5 Question 2In Japanese companies, a certain class of workers are often consigned to oidashibeya, or “chase-out rooms”, where they’re given menial tasks or asked to do nothing at all in a bid to bore them into quitting. What is the reason behind this custom?
6 AnswerJapan’s labour laws and customs restrict the firing of workers. Companies that want to trim payrolls offer packages to flush out volunteers – effectively giving the most skilled (and frustrated) a cash incentive to jump ship, while others get sent to these “chase-out rooms”
7 Question 3The foldout laptop computer keyboard designed by John Karidis for IBM as part of the ThinkPad 701 series, released in 1995, allowed the 701 series to be both compact (when closed) and comfortable to use (when open). The design was considered revolutionary and rocked the laptop world. What was it called?
9 Question 4X began as a research project by Michael Loren Mauldin of Carnegie Mellon University in X was sold to Terra Networks of Spain in May 2000 for $13 billion, forming a new company, Terra X. On August 16, 2010, Ybrant Digital announced the signing of a stock purchase agreement to acquire X Inc. What am I describing?
13 Question 6Dalton Maag is a small company based out of London, UK and counts Nokia, Toyota, BMW, Vodafone, and Virgin Galactic among its customers. In 2010, they added X as a customer to this illustrious list. Identify X.(Hint: The answer is in the question itself.)
14 AnswerUbuntu font (the typeface used in this quiz)
15 Question 7X as described by Raymond is a claim about software development, named in honor of Y and formulated by Raymond in his essay and book The Cathedral and the Bazaar (1999). The law states that "given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow"; or more formally: "Given a large enough beta-tester and co-developer base, almost every problem will be characterized quickly and the fix will be obvious to someone." Presenting the code to multiple developers with the purpose of reaching consensus about its acceptance is a simple form of software reviewing. Researchers and practitioners have repeatedly shown the effectiveness of various types of reviewing process in finding bugs and security issues, and also that reviews may be more efficient than testing.Robert Glass refers to the law as a "mantra" of the open source movement.
17 Question 8This picture references an event that took place a couple of years ago. You have all the clues you need in the picture itself. Identify what this is about.
18 AnswerJimi Heseldon, the owner of Segway, died when he rode his Segway off a cliff
19 Question 9X is the Europe's largest association of hackers, based in Germany and other German-speaking countries. X describes itself as "a galactic community of life forms, independent of age, sex, race or societal orientation, which strives across borders for freedom of information..." In general, the X advocates more transparency in government, freedom of information, and the human right to communication.
21 Question 10X was a protest movement against the practices of the Church of Scientology by members of Anonymous The project was started in response to the Church of Scientology's attempts to remove material from a highly publicized interview with Scientologist Tom Cruise from the Internet in January The project was publicly launched in the form of a video posted to YouTube, "Message to Scientology", on January 21, 2008.
23 Question 11 There were five primary goals in the creation of X It should be "simple, object-oriented and familiar"It should be "robust and secure"It should be "architecture-neutral and portable"It should execute with "high performance"It should be "interpreted, threaded, and dynamic"Identify X.
25 Question 12Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg is a Swedish video game commentator on YouTube. He specializes in Let's Play videos of the horror and action video game genres. His channel is one of the fastest growing YouTube channels, and as of October 2013 has over 14 million subscribers.In August 2013 his channel became the most subscribed channel on YouTube.How is he better known as?
27 Question 13The X Awards are an annual awards event that honors the best short-form content creators on the micro-blogging website Twitter and on other social media sites. Since their creation in 2008, the awards have expanded beyond Twitter to recognize content creation on other social networking sites, including YouTube, Tumblr, Foursquare, and Facebook. Past winners include Conan O'Brien, Ricky Gervais, Sesame Street's Grover, Suze Orman, Ted Leo, Neil Patrick Harris and NASA.What awards am I talking about?
29 Question 14Known as “Xanadu 2.0”, after the title character’s estate in the film Citizen Kane, this is a 66,000 sq. ft. mansion which features – among other things – a 60 foot swimming pool with an underwater music system. Guests wear pins that automatically adjust temperature, music, and lighting based on guest's preferences upon entering a room.What place is this?
33 Question 16On January 16, 1978, Ward Christensen and Randy Suess began work on the X. They may not have done so if it were not for the Great Blizzard of 1978, which forced them to stay indoors and provided the downtime from work to do so.
