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Author Topic: Floydy's Astounding Trivia #1  (Read 8318 times)

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Floydy's Astounding Trivia #1
« on: October 09, 2007, 09:52:03 AM »

OK, guys and gals, here's a bit of an easy one to start with - IT abbreviations & acronyms.  All You have to do is say what these terms stand for and give a brief definition.  No googling, and I expect Kitz to get top marks.  :-\

Good Luck! :)

1) URL

2) SSL

3) ODBC

4) RAID

5) SDHC

6) CPU

7) MPLS

8 ) PCI

9) DNS

10) SCSI

11) ADSL

12) IDE

Answers will be posted on Friday.
« Last Edit: October 09, 2007, 09:56:25 AM by Floydoid »
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Re: Floydy's Astounding Trivia #1
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2007, 10:09:21 AM »

>> I expect Kitz to get top marks

heh - tbh theres a couple that I'd have to take a stab at and guess - so thats highly unlikely.   :D
I can think of at least one reg on this forum who would do better than me on this quiz.
I'll let others have a go first though before I put my answers down - or do you want me to list them now?
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Re: Floydy's Astounding Trivia #1
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2007, 10:32:27 AM »

Kitz, it's your porridge, use your own spoon. :P
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Re: Floydy's Astounding Trivia #1
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2007, 10:38:50 AM »

1) URL

Uniform resource locator

2) SSL

Secure socket layer

3) ODBC

Open database connectivity

4) RAID

Redundant array of inexpensive disks

5) SDHC

Pass

6) CPU

Central processing unit

7) MPLS

Pass

8 ) PCI

Peripheral component interconnect

9) DNS

Domain name system (or service)

10) SCSI

Small computer system interface

11) ADSL

Asymmetric digital subscriber line

12) IDE

Integrated drive electronics OR Integrated development environment
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Re: Floydy's Astounding Trivia #1
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2007, 10:56:49 AM »

.... same as Eric but

5) SDHC - secure digital high capacity

i googled no. 7 and wouldnt have had a clue  :P
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Re: Floydy's Astounding Trivia #1
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2007, 11:40:23 AM »

The bits in square brackets are guesses

1) URL
Uniform Resource Locator

2) SSL
Secure Socket Layer

3) ODBC
Open Data Base [Connection ?]

4) RAID
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks

5) SDHC
Secure Digital [something] Card

6) CPU
Central Processing Unit

7) MPLS
[Multiple Something Layer? Switching?]

8 ) PCI
Peripheral Component [Interface?]

9) DNS
Domain Name Server or System

10) SCSI
[Small?] Computer System Interface

11) ADSL
Assymetric Digital Subscriber Line

12) IDE
Integrated Drive [Environment?]
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Re: Floydy's Astounding Trivia #1
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2007, 01:48:42 PM »


1) URL Uniform Resource Locator

2) SSL Secure Sockets Layer

3) ODBC Open DataBase Connectivity

4) RAID Redundant Arrays of Independent Disks

5) SDHC - mmmm… something to do with digital memory cards

6) CPU Central Processing Unit

7) MPLS Multi Protocol Label Switching

8 ) PCI Peripheral Component Interconnect

9) DNS Domain Name System

10) SCSI  Small Computer System Interface

11) ADSL Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line

12) IDE Integrated Drive Electronics


Takes me back to first year Computing  :P (doesn't hurt to be reminded!)
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Re: Floydy's Astounding Trivia #1
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2007, 01:01:19 AM »

1) URL
Uniform Resource Locator

2) SSL
Secure Sockets Layer

3) ODBC
Open Data Base Connectivity

4) RAID
Redundant Array of Independent (or Inexpensive) Disks

5) SDHC
Not a clue... Server Doesn't Have Cooling? :P

6) CPU
Central Processing Unit

7) MPLS
Dunno... Monkeys Pretend Life Sucks? ;)

8 ) PCI
Peripheral Component Interconnect

9) DNS
Domain Name System

10) SCSI
Small Computer Systems Interface

11) ADSL
Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line

12) IDE
Integrated Drive Electronics

Only a couple I wasn't sure of - I prefer my definitions though heh ;)
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Re: Floydy's Astounding Trivia #1
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2007, 01:53:14 PM »

1) URL - Under Real Load (Windows will shut down)

2) SSL - Sorry, Save Lost (Windows will shut down)

3) ODBC - Oh Dear! Bad Connection (Windows will shut down)

4) RAID - Red Alert I'm Dying (Windows will shut down)

5) SDHC - Stopped, Don't Have Connection (Windows will shut down)

6) CPU - Cannot Process Useless (Windows will shut down)

7) MPLS - Microsoft Program Lost Sound (Windows will shut down)

8 ) PCI - Problem Connecting to Internet (Windows will shut down)

9) DNS  - Danger! No Signal (Windows will shut down)

10) SCSI - Security Crisis, Shutting Internet (Windows will shut down)

11) ADSL - All Data Saved is Lost (Windows will shut down)

12) IDE - Internet Down, Exit (Windows will shut down)
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Re: Floydy's Astounding Trivia #1
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2007, 02:39:17 PM »

 :lol: brilliant - gold star award goes to Dave
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Re: Floydy's Astounding Trivia #1
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2007, 04:02:59 PM »

I suppose that as a penguin lover I should say nothing at all. :-X
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Re: Floydy's Astounding Trivia #1
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2007, 04:13:13 PM »

Eric  .. have a ppppppenguin     ;D
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Re: Floydy's Astounding Trivia #1
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2007, 04:54:33 PM »

BTW, next week's astounding trivia is already prepared... think I'll stick to posting on tuesdays, if that's OK with everyone. :)
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Re: Floydy's Astounding Trivia #1
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2007, 06:41:47 PM »

>> Eric  .. have a ppppppenguin

Thanks Kate. I shouldn't really, but....
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Re: Floydy's Astounding Trivia #1
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2007, 12:17:37 PM »

Dave, they're awesome definitions!! :D
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