Answer 2 Richard Matthew Stallman, the founder of the GNU project.
Question 3 “Hello everybody out there using minix - I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has been brewing since April, and is starting to get ready. I’d like any feedback on things people like/dislike in minix, as my OS resembles it somewhat(same physical layout of the file-system (due to practical reasons) among other things).” … “PS. Yes — it’s free of any minix code, and it has a multi-threaded fs. It is NOT portable (uses 386 task switching etc), and it probably never will support anything other than AT-harddisks, as that’s all I have :-(.” Whose post?
Answer 3 Linus Torvalds talking about Linux in a community forum. The original discussion can still be found here: http://bit.ly/SREC-1
Question 4 Mark Shuttleworth, a South African entrepreneur, gained worldwide fame on 25 April 2002 as the second self-funded space tourist and the first-ever African in space. Flying through Space Adventures, he launched aboard the Russian Soyuz TM-34 mission as a spaceflight participant, paying approximately US$ 20 million for the voyage. He has a private jet, a Bombardier Global Express, which is often referred to as Canonical One. Apart from being a really cool dude, what‟s his most important contribution to the Open Source movement?
Answer 5 He designed Tux, the Linux mascot. Ewing created Tux using the first public version of GIMP and released it with the following condition: “Permission to use and/or modify this image is granted provided you acknowledge me firstname.lastname@example.org and The GIMP if someone asks.” Ewing, interestingly is also involved in the development of GIMP.
Question 6 This Linux flavor is the one which introduced the concept of LiveCD to the world. It was the first ever OS to incorporate this feature which allowed it to run directly off a CD/DVD or USB drive without needing to be installed on a user‟s hard drive. It was created by Klaus Knopper. Identify this revolutionary Linux flavor.
Answer 8 It is the world‟s first Open Source Beer The recipe is published under a Creative Commons license, specifically the Attribution-ShareAlike license. It was created by students at the IT-University in Copenhagen together with Superflex, a Copenhagen-based artist collective, to illustrate how concepts of the free software movement might be applied outside the digital world.
Question 9 The Wikipedia entry for this immensely popular Open Source electronic prototyping platform reads thus: “In 2005, in Ivrea, Italy (main site of the computer company Olivetti), a project was initiated to make a device for controlling student-built interaction design projects with less expense than with other prototyping systems available at the time. Founders Massimo Banzi and David Cuartielles named the project after Arduin of Ivrea, the main historical character of the town.” Name it.
Answer 1 Quick Response (QR) code. The QR code on the right actually contains the message, “This is a QR code right? What is the expansion for a QR code?”
Question 2 An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, this 38 – year old novelist, originally wanted to be an historian. But as fate would be it, he got employed in the financial services industry where he worked for 14 years. After the stint in financial services, he retired to writing and his debut work, the first book in the Shiva Trilogy, received immense critical acclaim and is still a best seller. ID the author. A bonus of 10 pts. to any team who gives the names of all three books in the Shiva Trilogy.
Answer 7 Kunal Nayyar Best known for his role as Dr. Rajesh Koothrappali in the sitcom the Big Bang Theory.
Question 8 When nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 1986, this legendary author‟s first and only speech was a plea to the government asking to reduce the weight of the school bags as he felt they are a real burden to children. Hint: He is often compared to Guy de Maupassant for his expressive style of writing. (that didn’t help, did it?)
Question 9 Fill the blank Walmart McDonalds National Health Service China National Petroleum Corporation State Grid Corporation of China _________________ Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn) … (non exhaustive list)
Answer 9 Walmart McDonalds National Health Service China National Petroleum Corporation State Grid Corporation of China Indian Railways Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn) … (non exhaustive list) BBC’s 2012 list of top employers excluding armed forces of nations.
Question 10 UrbanDictionary.com defines this term as “An otherwise normal photo that has been ruined or spoiled by someone who was not supposed to be in the photograph.” Examples are to the right. Which modern term?
