1. In Jan/Feb 2012, Google hosted a conference to which were invited several leading technologists, scientists, and other innovators & entrepreneurs to discuss some of the worlds most interesting & difficul problems. They called this an exercise in "moonshot thinking" i.e. solutions that are just beyond what is currently feasible but just enough within realityGiven the nature of the gathering (and that many videos were posted), the gathering drew comparisons with TED. The name chosen for this (and more are planned) is something that would often be the last line in an algebra problem.What?
3.Kim Schmitz is a German computer programmer who has been to jail a couple of times on charges of illegal hacking and infringing data security. He turned into an entrepreneur in 2005, starting the site Megaupload.com. This popular site was shut down in January 2012 after allegations of copyright infringement.In 2005, he also changed his last name to something unusual, but very appropriate. Whats his last name now?
4. The full title is "To promote prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation by combating the theft of U.S. property, and for other purposes". The short form is H.R. 3261. This was introduced by Lamar Smith of Texas.What is the acronym?
The rule that the Prize cannot be awarded posthumously. Steinman died only days before the announcement, and the committee only discovered this fact when they were trying to contact Steinman to inform him about his award
6. Michael Hart passed away in September 2011. The Economist in its obituary for him, noted that on the night of the American Independence Day in 1971, Hart, a student at University of Illinois in Urbana, began typing out the American Declaration of Independence on a computer. He then sent a link to friends saying they could download it for free.Eventually, this voluntary act led to more books being written out, and more volunteers joining what could now be termed a project. What appropriate name did Hart give to this project?
Project Gutenberg which digitises books and provides them for free. Johann Gutenberg, of course, introduced the printing press.
7. Wiki definition:an aerial maneuver in which an airplane makes a complete rotation on its longitudinal axis while following a helical path, approximately maintaining its original direction. It is sometimes described as "a combination of a loop and a roll".This term also became an internet sensation in November 2011. What two word term is it?
The term is "barrel roll". Google revealed a new "easter egg" in which one could type "do a barrel roll" on the Google search engine to cause the page to imitate a "barrel roll".
8. The ____ ______Laureate 2012The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the ___ ___ for 2012 to Endre SzemerédiAlfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, and Department of Computer Science, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA"for his fundamental contributions to discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science, and in recognition of the profound and lasting impact of these contributions on additive number theory and ergodic theory."
11. Whose CV?Wrote the open source port scanning program StrobeCo-invented the rubberhose deniable encryption concept used in cryptographywrote "Surfraw", a command line interface to search enginesContributor to the book: Underground: Tales of Hacking, Madness and Obsession on the Electronic FrontierThe man behind ________
13. The World Science Fiction Society (WSFS) gives out the __X___ Awards each year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. The award is named after __X___ Gernsback, who founded the pioneering science fiction magazine Amazing Stories and who is considered one of the "fathers" of the science fiction genre__X___ is also a 2011 American 3D adventure drama film based on Brian Selznicks novel The Invention of ___X___ Cabret about a boy who lives alone in a Paris railway station,directed by Martin Scorsese and written by John Logan.X please!
16. Implementation of the ‘Aadhar’ project in Kerala became tougher, due to a technical as well as legal snag. Dubbed as a ‘Kerala-specific issue’, the three public enrolment agencies in Kerala involved in the project – It@Schools, Keltronand the Akshaya Project found the issue unacceptable due to one of Kerala’s laws. Which law and why?
Open Source SoftwareKerala is the only state in India that mandates the use of Free Open Source Software. The client enrolment software used in Aadhar, however is only compatible with Windows. The three agencies only use Linux operating systems.
17. Where do you find these?Pauline BenMichelleM.One was the spouse of a Microsoft employee who found a program bug. .One was a Microsoft employee who resigned in1995.. .One is an employees child that frequented the Microsoft work site.
These are all syndromes associated with names of cities.1. Jerusalem Syndrome - wherein tourists become religious zealots to the point of acting like ancient prophets.2. Stockholm Syndrome - wherein hostages become fond of their captors.3. Paris Syndrome - wherein mainly Japanese tourists experience severe culture shock.4. Florence Syndrome (aka Stendahls Synrdrome) - wherein tourists become overwhelmed by art.
19. In Euclidean geometry, the _____ _____ theorem says that if a point P is chosen inside rectangle ABCD then, AP2 + PC2 =BP2+DP2The theorem also applies to points outside the rectangle, although the proof is harder to visualize in this case. This theorem is named as such because when the involved line segments are drawn,they somewhat resemble the _____ ______ .
20. A notable landmark often featuredin photographs, video games and visible from aerial-imaging websites such as Google Maps, of the ghost city called Prypiat, features a Ferris wheel.So, why is the city abandoned now?
Chernobyl Disaster.This city housed the nuclear reactor.
21. If you are new to computers and your computer suddenly hangs, youperform a PLOKTA.What is PLOTKA??
23. What?Each piece bears a glyph (letter or character), symbolizing the multilingualism of ________. They include the Cyrillic letter И (“i”), the Greek letter Ω (omega), the Korean syllabic block 위 (wi), the Chinese character 維 (wéi), the hindi letter िि at the left, the bengali letter উ, the Kannada kagunita ವ (vi) at the bottom, the Hebrew (and also Yiddish) letter ( וVav) and at the uppermost left the Armenian վ (vev). As with the Latin letter “w”, these glyphs are in most cases the first glyph of the name “__________” rendered in that language (for example, 維基大典 in Classical Chinese; similarly the japanese katakana ウィ makes the sound “wi”)The empty space at the top represents the (incomplete) nature of the project, and languages yet to be added.