Mindturner 3.0

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Mindturner 3.0

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  2. 2. Rules<br />Teams can consist of a maximum of 3 members.<br />All questions carry 3 points each, except the starred questions which carry 4 points each.<br />The decision of quizmasters will be final and binding.<br />
  3. 3. Q1. Identify…<br />
  4. 4. Q2. What was Google’s first tweet?<br />
  5. 5. Q3. Connect Pics and give out the name of the company related to the pics…<br />
  6. 6. Q4*. XYZ is a slang synonym term used in UK and Ireland meaning ‘clueless’. Slang Lexicographer Jonathan Green said that, “XYZ as a slang term has been driven by influence of technology on young people.”<br />
  7. 7. Q5. Connect…<br />
  8. 8. Q6. Which was the first web application to made using HTML 5?<br />
  9. 9. Q7. What creation of Yale Patt and Sanjay J Patel is most often used to teach fundamentals of programming and computer architecture to computer science and computer engineering students? <br />
  10. 10. Q8*. A real-life version of  Pacman created in 2004 and covered by the New York Times that year. It was invented by graduate students at the Interactive Telecommunications Program in the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. It uses Wi-Fi technology, open-source software, and cell phones. What was it called?<br />
  11. 11. Q9. Connect…<br />
  12. 12. Q10. ______ was developed by Ludicorp, a Vancouver-based company that launched ______ in February 2004. The service emerged out of tools originally created for Ludicorp'sGame Neverending, a web-based massively multiplayer online game. ______ proved a more feasible project and ultimately Game Neverending was shelved.On April 9, 2008, ______ began to allow paid subscribers to upload videos, limited to 90 seconds in length and 150MB in size. On March 2, 2009, ______ added the ability to upload and view HD videos, and began allowing free users to upload normal-resolution video. At the same time, the set limit for free accounts was lifted.<br />
  13. 13. Q11. BITSians please CONNECT…<br />
  14. 14. Q12. This game created in the 1980 and sold to ideal toys was awarded the best German game of the year. It created many records, some of which are still being broken day-by-day. What game are we talking about?<br />
  15. 15. Q13. Identify a common theme…<br />
  16. 16. Q14. Which two technologies are proposed by FIFA after they opposed the goal line technology to decide whether goal has crossed the line or not?<br />
  17. 17. Q15*. Identify…<br />
  18. 18. Q16. ______ is a free and open-source e-learning software platform, also known as a Course Management System. It has recently been implemented in BITS-Pilani under the name Nalanda.<br />
  19. 19. Q17. What is the name of UID project brainchild of NandanNilekani?<br />
  20. 20. Q18.* X was initially introduced as a palette swap for the main character Y of a popular game series in order to support multiplayer. Later on this character goes on to develop his own personality and style. His name was given according to a pizza outlet near Nintendo’s headquarters. Identify Y.<br />
  21. 21. Q19*. Connect…<br />
  22. 22. Q20. __________ is a website that parodies Uncyclopedia.It was founded in 2001, when it began its noble goal of spreading the world's misinformation in the most inconspicuous way possible. Originally written exclusively in a dialect called Swahili, the project currently spans all the known languages of history. The English version has over twelve million pages, most of them capitalization redirects.Only one vehicle for article humor is employed at __________ : actual information.__________ works using a complex network of buckets, cups, donuts, pointy hats, boxes and mysterious spherical objects.<br />
  23. 23. Q21*. Connect…<br />
  24. 24. Q22. ________ was instigated somewhere in mid 2004 and it actually prompted US senator to propose the creation of a “National Virus Response Centre”. The virus attacked in two phases; the first phase infected different Operating Systems, creating inroads and backdoors and making them vulnerable to external users. Once this problem was sorted out, the ________ struck again after few months, this time targeting the Search Engines like Google, slowing them down considerably, and crashing a few.   Mark MY Words, It was a virus .<br />
  25. 25. Q23*. Which company?<br />
  26. 26. Q24. <br />
  27. 27. Q25. Connect…<br />:<br />?<br />:<br />

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