Dps Tech Mega Archive

Download Dps Tech Mega Archive

Post on 06-Mar-2015

26 views

Category:

Documents

1 download

Embed Size (px)

TRANSCRIPT

<p>The DPS Tech. Mega Archive</p> <p>1</p> <p>1. Expand the following acronyms: SLI (3DFX) Scalable Link Interface WIMAX Wireless Interoperability for Microwave Access COBOL Common Business Oriented Language EDGE Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution ARPANET Advanced Research Projects Agency Network PARC Palo Alto Research Centre TARGA True-vision Advanced Raster Graphics Adapter TYCLO Turn Your Caps Lock Off! PHP PHP Hypertext Pre-Processor DDoS Distributed Denial of Service MMORPG Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game WYSBYGI What You See Before You Get It VERONICA Very Easy Rodent Oriented Net-wide Index to Computerize Archives TUCOWS The Ultimate Collection of Windows Software CAPTCHA Completely Automatic Public Turing Test to tell Computers and Humans Apart JUGHEAD Jonzy's Universal Gopher Hierarchy Excavation and Display GNOME GNU Network Object Model Environment UNIX Uniplexed Information and Computer Systems BSD - Berkely Software / Standard Distribution UMTS - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System ANITA - A New Inspiration To Arithmetic / Accounting IMEI - International Mobile Equipment Identifier CRAYON - Create Your Own Newspaper IMAX - Maximum Image FILO - First In Last Out API Application Programming Interface CMOS Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor RAMDAC RAM Digital to Analog Converter SCSI Small Computer System Interface MIDI Musical Instrument Digital Interface Mayank Vachher | Gyaan.in</p> <p>2</p> <p>The DPS Tech. Mega Archive</p> <p>PCMCIA Personal Computer Memory Card International Association ISA Industry Standard Architecture GENIE General Electric Network for Information Exchange NNTP Network News Transfer Protocol SSL Secure Sockets Layer SSH Secure Shell JPEG Joint Photographic Experts Group GIF Graphics Interchange Format PNG Portable Network Graphic IRC Internet Relay Chat SATA Serial Advanced Technology Attachment WLAN Wireless Local Area Network TFT Thin Film Transistor GIMP GNU Image Manipulation Program FLOPS (Think supercomputing) Floating Point Operations per Second CODEC Compression / Decompression or Coder / Decoder DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol GCC (Unix) GNU C Compiler OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer W3C World Wide Web Consortium ASP Active Server Pages AMD Advanced Micro Devices TIFF Tag Image File Format MPEG Moving Picture Experts Group XML eXtensible Markup Language YAHOO - Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle ADSL Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line ECMA European Computer Manufacturers Association UML Unified Modeling Language PING Packet Internet Groper MIRC My Internet Relay Chat Mayank Vachher | Gyaan.in</p> <p>The DPS Tech. Mega Archive</p> <p>3</p> <p>ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange BASIC Beginners All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code VRML Virtual Reality Modeling Language GNU GNUs Not Unix PCI Peripheral Component Interconnect PGP Pretty Good Privacy DLL Dynamic Link Library SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol CSMA -Carrier Sense Multiple Access SLIP -Serial Line Interface Protocol RSS -Really Simple Syndication / Reducing Space Symbology / RDF Site Summary / Rich Site Summary IETF -Internet Engineering Task Force NCSA -National Centre for Supercomputing Applications MSIMN -Microsoft Internet Mail and News ANSI -American National Standards Institute PSP Play Station Portable HP Hewlett Packard AVI Audio Video Interleave CMYK Cyan Magenta Yellow Key (Black) ISDN Integrated Services Digital Network NAS - Network Attached Storage POP - Post Office Protocol FLAC - Fully Lossless Audio Codec DSL - Digital Subscriber Line CCD - Charge Coupled Device PCIE - Peripheral Component InterconnectExpress FTW - For The Win PERL - Practical Extraction and Report Language</p> <p>2. This was invented by David Bradley and is known as the three-finger-salute. What am I talking about? Ctrl + Alt + Del Mayank Vachher | Gyaan.in</p> <p>4</p> <p>The DPS Tech. Mega Archive</p> <p>3. What was codenamed 'Whistler' during its developmental stages? Windows XP 4. 'Tux' is the mascot of which software community? Linux 5. The literal translation means 'Humanity to others'. What am I talking about? Ubuntu 6. Which was the first graphical web browser? Mosaic 7. Who created the language C++? Bjarne Stroustrop 8. What did Tim Berners-Lee start while working at the CERN? World Wide Web (WWW) 9. This term comes from the word 'binary digit'. What am I talking about? Bit 10. Which was the first fully computer-graphics full length feature film? Toy Story 11. 'Simula 6' was the first language to use what programming paradigm? Object-oriented programming 12. Who are the two people who created the web portal Yahoo!? David Filo and Jerry Yang 13. Who is the current CEO of Microsoft? Steve Ballmer 14. What is The Answer, to Life, The Universe, and Everything? 