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hillhacks quiz 2017

Nemo
May 21, 2017
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hillhacks quiz 2017

The annual hillhacks quiz - 2017 edition.

Attended by around 20-30 people during the last day of the conference (21st May 2017)

Nemo

May 21, 2017
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  1. hillhacks quiz
    2017
    Nemo (@captn3m0)

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  2. Quiz Format
    - Teams of 2
    - Multiple written rounds
    - Exchange sheets for scoring
    - Possible prizes for top scoring team
    - Don’t shout out answers
    Topics: Tech/Science/Popular Culture/Geek and Internet trivia

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  3. /dev/urandom

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  4. 1. X=?, Y=?
    X was originally one of the many codenames while the SDK was in development at Borland.
    The name X came about because one of the design goals for X was to provide database
    connectivity to Y, hence the phrase:
    "If you want to talk to Y, go to X".
    Give X and Y (1 point each)

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  5. 2. Which artist’s rider on his recent tour?
    Silvercare cutlery to fresh flowers (no lillies) to scented candles with a strong focus on health
    foods like coconut water, almond milk, strawberry and vanilla protein powder, raw organic
    honey, decaffeinated herbal teas to fresh fruit and vegetable platter.
    … has requested vegetables seasoned with ranch sauce, diced fruit, organic bananas and
    seedless grapes. Snacks must also include a deli platter of organic turkey, lettuce, colby and
    provolone cheese, black olives, as well as green and banana peppers. Backstage demands
    include [...] mint and watermelon gum, white cheddar popcorn, Ghiradelli dark chocolate
    with sea salt and almonds, menthol, and watermelon gum, vinegar chips, organic dried fruit,
    peanuts, and all berries cereal. The “_____” singer also has a list of delicious treats that he
    enjoys, like a pack of Swedish Fish, boxes of Ritz Bitz peanut butter and cheese sandwiches
    and multiple pacs of Harbio Cola Gummies.

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  6. 3. Guess the sponsor
    The Jamaican Bobsled team (led by Winston
    Watt, a veteran driver who piloted the
    Olympic team in 2002) has found support
    among the founders of X, which is partly an
    Internet dog meme. Liam Butler, who runs
    the X Foundation, started to raise money for
    the team after hearing that Watt had
    personally funded its trip to a training session
    but would be unable to come up with the
    money needed to fly the team to Sochi,
    Russia. The fund raised almost $25,000 in 12
    hours and has reached its $30,000 goal.

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  7. 4. Which law and why?
    Low-level lawyer Nick Carter thinks it’s a prank,
    not an alien encounter, when 2 aliens show up at
    his office. The entire cosmos, they tell him, has
    been hopelessly hooked on X ever since “Year
    Zero” (1977 to us), resulting in the biggest _____
    since the Big Bang and bankrupting the whole
    universe. Nick has just been tapped to clean up this
    mess before things get ugly. Thankfully, this
    unlikely galaxy-hopping hero does know a thing or
    two about Y law. Now, with Carly and Frampton
    as his guides, Nick has forty-eight hours to save
    humanity—while hoping to wow the hot girl who
    lives down the hall from him.
    0.5 if you just give the law

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  8. 5. I’m Radioactive
    X, like most organic material, naturally contain a certain amount of radioactive
    isotopes—even in the absence of any artificial pollution or contamination. The “X equivalent
    dose”, defined as the additional dose a person will absorb from eating one X, expresses the
    severity of exposure to radiation, such as resulting from nuclear weapons or medical
    procedures, in terms that would make sense to most people. This is approximately 78
    nanosieverts - in informal publications one often sees this estimate rounded up to 0.1 μSv.

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  9. 6. How is a Pirate Ninja defined?
    Pirate Ninja is a unit of power measurement
    defined in the book Martian (about a NASA
    astronaut stranded in Mars). It is roughly
    equivalent to 40.6W.
    “You know what? "[X]" is a pain in the ass
    to say. I'm gonna invent a new scientific unit
    name. One [X] is... it can be anything... um...
    I suck at this... I'll call it a "pirate-ninja".”
    The Curiosity rover team at JPL references
    milli-Pirate-Ninjas in their meetings.

