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   Mobilized Minds
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The Finals
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College Track
Writer’s Block
 6 questions
 10 points per question
 No negatives
 10 point bonus for all 6 correct answers
1
One of a series of ads that were run
in 2003. ID the brainy beauty.
2
ID the device
3
What widely used form factor takes its
name from these types of mollusks?
4
This mascot is quite a celebrity. He appears in
Nintendo games and merchandising. Shown here
is one with a few musume (d...
5
ID the contraption.
6
He invented the
“music
telegraph”, a
precursor of the
electric music
synthesizer. ID.
Answers to Writer’s Block


1. Hedi Lamarr
2. Simputer
3. Clamshell
4. DoCoMoDake – the mascot of NTT
   DoCoMo
5. Telex M...
Clockwise
 12 questions
 10 points per question for direct & pass
 No negatives
It was at the forefront of internet
technology for nearly three
decades, but has now lost some of
its sheen.
One of the or...
Answer

US Robotics
Who is this gentleman?
Answer

Jonathan Ive, Head of Industrial
Design at Apple
One day in mid 2001, King Abdullah
was beside himself with what he had
witnessed. He called folks at Image
Sensing Systems...
Answer

King Abdullah was pissed by
mobiles ringing at the mosque
during prayers and he got ISS to
design the first mobile...
The animal lent its name to a manor, which
was part of an important 13th century
trading centre. The locality later took t...
Answer

Nokia takes its name from a
marten, an animal of the weasel
family
Snippet of Delphi source code for
what?
function item_is_food : Boolean;
var jf : Longint;                  // if location...
Answer
In 1000 A.D. this intrepid adventurer
planted a settlement in what is now
Newfoundland, and named it Vinland. So,
he disco...
Answer

Lief Ericsson discovered America
Lars Magnus Ericsson started the
telecom company
Feb 1998 - Frank Nuovo sketches ideas
 Oct 2000 - Use of sapphire crystals
 Aug 2001 - Ruby bearings
 Mar 2003 - Laser dri...
Answer
Vertu phones
Dr Martin Cooper grew up in
Chicago and earned a degree in
electrical engineering at the Illinois
Institute of Technology,...
Answer

Dr Cooper, a GM at Motorola,
made the first cellular call to his
rival, Joel Engel, head of research
at Bell Labs.
Connect
Answer

Project Red, an initiative by Bono
to help AIDS patients in Africa;
Telecom partner was Motorola
which came out wi...
The Radio Act of 1912 is a United States
federal law that required all seafaring vessels
to maintain 24-hour radio watch a...
Answer

The Titanic disaster
• In 2001, Nokia researchers determined that there were
various scenarios that contemporary wireless technologies did
 not...
Answer

Bluetooth
This company traces its roots to 1930 when Dr. J.
Clarence Karcher and Eugene McDermott founded
Geophysical Service Inc, a...
Answer

Texas Instruments
Anti-Clockwise
 12 questions
 10 points per question for direct & pass
 No negatives
A new
VOIP/Skype
phone
launched in
April.. Name
pls
Answer

“Beam me up, Scotty”… the Star
Trek Communicator
During the the middle of the 1990's the
competition between Nokia and Ericsson
resulted in Narrow Band Sockets (NBS),
Tagg...
Answer
WAP - Wireless Application Protocol
In 1832 in his book Economy of Machinery and
Manufactures he proposed a quot;simple contrivance
of tin tubes for speaking ...
Answer

Charles Babbage
It was a simple
but highly
effective
instrument for
instantaneous
optical
communication
over 50 km or
more in the late
19t...
Answer

Heliograph
An ad from a California newspaper in
1860: quot;Wanted. Young, skinny, wiry
fellows. Not over 18. Must be expert
riders. W...
Answer

Pony Express
Surely there is no enchantment against
Jacob, neither is there any divination
against Israel: according to this time it
sh...
Answer

What hath God Wrought

On May 24, 1844, Samuel F. B. Morse
dispatched the first telegraphic message
over an experi...
Best known for developing the disc record
gramophone; Who is he and what
telephone innovation did he bring about?
Answer

Erwin Berliner – he invented the
telephone transmitter, one of the
first type of microphones.
He has a spare multimillion-dollar home
he previously maintained for parties,
ironically called “Blackberry Hill” and he
h...
Answer

Steve Wozniak, co founder of
Apple
The “talarius” – a symbol of swiftness,
and the “petasus” – a symbol of
inspiration were first used by Goodyear,
and later...
Answer

