Computer Quiz (August 2013)

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Computer Quiz (August 2013)

  1. 1. Computer Quiz Mostly Pictoral – since I am lazy A set of 30 questions
  2. 2. 1. Connect.
  3. 3. CODE Keyboard 1. Photo is of the CODE Keyboard Jeff Arwood recently designed 2. Photo is of WASD Keyboards who helped him build it. 3. Book from where the name of the keyboard is inspired. 4. Jeff Atwood’s Personal blog – coding horror
  4. 4. 2 “I was indoctrinated into the keyboard cult when I bought my first computer. But I didn’t appreciate it. Few do. The world is awash in terrible, crappy, no name how-cheap-can-we-make-it keyboards. There are a few dozen better mechanical keyboard options out there. I’ve owned and used at least six different expensive mechanical keyboards, but I wasn’t satisfied with any of them, either: they didn’t have backlighting, were ugly, had terrible design, or were missing basic functions like media keys.” Who said this? I am lazy <= this is the hint
  5. 5. Jeff Atwood, founder StackOverflow
  6. 6. 3 ID the app
  7. 7. Tango
  8. 8. 4 Explain the significance.
  9. 9. Google Palestine hacked
  10. 10. 5 In Mandarin, X has two interesting meanings, each highly relevant to our mission. The primary meaning interested us because it is used in an ancient Chinese proverb that describes the X as the holder of precious things. It literally translates to "gourd," and in ancient times, the X was hollowed out and used to hold precious things. The secondary meaning is "interactive recording." What is X?
  11. 11. HULU
  12. 12. 6 The photograph was taken by the professional photographer Charles O’Rear, a resident of St. Helena in Napa County, for digital-design company HighTurn. O’Rear has also taken photographs of Napa Valley for the May 1979 National Geographic Magazine article Napa, Valley of the Vine. Why is this photograph famous? Think Happiness.
  13. 13. Bliss, Windows XP Wallpaper
  14. 14. 7 Expand PASCAL – the programming language.
  15. 15. Pattern Analysis Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning (PASCAL) :-D
  16. 16. 8 Another connect
  17. 17. Xiaomi 1. Photo is of Hugo Barra, who left Google (Android) to join Xiaomi in August, 2013 2. Logo of Foxconn, Xiaomi’s products manufacturer. 3. Xiaomi is based in China
  18. 18. 9 ID the app
  19. 19. Repix
  20. 20. 10 This is a form of digital art, created through the use of raster graphics software, where images are edited on the pixel level. This term was coined by Adele Goldberg and Robert Flegal of Xerox Palo Alto Research Center in 1982. What is it?
  21. 21. Pixel Art
  22. 22. 11 Significance?
  23. 23. First known use of emoticons :-) and :-(
  24. 24. 12 What is his most invaluable contribution to modern day technology?
  25. 25. QWERTY Layout He was also the man who invented the typewriter
  26. 26. 13 ...a system, method and computer program product for providing links to remotely located information in a network of remotely connected computers. A uniform resource locator (URL) is registered with a server. A shorthand link is associated with the registered URL. The associated shorthand link and URL are logged in a registry database. When a request is received for a shorthand link, the registry database is searched for an associated URL. If the shorthand link is found to be associated with an URL, the URL is fetched, otherwise an error message is returned. It is an early reference to what?
  27. 27. URL Shortener
  28. 28. 14 Which company’s one of the earliest known ad is this?
  29. 29. Apple :D
  30. 30. 15. This is ‘An Open Letter to Hobbyists’. Who is its author?
  31. 31. Bill Gates
  32. 32. 16 This is a term that was coined by Professor Ted Rappaport in 1990 when he was a faculty member at Virginia Tech, and was used to describe the Roanoke/Blacksburg, Virginia region and the potential of research to create spin-out companies. This term was later used as nickname to describe several regional clusters of companies in the information technology sector, in analogy to California's Silicon Valley. What is this term?
  33. 33. Wireless Valley
  34. 34. 17 What is this type of art called?
  35. 35. ANSI Art
  36. 36. 18 What is its significance?
  37. 37. First known use of smileys
  38. 38. 19 Identify the service
  39. 39. Identi.ca
  40. 40. 20 Identify the Swedish telecommunication company
  41. 41. Telia Sonera
  42. 42. 21 What is the name of the phablet launched by MTV and Swipe Telecom recently?
  43. 43. Slash
  44. 44. 22 This is a small island country in the Pacific. Every year it receives $4 million in royalty from different firms across the world for using its country top level domain .tv. Identify the county
  45. 45. Tuvalu
  46. 46. 23 Twitter : Fail Whale :: X : Whale Fail What is X?
  47. 47. Google Books
  48. 48. 24 Which company’s slogan is ‘The Front Page of the Internet’ ?
  49. 49. Reddit
  50. 50. 25 web.py Connect
  51. 51. Aaron Swartz 1. He helped in creating the RSS 2. He also had significant contribution in Reddit 3. Along with Kevin Poulson he created Strongbox 4. He authored the web.py framework
  52. 52. 26 The .md extension is for which file format?
  53. 53. Markdown
  54. 54. 27 By what name do we know Stanford University Network better?
  55. 55. SUN Microsystems
  56. 56. 28 Who was the first person in India to make a mobile phone call?
  57. 57. Jyoti Basu, then CM of West Bengal
  58. 58. 29 Expand RISC.
  59. 59. Reduced Instruction Set Computing
  60. 60. 30 This company was founded in Japan in 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi, it originally produced handmade hanafuda cards. Later it developed into a very big electronics and gaming company. Which company are we talking about?
  61. 61. Nintendo Leave Luck to Heaven
  62. 62. That’s all Folks By – Soham Banerjee

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