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  10. 7. How many retweets?

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  11. 8. What is Quechua named after?
    You likely know the brand by now. What is it named after?
    >Quechua is a mountain sports brand founded in 1997 in Domancy, France, dealing with
    hiking, trail running, adventure racing, climbing and mountaineering apparel and equipment
    and is sold in every store of Decathlon Group and sportswear shops.

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  12. 9. Most Dangerous Code in the World?

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  13. 10. What kind of droids
    are R2D2 and C3PO?
    #tatooine
    0.5 points for each

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  14. 11. How many points is the snitch worth?

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  15. 12. Which command?

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  16. 13. What’s on Saturn’s North Pole?

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  17. 14. Foo Stock Exchange. foo=?

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  18. 15. Spot the difference

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  19. X: Xs are somewhat infrequent. Many of them are made of polished metal and are the
    property of rich people or ENCHANTRESSES. Do not expect to find one in any INN.
    Where Xs exist, of whatever material, they are not commonly used for combing the hair in.
    They will be employed for PROPHECY or FARSEEING or, less frequently, as the way in
    from our own world to start the Tour, or simply for travel. Xs are almost exclusively used as a
    device for spotting VAMPIRES or other ENEMIES in disguise
    16. Which term from the toughguide to fantasyland?

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  20. 17. How many faces?

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  21. 18. How high are you?
    What is the elevation of this place?
    5% error is acceptable.

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  22. 19.Which tarot card?

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  23. 20. Why is the NSA so stupid?
    The recent EternalBlue and Double Pulsar exploits (produced by NSA and released by
    ShadowBrokers) were declassified.
    Why would NSA ever declassify such high-level 0-day exploits?

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  24. 1. X=?, Y=?
    X was originally one of the many codenames while the SDK was in development at Borland.
    The name X came about because one of the design goals for X was to provide database
    connectivity to Y, hence the phrase:
    "If you want to talk to Y, go to X".
    Give X and Y (1 point each)

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  25. Delphi, oracle

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  26. 2. Which artist’s rider on his recent tour?
    Silvercare cutlery to fresh flowers (no lillies) to scented candles with a strong focus on health
    foods like coconut water, almond milk, strawberry and vanilla protein powder, raw organic
    honey, decaffeinated herbal teas to fresh fruit and vegetable platter.
    … has requested vegetables seasoned with ranch sauce, diced fruit, organic bananas and
    seedless grapes. Snacks must also include a deli platter of organic turkey, lettuce, colby and
    provolone cheese, black olives, as well as green and banana peppers. Backstage demands
    include [...] mint and watermelon gum, white cheddar popcorn, Ghiradelli dark chocolate
    with sea salt and almonds, menthol, and watermelon gum, vinegar chips, organic dried fruit,
    peanuts, and all berries cereal. The “_____” singer also has a list of delicious treats that he
    enjoys, like a pack of Swedish Fish, boxes of Ritz Bitz peanut butter and cheese sandwiches
    and multiple pacs of Harbio Cola Gummies.

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  27. Justin Bieber

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  28. 3. Guess the sponsor
    The Jamaican Bobsled team (led by Winston
    Watt, a veteran driver who piloted the
    Olympic team in 2002) has found support
    among the founders of X, which is partly an
    Internet dog meme. Liam Butler, who runs
    the X Foundation, started to raise money for
    the team after hearing that Watt had
    personally funded its trip to a training session
    but would be unable to come up with the
    money needed to fly the team to Sochi,
    Russia. The fund raised almost $25,000 in 12
    hours and has reached its $30,000 goal.

