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LED
L
E
D
CRT
C
R
T
RAM
R
A
M
ROM
R
O
M
USB
U
S
B
CPU
C
P
U
SQL
S
Q
L
VR
V
R
EOF
E
O
F
HtML
Ht
M
L
IRC
I
R
C
LAN
L
A
N
GUI
G
U
I
SSL
S
S
L
GNU
G
N
U
AI
A
I
ISP
I
S
P
RGB
R
G
B
DOM
D
O
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OS
O
S
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cxcxcx
(3)
This is really helping me learn these nerdy terms! :D
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Mar 27, 2010
Nards
(63)
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
(50)
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
OsmiumSmriti
(51)
This is an astonishingly ignorant perspective. The vast, vast majority of the planet would with difficult achieve a 10% on this quiz, if even. Your circle may be entirely academics or something, but most normal people know surprisingly little about anything.
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Mar 5, 2016
librarynerd
(33)
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
(38)
Didn't know that! Definitely going to use it and impress my friends. :)
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Jun 22, 2012
(11)
I learnt that from Hank and John Green
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Dec 30, 2012
(54)
Any initialism is pronounceable if you're brave enough.
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May 10, 2016
Freestatebear
(68)
So, pronounce "xkcd!" Incidentally, the creator of that comic specifically chose those letters to be unpronounceable - or at least as unpronounceable as possible.
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Jun 8, 2016
WoozyB
(27)
Sounds like something a nerd would say!
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Mar 21, 2011
(40)
I recognised alot of these Acronyms but then realised I didn't know what they stood for
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Apr 24, 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
(8)
i dont no any of them...
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Jun 7, 2011
ewest305
(1)
GNU is not really an acronym
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Jul 18, 2011
(18)
Isn't it an animal?
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Dec 29, 2012
(10)
No. That's emu.
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Mar 24, 2014
(50)
Yes, it actually is.
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Jun 20, 2014
(76)
... both an acronym and an animal.
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Dec 7, 2015
(69)
An acronanimal
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Dec 7, 2015
MetopeTriglyph
(57)
An animacronym.
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Mar 2, 2016
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
FowlerFan11
(11)
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
(8)
GNU's Not Unix makes GNU a recursive acronym. It's like PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor).
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Nov 11, 2011
(32)
another recursive is Bing = Bing is not Google
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Jan 10, 2012
Freestatebear
(68)
It's probably also a backronym, although Microsoft has never confirmed or denied that aspect of the "bing" etymology.
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Jun 8, 2016
CodieLM
(11)
GNU's Not Unix! High School IT class paid off! =D
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Sep 12, 2012
Manus
(1)
SSL also stands for Solid State Language, that tripped me up for a minute.
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Nov 13, 2012
(40)
Is a Cathode Ray Tube a real computer term?
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Dec 29, 2012
(76)
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
Chavez
(15)
Sequential Query Language needs to be added for SQL.........
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Jan 1, 2013
Arancaytar
(16)
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
Arancaytar
(16)
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
(3)
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
(14)
this is just like one of our exams in data communications...:D
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Apr 25, 2013
HarryWOOHOO
(26)
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
(61)
Yes. It's ridiculous. But such is nerd culture from the 1970s and 1980s.
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Feb 26, 2016
cranbeckh
(57)
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
(69)
Or it's an "I D 10 T" problem (idiot!) Not an acronym, but along the same lines.
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Dec 12, 2015
(61)
Or a Code 18: source of error 18 inches from display.
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Feb 26, 2016
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
(50)
All with 1:52! I really am a nerd.
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Jun 20, 2014
warpcoil
(1)
Oh No, I got 100%
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Aug 19, 2014
(31)
These were easy...taught in school itself... got all except one....
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Apr 16, 2015
(66)
Did anyone else try to put Ordnance Survey for OS?... No?... Am I in the wrong quiz? ;)
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Aug 18, 2015
Steverrz
(16)
Yes. Yes you are.
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Dec 15, 2015
(66)
I most definitely am. This time I tried "Victoria Regina" for VR.
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May 6, 2016
petronomicon
(21)
nerds make the world go round.
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Feb 4, 2016
(42)
Would you consider adding HTTP and OOP?
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Feb 17, 2016
(51)
Woah, what? What's with all the newbies in the comments? Not that it's a problem, but I'm surprised...
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Feb 26, 2016
samiamco
(60)
Why is the T in HTML lower case? It is never written that way.
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Feb 26, 2016
Paidraig
(55)
Presumably as a hint that the HT portion of HTML only requires one (compound) word as an answer.
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Feb 26, 2016
worm
(53)
LED and CRT are a bit iffy, having usage much wider than computers, but they are at least connected with the field.
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Feb 26, 2016
stubart409
(49)
Very disappointed that RTFM is not here. Roy in the IT Crowd even wears a shirt with RTFM printed on the front. I could write what it stands for, for those of you that don't know, but I might be called before the Committee.
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Feb 26, 2016
(52)
OS can also mean Open Source
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Mar 10, 2016
(59)
So the G in GNU stands for "GNU"? What does that G stand for?
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Mar 15, 2016
(52)
GNU. It's gnus all the way down.
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Mar 24, 2016
Grafakos
(41)
Got all of these except DOM, which I've never heard of.
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Jun 13, 2016
(38)
31/57 Who says girls don't know anything about computers :P
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Aug 8, 2016
Findlay
(65)
Idiots, mainly.
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Sep 4, 2016
Findlay
(65)
Well that went badly.
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Sep 4, 2016
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