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Computer Nerd Acronyms Quiz #1

Below, you will see several computer acronyms. Type in what they stand for.
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Last updated: August 29, 2018
First submittedDecember 29, 2012
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LED
L
Light
E
Emitting
D
Diode
 
 
CRT
C
Cathode
R
Ray
T
Tube
 
 
RAM
R
Random
A
Access
M
Memory
 
 
ROM
R
Read
O
Only
M
Memory
USB
U
Universal
S
Serial
B
Bus
 
 
CPU
C
Central
P
Processing
U
Unit
 
 
SQL
S
Structured
Q
Query
L
Language
 
 
VR
V
Virtual
R
Reality
EOF
E
End
O
Of
F
File
 
 
HtML
Ht
Hypertext
M
Markup
L
Language
 
 
IRC
I
Internet
R
Relay
C
Chat
 
 
LAN
L
Local
A
Area
N
Network
GUI
G
Graphical
U
User
I
Interface
 
 
SSL
S
Secure
S
Sockets
L
Layer
 
 
GNU
G
GNU's
N
Not
U
Unix
 
 
AI
A
Artificial
I
Intelligence
ISP
I
Internet
S
Service
P
Provider
 
 
RGB
R
Red
G
Green
B
Blue
 
 
DOM
D
Document
O
Object
M
Model
 
 
OS
O
Operating
S
System
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level 73
Aug 1, 2010
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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level 58
Apr 14, 2015
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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level 67
Jul 8, 2019
also doesn't have a lot to do with computers. Sure it's an electronic component, but it's not like they are only used in computers and a computer can work just fine without LEDs. transistors on the other hand are pretty important to building a computer.
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level 45
Apr 24, 2011
I recognised alot of these Acronyms but then realised I didn't know what they stood for
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level 61
Jun 2, 2011
How is it that the definition for GNU also contains the same acronym "GNU"? What does it stand for?
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level 28
Jan 30, 2019
It stands for GNU's not Unix.
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level 63
Mar 3, 2019
It's GNU's all the way down!
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level 65
Oct 1, 2019
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recursive_acronym
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level 53
Aug 24, 2011
Not really bothered that I didn't know many of these, in theory it means I am not a nerd!!!
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level 9
Nov 4, 2016
why is it good not to be a nerd? all nerd means is that you are smart... are you saying that you are glad you're not smart? this is kind of a dumb comment...
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level 31
Jan 10, 2012
another recursive is Bing = Bing is not Google
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level 76
Jun 8, 2016
It's probably also a backronym, although Microsoft has never confirmed or denied that aspect of the "bing" etymology.
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level 40
Dec 29, 2012
Is a Cathode Ray Tube a real computer term?
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level 84
Feb 22, 2013
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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level 53
Dec 7, 2017
Oh my, only a few things can make me fell that old than seeing such question made five year ago...
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level 3
Mar 1, 2013
hey! when i was 3,i used the internet
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level 19
Mar 30, 2013
thank you computer class!! :D
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level 65
Jun 12, 2013
My favorite geek acronym is PEBKAC: Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair.
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level 50
Jun 20, 2014
All with 1:52! I really am a nerd.
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level 37
Apr 16, 2015
These were easy...taught in school itself... got all except one....
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level 34
Feb 4, 2016
nerds make the world go round.
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level 45
Feb 17, 2016
Would you consider adding HTTP and OOP?
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level 54
Feb 26, 2016
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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level 71
Feb 26, 2016
Why is the T in HTML lower case? It is never written that way.
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level 29
May 30, 2019
since hypertext is one word, I guess the real question is “why isn’t the acronym ‘HML’?”
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level 58
Feb 26, 2016
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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level 57
Feb 26, 2016
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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level 54
Mar 10, 2016
OS can also mean Open Source
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level 73
Mar 15, 2016
So the G in GNU stands for "GNU"? What does that G stand for?
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level 54
Mar 24, 2016
GNU. It's gnus all the way down.
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level 39
Jun 13, 2016
Got all of these except DOM, which I've never heard of.
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level 39
Aug 8, 2016
31/57 Who says girls don't know anything about computers :P
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level 69
Sep 4, 2016
Idiots, mainly.
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level 63
Dec 13, 2018
I had 29, time ran out. But I hadnt heard of 8/20 abbreviations I think. Maybe there are old terms or not used here? Some ofcourse you might only come across in certain situations, (like programming perhaps) while others you will hear about anyway like ram. I missed gnu, dom, crt, sql, eof, isp, irc, (and ssl but somwhere it rings a bell, or more I think I ve seen it, not heard it). Looking at the scores and comments, for some of those im not the only one. All are on the bottom besides isp, and that was exactly the one I think is/would be called differently here.
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level 69
Sep 4, 2016
Well that went badly.
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level 33
Aug 24, 2017
Wondering why I don't know many of these terms although I have been in front of a computer for years.
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level 42
Nov 27, 2017
Put in CD and VCR
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level 33
Jun 5, 2018
Should accept "Emitted" and "Emit" for LED.
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level 63
Dec 13, 2018
Why? It is a light emmiting diode. If you use any of those words it would look/sound silly. Emits light diode would come closest then I guess...
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level 59
Mar 3, 2019
I am surprised at how many people got DOM incorrect.
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level 57
Mar 13, 2019
In the '90's and early 2000's there used to be a thing called a PCMCIA card, which was an interface for peripherals on early laptops. It was developed by the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association. Since there are so many computer acronyms to learn, someone came up with an alternative acronym for PCMCIA -- People Can't Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms.
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level 63
Mar 13, 2019
5
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level 50
Nov 25, 2019
TWAIN = Technology Without An Interesting Name