42 15. What is the claim to fame of Dan Bricklin? Created VisiCalc 16. He was born on March 11, 1962, in Lower Downtown Capitol City to John and Michelle. He attended Central West Junior High and Owen Paterson High and worked for a 'respectable software company'. Who is this guy? Thomas 'Neo' Anderson 17. Apple has accused Benjamin 'dotcom billionaire' Cohen of squatting a domain name. What domain name is that? itunes.co.uk 18. What is the correct acronym for 'European Laboratory for Particle Physics'? CERN (Conseil Europeen pour la Recherche Nucleaire) 19. Which company is 'Shaping the Digital World'? Seagate 20. Which one gives you the 'Power to choose, freedom to explore'? AMD 21. What are the 'Halloween Documents'? What did they conclude? The Halloween documents are the name used outside Microsoft for a series of confidential memoranda on potential strategies related to Mayank Vachher | Gyaan.in</p> <p>The DPS Tech. Mega Archive</p> <p>5</p> <p>open source software, and to Linux in particular. The first Halloween document, written by Microsoft engineer Vinod Valloppillil, was leaked to Eric S. Raymond in October 1998; who immediately published an annotated version on his web site. The document contained references to a second memorandum specifically dealing with Linux, and that document, authored by Vinod Valloppillil and Josh Cohen at Microsoft, was also obtained, annotated and published by Raymond. Microsoft has since admitted the documents' authenticity. Marked 'Microsoft confidential', they identify open source software (OSS), and in particular the Linux operating system as a major threat to Microsoft's dominance of the software industry, and suggest ways in which Microsoft could disrupt the progress of open source software. 22. What is War Driving? Wardriving is an activity consisting of driving around with a laptop or a PDA in one's vehicle, detecting Wi-Fi wireless networks. It is also known as WiLDing(Wireless LAN Driving), originating with the Bay Area Wireless Users Group(BAWUG). 23. Which was the first Hindi movie to be officially released on Kazaa, and users could download the movie after paying a certain amount of money? Supari 24. Name the lead protagonist of the game series Grand Theft Auto. Tommy Verceti 25. What is the name of the new blogging service by MSN? MSN Spaces 26. What do you mean by private-key encryption? The practice of using the same password (key) for both encryption as well as decryption. 27. Which company makes CoCoPod? CoCoPod from S-Media is a hard-drive based MP3 player and is heavily inspired by iPod from Apple. It resembles the iPod both in terms of size and body colour. 28. Who is known as the father of markup language? Charles Goldfarb 29. This computer was designed to find the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and everything. It's called the ? Earth 30. Name any three innovations introduced by the IBM PS2 PC. PS/2 port, VGA card, ISA Bus, 3 inch floppy drive Mayank Vachher | Gyaan.in</p> <p>6</p> <p>The DPS Tech. Mega Archive</p> <p>31. Nokia: Finland:: Alcatel: France 32. What is RJ-45? Registered Jack 45; used in Ethernet ports 33. This is the official mascot of a UNIX version. Which one? Free BSD 34. What are Xenon and Xenos? CPU and GPU of Xbox 360, respectively 35. Where on the Internet would you find this quote? Wikipedia (Latin for crack house), 'the free encyclopaedia that anyone can edit', is a satirical parody of ____________, though Wikipedia claims the reverse (and correctly claims that ____________ claims the reverse, and so on and so forth). Uncyclopedia.org a satirical parody of Wikipedia 36. Whose motto is 'If privacy is outlawed, only outlaws will have privacy'? Phil Zimmerman (creator of PGP) 37. Which widely-used standard did Dave Winer develop in 2002, predecessors of which were known as 'Backweb' and 'Pointcast'? Really Simple Syndication / RDF Site Summary (RSS 2.0) 38. On Usenet, what is a 'C &amp; C warning'? C &amp; C -Cats and Coffee -usually appears as 'C &amp; C Warning!' refers to the fact that what you are about to read is so funny that you'll spill your coffee, at which point the cat that's in your lap will leap up, scratching you with its claws. So put the coffee down and get the cat off your lap before reading this. 39. Who, or what, is '6bone'? Testing backbone for IPv6 40. What are Raphael, Michael and Gabriel in the world of technology? Servers of the Vatican website 41. Why Mozilla was named so? From 'Mosaic' + 'killa', referring to that fact that it wanted to unseat Mosaic as the dominant browser. The lizard logo came from its resemblance to the name Godzilla. 42. Who said the following, and about what? It is like a sausage; you might like the taste of it, but you don't necessarily want to see how it's made. Jimmy Wales, about Wikipedia 43. In Internet history, why are 'Akebono' and 'Konishiki' famous? 'Akebono' was Jerry Yang's, and 'Konishiki' was David Filo's computer, which powered Yahoo when it started off.</p> <p>Mayank Vachher | Gyaan.in</p> <p>The DPS Tech. Mega Archive</p> <p>7</p> <p>44. Who, or what, were known as 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'? 