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Computer Nerd Acronyms Quiz

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Acronym
Phrase
LED
CRT
RAM
ROM
AI
GNU
CPU
SQL
EOF
HTML
Acronym
Phrase
IRC
LAN
OS
GUI
SSL
USB
VR
ISP
RGB
DOM
Answer Stats
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Phrase
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cxcxcx
(1)
This is really helping me learn these nerdy terms! :D
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Mar 27, 2010
(24)
I'm definitely not a computer nerd yet. I got 7/20.
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Jun 23, 2010
(21)
Ha I only got 3.
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Dec 29, 2012
(17)
19/20
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Dec 3, 2014
(21)
I only got.....0!
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Feb 21, 2015
babyqueball718
(1)
oh come on!!! graphic user interface isn't acceptable?!?
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Jul 25, 2010
Quizmaster
Added that as an acceptable answer.
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Jul 25, 2010
Nards
(47)
I can see why most of these are nerd acronyms, but I don't think LED fits into that category. I think thats a term very many people know by now as those are used pretty often by now.
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Aug 1, 2010
YamatoFans
(46)
Lots of people have used the term, but don't know what it stands for. I was surprised recently talking with someone that he didn't know what it meant. That said, it's good to have an easy one to start the quiz.
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Apr 14, 2015
librarynerd
(34)
Technically, only a few of these are actual acronyms. in order to be an acronym, it has to be pronounceable. If it isn't, it's actually an initialism.
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Jan 14, 2011
dznychick
(43)
Didn't know that! Definitely going to use it and impress my friends. :)
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Jun 22, 2012
(13)
I learnt that from Hank and John Green
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Dec 30, 2012
WoozyB
(26)
Sounds like something a nerd would say!
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Mar 21, 2011
(30)
I recognised alot of these Acronyms but then realised I didn't know what they stood for
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Apr 24, 2011
AngusVB
(1)
Easy 20/20
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May 3, 2011
ctleng76
(45)
How is it that the definition for GNU also contains the same acronym "GNU"? What does it stand for?
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Jun 2, 2011
Manus
(1)
look up recursive acronyms
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Nov 13, 2012
einacio
(1)
gnu is a recursive acronym, a puny custom very used in open source names. i like PHP = PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor
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Jun 3, 2011
krasko26
(1)
i dont no any of them...
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Jun 7, 2011
helloiamnotallie
(1)
Is 11/20 bad? I feel like I did pretty good.
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Jun 23, 2011
YourAngelOfMusic
(1)
0/20, due to my taking of random quizzes...
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Jul 10, 2011
GreenPuffle92
(7)
20/20 in 2 mins and 10 seconds.
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Jul 11, 2011
ewest305
(1)
GNU is not really an acronym
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Jul 18, 2011
(21)
Isn't it an animal?
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Dec 29, 2012
(10)
No. That's emu.
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Mar 24, 2014
(51)
Yes, it actually is.
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Jun 20, 2014
KnuxKitsune
(1)
I did a little research, and GNU is a recursive acronym, but also named for the animal, the gnu. So, their GNU, named after the gnu, is similar to Unix but "Not Unix" My first attempt, without cheating at all (only tab opened in Firefox) was 15/20, afterwards I was able to easily get 20/20 because then I knew what those other 5, which are also the 5 least guessed acronyms of everyone tested, were.
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Aug 14, 2011
(51)
So you're proud of being able to get 100% AFTER the answers are given? - JK
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Dec 29, 2012
mal
(39)
Not really bothered that I didn't know many of these, in theory it means I am not a nerd!!!
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Aug 24, 2011
Pavar0tti
(1)
8/20. Oh well, not a nerd after all.
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Sep 5, 2011
Oddlespuddle
(8)
I guess being a geek didn't help me here. This is a test for nerds. 7/20
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Sep 12, 2011
FowlerFan11
(1)
WHOA!! im not a nerd- i didnt think itd be that hard - def didnt get a single one! - n imma kinda glad :)
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Oct 22, 2011
ThePaulMoore
(1)
GNU's Not Unix makes GNU a recursive acronym. It's like PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor).
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Nov 11, 2011
sidhera
(29)
I got 16/20 - should have been more, but I blanked on DOM and USB, of all things!
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Dec 19, 2011
electricpenguin32
(25)
1/20 lol. I got OS & that's it.
