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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Midnight Dilemma

hi all,

This is Rishabh a.k.a Rusty , 3rd yr kiit bhubaneshwar .
My first set of ques thru rohil.


1.This was found by the KGB in the 1960's as a part of ingenious spy equipment with Francis Gary Powers whose U2 plane was shot over the Soviet Union while on a espionage mission.
Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly bought this product to promote its new drugs.
The sales of this product fell almost by 50% after the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001.

What are we talking about ?




2.In 1998 a french hacker named Jerome Rota and a German hacker Max Morice decide to reverse engineer a Microsoft codec. Their work in this led Rota to start working on what would become a standard in this field. what product did he help develop ?




3.straight and simple:what was saddam hussain's codename while in us custody??



4.------ is a Taiwanese company specializing in the manufacturing of computing, communications, and consumer electronics devices.
their corporate motto or vision is bringing enjoyment and quality to life.

The company was established in 1984, initially known as Acer Peripherals Inc then Acer CM (Communications and Multimedia), and finally rebranded as in December 2001

(easiest of the lot)



5.The Naval Support Facility Thurmont, popularly known as ------ , is the rustic 125-acre (0.5 km²) mountain retreat of the President of the United States. ----- is part of the Catoctin Mountain Park recreational area in Frederick County, Maryland, 60 miles north of Washington, D.C. It was founded by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as Shangri-La and later renamed after Dwight Eisenhower's grandson, David Eisenhower.



6. ------ was originally part of the punk rock scene at 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley, California. Their early releases for independent label Lookout! Records earned them a grassroots fanbase, some of whom felt alienated when the band signed to a major label. Nevertheless, their major label debut Dookie became a breakout success in 1994 and eventually sold over 10 million copies in the U.S. alone. As a result,----- was widely credited, along with fellow California punk bands The Offspring and Rancid, with reviving mainstream interest in and popularizing punk rock in the United States. immediate follow-up albums did not achieve the massive success of Dookie,but they were still successful.
info:Billie Joe Armstrong (guitar, lead vocals), Mike Dirnt (bass) and Tré Cool (drums).



7.Located on the "desert coast" of the U.S. state of Florida, X is described as the world's largest private estate; "cost: no man can say" . Built on an immense "private mountain" constructed from twenty thousand tons of marble, the estate boasts a forest of one hundred thousand trees, a championship-quality golf course, a Venetian-style canal with gondolas, and an extensive zoo and aquarium stocked with a menagerie of animals. Central to the estate X proper, the castle-like mansion (reportedly built from stones taken from other, lesser palaces) that serves as Z's home and repository for his enormous collection of paintings, statues, and other antiquities and objets d'art.

In X did Y

A stately pleasure-dome decree:
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.
So twice five miles of fertile ground
With walls and towers were girdled round:

who or what or where are X,Y,Z?



Answers in a day =)

8 comments:

roshan said...

1.Viagra?
2.ASCII?
3.Operation Kabza?
4.BENQ....Panache repeat;-)
5.
6.Green Day...they have been disowned by Gilman street though..
7.Xanadu from Citizen Kane is the place...House of Charles Foster Kane...The movie by Orson Welles is too good.

roshan said...

Answers courtesy:-My head...Note for future :-)

rusty said...

4,6,7 correct.
dint know about panache though
care will be taken in future though
gud job

UDit said...

2.divX
4.benq
5.camp david
6.greenday

rusty said...

all 4 correct udit:)

Rohil Sinha said...

1>The Swiss knife

PS - These questions belong to a quiz which rusty aka Rishabh prepared for a quiz at his quiz club.

rusty said...

hi all
answers:
1:victorinox swiss army knife(it was used by sept 11 hijackers)
2:divx
3:victor
4:benq
5:camp david
6:greenday ,of course
7:x:xanadu
y:kublai khan
z:charles foster kane

thank you

roshan said...

