Geeks: Test your IT Knowledge

Answer as many questions about past and present IT
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Last updated: July 7, 2019
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Which computer language was well known for using lots of parentheses
Lisp
What is the name of the computer language that is the closest to what CPUs actually understand
Machine code
Which scientist's name is typically used to describe a conventional computer's hardware architecture
Von Neumann
What is the term for data compression which preserves all the detail of the original message
Lossless
What type of learning does the technique known as K-means typically fall into
Unsupervised
What term is used to describe making code harder to understand and copy
Obfuscation
Is an Arduino typically more of a fully functional computer than a Raspberry Pi (Yes or No)?
No
Which Chinese company started with search, and is sometimes thought of as the Chinese Google?
Baidu
By the end of June 2019, how many tech companies had reached $1 trillion valuation?
Three
What does the character 'P' stand for in the acronym WIMP, used to describe a windows-based user interface?
Pointer
Who was the most iconic founder and leader of Apple?
Steve Jobs
What term is used for a software approach where functions can call themselves?
Recursion
What term is sometimes used for software that is marketed before it actually exists?
Vaporware
Which Artificial Intelligence library is most closely associated with Google?
Tensorflow
What is the term used for putting a specification for a piece of work on an open platform, allowing anyone to compete, with the winner getting a reward?
Crowdsourcing
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What CPU chip was in the Commodore Vic-20?
6502
What did the computer language WSFN's letters stand for?
Which Stands For Nothing
Who invented bitcoin?
Satoshi Nakamoto
What is the biggest number that can be held in one byte?
255
What operating system was created by Linus Torvalds?
Linux
Which sorting algorithm works by flipping pairs of items?
Bubble
What is layer 5 of the OSI seven layer stack?
Session
What does the acronym IoT usually stand for?
Internet of Things
Which creature's name is also the name of a popular language for developing AI?
Python
What prefix means one thousand times more than tera?
Peta
And what prefix means one million times more than tera?
Exa
What important activity to make software ready for broad usage is referred to as i18n?
Internationalization
A way to illustrate problems in parallel processing is called "The Dining ________ Problem"?
Philosophers
What word is used to describe systems that allow transactions to be reliably recorded without any central authority?
Blockchain
In AI, which type of learning involves trying different moves and seeing which scores best
Reinforcement
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