Mercury’s winged foot
Investigations by the IEE group show that both X and
Marconi were in London in 1896-97. The Italian was
conducting wireles...
Answer

Sir J C Bose
It is the science of measuring a quantity,
then transmitting the measured
quantity/value to a distant station where
these ...
Answer

Telemetry
X fall in the range of 3 to 30 MHz and are
reflected from the ionosphere just as
light rays are reflected from the surface...
Answer

X – Short Wave
Y – Medium Wave
THEME
-----------------------------------------------------
        6 questions on infinite bounce
      10 points for eac...
In Euro 2008 they were drawn in      +30 / -10
the “Group of Death” with
Netherlands, Italy, and France.
They drew with Fr...
Answer
Romania
If this is the first, what is the second?   +25 / -10
Answer
HTC Magic, The first two Google
Android enabled phones
Where will you find the following     +20 / -10
eateries and watering holes - Harris
Garden Brasserie, Full Toss Bar,
Outf...
Answer
Lord’s Cricket Ground
Connect.                           +15 / -5

 1968 London, England - Matt Busby
 1979 Munich, Germany - Brian Clough
 1988...
Answer
Winning managers, UEFA Champions
League
When he was nine he contracted         +10 / -5
Perthe's disease which affects the
hip. He spent three years in a
home for...
Answer
Bruce McLaren
This is available in the following   +5 / -5
forms - right single, left single,
single baseline, single high
reversed, dou...
Answer
Quotation Marks
And the theme is…
Theme
Vodafone sponsors the
Romanian football team, the
UEFA Champions League,
the England Cricket team
and McLaren F1 amo...
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  1. 1. and present Mobilized Minds - a quiz on telecom -
  2. 2. The Finals --------------------- College Track
  3. 3. Writer’s Block 6 questions 10 points per question No negatives 10 point bonus for all 6 correct answers
  4. 4. 1 One of a series of ads that were run in 2003. ID the brainy beauty.
  5. 5. 2 ID the device
  6. 6. 3 What widely used form factor takes its name from these types of mollusks?
  7. 7. 4 This mascot is quite a celebrity. He appears in Nintendo games and merchandising. Shown here is one with a few musume (daughters) and jiji (grandpas). Name him.
  8. 8. 5 ID the contraption.
  9. 9. 6 He invented the “music telegraph”, a precursor of the electric music synthesizer. ID.
  10. 10. Answers to Writer’s Block 1. Hedi Lamarr 2. Simputer 3. Clamshell 4. DoCoMoDake – the mascot of NTT DoCoMo 5. Telex Machine 6. Elisha Grey
  11. 11. Clockwise 12 questions 10 points per question for direct & pass No negatives
  12. 12. It was at the forefront of internet technology for nearly three decades, but has now lost some of its sheen. One of the original garage start- ups the company was founded in Illinois in 1976 and named after the quot;greatest company in the known galaxyquot; in an Isaac Asimov science fiction novel. Name the company.
  13. 13. Answer US Robotics
  14. 14. Who is this gentleman?
  15. 15. Answer Jonathan Ive, Head of Industrial Design at Apple
  16. 16. One day in mid 2001, King Abdullah was beside himself with what he had witnessed. He called folks at Image Sensing Systems, a Minnesota based company. They had a working prototype in two weeks. One high-profile owner of an early model, was actor Christopher Reeve of quot;Supermanquot; fame. Explain.
  17. 17. Answer King Abdullah was pissed by mobiles ringing at the mosque during prayers and he got ISS to design the first mobile signal jammer.
  18. 18. The animal lent its name to a manor, which was part of an important 13th century trading centre. The locality later took the name of the manor. Its modern saga began with an enterprise that started in the late 1800s.
  19. 19. Answer Nokia takes its name from a marten, an animal of the weasel family
  20. 20. Snippet of Delphi source code for what? function item_is_food : Boolean; var jf : Longint; // if location is near where begin // _____ starts then jump Result := False; // out and continue search if in_excluded_area( 4, 0 ) then // for another location Exit; if game_grid[ gjy, gjx ] >= nada then begin if nrg_food_count > 0 then begin case nrg_food_count mod 3 of 0: jf := nrg1; 1: jf := nrg2; // add 3 types of energy food else jf := nrg3; end; dec( nrg_food_count ); end else jf := food; // add regular food game_grid[ gjy, gjx ] := jf; inc( food_count ); Result := True; end; end; // end --> item_is_food
  21. 21. Answer
  22. 22. In 1000 A.D. this intrepid adventurer planted a settlement in what is now Newfoundland, and named it Vinland. So, he discovered America long before Columbus, although it did not lead to a permanent European presence. Nearly 876 years later a fellow countryman bearing the same name opened a repair shop for telegraph equipment, envisioned the great potential of phones, and also saw the need to improve the technical quality. What did this lead to?