Great job Rusty..Really nice set of questions:-)

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Midnight Dilemma

hi all,

This is Rishabh a.k.a Rusty , 3rd yr kiit bhubaneshwar .
My first set of ques thru rohil.


1.This was found by the KGB in the 1960's as a part of ingenious spy equipment with Francis Gary Powers whose U2 plane was shot over the Soviet Union while on a espionage mission.
Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly bought this product to promote its new drugs.
The sales of this product fell almost by 50% after the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001.

What are we talking about ?




2.In 1998 a french hacker named Jerome Rota and a German hacker Max Morice decide to reverse engineer a Microsoft codec. Their work in this led Rota to start working on what would become a standard in this field. what product did he help develop ?




3.straight and simple:what was saddam hussain's codename while in us custody??



4.------ is a Taiwanese company specializing in the manufacturing of computing, communications, and consumer electronics devices.
their corporate motto or vision is bringing enjoyment and quality to life.

The company was established in 1984, initially known as Acer Peripherals Inc then Acer CM (Communications and Multimedia), and finally rebranded as in December 2001

(easiest of the lot)



5.The Naval Support Facility Thurmont, popularly known as ------ , is the rustic 125-acre (0.5 km²) mountain retreat of the President of the United States. ----- is part of the Catoctin Mountain Park recreational area in Frederick County, Maryland, 60 miles north of Washington, D.C. It was founded by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as Shangri-La and later renamed after Dwight Eisenhower's grandson, David Eisenhower.



6. ------ was originally part of the punk rock scene at 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley, California. Their early releases for independent label Lookout! Records earned them a grassroots fanbase, some of whom felt alienated when the band signed to a major label. Nevertheless, their major label debut Dookie became a breakout success in 1994 and eventually sold over 10 million copies in the U.S. alone. As a result,----- was widely credited, along with fellow California punk bands The Offspring and Rancid, with reviving mainstream interest in and popularizing punk rock in the United States. immediate follow-up albums did not achieve the massive success of Dookie,but they were still successful.
info:Billie Joe Armstrong (guitar, lead vocals), Mike Dirnt (bass) and Tré Cool (drums).



7.Located on the "desert coast" of the U.S. state of Florida, X is described as the world's largest private estate; "cost: no man can say" . Built on an immense "private mountain" constructed from twenty thousand tons of marble, the estate boasts a forest of one hundred thousand trees, a championship-quality golf course, a Venetian-style canal with gondolas, and an extensive zoo and aquarium stocked with a menagerie of animals. Central to the estate X proper, the castle-like mansion (reportedly built from stones taken from other, lesser palaces) that serves as Z's home and repository for his enormous collection of paintings, statues, and other antiquities and objets d'art.

In X did Y

A stately pleasure-dome decree:
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.
So twice five miles of fertile ground
With walls and towers were girdled round:

who or what or where are X,Y,Z?



Answers in a day =)

8 comments:

roshan said...

1.Viagra?
2.ASCII?
3.Operation Kabza?
4.BENQ....Panache repeat;-)
5.
6.Green Day...they have been disowned by Gilman street though..
7.Xanadu from Citizen Kane is the place...House of Charles Foster Kane...The movie by Orson Welles is too good.

roshan said...

Answers courtesy:-My head...Note for future :-)

rusty said...

4,6,7 correct.
dint know about panache though
care will be taken in future though
gud job

UDit said...

2.divX
4.benq
5.camp david
6.greenday

rusty said...

all 4 correct udit:)

Rohil Sinha said...

1>The Swiss knife

PS - These questions belong to a quiz which rusty aka Rishabh prepared for a quiz at his quiz club.

rusty said...

hi all
answers:
1:victorinox swiss army knife(it was used by sept 11 hijackers)
2:divx
3:victor
4:benq
5:camp david
6:greenday ,of course
7:x:xanadu
y:kublai khan
z:charles foster kane

thank you

roshan said...

Great job Rusty..Really nice set of questions:-)