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? an HX-20 • JPEG stand for Joint photographic experts group • A keyboard has its creator’s last name on it, in a straight line. Do you know it? His name was Mr. Qwerty. His creation is the format of most keyboards in existence today around the world. • Apple is credited as the first successful computer with a mouse attached. But if you’d seen the movie “Pirates of Silicon Valley”, you’ll know the story. • Some Microsoft officials are concerned about the growing popularity of Linux because it could offer stiff competition to the Windows NT operating system. • The word “computer” was first used to describe a mechanical calculating device in the year 1897. The word existed before, however at that time it was used to refer to a person. • In 1963, Douglas Engelbart of the Stanford Research Institute invented the common computer mouse. Initially, it was known as the “bug” but later became popular as “mouse” because of the cord on these early models reminded people of the tail of a rodent. • When the operating system Microsoft Windows 98 was released it contains approximately 18,000,000 lines of code. This is in contrast to the 3 million lines of code that Windows 3.1 contained. Windows 95 contained nearly 15,000,000 lines of code and Windows 2000 contains anywhere between 35 million and 60 million lines of code. • During the 1984 Super Bowl, Apple Computer launched for the first time it’s brand-new Macintosh computer with a $1.5 million commercial. Among other things, the Macintosh boasted WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) word processing. At this time, the Macintosh sold for an affordable $2,500.
This computer defeated Garry Kasparov in May of 1997. 64 kB of memory. to fetch results for users? (Dogpile. came with a standard 5inch display. It sold for $1795. • The first chess-playing computer to defeat a chess grandmaster was called Deep Blue. Check out computer vacuum! • I bet you didn’t know these great facts regarding the history and development of computers. There is so much great information out there that I bet you couldn’t find a person who knew all of these facts that you just learned. 1969. This effort is known as the ARPANET (advanced research projects agency network). it was considered portable because it was light enough to carry and could also fit under an airplane seat. Alfie. But. two 5 ¼ floppy drives. Be thankful for your Dell from the year 2002. • Computers are everywhere. I hope that you’re leaving this article with a little bit more knowledge and a little bit more drive to share this trivia with your friends and family. the Osborne I weighed almost 24 pounds. and is the forefather of the modern Internet.• The first portable computer was introduced by Osborne Compuer in 1981 andwas known as the Osborne I. • General Computer Trivia Questions • What do the letters "MS" in MSNBC stand for? (Microsoft) • What new company was born when IBM sold its printer and Selectric divisions? (Lexmark) • Which search engine uses its canine mascot. and a modem port. • Several computer engineers during the 1970s who worked at various research institutions pioneered the idea for connecting different computers together. The first ARPANET link was established between Stanford Research Institute and UCLA on November 21. Not exactly portable by today’s standards.com) • What was the name given to the device know known as the Palm Pilot when it was being developed? (Touchdown) . as we know them today.
which made its debut in 1971) • Who was referred to as the "Master of the Universe" when he appeared on the cover of Time magazine in 1995? (Bill Gates) • Ethernet is a registered trademark of what company? (Xerox) • Unix is a registered trademark of which company? (AT &T) • What does the letter "A" in RAM stand for? (Access) • Which computer company was first to develop a mouse? (Apple Computers) • Which company introduced the first laptop computer in 1981? (Epson) • What was its model number? (the HX-20) • What does JPEG stand for? (Joint Photographic Experts Group) •  • Funny Computer Trivia Questions • • • • How big is a byte? (8 bits) How big is a nibble (4 bits) Is a bit bigger than a byte? (A byte is bigger than a bit. Blueberry and Tangerine? (the ibook) • What was the world's first personal computer? (the Kenbak1. they used to take up whole rooms. What is the name? (QWERTY) • Why are computer viruses known as "bugs"? (Early computers were very large. One of the programmers mistakenly referred to the moth as a "bug. the computer started working again." and over time the word . Two programmers were looking inside a computer that wasn't working properly when they discovered a moth inside it.• Which operating system was developed by a college student named Linus Torvalds? (Linux) • Which computer was launched in two distinct colors.) A computer keyboard has the name of its inventor spelled out on it. After they disposed of the moth.