Question 6 Originally made in Nîmes, France, this fabric was intended for use by miners. The André family which made them, dyed the fabric with indigo dye traditionally to make blue „jeans‟. What popular modern day clothing are we talking about?
Answer 6 Denims (French for "from Nîmes" (de Nîmes))
Question 7 This contraption was originally used to harness the power of animals or humans to do work, usually to grind flour. In later times they were also used as punishment devices for people sentenced to hard labour in prisons. In modern times, the usage has totally changed with them being related to health and fitness. Which 9 letter word are we talking about?
Question 8 This is the entrance to Google‟s corporate headquarters located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway in Mountain View, Santa Clara County, California, United States, near San Jose. What is the building called?
Question 10 Pavitr Prabhakar, a simple Indian boy from a remote village, moves to Mumbai with his Aunt Maya and Uncle Bhim to study after getting half a scholarship. Other students at his new school tease him and beat him for his studious nature and simple background. He knows his Uncle Bhim is struggling to support him and his Aunt Maya, and pay his school fees. Only Meera Jain, a popular girl from his school, befriends him. Meanwhile, Nalin Oberoi, a local crime lord, uses an amulet to perform an ancient ritual in which he is possessed by a demon committed to opening a gate for other demons to invade Earth. While being chased by bullies, Pavitr Prabhakar encounters an ancient yogi who grants him the powers of a spider, in order to fight the evil that threatens the world. While discovering his powers, Pavitr Prabhakar refuses to help a woman being attacked by several men. He leaves the place, but comes back when he hears his uncle cry out, and discovers that he has been slain. He learns that Bhim was stabbed when he tried to help the woman. Pavitr Prabhakar understands that with great power comes great responsibility, and swears to use his powers for the good of others. [continues…] Plot of..?
Question 13 Steve Jobs was quoted as saying to John Sculley, “Do you want to keep selling beverages or come with me and change the world?” Who was John Sculley and what is the importance of this quote in the history of computing?
Answer 13 John Sculley was the then CEO of Coca-cola. Steve Jobs lured him to be the CEO of Apple Inc. after Steve Wozniak stepped down as the CEO of Apple. This was considered Steve Job‟s biggest mistake as Apple faced a heavy downfall under his leadership. Consequently Steve Jobs fired him and took the place of a CEO himself. And the rest is history
Question 14 Why is Doomsday popular in comics?
Answer 15 They were all products of permitted bootlegging. Employees in a company may do their own projects (not the company‟s) during company work hours. This is illegal according to the terms of many companies. But sometimes if the product is really good enough, and the company sees interest in it, the company may take the product into its own hands and may release it in its own brand. This situation in known as permitted bootlegging.
Question 17 “I will be stopping X at the end of the year. This was not a recent or an easy decision, and I leave with some sadness. My interests have shifted however, and I believe Ive done what I can do within the constraints of daily deadlines and small panels. I am eager to work at a more thoughtful pace, with fewer artistic compromises. I have not yet decided on future projects, but my relationship with Universal Press Syndicate will continue. That so many newspapers would carry X is an honor Ill long be proud of, and Ive greatly appreciated your support and indulgence over the last decade. Drawing this comic strip has been a privilege and a pleasure, and I thank you for giving me the opportunity.” The above are the words of Bill Watterson, creator of the famous comic strip X. The last official strip of X came out on a Sunday, December 31, 1995. What is X?
Question 22 His speed in terms of reacting + punching from a distance of 3 ft. away was determined to be around 0.05 second; from 5 ft. away it was around 0.08 second. He could take in one arm a 75 lb barbell from a standing position with the barbell held flush against his chest and slowly stick his arms out locking them, holding the barbell there for several seconds. In a speed demonstration, he could snatch a dime off a persons open palm before they could close it, and leave a penny behind. He performed one-hand push-ups using only the thumb and index finger and 50 reps of one-arm chin-ups. He could cause a 300-lb (136.08 kg) bag to fly towards and thump the ceiling with a sidekick. He held an elevated v-sit position for 30 minutes or longer. Whom are we talking about?