'Snow White' was IBM, and the 'Seven Dwarfs' referred to other mainframe computer manufacturers of the time, namely, Burroughs, UNIVAC, NCR, Control Data Corporation, Honeywell, RCA and General Electric. 45. He was born on 11 March 1962 in Lower Downtown, Capital City to John and Michelle. He attended Central West Junior High and Owen Paterson High, and worked for a 'respectable software company'. Whom am I talking about? Thomas 'Neo' Anderson 46. He is known as the 'father of the cellphone'. Whom am I talking about? Dr Martin Cooper 47. What are 'JavaBeans'? JavaBeans are reusable software components that can be manipulated visually in a builder tool, written in Java. 48. Where would you find the words 'Now with 5% more Google', and why? Winamp, after Google acquired a 5% stake in AOL. 49. Name the people who founded YouTube. Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Javed Karim 50. How do we better know 'Rocky Raccoon Clark'? Steve Wozniak. It was a pseudonym created by him when he re-joined college to complete electronics engineering. 51. Where are the main servers of Wikipedia located? (Be specific) Tampa, Florida 52. Which was the first comic strip to go online? Dilbert 53. Alongside Pandemic Studio's Full Spectrum Warrior, a more advanced, strategy-led version was developed for US Army use, and never released to the public. What was it named? Full Spectrum Command 54. There's a widely prevalent standard called 'IEEE 802.15.1', but we know it by a better name. What is that name? Bluetooth 55. Which company bought Amiga in 1997? Gateway 2000 56. "Read it sideways." Who said this, and about what? Scott Fahlman, inventor of the smiley, about smileys. Mayank Vachher | Gyaan.in</p> <p>8</p> <p>The DPS Tech. Mega Archive</p> <p>57. Which was the first imaginary virus? Good Times Hoax 58. Who is associated with this emoticon: (0-0)? John Lennon 59. Whose new start-up is 'Revolution Health'? Steve Case 60. What does the 'i' in 'iMac' stand for? Internet 61. What is MPLS? What are its benefits? Multiprotocol Label Switching; Packets directed along predefined routes in accordance with the required QoS. Label contains info about the route along which the packet may travel instead of a router algorithm that chooses. 62. Which company released the first affordable handheld calculator in the early 1970s? Texas Instruments 63. What is the '.tv' domain name officially meant for? Tuvalu Island domains 64. Decrypt this: "Bpqa qa vwb epib gwc bpqvs qb qa" "This is not what you think it is". The encryption system used here is ROT-8, not ROT-13. 65. What is the NASDAQ stock ticker symbol for Sun Microsystems? JAVA 66. Of which US-based media organization is Microsoft the part owner of? MSNBC 67. Who is the creator of eBay? Pierre Omidayar 68. One of the many nicknames that this person has is 'Monkey Boy'. Who is he / she? Steve Ballmer 69. Digit magazine is owned by which company? Nine Dot Nine Mediaworx 70. Connect: Dodgeball, Urchin, Jaiku, GrandCentral. All of these companies were acquired by Google. (Urchin was renamed as Google Analytics.) 71. Name the web-based content management system software that is used to run Wikipedia and many other similar wikis. MediaWiki 72. For which operating system was Microsoft Office first released? Mac OS 73. Which company makes the processor for the Apple iPhone? Samsung 74. What is the name of Microsoft's diagram and flowcharting software? Visio 75. Name the GUI used on the OLPC XO laptop. Sugar Mayank Vachher | Gyaan.in</p> <p>The DPS Tech. Mega Archive</p> <p>9</p> <p>76. Jelsoft Enterprises makes a product which is highly popular with web developers. What is that product? vBulletin (forum software) 77. What was Yahoo! Widgets earlier known as? Konfabulator 78. Glutamate Grape, Sugar-Free Radical, Beta Carroty, and Sero-Tonic Water are different varieties of what? Google Gulp flavors 79. Name Mozilla Labs' new instant messaging project. Snowl 80. What do you get when you multiply six by nine? 42 81. What is a 'hashtag'? Explain using an example. A 'hashtag' is a system of tagging used on Twitter, by adding # in front of a word or phrase. For instance, '#codewars' could be used to tag a tweet as being about Code Wars. 82. Who is the third co-founder of Apple? Ronald Wayne 83. How much did Intel fork out to acquire McAfee? $7.68 billion (anything in the range of $7 billion accepted) 84. What is the codename for the most recently released version of Android OS? Froyo 85. Which company developed the popular Nintendo game Contra? Konami 86. ______________ claims it is the "first Indian web browser". Epic Browser 87. Who discovered the first computer 'bug'? Grace Hopper 88. Which company manufactures the Blackberry range of smartphones? Research in Motion (RIM) 89. Expand PCI. Peripheral Component Interconnect 90. What was the first computer-animated full-length feature film? Toy Story 91. Which was the first mobile phone company in the world to outsource everything except sales and marketing? Airtel 92. Which was the first registered domain name on the Internet? n...</p>