!

1. was a brilliant mathematician. His prowess in the field of number theory was well regarded. So deep was his understanding, people who knew him called it “scary”. He had a fine taste for music, was quite the bibliophile and was also known to self tutor different languages so as to read mathematical journals written in it.

When it came to his last years, it resembled the lives of both, 2 and his namesake X.

Id 1. , whom people know little of, but whom Google may spit out by mistake, when looking for X.
1. 9e5bd04b38c334f43ed05415226f00af 2. 6453af1c6ad58988c6cf72dd4d2a3d5a

p vs np points out that we got Srinivasa Ramanujan’s spelling wrong here. Thanks dude, we stand corrected.

Cracked by: Dibyo , sidsen , sand , p vs np , Raghuvansh , shrik , Jean Valjean , Kaiser Soze , Mo , udupendra and sumo_ftb.

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March 9, 2009

Please log off

srikanth @ 9:00 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1236632402 ) Play

This mail can be considered a sort of harbinger of bad news. About a year after it was posted, something (X) happened that the USENET oldtimers hated. In fact, they believe that it never really ended, and that X is still going on.

From: gbrown…@aol.com
Date: May 6 1992, 1:42 am
Subject: Is America Online Connected to the Internet or Not?
To: comp.dcom.telecom

I have read many postings about America Online and the Internet in
this newsgroup. Since some of the information has been not quite
right I figured I should make a posting to clear up any misconseptions
that might exist. There is an America Online gateway to Internet. It
is now going into ‘open’ beta testing. To send mail to an America
Online, Promenade or PC-Link user you need to know the user’s screen
name. The only way to get a user’s screen name is to contact them by
other means (ie there is no name server). Once you know a user’s
screen name remove any spaces, make it lower case, and append
@aol.com. For example to send to the screen name A User you would
address your mail to au…@aol.com.

To send mail from America Online to the Internet you simply put the
Internet address in the To: field on the regular mail form. In a
previous post the question was posed as to whether or not there are
‘special’ gateways for Compuserve, MCI Mail etc. The answer is no,
there are not. For some of the more popular services abbreviations
have been created; for example to send to a Compuserve user you can
use the address 123.4567@cis. Additional information can be found on
America Online by using the keyword InetBeta. There is no additional
charge for using the Internet mail gateway. Mail is limited to around
27k bytes in both directions.

What was (X) called?

Cracked by shrik , dheeraj , Jean Valjean , Ananth , Raghuvansh , Martin , p vs np , Ayyappa , sand , madhur , udupendra and sidsen.

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March 8, 2009

Lunar Crater

devadutta @ 10:33 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1236551615 ) Play

This man is a famous physicist and chemist. His laws in physics and chemistry are well known, but he made significant contribution to this other field, where they “test” people using images like 2. Who is he? What is 2 used to test for?

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Cracked by: udupendra , sidsen , sand , username , darthshak , Ananta , Raghuvansh , Martin , Dibyo , Sridhar C , Jean Valjean , dheeraj , Sharada , mach101 , Rithwik K , Nakul , shrik , malcaluffin , Ajay Parasuram , krishna , sumo_ftb , Mo , Pranav , madhur , ali and akhi.

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March 7, 2009

++NO CARRIER

srikanth @ 10:46 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1236465986 ) Play

What online community connects? Identify and put requisite explanations.

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Cracked by username , akhi , shrik , udupendra , Zoheb , ali and Johny Walker.

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March 6, 2009

Abstract Lyrics

devadutta @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1236383950 ) Play

Which “project” connects

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Cracked by: Jean Valjean , sand and shrik.

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March 5, 2009

Ramble on…

srikanth @ 9:00 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1236286853 ) Play

Identify the song, the language, and where it’s from. The pic is there for no good reason.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

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Cracked by udupendra , Dibyo , Raghuvansh , AmK , Jean Valjean , sand , p vs np , duriel , username , shrik , Aparna , ali and sidsen.

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