10 most difficult computers riddlesComputers quiz
What was the original name of Pac-Man?
The character's name was originally written in English as "Puck-Man", but when Namco localized the game for the United States they changed it to "Pac-Man", fearing that vandals would change the P in Puck to an F.
Which type of DNS record is used by mail servers to determine where to send e-mail?
Mail Exchange (MX) records are DNS records that are necessary for delivering email to your address. In simple DNS terms, an MX record is used to tell the world which mail servers accept incoming mail for your domain and where emails sent to your domain should be routed to. If your MX records do not point to the correct location, you will not receive email
Who perpetrated the "biggest military computer hack of all time" in 2002?
McKinnon was accused of hacking into 97 United States military and NASA computers. McKinnon states that he was merely looking for evidence of free energy suppression and a cover-up of UFO activity and other technologies potentially useful to the public. Web and print media across the UK ran a campaign to prevent Gary McKinnon's extradition to the U.S.
Which company name is not an acronym?
Founded in 1976, today Acer is one of the world’s top ICT companies and has a presence in over 160 countries. As Acer looks into the future, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software and services will infuse with one another to open up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. The etymology of the company's name comes from the Latin word "acer" meaning "eager, vigorous, ".
Where does the symbol @ come from?
this symbol was created for the needs of e-mail
The sign comes from a Latin ligature replacing in the medieval and Renaissance commercial manuscripts the word "at" - and denoting the recipient of the parcel.He first appeared in 1448 in a document with a register of wheat deliveries from the Kingdom of Castile to the Kingdom of Aragón.
In case of fiber-optic cables, which transmission mode is used for transmitting data over long distances?
In fiber-optic communication, a single-mode optical fiber (SMF) is an optical fiber designed to carry light only directly down the fiber - the transverse mode. These modes define the way the wave travels through space, i.e. how the wave is distributed in space.
ISO, UPC and GS1 are the abbreviations of what?
A barcode is an optical, machine-readable, representation of data; the data usually describes something about the object that carries the barcode. Initially, barcodes were only scanned by special optical scanners called barcode readers. Later application software became available for devices that could read images, such as smartphones with cameras.
What was the first computer virus in the DOS system?
Storm Worm virus
I Love You virus
Brain is the industry standard name for a computer virus that was released in its first form in January 1986 and is considered to be the first computer virus for MS-DOS. It infects the boot sector of storage media formatted with the DOS File Allocation Table (FAT) file system. Brain was written by brothers, Basit Farooq Alvi and Amjad Farooq Alvi, from Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
Who is credited as the first computer programmer?
She was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's proposed mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. She was the first to recognise that the machine had applications beyond pure calculation, and published the first algorithm intended to be carried out by such a machine.
When was the first electronic computer created and what was its name?
in 1945 - Eniac
in 1943 - Colossus
in 1939 - Atanasoff-Berry ABC
in 1941 - Zuse's Z3 machine
Atanasoff and Berry's computer work was not widely known until it was rediscovered in the 1960s, amidst conflicting claims about the first electronic computer. At that time ENIAC, created by John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert, was considered to be the first computer in the modern sense. In 1973 a U.S. District Court invalidated the ENIAC patent and concluded that the ENIAC inventors had derived the design of the electronic digital computer from Atanasoff 's work.