IT QuizF I N A L S Mario Dcunha TechNidarshan 2012
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icebreakerR O U N D I1 QUESTION PER TEAM +20 -0PASS +10, DOUBLE ON PASS +20, -10TEAM 1 STARTS
1 Iceweasel. Icedove. Iceape. Iceowl. Icecream…. Haha no! I’m joking!Just connect the first four.
1Rebranding of Mozilla Corporation products by The Debian Project
2 The American Farm Bureau Federation,commonly known as Farm Bureau, is a nonprofit organization and the largest general farmorganization in the US. They work to strengthenthe lives of rural Americans and to build strong, prosperous agricultural communities.X, a $billion company paid $8.5M to buy one of its domains. Id X and the domain.
3Corbis Corp., Seattle, Washington licenses the rights to photos, footage, visual media with a collection of 100M+ images and 500K videoclips. It’s ‘GreenLight’ division handles content licensing, rights representation, talentnegotiations including the personality rights of Bruce Lee, Johnny Cash, Steve McQueen, the Wright brothers and Albert Einstein. Who owns Corbis Corp.?
4 First ever Programmable computers. 1931 Atanasoff–Berry Computer was non-programmable 1941 Konrad Zuses Z3 - the worlds first operational computer.1943 The British Colossus computers - the worlds first electronic computer. 1944 The Harvard Mark I
5His Twitter Bio: @ReallyVirtual - An IT consultanttaking a break from the rat-race by hiding in the mountains with his laptops. He became instantly famous on May 2nd, 2011 when he first broke the shocking news to the world by live-tweeting! What was the breaking news?
5 Sohaib Atharlive-tweeted a series of helicopter flypasts and explosion, unwittingly covered the US forces helicopter raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound, Abbottabad, northern Pakistan.He was the first to report about the Operation Neptune Spear
Audience• Nischal Shetty is a 2008 pass out of NMAMIT Nitte • His claim to fame is a twitter application X which got featured on TechCrunch.com as soon as it was launched. Quite recently he hit 1 million users mark and got featured on CNBC young turks. Id X.
2 The Ukrainian city of Odessa unveiled the world’s second public monument to the lateApple Inc. co-founder, titled "Thanks, Steve!". Itwas welded from bits of scrap metal, including, but not limited to, screws, nuts, bearings andeven an ax, and is illuminated at night by white- and-blue lights. The first one’s in Hungary.
10This picture of Les Horribles Cernettes was the first photographic image to be published on the World Wide Web in 1992.From left: Angela Higney, Michele de Gennaro, Colette Marx-Neilsen, Lynn Veronneau.
AnswerApple’s to-be-built Spaceship Campus, California
buzzeR R O U N D III5 QUESTIONS ON BUZZERSCORE +20 -10
1 Id the occasion for these first 10-day statistics• Total No. of Tweets: 2,84,42,407• Average Tweets per minute: 1,975• Tweets at peak time, per min: 13,366 The Royal Wedding had only 6,369 per min.• Most RT’d: @TeamGB “If you think Danny Boyle, thousands of volunteers & and all associates with ‘Isles of Wonder’ did us proud tonight”
2 "Groovejet (If This Aint Love)" a song by Spiller, featuring vocals by British singer-songwriter Sophie Ellis-Bextor. The single was released inAugust 2000 by Positiva Records. It peaked at #1in the UK, New Zealand, Ireland and Australia, as well as charting at number three on the American Hot Dance Chart. What historically significant role did this song play?
2The song was tested on the iPod during its prototyping phase, making it the first ever song on an iPod.
3Within a duration of four days the GOI blockedTwitter accounts of journalists, Kanchan Gupta,Shiv Aroor & Pravin Togadia. It also blocked thewebsite of RSS, articles from Wikipedia & news reports of X on the websites of TOI, Firstpost, The Daily Telegraph & Al-Jazeera. On what reason X, did GOI do this…?
