5 What is this musician doing in a Mobile Quiz?
6 Cartoon for which two types of phone software?
<ul><li>AUDIENCE </li></ul><ul><li>_____is an integrated circuit customized for a particular use, rather than intended for general-purpose use. For example, a chip designed solely to run a cell phone is an ____ </li></ul>Fill in the blank
<ul><li>Clockwise </li></ul><ul><li>12 questions </li></ul><ul><li>10 points per question for direct & pass </li></ul><ul><li>No negatives </li></ul>
The son of a Lebanese immigrant, his ascendancy started in 1990. He is a widower with six kids. He is a baseball fan and art collector. His collection is housed at the Museo Soumaya, named after his late wife. In recent years he has done wonders to revitalize Churubusco, the historical district of his home town. Who?
It was seen as frivolous and obstructing the audibility of words. Considered the devil’s music and associated with pagan rites it was forbidden by the Church. In 1364, during the time of Pope Urban V, Guillaume de Machaut composed La Messe de Nostre Dame and this was the first time that the Church officially sanctioned _________ in sacred music. Today most cell phone users cannot do without it. What?
X was an undertaker in Kansas City, and he had a stiff (no pun intended) competitor. The story goes that the competitor’s wife was an operator at the local telephone company, and was largely instrumental in X losing tons of business. ID the frustrated Mr X and what he came up with to counter his competition.
Answer Whenever a caller asked to be put through to Strowger, calls were deliberately put through to his competitor. Almon B. Strowger thereafter developed a system of automatic switching now known as Strowger exchanges
Wade Oosterman, the telco's executive vice-president of sales and marketing, says that his company has continued to build its brand around spokes-critters rather than humans because "they are less expensive and they don't ask that we take the red M&Ms out of their candy bowls.“ Which is this Ontario based company that has used lizards, frogs, ducks, ladybugs and monkeys and other animals regularly in its campaigns?
Price was some $3,995 in 1983 dollars… let you talk for 30 minutes, could go a full eight hours between charges, boasted eight hours of standby time, took 10 hours to recharge, featured an LED display and memory to store thirty "dialing locations". Wooo. ID pls.
Answer Motorola's DynaTAC - 'Dynamic Adaptive Total Area Coverage‘, the first cellular phone
Sep 23, 2005: ______ "was clearly a leader of criminal activity in this case," the judge said. The one-time milkman and high school sports coach did not make any statements at the hearing and showed little emotion when the sentence was announced. Afterward, he stood up and hugged his wife, both teary-eyed. As most people were leaving the courtroom, he then stood by himself with his head bowed and hands grasping the back of his chair for more than a minute. Explain.
Answer Ebbers, the WorldCom CEO being sentenced
In cooking it is a very small amount of an ingredient, normally spices. In economics, it is the level of inventory below which consumers become worried about continuity of supplies. How would you connect the term to this guy?
Answer Pinch, the technology Apple promotes on its iPhones
Any individual above the age of 12 is permitted to appear for it. There are four levels. Restricted Grade II, Grade II, Grade I and Advanced. Five words per minutes sending-receiving speed on Morse code will get a grade-II and 12 words per min will get grade-I. For advanced grade higher level of technical knowledge in electronics is essentially required. Why would one take this exam?
Answer Graffiti – the handwriting recognition software used in PDAs based on the Palm OS
Examples from literature where this was used are: Coleridge in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner: And the good south wind still blew behind, But no sweet bird did follow, Nor any day for food or play Came to the mariners' __________! Oliver Twist upon meeting the Artful Dodger: Upon this, the boy crossed over; and walking close up to Oliver, said '__________, my covey! What's the row?' What has this morphed to in present day usage?
<ul><li>AUDIENCE </li></ul><ul><li>This was first used by the laptop manufacturer GRiD (who had the patent on the idea at the time) for their Compass model in 1982. </li></ul><ul><li>It is generally agreed to have been inspired by the Star Trek original series communicator. </li></ul><ul><li>Bookbinders build ____ boxes in which valuable books or loose papers can be protected from light and dust. </li></ul><ul><li>It is also an informal name for General Motors full-size station wagons (manufactured 1971–1976), that featured a complex, two-piece "disappearing" tailgate, officially known as the "Glide Away" tailgate </li></ul>What?
AUDIENCE The phrase is a long standing joke and cause for confusion for computer users because most users could not decipher its meaning. The term was popularized by the comedy cult film Office Space. Michael Bolton (David Herman), reads the error message from the VFD status display on a fax machine, after which he asks, "'PC LOAD LETTER'? What the f*** does that mean?" Frustrations such as this led the main characters of the film to take revenge on the malfunctioning fax machine, by destroying it in a vacant field with a baseball bat. What does PC actually mean?