  23. 23. Answer Lief Ericsson discovered America Lars Magnus Ericsson started the telecom company
  24. 24. Feb 1998 - Frank Nuovo sketches ideas Oct 2000 - Use of sapphire crystals Aug 2001 - Ruby bearings Mar 2003 - Laser drilled keypad Jun 2004 - Plasma ceramic pillow Apr 2007 - Forged out of titanium Timelines for what?
  25. 25. Answer Vertu phones
  26. 26. Dr Martin Cooper grew up in Chicago and earned a degree in electrical engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and served in the navy on destroyers and a submarine. On April 3, 1973, before going to a press conference at the Manhattan Hilton, what did Dr Cooper do standing outside on the sidewalk, that completely bewildered passers- by?
  27. 27. Answer Dr Cooper, a GM at Motorola, made the first cellular call to his rival, Joel Engel, head of research at Bell Labs.
  28. 28. Connect
  29. 29. Answer Project Red, an initiative by Bono to help AIDS patients in Africa; Telecom partner was Motorola which came out with red colored phones
  30. 30. The Radio Act of 1912 is a United States federal law that required all seafaring vessels to maintain 24-hour radio watch and keep in contact with nearby ships and coastal radio stations. Factors that led to this included an ongoing conflict between amateur radio operators and the U.S. Navy and private corporations, that included the amateurs forging naval messages and issuing fake distress calls. What was the main impetus for this act?
  31. 31. Answer The Titanic disaster
  32. 32. • In 2001, Nokia researchers determined that there were various scenarios that contemporary wireless technologies did not address. To address the problem, Nokia Research Center started the development of a wireless technology adapted from the ______ standard which would provide lower power usage and price while minimizing difference between _____ and the new technology. The technology was released to public in October 2006 with brand name Wibree. Which technology does Wibree complement?
  33. 33. Answer Bluetooth
  34. 34. This company traces its roots to 1930 when Dr. J. Clarence Karcher and Eugene McDermott founded Geophysical Service Inc, a provider of seismic exploration services to the petroleum industry. In 1939 the company reorganized as Coronado Corp., an oil company with GSI, now as a subsidiary. On December 6, 1941, McDermott along with three other GSI employees purchased GSI. During World War II, GSI built electronics for the U.S. Army Signal Corps and the U.S. Navy. After the war GSI continued to produce electronics. In 1951 the company changed its name to the current one; GSI becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of the new company. They sold GSI to Halliburton in 1988 after which GSI ceased to exist. Identify X
  35. 35. Answer Texas Instruments
  36. 36. Anti-Clockwise 12 questions 10 points per question for direct & pass No negatives
  37. 37. A new VOIP/Skype phone launched in April.. Name pls
  38. 38. Answer “Beam me up, Scotty”… the Star Trek Communicator
  39. 39. During the the middle of the 1990's the competition between Nokia and Ericsson resulted in Narrow Band Sockets (NBS), Tagged Text Markup Language (TTML), Intelligent Terminal Transfer Protocol (ITTP). Unwired Planet in turn came up with HDML. What industry standard did these lead to?
  40. 40. Answer WAP - Wireless Application Protocol
  41. 41. In 1832 in his book Economy of Machinery and Manufactures he proposed a quot;simple contrivance of tin tubes for speaking throughquot;. According to his calculations it would take 17 minutes for words spoken in London to reach Liverpool. He also envisaged messages quot;enclosed in small cylindersquot;, to be sent along wires suspended from high pillars and church steeples. In 1834 he invented something that will have more far ranging impact – the parts of which he called the store, the mill, the control, the input and the output. Who?
  42. 42. Answer Charles Babbage
  43. 43. It was a simple but highly effective instrument for instantaneous optical communication over 50 km or more in the late 19th and early 20th century.
  44. 44. Answer Heliograph
  45. 45. An ad from a California newspaper in 1860: quot;Wanted. Young, skinny, wiry fellows. Not over 18. Must be expert riders. Willing to risk death daily. Orphans preferred.quot; The route was a 2000 mile trail from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California, through the present day states of Kansas, Nebraska, northeast corner of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and California. What was this short-lived but famous service called?
  46. 46. Answer Pony Express
  47. 47. Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, ____ ____ ___ _______! -- Numbers 23: 23 (KJV) Fill in the blanks. What significance does this have in today’s quiz?