4• In 1967, Damyanti Gupta aimed to become an Engineer at Ford Motor Company, Detroit• There were no female engineers there then, but Damyanti was hired as Ford’s first-ever female engineer.• She inspired Reshma Saujani to found X, a New York- based initiative to help teach girls to code so that they pursue careers in technology/engineering.• This has got the steadfast support of a number of companies, including Google, GE, eBay and Twitter.
5• X launched Y in 2003, and was a runaway hit• 250 million units were sold making it the worlds best-selling mobile phone.• Designed in X’s Design Center in California by the Bulgarian-American designer Miki Mehandjiysky.• Xs one billionth phone sold was a Y, 2005. Id Y.
X Y Z R O U N D IV1 QUESTION EACH+10 FOR EACH ANSWER+50 FOR CRACKING X, Y, ZTEAM 3 STARTS
1• The X movement, an offshoot of Y, published about 1million UDIDs of Z devices last month.• X claimed the material had come from a laptop belonging to an FBI officer; FBI denied that.• FBI confirmed that "BlueToad was where the information was actually compromised". Id X, Y, Z
2• X confirmed that album Y will be a "multimedia experience" to be released in spring 2013.• "The most major way to fully immerse yourself in Y is through Z"• Content will include extra music, videos, chat options and games.• X is renowned for interacting with fans via X’s own social networking site, Little Monsters, and Twitter. Id X, Y, Z
2Lady Gaga is launching her next album ARTPOP as a mobile app
3• X, co-founder of Y has been named as the 70th recipient of Z on October 25th 2012.• X was recognized for establishing a foundation that forges outstanding improvements in healthcare, social rehabilitation, rural uplift and education.• Z is administered by a board comprising of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Id X, Y, Z
3Narayan Murthy, co-founder of Infosys, is the 70th recipient of the Hoover Medal.
4• X and Henrique De Castro were previously long-time executives for Z.• Currently, X is the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company Y, since July 17th 2012, and Henrique is the new COO of Y.• X is ranked number 14 on Americas most powerful businesswoman of 2012 by Fortune magazine. Id X, Y, Z
5• The alleged attack on X was by people with inside access to the companys networks during an Islamic holiday wiping out data on 75% of the firms computers using a virus called Shamoon.• “Cutting Sword of Justice” claimed responsibility• Suspicions that Y performed the attacks partly came from researchers who noticed that the erasing component inside of Shamoon borrowed the name "Wiper" from the US-developed Z worm. Id X, Y, Z
5The cyber-attack on Saudi Aramco, Saudi’s state- owned Oil Company, allegedly by Iran This was allegedly, in retaliation to US-Israeli cyber-attack ‘Stuxnet’ and ‘Flame’ on Iran’s Nuclear Program
Audience• This 2010 Indian anthology film has 4 short films: Abhimanyu, Omar, Megha and Afia based on child abuse, gay rights, Kashmiri pandits and sperm donation respectively.• It has won the Best Film Award while Z bagged the Best Actress award for her performance in the film at the 13th London Asian Film Festival for her character of Megha. Released in India on April 22, 2011.• It’s the 1st mainstream Hindi film that is crowd-sourced through Twitter and Facebook and director Y offered backers co-production credit in the film and a share in the profits. Id X, Y, Z
GAMBLE R O U N D VIMAX 3 QUESTIONS EACH, ONLY IF PREVIOUS IS CORRECT+20 FOR 1ST, 2ND QUESTION EACHTHE 3RD QUESTION GAMBLE: +60, -40TEAM 5 STARTS
1 Co-founder of this popular file-sharing website, Gottfrid Warg, has been arrested in Cambodia.An international warrant was issued against him in April by his native Sweden. He had failed toshow up for the start of his one-year jail term for copyright violations. The site was founded in 2003, and claims to have more than 30M users worldwide. What is this site?
2X is the worlds most used open source RDBMS.It is named after co-founder Michael Widenius daughter. X was owned and sponsored by a single for- profit Swedish firm, but is now owned by Y. Id X.
