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Author Topic: Who am I?  (Read 10486 times)
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« on: 27 December 2010, 19:46:36 »
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I was born in 1880 at Java and died in 1965 in Zürich.

I went to school in Holland and finished high school in Switzerland. I was formed as a technology specialist.

My main achievement was used during WWII at the allied side. My 'thing' was copied by a German spy who later got caught and sentenced as spy along with 32 other spies, he recieved an 18 years sentence.

Who am I?

I will only answer questions with 'yes' or 'no'

The first member who gets it right may start the next 'Who am I?'

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« Reply #1 on: 27 December 2010, 20:43:48 »
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Albert Einstein  whistle
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« Reply #2 on: 27 December 2010, 21:20:56 »
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Albert Einstein  whistle


no  hihi
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« Reply #3 on: 27 December 2010, 21:24:27 »
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LOL, same age Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: 27 December 2010, 21:28:25 »
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Who am I?


"Koen"? (just a hunch...)

Justo to be sure I ascertained asked "cleverbot" (www.cleverbot.com), but, as usual, he did the "oracle" thingy:

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Why would you want to know if I know the answer if you know the answer?


I then realized this was a game (Koen, as far as I know, has not died yet, and less in Zurich), so I posted the whole question to him... : Voila! He got it straightaway:

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I was born in 1880 at Java and died in 1965 in Zürich. Who am I?


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You are a bot, and you were, in a way, conceived.


Interesting, never knew Koen was a bot...?!

Just joking, this refers to Carl Norden, inventor of a gyro nav system for ships as well as constructor of bomb sights for planes, and I just wanted to test how good cleverbot was.

Details: http://www.nordenretireesclub.org/norden_bio.htm

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« Reply #5 on: 27 December 2010, 21:45:28 »
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Just joking, this refers to Carl Norden, inventor of a gyro nav system for ships as well as constructor of bomb sights for planes, and I just wanted to test how good cleverbot was.


correct  hatsoff ... your turn  hihi
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« Reply #6 on: 27 December 2010, 22:28:07 »
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Ok, if you say so:

My biography was written up by a ficticious chronist of Arab origin, and - as it was so complex and rich - published in two volumes in the early 17th century. To my own surprise this bio is considered one of the greatest work of fiction ever published and marked the invention of the "novel" as we know it today.

While I was not a straightforward warrior from start (I lived on a farm and worked as farmer), I around the age of 50 became so obsessed with books of chivalry and the honor system they described that I decided to change my name and go in search of true adventure like the ancient knights, dedicating my search to my queen and lady in love, a neighbouring farm girl.

So relentless was my fighting for her that her name until today remains a symbol for hopeless devotion and love, and people are still 400 yrs later devoting paintings, poems and music to her (e.g. the LA based post-metal band Isis):

Isis - In The Absence Of Truth Album 2006, Dulcinea


Or statues, like this one from 1957, in my home town:



In the course of my travels, I met inn keepers, prostitutes, goatherds, soldiers, priests, convicts, and scorned lovers. All these encounters turned into truly chivalrous quests and made me famous all through the land. OTOH, my tendency to intervene violently in matters which should not have concerned me, and my habit of not paying my debts, resulted in many privations, injuries, and humiliations that are as well known as my glorious victories.

I revolutionized warfare of my time by being the first person known to have described and taken on (not successfully, I am afraid) truly mechanical warriors.

My biography and quests inspired people of art and music all through the world, beneath them so different people as Richard Strauss and Pablo Picasso.

In my motherland everybody even halfway educated would know instantly who I am from the above description, as I am by my fellow countrymen - and proudly so - considered to have been a living example for the virtues and of the dbilities of their breed.

Who am I?

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« Reply #7 on: 29 December 2010, 19:27:48 »
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Don quichotte.
The women he adored was named  Dulcinea Knipoog
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« Reply #8 on: 29 December 2010, 20:03:44 »
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Don Quijote (Don Quixote) and Dulcinea allright (his horse Rosinante and his servant, Sancho Pansa), while the book is rich with events, he is most well known for his fight against the giants, err, windmills, impressively enacted in this video:

El Quijote - Molinos de Viento


Your turn, it seems.

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« Reply #9 on: 29 December 2010, 20:12:16 »
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Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: 29 December 2010, 20:29:23 »
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I was born in 157 BC.
I quickley climbed up in the Roman army and became a general at young age.
I was responsible for a dared but much needed reorganisation in the Roman army.

In contrary to my military career, my political career was a disaster.
Due to the struggles for power  several generals, senators, many civilians, soldiers and politicians got killed. ( a young Ceasar almost got killed but was spared)
I layed the foundation for later civil wars.
Since than people distrusted me.
I died at the age of 71 in 86 BC.

Who am I?
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« Reply #11 on: 31 December 2010, 17:45:43 »
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I think I know who you are talking about, but I dont want to take over again right now without leaving room for the others.

Just as a clue, I think this pic is the gentleman in question (Stoffel dont hesitate to hit me hard if he isnt:

I died at the age of 86.

My man died younger than your claim, at 71 years of age, but in the year 86 BC allright, which has me doubting a bit of my solution though the other stuff fits, especially the connection with Julio Cesár):



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« Reply #12 on: 31 December 2010, 19:22:02 »
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You are right with the age Matt, sorry my mistake.
And yes , its the correct man Smiley

Well done.
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« Reply #13 on: 31 December 2010, 20:12:06 »
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JFTR, havent officially solved it (and will stay out of it now that I got my confirmation), question still open.

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« Reply #14 on: 3 January 2011, 20:06:32 »
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Come on guys, its not that tough.... Brede lach
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« Reply #15 on: 7 March 2012, 01:32:15 »
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Well guess what thread I just found...

Ok how about Gaius Marius?
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« Reply #16 on: 7 March 2012, 12:34:33 »
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Lol, thats correct Monty.
And since we are on it again, you are the one to start the next person Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: 7 March 2012, 20:24:53 »
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Ok well I will go with an easy one...

- Born in Siberia in 1834
- Studied science at St. Petersburg
- Died in 1907

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« Reply #18 on: 7 March 2012, 20:33:05 »
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http://www.chemistry.co.nz/mendeleev.htm  hatsoff
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« Reply #19 on: 7 March 2012, 21:04:53 »
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yup that's him.
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