34 AnswerComputerized Bulletin Board System, the first bulletin board system
35 Question 17X is a term referring to the unintended consequences of a company pre-announcement made either unaware of the risks involved or when the timing is misjudged, which ends up having a negative impact on the sales of the current product. This is often the case when a product is announced too long before its actual availability.The X effect is an example of a self-defeating prophecy, as the announcement of the new product is ultimately responsible for its own abandonment.What is X?
49 Question 24Look very closely at this picture and tell me what person is associated with this.
50 AnswerLarry Ellison. If you look closely, you’ll find invoices for “yacht” and “America’s Cup” – a big passion for Ellison.
51 Question 25What is common among Gaius Flavius Antoninus (assassin of Julius Caesar), Crocodile shears (a torture device) , Chen Fang (Harvard student who is also the mayor of a small town in China), Bicholim conflict (a war between the Portugese and the Maratha empire)?
52 AnswerThey were all Wikipedia hoaxes, i.e., for which pages existed but it wasn’t a real thing.
53 Question 26Whatevent is takingplace in thepicture on theright?
54 AnswerObama conducting the first ever Twitter Townhall
55 Question 27Who is this person and what is he describing?
63 Question 31Jaguar, or Family 16h, is the codename for a low- power SoC microarchitecture. It forms the basis for four product families: Kabini aimed at notebooks and mini PCs; Temash aimed at tablets; Kyoto aimed at micro-servers; and the G-Series aimed at embedded applications.However, it is better known for a completely different application. What?
64 AnswerForms the CPU for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
65 Question 32What product is shown in this video?
66 AnswerMicrosoft Courier, a concept tablet that Micrsoft came up with in 2008 but which never got built. Ultimately, the project was cancelled in 2010.
72 AnswerIt states that "software is getting slower more rapidly than hardware becomes faster"
73 Question 36X is an independent biotech company established in 2013 by Google with the stated goal of focusing on the challenge of aging and associated diseases. The new company will be led by Arthur D. Levinson, who is the current chairman of both Apple Inc. and Genentech. Identify X.
76 AnswerThe person on the right is Rachel Leigh Cook, often mistaken online as Bill Gates’ daughter Jennifer Gates. On the left is Bill Gates’ actual daughter, Jennifer Gates.
77 Question 38Non-exhaustive list: Dot (a shape-shifting and colour-shifting smiley-faced red ball), Hoverbot (a robot), Genius (a caricature of Albert Einstein), Mother Nature (a globe), Scribble (an origami-esque cat), Power Pup (a superhero dog), Will (a caricature of William Shakespeare)What connects these?
78 AnswerAll these are Microsoft Office Assistants (similar to Clippy)
79 Question 39Identify what this is (very specific answer needed)
80 AnswerNokia Tune Dubstep Edition, which is the new avatar of the Nokia Tune preloaded on all Nokia mobile phones
81 Question 40What is so special about an upcoming space trading and combat simulator video game Star Citizen?
82 AnswerIt’s the highest-raised crowdfunded project till date
83 Question 41__________ have launched more successful companies in a shorter period of time than almost any other company in history. They are sometimes credited with inspiring the re-emergence of consumer-focused Internet companies after the dot com bust of 2001.
84 AnswerThe PayPal Mafia, consisting of members such as Peter Thiel, Max Levchin, Reid Hoffman, Elon Musk et al.
85 Question 42Who is this?(Hint: Think about resemblance of facial features)
86 AnswerPolly Adams, Douglas Adams’ daughter. Of course, this was question #42. (She’s @pollyjradams on Twitter, in case you want to stalk her.)
87 Question 43Explain what this is. Bonus points for giving specific names.
88 AnswerWii U’s multi-chip module. The CPU from IBM is called “Espresso” and the GPU from AMD is called “Latte”
91 Question 45The ____________ is a Nokia Belle powered smartphone, first unveiled on 27 February at the Mobile World Congress. On 24 January , Nokia officially confirmed __________ to be the last "flagship" Symbian smartphone. Fill in the blanks.
93 Question 46Monolithic and micro are the two main kinds of ________. They perform a vital role in all modern computers, facilitating communication between the applications and the hardware, i.e., a bridge between applications and the actual data processing done at the hardware level. What am I talking about?