• An Intel 600 mhz CPU today has 9. number. • The IBM RAMAC 305 in 1956 stored 5 megabytes of data which cost $10.) •  • A Few Silly Computer Trivia Questions • How can you tell that your computer is suffering from old age? (It suffers from memory loss. this has been true. Every letter.5 million transistors and the aluminum conducting wires in the chip are 1/100.000 per megabyte.) • How do you describe a computer virus? (It is known as a "terminal illness.) • What is Bill Gates' real name? (William Henry Gates III) • What is a dongle? (A dongle is a word used to describe a device that is plugged into a computer's serial port. 01001101. • In 1998. 0 and 1. it is translated to the Binary code of. It is used to operate some types of software.started being used to describe the situation where a line of code within a computer didn't work as it should. 9. 1 represents on and 0 is off. and ever since Intel's 4004 chip in 1971.) • What part of the keyboard does an astronaut like best? (the space bar!) • Computers only understand two digits.) • What happened when the computer was dropped on the floor? (It slipped a disk. • There are an estimated 800 million web pages available on the web and experts estimate the web doubles in size every 8 months. pixel you see on your monitor is a binary set of 1's and 0's .000th of an inch thick . • Moore's Law states that computer performance doubles every 18 to 24 months. When you type the letter M on your keyboard. .4 billion E-mail messages were sent per day. • An Athlon 600 mhz CPU has 22 million transistors. Compared to today at less than a buck a megabyte. This base two math is known as Binary.
. (Personally..............com.... Today...5 terabytes of RAM........commercial ..............gateway or host . more than any other computer on earth.... the Stanford Research Institute..000 of the 100................ I can't forget to stop using it :-) The largest network on earth.. it's a completely unnecessary part of a Web address.. is large enough to cause problems for the chip...... SGI's Blue Mountain super computer at Los Alamos has 1..educational and research . and the University of Utah.....org.....military agency ..int... the University of Califorina-Santa Barbera..gov... The term "Hypertext" was coined in 1965 by Ted Nelson who used it to describe the multimedia system he proposed called "Xanadu" Microsoft's TerraServer database stores more than one terabyte (1.............net......an ESD shock of only 30 volts can destroy a computers circuit....... although only the relative size of a soccer ball in the entire country of Ireland. It wasn't until Apple released the Macintosh a year later that a mass audience viewed the mouse as a tool to make computing easier..non-profit organization A speck of dust inside a processor.. In 1981 Bill Gates made the bold statement " 640kb of memory ought to be enough for anybody" Originally the WWW prefix was used by the scientists at CERN (the European laboratory for Particle Physics) to distinguish Web files from other Internet documents... the Internet..000 volts ..government ................. started in 1969 with four nodes installed at the University of California-Los Angeles... .......• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Most of your computer electronics use from 3 to 5 volts Electrostatic discharge you can feel has around 3..000 gigabytes) of detailed aerial and satellite photos............... Domain Name Extensions and Meanings: .....an ESD shock you can see carries 20..000 units built.mil........000 volts .... In 1983 Microsoft built it's first mouse but only sold 5...edu........international organizations ......