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Dec 25, 2011
(33)
another recursive is Bing = Bing is not Google
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Jan 10, 2012
JustFred
(12)
20/20 (I've been in the field a long time). Not acronyms, but my favorites are TWAIN (Technology Without An Interesting Name) -- a printer/scanner technology and PCMCIA (People Can't Memorize Personal Computer Acronyms) which in reality is the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association.
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Feb 10, 2012
atcastle
(16)
"GNU is not Unix" should work.
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Apr 7, 2012
PaulF
(43)
Second -- that's how I learned it.
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Sep 12, 2012
np0830
(1)
Have taken computer classes throughout my high school career and I still only got a 15/20. I guess I really am not a computer nerd
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Apr 17, 2012
(1)
nerds are generally better-off financially (see Gates, Bill; Allen, Paul; Jobs, Steve) than the general population. I myself got 7/20.. but studying up!
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May 15, 2012
timb
(1)
it should be: Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) not Socket, or at least let the official version through too!
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Aug 22, 2012
Quizmaster
Fixed. Thanks!
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Aug 23, 2012
(18)
Lawlz. 11/20. I can't believe I couldnt get "AI"! To me it always looks like the chemical symbol of Aluminum..
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Aug 25, 2012
CodieLM
(14)
GNU's Not Unix! High School IT class paid off! =D
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Sep 12, 2012
(1)
You scored 15/20 = 75%. Not bad eh! lol
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Sep 14, 2012
Manus
(1)
SSL also stands for Solid State Language, that tripped me up for a minute.
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Nov 13, 2012
(42)
Is a Cathode Ray Tube a real computer term?
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Dec 29, 2012
(72)
Yep, up until the early 2000s most computer monitors were CRTs, before the flat-panel LCDs became cheaper and freed up all that room on our desks.
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Feb 22, 2013
Fun
(1)
1/20 only knew IRC
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Dec 29, 2012
Chavez
(1)
Sequential Query Language needs to be added for SQL.........
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Jan 1, 2013
Arancaytar
(18)
I've never seen that one. I was mistakenly thinking "Standard" myself, but neither of these exist apparently: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SQL
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Feb 16, 2013
GastonRamirez
(25)
20/20 with 0:19 left! I'd be ashamed if i hadn't got 20/20, because i'm an IT Technician
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Feb 15, 2013
Arancaytar
(18)
Sure. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathode_Ray_Tube (I grew up with monitors like these, and now I feel kind of old. :P )
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Feb 16, 2013
(4)
hey! when i was 3,i used the internet
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Mar 1, 2013
(19)
thank you computer class!! :D
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Mar 30, 2013
ja1207
(16)
this is just like one of our exams in data communications...:D
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Apr 25, 2013
HarryWOOHOO
(30)
just to clarify... the G in GNU stands for GNU? that has to be the stupidest thing I have ever heard.
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Apr 26, 2013
cranbeckh
(55)
My favorite geek acronym is PEBKAC: Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair.
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Jun 12, 2013
qbhpmptfiospjspptv
(28)
Similarly, PICNIC is my favorite. Problem In Chair, Not In Computer.
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Oct 14, 2013
1zoey
(1)
I took a begging computer class a few years ago, and I did not do well.
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Jun 24, 2013
smb3master
(8)
Darnit slow typing, got 18/20 none the less.
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Nov 21, 2013
captchagod64
(17)
14/20 on the first try. i blanked at usb eqen though i knew it
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Dec 16, 2013
(32)
Not a nerd, but 14/20. Being on the internet at all should teach you most of these things.
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Feb 21, 2014
(51)
All with 1:52! I really am a nerd.
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Jun 20, 2014
warpcoil
(3)
Oh No, I got 100%
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Aug 19, 2014
NolanShields
(40)
Red Green Blue should be an acceptable answer (no commas).
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Sep 19, 2014
Arp2600
(63)
Oh, come on, I typed in "Gnu IS not unix" and it was refused...
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Sep 24, 2014
YamatoFans
(46)
So did I, then I tried GNU's as well. Nerd's do that. It's part of the test...
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Apr 14, 2015
(28)
These were easy...taught in school itself... got all except one....
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Apr 16, 2015
(44)
Did anyone else try to put Ordnance Survey for OS?... No?... Am I in the wrong quiz? ;)
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Aug 18, 2015
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