  48. 48. Answer What hath God Wrought On May 24, 1844, Samuel F. B. Morse dispatched the first telegraphic message over an experimental line from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore. The message, taken from the Bible, Numbers 23:23 and recorded on a paper tape, had been suggested to Morse by Annie Ellsworth, the young daughter of a friend.
  49. 49. Best known for developing the disc record gramophone; Who is he and what telephone innovation did he bring about?
  50. 50. Answer Erwin Berliner – he invented the telephone transmitter, one of the first type of microphones.
  51. 51. He has a spare multimillion-dollar home he previously maintained for parties, ironically called “Blackberry Hill” and he has recently moved into the alternate home because his Silicon Valley mansion sits in a GSM black spot. Who is this gentleman?
  52. 52. Answer Steve Wozniak, co founder of Apple
  53. 53. The “talarius” – a symbol of swiftness, and the “petasus” – a symbol of inspiration were first used by Goodyear, and later by a couple of other wireless technology companies as part of their logos. With which mythological character would we associate these?
  54. 54. Answer Mercury’s winged foot
  55. 55. Investigations by the IEE group show that both X and Marconi were in London in 1896-97. The Italian was conducting wireless experiments for the British post office and X was on a lecture tour. Marconi, was then under attack from established British scientists who doubted his credentials. X was not interested in commercial telegraphy and said that others could use his research work. The first transatlantic wireless signal in Marconi's world famous experiment was received by using the iron- mercury-iron coherer with a telephone detector invented by X in 1898. ID X – an Indian who we all now know for his other more famous innovations.
  56. 56. Answer Sir J C Bose
  57. 57. It is the science of measuring a quantity, then transmitting the measured quantity/value to a distant station where these data transmitted by means of radio waves are intercepted recorded and/or analyzed for utility. Name it.
  58. 58. Answer Telemetry
  59. 59. X fall in the range of 3 to 30 MHz and are reflected from the ionosphere just as light rays are reflected from the surface of a mirror. Communication specialists use this layer like the edge of a billiard table: if the ball does not go straight into the pocket, it can be directed on the rebound. Y ranges from 300 kHz to 3000 kHz. There is very little daytime reflection of Y from the ionosphere resulting in a coverage of about 100 kms only. ID X and Y.
  60. 60. Answer X – Short Wave Y – Medium Wave
  61. 61. THEME ----------------------------------------------------- 6 questions on infinite bounce 10 points for each correct answer All answers connect to a theme Points for theme: +30/-10 +25/-10 +20/-10 +15/-5 +10/-5 +5/-5 For the theme write down your answer
  62. 62. In Euro 2008 they were drawn in +30 / -10 the “Group of Death” with Netherlands, Italy, and France. They drew with France 0-0, drew with Italy 1-1 and were beaten 2-0 by Netherlands. Which team?
  63. 63. Answer Romania
  64. 64. If this is the first, what is the second? +25 / -10
  65. 65. Answer HTC Magic, The first two Google Android enabled phones
  66. 66. Where will you find the following +20 / -10 eateries and watering holes - Harris Garden Brasserie, Full Toss Bar, Outfield Bar, Father Time Bar, Warner Mezzanine Restaurant?
  67. 67. Answer Lord’s Cricket Ground
  68. 68. Connect. +15 / -5 1968 London, England - Matt Busby 1979 Munich, Germany - Brian Clough 1988 Stuttgart, Germany - Guus Hiddink 1990 Vienna, Austria - Arrigo Sacchi 2004 Gelsenkirchen, Germany - José Mourinho
  69. 69. Answer Winning managers, UEFA Champions League
  70. 70. When he was nine he contracted +10 / -5 Perthe's disease which affects the hip. He spent three years in a home for crippled children, his legs in plaster casts, lying in traction, immobile for months on end. It was an amazing transformation that saw him enter racing when he was older. In 1959 aged 22, driving alongside the legendary Jack Brabham, he became the youngest (then) winner of a Grand Prix. ID.
  71. 71. Answer Bruce McLaren
  72. 72. This is available in the following +5 / -5 forms - right single, left single, single baseline, single high reversed, double left and double right. The French and Germans have their own version called Guillemets, that they also call Duck's Feet. What?
  73. 73. Answer Quotation Marks
  74. 74. And the theme is…
  75. 75. Theme Vodafone sponsors the Romanian football team, the UEFA Champions League, the England Cricket team and McLaren F1 among others. Vodafone is the second operator to launch a Google Android enabled phone after T-Mobile Vodafone’s logo, the “speechmark”, is a quotation inside a circle

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