<ul><li>Anti-Clockwise </li></ul><ul><li>12 questions </li></ul><ul><li>10 points per question for direct & pass </li></ul><ul><li>No negatives </li></ul>
<ul><li>Term for searching for Wi-Fi wireless networks by a moving vehicle. It involves using a car or truck and a Wi-Fi equipped computer, such as a laptop or a PDA, to detect the networks. Software for this is freely available on the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>It is derived from another term from the 1983 film WarGames , which involved searching for computer systems to connect to, using software that dialed numbers sequentially to see which ones were connected to a fax machine or computer. </li></ul><ul><li>What is the term? </li></ul>
<ul><li>A Visual Basic for Applications program that executes a sequential series of commands and functions within an application such as Excel </li></ul><ul><li>extremely small in scale or scope or capability </li></ul><ul><li>a prefix denoting a factor of 10-12 in the International System of Units (SI) </li></ul><ul><li>a prefix in the SI system of units denoting a factor of 10−15 </li></ul><ul><li>a lightweight handheld collapsible canopy </li></ul><ul><li>Connect </li></ul>
Answer Macro, Micro, Pico, Femto and Umbrella – different cell structures in GSM
Answer Prada, chocolate, cookie and shine – all models of LG phones
<ul><li>The Auto Industry calls it Luxury </li></ul><ul><li>The Liquor Industry calls it Premium </li></ul><ul><li>The Airline Industry calls it First Class </li></ul><ul><li>The Hotel Industry calls it Five Star </li></ul><ul><li>The Securities Industry calls it Blue Chip </li></ul><ul><li>In the Communications Industry, it is called? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Industrial and Commercial Bank of China </li></ul><ul><li>__________ </li></ul><ul><li>Visa, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>__________ </li></ul><ul><li>Rosneft </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in the blanks and what’s the list about? </li></ul>
It is sponsored by INMARSAT and the coverage includes a weekly half-hour HD video package, as well as through live videoconferences, email bulletins, radio interviews, photos and internet blogs. It started at Alicante in Portugal on 11 Oct 2008 and after Capetown, Cochin, Singapore, Qingdao and Rio the latest stop on 18 May 2009 is Boston. What are we talking about?
April 1991: first humanitarian missions with SOS Action Humanitaire and Solidarité Pyrénéenne. 1991-1998 : more than 50 humanitarian missions as volunteers in Bosnia, Croatia, Iraq and Albania. June 1998 : Creation of the concept of "humanitarian calling operations" for civilians affected by humanitarian crises. Which organization?
Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is a leading supplier of banknote paper, banknote printing, currency automation systems, as well as complex system solutions in the fields of electronic payment, health care, identification, transportation and IT security. What innovation did they bring to the telecom space?
In Latin it means "image" or "apparition". The term was widely used in connection with the conviction of a number of people at the Salem witchcraft trials. In the 17th century the word was introduced into optics, and later applied to other “waves”. The dictionary meaning is – a condition that is not limited to a specific set of values but that which can vary infinitely within a continuum. What term?
<ul><li>THEME </li></ul><ul><li>6 questions all written </li></ul><ul><li>10 points for each correct answer </li></ul><ul><li>All answers connect to a theme </li></ul><ul><li>Points for theme: </li></ul><ul><li>+30/-10 +25/-10 +20/-10 </li></ul><ul><li>+15/-5 +10/-5 +5/-5 </li></ul><ul><li>For the theme write down your answer </li></ul>
We are all aware of 3G technology based on UMTS, WCDMA, AAL2/5 etc in Mobile architecture. Which technology was known as 2.5G technology? +30 / -10
The original proposal was to have a constellation of 77 satellites and a name was arrived at. However it was later reckoned that 66 satellites would suffice. On the list where they picked the name from, position 66 was occupied by something that sounded like a disease. As a result the original name was retained. What name, and what's the funda? +25 / -10
The nickname “Little Egypt" arose in the 1830s, when poor harvests in the north of the state drove people to the South to buy grain. Others say that the similarity of the land of the great Mississippi and Ohio River valleys were like that of Egypt’s Nile delta. The nickname may date back to 1818, when a huge tract of land was purchased at the confluence of the rivers and its developers named it Cairo that still stands on the peninsula where the Ohio River joins the Mississippi. Which state? +20 / -10
<ul><li>What? </li></ul><ul><li>Alfred J. Gross is sometimes credited with inventing it </li></ul><ul><li>Also credited with the invention is Canadian inventor Donald Hings who created a portable radio signaling system for his employer CM&S in 1937 which he called a "packset” </li></ul><ul><li>Used by the US military in WW II </li></ul><ul><li>Widely used today in any setting where portable radio communications are necessary, including business, public safety, military, outdoor recreation, and the like, and devices are available at numerous price points from inexpensive analog units sold as toys up to ruggedized analog and digital units for use on boats or in heavy industry. </li></ul>+15 / -5
In September 1906, Victor Co. designed a new line of phonographs with the turntable and amplifying horn tucked away inside a wooden cabinet. This was not done for reasons of audio fidelity, but for visual aesthetics. The intention was to produce a phonograph that looked less like a piece of machinery and more like a piece of furniture. These internal horn machines, trademarked with the name _______, were first marketed to the public in August of that year and were an immediate hit. ID. +10 / -5
<ul><li>Name contains the eighteenth letter of the Greek alphabet </li></ul><ul><li>Techniques are DMAIC and DMADV </li></ul><ul><li>People are classified as Execs, Champions, Master Black, Black and Green </li></ul><ul><li>What? </li></ul>+5 / -5
<ul><li>Theme </li></ul><ul><li>GPRS – Motorola had the first handset and network </li></ul><ul><li>Iridium – originally owned by Motorola </li></ul><ul><li>Illinois – Motorola HQ in Schaumberg </li></ul><ul><li>Walkie Talkie – invented by Motorola </li></ul><ul><li>Victrola – Motorola ’s name taken from Motor + Victrola </li></ul><ul><li>Six Sigma – invented at Motorola </li></ul>