Carpe 08

Sorry about the absence. Lets see if we can get this blog rolling again! Some arbitly chosen questions from Carpe 08.

1. The verbs here are conjugated differently. An underlying motive is to shorten the conjugated form of the verb by deleting one or more intermediate vowels and replace ‘slow’ consonants with consonants that can be pronounced faster. However, the word can be understood even after a surprising number of vowels have been deleted. The specific context of the word also helps disambiguate it in practice. What are we talking about here?

2.  What are the following rules about?

# Rule one, befreind others wisely.

# Artycle II, Section I, Paragraph VIII is about the sharing of the spoils.

# Artycle II, Section II, Paragraph I states whoever first spots the quarry could choose the best pistol for themselves.

# Every crew member is to have an equal share.

# Any man who falls behind is left behind.

What is this the formula for?

3. The license agreement of this software states among its various clauses as follows:

“You also agree that you will not use these products for any purposes prohibited by United States law, including, without limitation, the development, design, manufacture or production of missiles, or nuclear, chemical or biological weapons.”

Which software?

4. What formula is this?


Answers in a couple of days.


April 20, 2009 at 8:47 pm 2 comments


by Sinnerman

1. Identify random dude below.

2. What is this the logo for?

3. Who’s gone missing?

October 17, 2008 at 11:16 pm Leave a comment


by Sinnerman

Connect the occupants of the boxes that have been blanked out. The red ones connect a little more obviously and directly than the blue ones, but they all connect beautifully to the same thing.

(You can click on the image to see it in its full-size glory.)

Only visakasimhan and to an extent, cluelessanon, reacted correctly.

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October 11, 2008 at 9:57 pm 3 comments



by Sinnerman

In the aftermath of this event….

… the man below created an iconic work…

… versions of which were made by the following men…

Identify the work being described and the man in the second photo who created it.

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September 18, 2008 at 7:07 pm 1 comment


by Sinnerman

Simple enough. Seven images, connect all of them with a two-word phrase.

Click on each image to magnify. The last three photos are all generic, there is no need to identify specific places, people or events.

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August 17, 2008 at 11:03 pm Leave a comment

My First

Hi guys,

Seeing ur proactiveness in maintaining this blog, i have finally decided to abandon my sloth, eliminate the deep hollow in my couch and start first question, one off really nd a very simple one,

As usual, Connect

August 17, 2008 at 5:48 pm 1 comment

Arbit Macht Frei

Or, the Arbit Question Makes You Free. With apologies to Auschwitz survivors.

by Sinnerman

Connect the two images and the lines below them (with credits for image 1 to the guys over at NITT, specifically Sunil)

‘And are you not,’ said Fook leaning anxiously forward, ‘a greater analyst than the __________ Star Thinker in the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity which can calculate the trajectory of every single dust particle throughout a five-week Dangrabad Beta sand blizzard?’
‘A five week sand blizzard? You ask this of me who has contemplated the very vectors of the atoms in the Big Bang itself? Molest me not with this pocket calculator stuff.’

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July 25, 2008 at 8:58 pm Leave a comment

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