X-Quest Finals at XINO 2013 (Added A/V round link in description)

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The X-Quest finals as part of XINO 2013 held at DPS Rohini on 3rd August 2013.
Files for the AV round : https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B27v7haun_kcd2l1VFpNWWJlZms&usp=sharing

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X-Quest Finals at XINO 2013 (Added A/V round link in description)

  1. 1. XINO 2013 X QUEST FINALS Delhi Public School, Rohini 3 August 2013
  2. 2. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 • The quiz consists of 5 rounds. Rounds 1 through 4 contain 12 questions each and Round 5 (A/V) contains 6 questions. • Participants will be given 30 seconds to answer a direct and 5 for a pass. • The decision of the quizmaster will be final and binding in all cases. RULES
  3. 3. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Round 1 : Warm Up
  4. 4. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 • This round consists of 12 questions, questions 1 to 6 are orthodox and questions 7 to 12 are visual questions. • Each question carries 5 points. • Questions will not be passed to other teams, instead they will be passed to the audience. Round 1 : Warm Up
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  7. 7. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Warm Up • "Stop the Cyborgs" is a UK based advocacy group that campaigns against a culture of surveillance and invasion of privacy. They recently released a couple of 'ban signs' that can be used to communicate that a certain new wearable device is prohibited in that area. Which device? BACK
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  9. 9. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Warm Up • The indie British comedy "Pulp" became the first film to use a new medium of distribution. What medium? BACK
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  11. 11. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Warm Up • The Missionary Church of __________, founded by philosophy student Isak Gerson at the age of 19,is a congregation of file sharers who believe that copying information is a sacred virtue. Their sacred symbols are Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V. BACK
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  13. 13. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Warm Up • China : Beidou Russia : ? BACK
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  15. 15. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Warm Up • _____________ is a mecha first-person shooter video game set to be released in 2014 developed by Respawn Entertainment, which was founded by Jason West and Vince Zampella. BACK
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  17. 17. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Warm Up • Major companies such as Microsoft, Yahoo and Google have recently been accused of helping the US government with monitoring communications all over the world. While this program was started in 2007, it has only recently become public thanks to the efforts of a whistleblower. Name the program and the Whistleblower. BACK
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  31. 31. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Round 2 : Orthodox I
  32. 32. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 • This round consists of 12 orthodox questions. • The questions are passable and both direct and passed questions carry 10 points each. Round 2 : Orthodox I
  33. 33. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Round 2 : Orthodox I
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  35. 35. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Orthodox I • At the "Cork Open" tournament in Ireland in April 2013, Gabriel Mirza was prevented from taking further part in the contest after he manhandled his 16 year old opponent. The opponent was also disqualified for cheating. The sport was chess but what was the cheating incident? BACK
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  37. 37. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Orthodox I • Which octothorpe-laden labelling system, that originated in early social media systems such as IRC, was adjudged the American Dialect Society's "Word of the Year" for 2012? BACK
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  39. 39. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Orthodox I • Israel began "Operation Pillar of Defense" in November 2012, an offensive against their opponents in the Gaza Strip in Palestine. How is this particular conflict notable from the point of view of social media? BACK
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  41. 41. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Orthodox I • The Dropbox X was a competition between universities so that the students could earn upto 25 GB of free space. All they had to do was have the students sign up and complete the get started guide. A global leaderboard was setup to show the leading universities. While Y, an American university was in the lead early on, as Asian universities with much a higher student base signed up, it fell behind. So the clever students at Y decided to hack the system by automating the creation of new fake student records and their registration for the X, allowing them to rise to the top before being caught. BACK
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  43. 43. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Orthodox I • A man is found dead in Belize, then this guy spends a night hidden in a cardboard box, then he’s in Guatamela, a photo from there finds its way to the internet. He apologizes saying the EXIF data was faked and he tampered with it; turns out he indeed was in Guatamela and he apologizes again for apologizing about tampering with the photo. Who? BACK
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  45. 45. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Orthodox I • Which state in India is showing its tech saviness by using Google Picasa, and camera equipped mobiles to become the first to get a 100% correct electoral roll before the upcoming Lok Sabha elections? BACK
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  47. 47. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Orthodox I • Pirates Of The World, Unite And Pirate Everything I’ve Ever Written! was whose reaction on SOPA? BACK
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  49. 49. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Orthodox I • Discoverer, Innovator, Creator, Explorer, Inventor and Navigator are the 6 buildings of what? BACK
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  51. 51. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Orthodox I • After failing to raise venture capital for the product under their former name inPulse, which project went on to become the second highest crowd-sourced funded project ever with funding of over $10 million? BACK
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  53. 53. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Orthodox I • X, an Esoteric programming language is designed to be the hardest possible language to program in. It is designed to emulate a simple trinary machine. This, in and of itself, isn't difficult to handle; what makes X truly difficult is that the compiler takes a character, finds the ASCII value, applies modulus 92 on it, and then uses that as its command. It then increments a counter which it will add to future values. Moreover, due to the difficulty inherent in implementing a program in it, definitive proof that it is Turing complete may never come. BACK