    View full-size slide

  29. 4. Which law and why?
    Low-level lawyer Nick Carter thinks it’s a prank,
    not an alien encounter, when 2 aliens show up at
    his office. The entire cosmos, they tell him, has
    been hopelessly hooked on X ever since “Year
    Zero” (1977 to us), resulting in the biggest _____
    since the Big Bang and bankrupting the whole
    universe. Nick has just been tapped to clean up this
    mess before things get ugly. Thankfully, this
    unlikely galaxy-hopping hero does know a thing or
    two about Y law. Now, with Carly and Frampton
    as his guides, Nick has forty-eight hours to save
    humanity—while hoping to wow the hot girl who
    lives down the hall from him.
    0.5 if you just give the law

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  30. Copyright Law
    Music Copyright
    violation

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  31. 5. I’m Radioactive
    X, like most organic material, naturally contain a certain amount of radioactive
    isotopes—even in the absence of any artificial pollution or contamination. The “X equivalent
    dose”, defined as the additional dose a person will absorb from eating one X, expresses the
    severity of exposure to radiation, such as resulting from nuclear weapons or medical
    procedures, in terms that would make sense to most people. This is approximately 78
    nanosieverts - in informal publications one often sees this estimate rounded up to 0.1 μSv.

    View full-size slide

  32. banana
    (Not for scale)

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  33. 6. How is a Pirate Ninja defined?
    Pirate Ninja is a unit of power measurement
    defined in the book Martian (about a NASA
    astronaut stranded in Mars). It is roughly
    equivalent to 40.6W.
    “You know what? "[X]" is a pain in the ass
    to say. I'm gonna invent a new scientific unit
    name. One [X] is... it can be anything... um...
    I suck at this... I'll call it a "pirate-ninja".”
    The Curiosity rover team at JPL references
    milli-Pirate-Ninjas in their meetings.

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  34. Kilowatt - hour
    per sol

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  35. 7. How many retweets?

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  36. 18 million
    17.1M - 18.9M is acceptable

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  37. 8. What is Quechua named after?
    You likely know the brand by now. What is it named after?
    >Quechua is a mountain sports brand founded in 1997 in Domancy, France, dealing with
    hiking, trail running, adventure racing, climbing and mountaineering apparel and equipment
    and is sold in every store of Decathlon Group and sportswear shops.

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  38. Quechua languages
    South America = 0.5 points
    Quechuan People = 0.5 points

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  39. 9. Most Dangerous Code in the World?

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  40. SSL Certificates

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  41. 10. What kind of droids
    are R2D2 and C3PO?
    #tatooine
    0.5 points for each

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  42. R2D2 = Astromech Droid
    C3PO = Protocol Droid

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  43. 11. How many points is the snitch worth?

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  44. 12. Which command?

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  45. /usr/bin/tar

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  46. 13. What’s on Saturn’s North Pole?

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  47. Saturn’s hexagon

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  48. 14. Foo Stock Exchange. foo=?

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  49. Meme Stock
    Exchange

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  50. 15. Spot the difference

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  51. X: Xs are somewhat infrequent. Many of them are made of polished metal and are the
    property of rich people or ENCHANTRESSES. Do not expect to find one in any INN.
    Where Xs exist, of whatever material, they are not commonly used for combing the hair in.
    They will be employed for PROPHECY or FARSEEING or, less frequently, as the way in
    from our own world to start the Tour, or simply for travel. Xs are almost exclusively used as a
    device for spotting VAMPIRES or other ENEMIES in disguise
    16. Which term from the toughguide to fantasyland?

    View full-size slide

  52. 17. How many faces?

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  53. 18. How high are you?
    What is the elevation of this place?
    5% error is acceptable.

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  54. 1425m
    1350 - 1500m is acceptable

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  55. 19.Which tarot card?

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  56. 20. Why is the NSA so stupid?
    The recent EternalBlue and Double Pulsar exploits (produced by NSA and released by
    ShadowBrokers) were declassified.
    Why would NSA ever declassify such high-level 0-day exploits?

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  57. Legal Troubles
    To let an agent install the exploit on the attacked system, without getting the agent
    prosecuted for leaving classified information on a system not under control.

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