Curious, George?

April 15, 2010

The film is set in an unnamed underground city of the future, where sexual intercourse is outlawed and use of mind-altering drugs is mandatory. Narcotics are critical both in maintaining compliance among the city’s residents and also for ensuring their ability to conduct dangerous and demanding tasks for long periods of time. The inhabitants worship a godlike being known as “OMM”, whom they commune with in telephone booth-like areas known as “Unichapels”.
X-1138 works in a factory producing androids that function as police officers. The work is hazardous as it requires handling explosive and radioactive material.
It was the first feature-length film directed by Lucas, developed from his (almost) eponymous student film.

X is a trade name of a high-fidelity sound reproduction standard for movie theaters, screening rooms, home theaters, computer speakers, gaming consoles, and car audio systems.

X was developed by Tomlinson Holman at George Lucas’s company, Lucasfilm, in 1983 to ensure that the soundtrack for the third Star Wars film, Return of the Jedi, would be accurately reproduced in the best venues.

Give me X.
Hint: The name of the inventor goes into the answer

Answer

It is indeed THX. Anoop, Gandhi and Mr Evil monkey get it right. The title was referring to Curious George, the animated monkey that appears in Dolby digital trailers.


January 5, 2010

He proposed that someone was first here. Who and what?

ANSWER
Thomas Pynchon in V. proposes that Kilroy was originally part of a schematic for a band-pass filter.

Complete answer by Paritosh(Dada was here!)


Hello, world!

December 23, 2009

Flickan med fjäderprydda hatt


Identify and Connect. Easy one.

Answer:

Quick one indeed!
Debashish gets it right, these are indeed the standard test image, audio file (mp3), and 3d rendering object respectively.


Connect

July 30, 2009

Answer:
Well The answer was Qt, the app dev framework used in a lot of cross platform GUIs. Katoch got to it, I remember.

The first image is from two stupid dogs – Ain’t that ‘cute’, but its wrooooong!’ Qt is pronounced cute
Now KDE was based on Qt, which wasn’t really free as in free beer and speech, so there was a lot of controversy which led to the development of GNOME (Interesting, eh?)
Qt was developed by a company called Trolltech, hence the troll
It was acquired by Nokia in ’08, thus the Nokia headquarters snap.


Boom!

July 17, 2009

Identify the trend setting game, with something that the famous individual said.

No attacking bad Uncle Sam

No attacking bad Uncle Sam


game

ANSWER
Yes, indeed. It is Scorched Earth, the mother of all games, as the Gulf war was touted to be the ‘mother of all wars’


Loads of identifies

July 2, 2009

Identify

1. Easy one

Au Revoir?

Au Revoir?

2. Identify the gent(s)

The gents

The gents

3. Watisthis? And what popularized this?

The foot?

The foot?

4. Identify. Be specific.

5. Identify the Duo.

6. Related to the above. Identify.

Dare

Dare

7. Identify.

8. Identify.

9. Who said “‘ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today ”

10. Identify The dentist's?

ANSWERS
Well No one even tried. Sheesh.
1. Farrah Fawcett
2. Pinky and Snowball from the cartoon Pinky and the Brain
3. Python’s foot, from the Monty Python’s Flying Circus
4. Garfield Minus Garfield
5. Ludakrishna and Vikram MC (Remember Welcome to India?)
6. Wierd Al Yankovic
7. Linear B (Oldest form of Mycenaen writing)
8. Age of Empires I – The priests! Wolololo!
9. Wimpy!
10. Thats the Kensington lock. It is used to lock a laptop. Thats the the slot behind your laptop. Yes.


Haiku Taunt

July 1, 2009

Of French origin
Pierce it does
Ornamental yes; but no thread

Identify this object of very common use.

HINT: Note that the answer has also been given to a class of Java programs, and in that context is derived from the words “agent” & “applet”

ANSWER
Aglet it is indeed/The shiny thing that helps/you tie them laces in a spree!

haha. Katoch, and Pande got it right. Wow, Katoch, respect. Thanks 😛

Soumya, No AIR 1?

BTW, My site suggestion for this is iansshoelaces.com, or something like that