Update after 24 hours. This comptition is now closed. Votes will be made over next 24 hours. Answers will be published at the end of this blog.
#update after 5 hours: No winner yet. See bottom of blog for more.
Three days ago I wrote a short steemit story. It is called “Bots take down the blockchain”. To enjoy the story to its fullest you need to know steemit and a little about the internet. To help steemit newbies I wrote some questions.
The competition comprising 16 questions is in one of my comments (replying to @muftii) right towards the end of the blog)
If you know steemit well, and you know a litle bit about the internet, you may be able to answer 15 out of the 16 questions.
Some questions may have more than one answer. (You may have to use your imagination). Clue: “Imagine” was sung by John Lennon. Why is the song so important to mankind? @mejustandrew posted a link to a youtube video of the song.
You may have to read some of the comments for an answer to a couple of questions.
If you are the first to get 15 out of 16 correct, I will give you a 100% upvote.
Don’t forget that with SBD worth over $3, my $12.50 100% upvote is worth alot more.
I will also upvote with at least 1% ($0.125), other answers which I find especially interesting, original, unusual, or funny, even if you don’t manage to get 15 answers out of 16 correct.
Question 15 is a special bonus question. If you think you know, for God’s sake, (and his family’s), please don’t write his name. An initial will do.
To answer the competition questions, you must answer in the same blog, (not here). I.e Answer in my blog “Blockchain taken down by bots”
If you read the story (the blog) and the comments, it shouldn’t be hard for a steemian to answer many questions. If you are funny or use alot of imagination, I will give you at least 1% ($0.125) vote.
The 16 questions can be found here. https://steemit.com/blockchain/@muftii/re-swissclive-blockchain-taken-down-by-bots-all-crypto-gone-programmers-rush-to-wind-back-the-closk-20180420t105846645z#@swissclive/re-muftii-re-swissclive-blockchain-taken-down-by-bots-all-crypto-gone-programmers-rush-to-wind-back-the-closk-20180422t081723712z
Answer as many questions as you can anywhere in the comments section of the blog. Use your “imagination” when answering.
Competition ends in 24 hours. In other words, that’s midnight Nigerian time, and midnight in New York, Los Angeles and Australia. (Well you get the idea. The competition ends when I say it does, but in a maximum of one day.
Hurry to get your best answers into that blog.
You don’t have to upvote my blogs. I am not here for my day-to-day living. However, if you like what I wrote, it would be courteous to leave a vote on the blog.
I also vote for what I like, but I don’t do vote-for-vote.
If you think others would enjoy reading my blog, then feel free to re-steem. I only resteem things I really really enjoyed.
I don’t do resteem for resteem.
Update on the replies to this:
After five hours, there is no one winner yet.
Nobody got the 15 out of 16 questions right, which was the required number to win first prize. There are about 25 attempts so far.
The best collection of answers so far come from @mejustandrew. Everyone should read his answers. He has a lot to teach even those of us who think we know.
Many of you googled for some answers, and mostly gave a good answers because of that. But beware, sometimes google leads you down the wrong path. For example, I asked, “What is Skynet?” In reading the blog, it is obvoiusly some kind of bot or collection of bots. Unfortunately a few people wrote that it is a “parcel delivery service”. If they would have looked a bit further they would have discovered that the word comes from the movie sereis “Terminator”, and that Skynet is the computer network which will destroy our future planet.
Here is @mejustandrew’s excellent reply to “What is Skynet?”:
Last time when I have seen Terminator was when I was a kid, so I don't remember so well much about Skynet, but basically it was the bad guy character, a group of AI robots/computers forming a network that wanted to control the world and take down humanity. If you haven't seen Terminator, you should, it is a classic!
Almost everybody knew who Ned an Dan are. Most people knew of Bernie and who his worst enemy is. Here is a clever answer from @abh12345:
And an answer from @thecrytotrader:
Answer :- I don't Know this one but i think Most of the people are his Enemies. But Haejin is on The Top of that list.
Most people knew Bernie’s reputation is between -16 and -18. Here is the most accurate answer, again from @mejustandrew:
I won't answer this question approximately. I will say it exactly, just because I am somehow good with numbers :)
-16.3 on the logarithmic scale. According to steemd, his reputation is -38,950,636,102,596 and changes with each however small or big downvote/upvote. It has the approximate reputation of a user with 65 between and 66 positive reputation in logarithmic scale. Considering the fact that he had much less reputation than that and the logarithmic scale, I can anticipate that he will get to positive reputation and even surpass mine in a couple of months depending of his activity and flags/upvotes.
One person said his reputation is minus 1 gazillion, but that’s just an allusion which was made for the purpose of the story.
Many people didn’t know where the bad English line “All your crypto are belong to us” comes from. That’s a pity, because if they would have read my first comment (the second comment to the blog), they would have learned that is nearly the same as the internet meme “All your base are belong to us”, which was a line used in a poorly translated Japanese computer game from the early 1990s.
Not many people understood where the 14 days comes from, although I got lots of funny answers referring to things like Valentine’s day. Here’s the accurate answer from @chidiarua:
Because the blockchain was recently faced with fronted problems, taking posts 14 days behind.
Here’s a nice answer from @sistem about why steemians have red flags through their hearts:
Those who Interfer in whale wars will actually get struck. Recently , bernie downvited all tge comments on one if haijins posts. Wel, that's what you get when you go looking your nose into their affairs...lolzz.
Here is an anwer from @cranium that I liked:
If World peace is declared, why would it be in Geneva?
The war with robots is World War III. And after World War II, the peace agreement was signed exactly in Zhynev.
There were lots of good answers to the John Lennon question about the song “Imagine”. What does John Lennon and Imagine represent? Here’s one example from @sistem
I think it's just the idea of us using our imagination to answer your questions. Lolz.
For the “who is Assimov?” Question, @mistakili answered correctly
American writer, inspired laws of robotics and i-robot
The correct answer for what is the real name of Satoshi Nakamoto comes from @jrvacation. He wrote:
If I told you, I will have to kill you.
The following question produced lots of funny answers. -
Why do the spam-bots write “Thanks for sharing” and “Nice post bro”?
Here are a few of the best answers to that question.
This is because half of the planet is already gone
Well after spaming the hell out of someone's life, the least you can say is thank you i guess
Cos it's short, straight to the point, easy to Ctrl C + V, and relevant to most posts.
Obviously to get freebies in upvotes or downvoted as well
Because It's better than writing 'shit post bro' and expecting an upvote :)
Because they are retarded?
They were programmed to do so and makes the reply fast
Because they feel lonely and they want to cheer things up and make new friends, even though they don't understand much about the post itself.
Actually, in case the real answer is not obvious, they write this because they want to catch some votes; bigger or smaller, it doesn't matter as long as there is a lot of them. If you know for sure it is a bot and not a real user who can be taught of not doing this thing (it is called spam by the way), then the best thing which you can do is to flag them yourself andto report them to steemcleaners, @steemcleaners will come and take them down for you, and you could even earn some Steem Power rewards :)
Because that's how we identify them as spam bots
They are dumb-heads
Because they are "smart" think that they will earn so many millions, for we will "blunt" rejoice and give them a 100% upvote.
thanks for sharing"when they dont understand and" nice post" when they know author upvotes quickly.
Because it's actually programmed with perhaps the python language. They can't speak good English and so choose the easiest.
More to follow......