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hillhacks quiz 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)

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Nemo

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

  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
  3. /dev/urandom

  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)
  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.
  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.
  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
  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.
  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.
  10. 7. How many retweets?

  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.
  12. 9. Most Dangerous Code in the World?

  13. 10. What kind of droids are R2D2 and C3PO? #tatooine

    0.5 points for each
  14. 11. How many points is the snitch worth?

  15. 12. Which command?

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

  17. 14. Foo Stock Exchange. foo=?

  18. 15. Spot the difference

  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?
  20. 17. How many faces?

  21. 18. How high are you? What is the elevation of

    this place? 5% error is acceptable.
  22. 19.Which tarot card?

  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?
  24. answers

  25. 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)
  26. Delphi, oracle

  27. 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.
  28. Justin Bieber

  29. 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.
  30. Dogecoin

  31. 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
  32. Copyright Law Music Copyright violation

  33. 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.
  34. banana (Not for scale)

  35. 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.
  36. Kilowatt - hour per sol

  37. 7. How many retweets?

  38. 18 million 17.1M - 18.9M is acceptable

  39. 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.
  40. Quechua languages South America = 0.5 points Quechuan People =

    0.5 points
  41. 9. Most Dangerous Code in the World?

  42. SSL Certificates

  43. 10. What kind of droids are R2D2 and C3PO? #tatooine

    0.5 points for each
  44. R2D2 = Astromech Droid C3PO = Protocol Droid

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

  46. 150 points

  47. 12. Which command?

  48. /usr/bin/tar

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

  50. Saturn’s hexagon

  51. 14. Foo Stock Exchange. foo=?

  52. Meme Stock Exchange

  53. 15. Spot the difference

  54. Real vs CGI

  55. 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?
  56. Mirrors

  57. 17. How many faces?

  58. 12

  59. 18. How high are you? What is the elevation of

    this place? 5% error is acceptable.
  60. 1425m 1350 - 1500m is acceptable

  61. 19.Which tarot card?

  62. The Moon

  63. 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?
  64. 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.
  65. Thank you!