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Finals Senior Quiz
Rules Infinite Pounce: +20 / -10 if your team “pounces” on a question Otherwise, question goes through Infinite Bounce with +10, no negative marking Quizmaster’s decision is final and binding
Question 1 Chad Hurley and Steve Smith, founded a company in 2011, which took over the internet service Delicious. Name this company.
Answer AVOS Systems
Question 2 In 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?
Answer Japan’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”
Question 3 The 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?
Answer Butterfly keyboard
Question 4 X 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?
Question 5 “Yes, I have strong opinions. And CVS users...if you really like using CVS, you shouldn’t be here. You should be in some mental institution somewhere else”. Who said this?
Answer Linus Torvalds
Question 6 Dalton 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.)
Answer Ubuntu font (the typeface used in this quiz)
Question 7 X 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.
Answer X - Linus’s Rule Y - Linus Torvalds
Question 8 This 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.
Answer Jimi Heseldon, the owner of Segway, died when he rode his Segway off a cliff
Question 9 X 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.
Answer Chaos Computer Club
Question 10 X 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.
Answer Operation Chanology
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.
Question 12 Felix 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?
Answer PewDiePie (pronounced “pew-dee-py”)
Question 13 The 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?
Answer Shorty Awards
Question 14 Known 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?
Answer Bill Gates' house
Question 15 What has been the Russian government’s response to news of NSA surveillance on foreign governments?
Answer They’ve switched to using typewriters!
Question 16 On 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.
Answer Computerized Bulletin Board System, the first bulletin board system
Question 17 X 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?
Answer Osborne effect
Question 18 Ad for what company?
Answer Axe / Lynx
Question 19 Identify
Answer XCode - an IDE by Apple
Question 20 What is the name commonly given to the algorithm that Facebook uses to determine what articles should be displayed in a user's News Feed ?
Question 21 Connect: Br, Au, En, Lr, Ae, Pr
Answer Part of Adobe’s Creative Suite (Bridge, Audition, Encore, Lightroom, After Effects, Premier)
Question 22 This track is the first video game theme ever to win a Grammy Award. What game is it from?
Answer Civilization IV
Question 23 Connect
Answer All have been acquired by Flipkart
Question 24 Look very closely at this picture and tell me what person is associated with this.
Answer Larry Ellison. If you look closely, you’ll find invoices for “yacht” and “America’s Cup” – a big passion for Ellison.
Question 25 What 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)?
Answer They were all Wikipedia hoaxes, i.e., for which pages existed but it wasn’t a real thing.
Question 26 What event is taking place in the picture on the right?
Answer Obama conducting the first ever Twitter Townhall
Question 27 Who is this person and what is he describing?
Answer John McAfee (founder of McAfee Software)
Question 28 This started in 1987 when Joe Becker (Xerox) and Mark Davis (Apple) started a discussion about standardising something. What is this?
Question 29 Fill in the blank.
Answer Ballmer Peak
Question 30 Non-exhaustive list: Akelarre, Anubis, Blowfish, Camellia, Cobra, Crab, Hasty Pudding, Iraqi, Lucifer, MacGuffin, Nimbus, Square, Serpent, Skipjack, Threefish, Twofish, Xenon, Zodiac. What are all of these?
Question 31 Jaguar, 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?
Answer Forms the CPU for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Question 32 What product is shown in this video?
Answer Microsoft Courier, a concept tablet that Micrsoft came up with in 2008 but which never got built. Ultimately, the project was cancelled in 2010.
Question 33 What film is this?
Answer Revolution OS, a documentary about history of the free / open source software movement
Question 34 Founded by Ben Rattray, its motto is “What will you ________?” What am I talking about?
Answer Change.org, a petition tool that is widely used for online campaigns
Question 35 What is Wirth’s law?
Answer It states that "software is getting slower more rapidly than hardware becomes faster"
Question 36 X 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.
Answer Calico (California Life Company)
Question 37 Connect these two people
Answer The 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.
Question 38 Non-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?
Answer All these are Microsoft Office Assistants (similar to Clippy)
Question 39 Identify what this is (very specific answer needed)
Answer Nokia Tune Dubstep Edition, which is the new avatar of the Nokia Tune preloaded on all Nokia mobile phones
Question 40 What is so special about an upcoming space trading and combat simulator video game Star Citizen?
Answer It’s the highest-raised crowdfunded project till date
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.
Answer The PayPal Mafia, consisting of members such as Peter Thiel, Max Levchin, Reid Hoffman, Elon Musk et al.
Question 42 Who is this? (Hint: Think about resemblance of facial features)
Answer Polly Adams, Douglas Adams’ daughter. Of course, this was question #42. on Twitter, in case you want to stalk her.)
Question 43 Explain what this is. Bonus points for giving specific names.
Answer Wii U’s multi-chip module. The CPU from IBM is called “Espresso” and the GPU from AMD is called “Latte”
Question 44 Logo for…
Answer Google Fiber
Question 45 The ____________ is a Nokia Belle powered smartphone, first unveiled on 27 February 2012 at the Mobile World Congress. On 24 January , Nokia officially confirmed __________ to be the last "flagship" Symbian smartphone. Fill in the blanks.
Answer Nokia 808 PureView
Question 46 Monolithic 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?