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  • Defcon on Jeopardy!

    Watch Jeopardy! this Friday, Jan. 5, 2007.

    I finally got my big chance to go on the show, and during my mid-game banter with Alex Trebek after the first commercial break, I got to mention Defcon.

    They ask you ahead of time for a number of talking points, but you never know what Alex is going to pull.

    I think I said something along the lines of how it was our team's goal to qualify for CTF (I called it the world championship of hacking) at this year's Defcon...

    No, I cannot divulge the outcome of the J! game ahead of time, and I did not get a chance to bet $1337, but I had a fun time. w00t!!

    Jeremy

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    Re: Defcon on Jeopardy!

    Wow, that is a crazy story! Did you flash any secret binary hand signals?
    PGP Key: https://defcon.org/html/links/dtangent.html

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    • #3
      Re: Defcon on Jeopardy!

      Just the number 4, right?


      LosT

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        Re: Defcon on Jeopardy!

        Originally posted by LosT View Post
        Just the number 4, right?


        LosT
        Wouldn't the value depend on which direction you started counting from, if the thumb were not included?

        I can see how that would work if you stared from the pinkie-finger, or started with the thumb as one.

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          Re: Defcon on Jeopardy!

          Originally posted by Dark Tangent View Post
          Wow, that is a crazy story! Did you flash any secret binary hand signals?
          LOL! No, but the guys were trying to get me to put down something crazy if I had a huge lead going into Final Jeopardy...something like, "WHAT IS: SNAPE KILLED DUMBLEDORE?" I won't say if I got the opportunity...

          J

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          • #6
            Re: Defcon on Jeopardy!

            When Alex made a joke did you laugh or shout "LOL!"

            I will not be back in the US for this, can someone tivo it?

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              Re: Defcon on Jeopardy!

              Originally posted by astcell View Post
              can someone tivo it?
              That would rock, I'll gladly torrent up such a cool thing ;)
              if it gets me nowhere, I'll go there proud; and I'm gonna go there free.

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                Re: Defcon on Jeopardy!

                That will be awesome. Might have to ditch out of work to see this.
                -=FireWalker=-

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                • #9
                  Re: Defcon on Jeopardy!

                  Last night, they had the category of "Tech Support". I almost died when I saw them taping that show (they do a whole week of shows in a day, and I was waiting patiently for my name to be randomly drawn). I was desperately hoping for "Symmetric block ciphers" or "Rootkits", but alas...at least, there were a few Q's that went my way...

                  J

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                    Re: Defcon on Jeopardy!

                    The DVR is programmed and ready.
                    DaKahuna
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                    Will Hack for Bandwidth

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                    • #11
                      Re: Defcon on Jeopardy!

                      Originally posted by DaKahuna View Post
                      The DVR is programmed and ready.
                      w00t!

                      Jeremy

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                      • #12
                        Re: Defcon on Jeopardy!

                        Just watched it in phoenix... nice job Jeremy.

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                        • #13
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                          Just watched it here !! Sweet !! Way to go !!
                          DaKahuna
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                            and... with many thanks to a forums member that will remain anonymous to everyone but me:

                            http://torrents.lostboxen.net/jeopar...p3.avi.torrent
                            if it gets me nowhere, I'll go there proud; and I'm gonna go there free.

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                              Re: Defcon on Jeopardy!

                              w00t! I just got home from work and checked it out. Quite cool.

                              Also the first time I've watched Jeopardy in .. 10 years? Damn Alex is getting old! They're preserving hm pretty well, but his growing senility is quite humorous. Is is just me, or have questions/competition gotten insanely more difficult? .. or maybe I'm that much more braindead ... I remember being able to answer a lot more questions as a kid.. also remember much more unanswered or incorrectly answered questions, people screwing up format, etc. You all were impressive,
                              if it gets me nowhere, I'll go there proud; and I'm gonna go there free.

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