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  55. 55. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Orthodox I • The _______________ is a major unsolved problem in computer science. Informally, it asks whether every problem whose solution can be quickly verified by a computer can also be quickly solved by a computer. It was introduced in 1971 by Stephen Cook in his seminal paper "The complexity of theorem proving procedures"and is considered by many to be the most important open problem in the field. It is also one of the seven Millennium Prize Problems to carry a US $1,000,000 prize for the first correct solution. BACK
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  57. 57. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Orthodox I • After American authorities banned online gambling services by offshore providers, Antigua considered it a violation of World Trade Organization’s ‘General Agreement on Trade in Services’ treaty, and initiated a WTO dispute settlement proceeding in 2003. After the WTO found Antigua justified, it granted Antigua an “authorization to retaliate” this year by permitting something that would bring in $21 million annually for the island nation. What did they permit? BACK
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  59. 59. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Round 3 : Visual
  60. 60. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 • This round consists of 12 visual questions, questions 1 to 6 are identification based and questions 7 to 12 are connect questions. • The questions are passable and both direct and passed questions carry 10 points. Round 3 : visual
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  87. 87. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Round 4 : Orthodox II
  88. 88. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 • This round consists of 12 orthodox questions. • The questions are passable and both direct and passed questions carry 10 points each. Round 4 : Orthodox II
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  91. 91. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Orthodox II • Operation BearLove Good, Cancer Bad was a charity fundraiser on Indiegogo that managed to raise over $220,000, 11 times the original goal of $20,000. The intention of X was to raise the money for charity take a photo of himself with the cash, and send the photograph along with a satirical illustration to Y, instead of paying the amount to Y for what has been termed as one of the silliest lawsuits of all time. Identify X and Y. BACK
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  93. 93. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Orthodox II • What is the name of the Indian domestic card payment network being set up by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) at the behest of banks in India? Its objectives include building environment whereby payment information of the country remains within the country and to reducing overall transaction cost for the banks in India by introducing competition to international card schemes. BACK
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  95. 95. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Orthodox II • It was mostly unknown who had developed this game except that Gearbox Software was incharge until an anonymous SEGA executive took to blogger to separate fact from fiction. He claimed that Gearbox outsourced the development to various studios and embezzled funds meant for the game to make Borderlands and Duke Nukem : Forever, leading to the it being an extremely poor game. BACK
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  97. 97. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Orthodox II • At the 2012 World Economic Forum in Davos, Vivek Ranadivé, founder and CEO of TIBCO, along with WEF's founder and chairman Klaus Schwab, launched _______, a private social network for world leaders. Ranadivé's goal is to "unlock the collective wisdom of the world's best and brightest" with ________, which is a highly-secure version of TIBCO's social networking platform tibbr. BACK
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  99. 99. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Orthodox II • Which day is celebrated as a global social media holiday called 'Foursquare day'? BACK
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  101. 101. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Orthodox II • With it’s lead creative director as Hideo Kojima, this game franchisee is known for the insane amounts of detail put in it that most players would never even notice. This includes every desk in the game being individually designed, handshakes actually showing the Konami Code and the ability to shoot ice and watch it melt. BACK
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  103. 103. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Orthodox II • The International Astronomical Union, the internationally recognized body for astronomy names conducted a poll last year to select the names for Pluto’s new moons P4 and P5. The names that were finally chosen were Kerberos and Styx, even though they were at the second and third place in the polls respectively. Which name, leading by over 150,000 votes actually won the poll? BACK
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  105. 105. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Orthodox II • ______________________ is a title given to a small number of open-source software development leaders, typically project founders who retain the final say in disputes or arguments within the community. The phrase originated in 1995 with reference to Guido van Rossum but now applies to people including Linus Torvalds, Jimmy Wales and Mark Shuttleworth. BACK
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  107. 107. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Orthodox II • An image taken by American photographer Charles O'Rear in 1996 near his home in Napa Valley, California is touted as one of the world's most distributed photos of all time. Estimates put its viewership at close to 1 billion and for a really good reason. What reason? BACK
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  109. 109. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Orthodox II • Founded in 2008 by “Pagal Patrakar”, ______________ is an Indian news satire website that publishes satire on politics and society of India. A few of its stories such as,"Unable to attract even a single girl, frustrated man sues Axe" have been mistaken as genuine stories and published in leading websites and newspapers. BACK
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  111. 111. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Orthodox II • What happens when you type 241543903 for an image search? BACK
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  113. 113. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Orthodox II • It is a digital distribution platform used to distribute games and related media online, with a primary focus on small independent developers rather than larger software houses. It is also the first platform supporting Windows, Mac OS X and Linux with a client. What? BACK
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  115. 115. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 Round 5 : AUDIO/VIDEO
  116. 116. X QUEST FINALS XINO 2013 • This round consists of 6 audio/video questions. • Each question carries a total of 15 points, 10 for a primary question, and 5 for a secondary question. • All questions are passable. Round 5 : AUDIO/VIDEO
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