Friday, December 24, 2010


Silver is pure and simple and always in a transition. He never does one thing for too long. Some call him the jack of all trades. He is truly a jack of ALL trades. This makes him the trump of all jacks. Silver will do anything from pottery to sky diving to archeology to rocket science to startups and entrepreneurship to law or medicine. He has no bounds. He just jumps in anywhere and quickly learns and proceeds to do reasonably well in the task or project. Silver got his masters degree in experimental physics from Syracuse, NY.

Silver trivia:

Silver was trying to develop a small space agency of his own. He met with Valisa about it who agreed to let him incubate his space agency inside ScientificChess given that he would do some small tasks in return. He enrolled inside the Security office for special purposes and continues to work on developing his space agency with the support of ScientificChess community. It is upon his request and Valisa’s generosity that Gold also got a chance to be admitted into the ScientificChess community.


Gold is precious and always in transition just like Silver. He is good friends with Silver and very malleable. He can take on a variety of activities as well without any issues. Gold and Silver enjoy working on random projects with each other. Together, they form "electrum." Gold is certainly helping Silver with his space agency. He got his master’s degree in mathematics from Boston University. His degree in mathematics has allowed him to explore many facets of life in a purely quantitative way. He works at a level of abstraction which allows him to apply the same theory to multiple projects and tasks.

Gold will typically write one paper. He would thin out the same paper for covering one application after another to create many more papers from it. In order to do this, all he had to do was follow the abstraction down the tree data structure filling in the specific details of any given application.

Gold trivia:

Gold and Silver have been good friends since elementary school where they first learned about the ‘elements.’ They are still elements of their elementary school that have been morphed into ScientificChess as structural elements to complete the system. One should, however, not assume that they are irrelevant to ScientificChess. In fact, they are mission critical elements of the system that will play a great role in the future of the organization when their space agency gains more traction and leads to some of the mankind’s most astonishing achievements.


White is a high school dropout. In high school, he discovered the internet. The internet appealed to him a lot more than whatever they were teaching in school at that time. He stopped paying attention in all of his classes. He thought his teachers were useless. His mediocre parents never understood him much and were both always out for their own work and after parties. Some evenings there would be fights since he wasn’t doing well in school, typical between teens and their parents, but at the end of the day White did what he wanted to do.

Unlike for many of the other kids, the games were only somewhat appealing to White. Repetition of the same moves was not for White. It’s what the average kids and even adults did. That is why school was boring. Every day you go, you sit there for 8 hours, come back and do some homework and that’s life. Online sites like Wikipedia and Whackpedia took up most of White’s time. He enjoyed learning one thing after another. It was much more efficient this way and he could also follow his passions. Education began to have meaning, unlike being the trivia memorized to pass tests as it is for the average high school student.

White Trivia:

ScientificChess found White because of his extensive brilliant contributions to the Whackpedia site they ran. Unlike in Wikipedia where only persons of great stature are able to get credit for any kind of work, Whackpedia allowed White to be discovered. He was able to tag his contributions as his own, maintain a full profile and make truly brilliant contributions. As his work became more popular, it would often get sited in books, journals, and other wikis as well.

White has gained special attention in the area of bio-design after coming to ScientificChess. Although, he is a security guard he has had the opportunity to work with many of the PhD candidates on papers in the area. The PhD candidates always welcome him because he comes up with some of the most brilliant ideas even though he might not know how to mathematically represent them and turn them into an acceptable paper, something the PhD candidates are really good at. Under the guidance of Dr. Mutter, White along with his officer duties participates in remote control operations, where he gets a chance to develop bio-design and engineering competitions and fellowships from ScientificChess for other schools and colleges.


Grey is in charge of the security office along with Black. Together, Grey and Black handle any top level requests, disputes, or organization of the department. Grey is very inquisitive about everything and will ask every dumb question that comes to his mind. He follows the philosophy that it is easier to ask a dumb question that to correct a dumb mistake. When it comes to mission critical systems like security, one should put hesitancy aside and ask away.

Grey is typically a mess. He avoids showers, shaves, haircuts and anything else that results in him having to do more work. He questions these tasks as being unnecessary for the most part. Hair will grow again anyways, for example. His parents and others used to try to tell him about this, but would eventually walk away in frustration when he would begin questioning each and every aspect of the situation. Really, there was no logical explanation for all this for Grey.

Grey’s inquisitive nature, however, was great for ScientificChess. It would keep everyone on the alert and thinking about what they were saying and doing. It was not that Grey would waste people’s time. He just always wanted to be sure he understood the situation fully and not partially.