2 MySQLIt is named after co-founder Michael Widenius daughter, My.
3• Germany’s Samwer Brothers - Alexander, Oliver and Marc - famous for creating replicas of well-established sites across the world• They are the expertise behind 3 recent players in the Indian e- tailing space, FabFurnish, HeavenandHome and X.• Xerion Retail Private Limited is the parent company of both X and FabFurnish, which in turn is funded by the Samwer Brothers Group.• X is the company’s flagship venture in the Indian e-tailing space which was started in late 2011-early 2012, and has already established itself as a player to be reckoned with.• Id X.
4Held last month it made itself into the Guinness Book of World Records for the maximumnumber of developers coding for a single event at a common location. The total number of coders was logged at 2567 by the Guinness officials present at the venue, although the initial number expected was around 3500. What’s this event and where was it held?
5 X, the Chinese company best known formanufacturing the iPhone/iPad, had shut down one of its factories after a fight erupted among nearly 2,000 people. Bloomberg pointed outthat it all started between rival worker groups in Xs dorms. With X’s 79,000 employees, the halt of this one facility did not affect iOS device manufacturing in a major way. What’s X?
6• In August, Electronic Arts filed a lawsuit against social gaming giant Zynga for its new Facebook game X.• Zynga responded by accusing EA of copying Activision’s Little Computer People when it created Y to begin with. It also accused EA of copying Zynga itself. Which are these games, X and Y?
7 The UIDAI awarded the contract to X to implement the core biometric identification system for the “Aadhaar” project; the largest identity management program in the world. X’s team includes Daon, a leading globalprovider of biometric technologies & MindTree, a Bangalore-based global IT company that delivers innovative technology solutions. Which is the X company?
8X project was to be a version of Mac OS running as a GUI on Intel-compatible x86 PCs on top ofNovells next in-development version of the DR DOS operating system in a similar fashion as Microsoft Windows 3.x would run on top of DOS. The project was named after X, the science fiction franchise with the slogan "To boldly go where no Mac has gone before."
9 More than 8M people watched LIVE this unbelievable record-breaking event, in turnsetting another record for the largest number ofconcurrent live streams in the YouTubes history.Beating this, about 8.3M people accessed BBC’s sport website on the first day of the London Olympic Games. Who made what record-breaking event?
9 Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner, with his“edge of space” stunt broke the record for the highest free-fall (128,100ft), including most number of concurrent live streams.
10 The QR Code was invented in Japan by the Xsubsidiary Y in 1994 to track vehicles during the manufacturing process, and was originallydesigned to allow components to be scanned at high speed. It has since become one of the most popular types of two-dimensional barcodes. What is X and Y?
11• Alexey Leonidovich Pajitnov, Russian computer engineer, now in US, developed the popular game X while working for the Dorodnitsyn Computing Centre of the Soviet Academy of Sciences.• Since rights were owned by the Soviet Govt., he got royalties only later in 1996 when he and Henk Rogers formed The X Company. What’s X?
12 Established in 1996 through Nelson Gonzalez and Alex Aguila, X assembles desktops, notebooks, and workstations. According to employees, X got its name because of thefounders fondness for the hit television seriesThe X-Files, hence the theme to their products, with names such as Area-51, Hangar18 and Aurora. Id X.
13 The X Awards are honors for top short-formcontent creators on the micro-blogging website Twitter. The awards have primarily been sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Since their creation in 2008, the awards have expanded to recognize content creation onother social networking sites, including Tumblr, Foursquare, and Facebook.
14One day, people from the VIA association, part of the X free-open-source project came back drunk with a traffic cone. They then began a cone collection. So later one day, the X project was done and they decided to use the cone as their logo.
15 It was founded in 2001 and the game studio is currently based in Brisbane, Australia and hasoffices in Sydney, Spain and San Francisco. It has developed Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride franchises. What is X?
16 X is one of the oldest industrial exhibitions inGermany. Today it is one of worlds leading trade shows for consumer electronics and home appliances. The last event was held from 31 August, to 5 September 2012 in Berlin where Dell launched its Win8 machines, Sony launched its flagship Xperia phones, and many more. What is X?
16The IFA or Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (Berlin Radio Show)
FINAL FIRER O U N D VI30 SECONDS, 5 QUESTIONS,SCORE +20, -10,IF ALL RIGHT, +TIME REMAININGx10