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    Geeky Trivia

    Let's play a bit of geeky trivia.
    If you answer correctly, you can also post another question.


    What software's motto was:

    "It really whips the llama's a$$" ?

    (and what it means to you)..
    Linux is user friendly, it's just picky about its friends...
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    winamp ?

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    yep
    That was funny...

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=cKqKrH0O9yg


    Here's another:

    Which version(s) of Windows Vista don't include Aero graphics ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    yep
    That was funny...

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=cKqKrH0O9yg


    Here's another:

    Which version(s) of Windows Vista don't include Aero graphics ?

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    Starter, Home Basic.

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    Correct... Feel free to post some questions too

    Let's go a bit further back for the next one...:
    In the pre-internet age, BBSes ruled the world, it was the age of 2400 bit/s full duplex analog US Robotics modems with Rockwell chipsets, 25MHz desktops with math co-processors and a whopping 2-4MB of RAM...9-pin dot matrix printers, 3.5" floppies, ASCII games, etc.

    What is the name of the worldwide network that was used to communicate between BBS (bulletin board systems) users to exchange private email and public messages ? It still exists to this day.

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    Usenet?

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    fidonet ?

    i wasn't online back then but have seen a great documentary about the BBS deal

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    The correct answer is Fidonet, yes. Usenet newsgroups is different.

    Fidonet is a store/forward system, where a user of a BBS would dial in, write a mail/message and send it out. The BBS stores it, and dials out at a designated time(s) to forward messages to "hubs" and other BBSes. I think the network peaked in the mid 90's with 30-40k nodes. More modern variants use the internet to deliver messages between BBSes instead of dial-up modems.

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    Thanks for sharing that documentary Mark, hadn't seen it Here are a couple more..


    Which company first manufactured CDs ?
    What about the 3.5" Floppy disk ?
    Who invented the floppy disk in 1971 ?

    hint (both companies are in this list): Microsoft, Yamaha, IBM, Philips, Sony, Apple, Panasonic, Technics, Pioneer



    What is the "CE" in Windows CE (operating system for PDA's/palmtops)

    hint (it is one of those): Compact Extension, Consumer Electronics, Computer Engineering, Celeron Extended, Computer Extensions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    Which company first manufactured CDs ?
    What about the 3.5" Floppy disk ?

    hint (both companies are in this list): Microsoft, Yamaha, IBM, Philips, Sony, Apple, Panasonic, Technics, Pioneer




    What is the "CE" in Windows CE (operating system for PDA's/palmtops)

    hint (it is one of those): Compact Extension, Consumer Electronics, Computer Engineering, Celeron Extended, Computer Extensions

    Phillips ?

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    Philips and Sony worked together on the CDs... Philips coined the term compact disk and was the first to manufacture CDs, based on the video LaserDisk technology.
    Sony made the fist 3.5" floppies in 1981.

    There are two more unanswered questions up there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    There are two more unanswered questions up there
    Windows CE ... Embedded Compact
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    The CE in Windows CE stands for "Consumer Electronics".

    The floppy disk was developed by IBM and introduced in 1971.

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