10 most difficult internet riddlesInternet quiz
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.
How did Spam become the synonym of unwanted email?
through Monty Python sketch
acronym of Sender Probably A Machine
acronym of Still Pending Another Mail
first spammy emails were meat adverts
Spam (shortened from spiced ham) is a canned precooked meat product made and trademarked by the Hormel Foods Corporation, first introduced in 1937. It got popular in the UK during WW2. The name has been given to electronic spam through a Monty Python sketch, in which Spam was portrayed as ubiquitous and inescapable.
When was the first e-mail message sent?
The service consisting in sending text messages between computers was invented in 1971 by Ray Tomlinson. Previously, mail could be sent only to others who used the same computer. To achieve this,"Ray" he used the @ sign to separate the user name from the name of their machine, a scheme which has been used in email addresses ever since.
The ancestor of the Internet was...
The ARPANET project led to the development of protocols for internetworking, by which multiple separate networks could be joined into a single network of networks. ARPANET development began with two network nodes, which were interconnected between the Network Measurement Center at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1969
Where was the first WWW server located?
at UC Berkeley
The first web server was located on the very own Tim's Berners-Lee NeXT workstation. While working for CERN in Geneva, Tim invented both first version of HTTP protocol and HTML language. The first web server outside Europe was launched on the 12th of Dec 1991 at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), California.
To whom does the .tv internet domain belong?
International Television Council
Country of Tuvalu
The domain name is popular, and thus economically valuable, because it is an abbreviation of the word television. The domain is managed by VeriSign company, which signed the contract with the Government of Tuvalu.
Who invented the World Wide Web?
CERN laboratory in Switzerland
American National Standards Institute
A group of computer scientists at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) proposed in 1990 to use hypertext "to link and access information of various kinds as a web of nodes in which the user can browse at will", and they publicly introduced the project in December of the same year.
What does SMS stand for?
Short Message Satellite
Short Message System
Short Message Service
Short Message Sending
SMS (Short Message Service) is a text messaging service component of most telephone, World Wide Web, and mobile device systems. It uses standardized communication protocols to enable mobile devices to exchange short text messages.