. The computer I'm using now is running at 850 million cycles per second. This loader did the initialization that is now automatic. invented the computer mouse which was later pioneered by Xerox. There are 18 million lines of code in Windows 98. The fastest computer in the world is the CM-5 "thinking machine" at the Los Alamos National Labratories. Douglas Englebart. there were over 364 million PC's in use worldwide with 129 million of those in the U. president and founder of Digital Equipment Corp. Before PC's. It can perform 131 billion operations per second. stated: "There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home" The personal computer runs 400 times faster than the main frames of 30 years ago. or pulling oneself up by the bootstraps.. Processors can execute more than one instruction per clock cycle.• • • • • • • • • • • A Bit stands for "Binary Digit" a Bit can hold only one of two values 0 or 1. computer operators would run a program called the bootstrap loader. The first all purpose computer ENIAC required so much electricity to process information that the lights in the nearby town dimmed each time it was used. As of March of 1999. USA. co-inventor of the transistor.S In 1977. In 1963. Clock speeds are expressed in megahertz (MHZ) 1 MHZ is equal to one million cycles per second. The word "boot" or "booting" comes from the concept of bootstrapping. When I read this quote I just had to put it in here :-) "If you take a bail of hay and tie it to the tail of a mule and then strike a match and set the bail of hay on fire. and if you then compare the energy expended shortly thereafter by the mule with the energy expended by yourself in striking the match. today. you will understand the concept of amplification" -William Shockley. Kenneth Olsen. The process became known as bootstrapping and later booting. (see above) A Byte is composed of 8 consecutive bits. In the old days an 80286 required 20 cycles to multiply two numbers.
Use them for your trivia games. 90s computer trivia • More 90s computer trivia questions and answers. was the first to infect a million computers? A: Melissa. Blueberry or Tangerine? A: The iBook. What nationwide movie guide and ticket business became part of the AOL family in 1999? A: MovieFone. What nasty 1999 computer worm. What must -read magazine for computer fans bit the dust in 1999? A: Byte. What Windows virus damaged 500.com. earning it a Yahoo "Most Wired City in America" award? A: Nevada. Computer trivia questions from the 1990's are the subject of this page.• • • • • • • • • • • • • Information is exchanged on every man. What Outlook macro virus. woman and child an average of 5 times a day in the US. What communications giant owned Palm Computing when it produced the first handheld with integrated wireless Internet connectivity? A: 3com. named after a lap dancer. with a dainty female name. What movie did Apple use to hype its new QuickTime4 format. What online service got slapped with a lawsuit by volunteer "Community Leaders" who said they were really employees and deserved back wages? A: America Online. first appeared inside a list of passwords to pornographic websites? A: Melissa. What Amazon founder was the first-dot-com exec to be named Time's Person of the Year? A: Jeff Bezos.000 hard drives on the 13th anniversary of Russia's deadliest nuclear disaster? A: Chernobyl. . What Apple portable debuted in a choice of two fruity color schemes. sparking a netclogging 25 million downloads of the trailer? A: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. What rural state provided WiFi for all residents.
state capital's space-age new airport was plagued by software problems that kept dumping baggage all over the basement? A: Denver's. • What high-tech mogul appeared on a 1995 cover of Time headlined "Master of the Universe"? A: Bill Gates. • What computer outfit's ad 1984. run only once during Super Bowl XVIII.• What game system. • What Pixar release was the first feature film to be entirely computer-animated? A: Toy Story. • What does the "W" stand for on a WAP phone? A: Wireless. in 1999? A: Apple's.com. • What high-tech upgrade did the New York Times dub "$90 Worth of Duct Tape" in 1998? A: Windows 98. • What type of computer programs did the Dark Avenger Mutation Engine promise to make more powerful? A: Viruses. when he found that echobay.com. the first to come equipped with a modern. while still called AuctionWeb. • What was the first fast-food restaurant to offer patrons 20 free minutes of Internet time? A: Burger King. • What Apple media file format became the basis for MPGE-4 files? A: QuickTime.S. registered its first sale when bidding for a busted laser pointer topped out at $14? A: eBay. . • What company.com was already taken? A: eBay. clogged up phone lines in Europe as many purchasers got online for the first time? A: Dreamcast. • What website did the founder of the Echo Bay Technology Group register. • What search engine did Digital Equipment Corporation develop to manage its old e-mail? A: Alta Vista. did TV Guide declare to be the best commercial of all time. • What U. • What did critics dub the glitchy USB "plug and play" feature of Windows 98? A: "Plug and pray". • What file-sharing software was named for creator Shawn Fanning's frizzy hair? A: Napster.
in an attempt to reduce injuries? A: The Keyboard.• What computer accessory did Apple try splitting in two in 1993. .