Grey trivia:

Grey was born with his eyes and hands open which is unnatural for a child. He wasn’t really crying but wondering about the surroundings. His inquisitive nature was not one that was adopted from the environment but an innate one. He has been inquiring about his presence in the world ever since his birth.


Mickey grew up hacking systems. He knew how to open up everything from a combination lock to a RFID lock. He had intense knowledge of data structures, operating systems, cryptography, computer security, number theory etc. As a child he used to steal money from his parents cupboard. When he grew up he became interested in finding hacks to various computer games and then from there hacking file systems and so forth.

He once attempted to hack the ScientificChess secure database system but was caught snooping around the network by detective Red. Red was not really an engineer but had a keen eye for anything out of the ordinary happening in any system.

Red observed that there was one extra connection that usual in the system and with the help of Dr. Martin discovered that the extra connection was not anyone inside ScientificChess but a hacker outside. The team quickly tracked down the hacker, who happened to be Mickey. He was immediately offered the job at ScientificChess to work on computer security.

Mickey trivia:

Mickey’s biggest hacking attempt was that on the RSA encryption of a user at Bank of America. Mickey had made a large scale lookup table of large prime numbers and compared those against millions of public keys. One of the public keys happened to match the prime numbers in his lookup table and he took a shot at it.

Indeed, the encryption broke down for that one key, and Mickey was able to get into the account. Unfortunately, the account had nothing but the minimum of $25 in savings that were necessary just to keep the account open. Mickey realized most accounts were worthless, and so spending so much effort on unlocking one random account was unlikely to result in any reasonable gain. He did not take the $25 as that was not worth risking getting caught for. His lookup table, perhaps the most complex and exhaustive prime number multiplication table to ever exist in the world, continued to serve as a testing tool for the quantum computer at ScientificChess.


Rickey developed expert computer viruses. These microscopic infectious agents that Rickey developed would replicate inside host cells of the quantum computer. He injected these viruses into the quantum computer even before its inception without realizing that the quantum computer would become immune to them. We did not realize that these viruses would allow the quantum computer to create its own weapons of mass destruction and biological warfare in the future. This, however, would not happen until much later in the future when there were populations of quantum computers.

Rickey trivia:

Rickey in middle school had gained a special interest in the biology of viruses. He had never liked botany or zoology, but when he learned about viruses and genetics, he thought that was very interesting. He did not want to be a doctor, but the logical aspects of biology were extremely appealing to Rickey. While many of the other kids found interest in reading magic books or computer books, Rickey was particularly interested in viruses. It was his main hobby. Throughout his room, he decorated various virus charts and things, and he made little computer simulations of how different viruses attack the human body.

He understood in depth everything about small pox, common cold, influenza, shingles, herpes, polio, rabies, and AIDS and used his understanding to derive information about how the different ones attack the human body. He then applied his knowledge to create various computer viruses like ones that were never created before.

He created a virus which would cause the pointers in the computer directory system to reverse them. This virus could start from inside any directory and grow outwards by reversing the links. So, for example if ‘My Computer’ had ‘My documents’ which had ‘My music’ which has ‘French Songs’ the virus would start on the inside and reverse the order. This procedure leads to ‘My Computer’ which was a folder with a host of other folders to be inside each of them. It reverses the directory tree to have its root node inside every leaf node, splitting the directory tree into a forest of as many trees as there are leaves. Such special kinds of self-replicating viruses became a part of Rickey’s everyday activities.


Polley graduated from Yale with an immense amount of coursework in history and ethics but a degree in theoretical physics. He has also taken many courses in law and public policy. His father had been a politician and so from him he has also learned many tactics and political maneuvers. Polley has many convictions about the role of modern technology and sciences in the world. He is also the master of the dark arts. Polley can brilliantly manipulate any situation to his advantage.

One of the things that stand out about Polley is his hair style. It looks like it is covering something. Indeed, it is. It is covering all the dark matter inside his brain that is scheming and evil. His innocent look hides a lot too. Polley is the biggest con artist as ScientificChess who is interested in the destruction of the quantum computer and doesn’t want the scientists to be able to complete it or other technologies in general.

Polley triva:

Polley often manipulates Noofey into passing certain incomplete information out to the world. Polley understands people and their psychology more than actual physics. Some might think that he is extremely racist and discriminates and generalizes. He does have a lot of general notions about people based on their backgrounds, but he can understand people’s background at such a fine grain level that it isn’t quite fair to say he is wrong about his generalizations and discriminations. A good description of Polley is perhaps ‘the evil Sherlock Holmes of ScientificChess.’ No one really knows all the wrong doings he is behind though. His innocent looks cover it all.