Geek Test

It has come to my attention that several people have claimed the status of ‘geek’ when it is glaringly obvious that they are not geeks. So here’s a quick and dirty geek test. You must pass the test to be able to call yourself a geek. Put your answers as a comment, and I’ll post answers after I get back on July 12.

1. What is Tim Berners-Lee famous for?

2. What is Perl

3. List four operating systems (not versions, but different ones.)

4. List at least one major difference between the operating systems in #3.

5. There are 6 errors in the following java code snippet. List at least 3 of them.

public class HelloWorld {
     public static void main(String args) 
          //loop through arguments
          for(x=0; x< args.length; x++) {
     "Argument " + x + " is: " + args[x])

6. What is overclocking?

7. What does HTML stand for (choose one):
a) Hard To Market Level
b) Hyper Text Marketting Lingo
c) Help To Markup Lines
d) Hyper Text Markup Language

8. What is telnet:
a) method to transfer files
b) protocol used to tell a network that a new computer had registered.
c) protocol used to login to remote computers
d) method used to authenticate users against a Windows domain.

9. Describe the following in one or two sentences:
a) MP3
b) DotCom Crash
c) Blog
d) JPG
e) CPU

10. List three different web browsers (products, not versions).

Bonus: What is the difference between Big Endian and Little Endian

Good Luck!

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