Tech Quiz of the Day


November 25, 2008  7:22 PM

Tech quiz of the day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about IT chargeback systems?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is IT chargeback system.

Tech Trivia
What type of system does the CRUD cycle refer to?
Answer

Secret Word of the Day
In general, this refers to something you can see through but in business accounting it means open or not obscured. What’s the secret word?
Answer

IT Acronym Challenge
3BL is an expansion of a business concept to include social and environmental results as well as financial results. What does 3BL stand for?
Answer

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November 24, 2008  1:42 PM

Tech quiz of the day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about white space devices?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is white space device (WSD).

Tech Trivia
What year did Western Union stop sending telegrams?
Answer (Scroll to the end of the definition.)

Secret Word of the Day
This is an electric current or electronic field used to convey data from one place to another. What’s the secret word?
Answer

IT Acronym Challenge
Bit is a short word — but is it short for anything?
Answer

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November 21, 2008  8:44 PM

Tech quiz of the day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about phase-change cooling?

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is phase-change cooling.

Tech Trivia
What method of cooling does ‘softcooling’ employ?
Answer

Secret Word of the Day
This is a way to remove heat from a medium, device or component by applying a voltage of constant polarity to a junction between dissimilar electrical conductors or semiconductors. What’s the secret word?
Answer

IT Acronym Challenge
A CRAC unit is a device that monitors and maintains the temperature, air distribution and humidity in a network room or data center. What does CRAC stand for?
Answer

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November 20, 2008  7:38 PM

Tech quiz of the day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about Windows Azure?

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Windows Azure.

Tech Trivia
What computer code did President Lyndon Johnson approve as a national standard in 1968?
Answer

Secret Word of the Day
This  approach to cloud computing developed by IBM shares a similar hue with Azure. What’s the secret word?
Answer

IT Acronym Challenge
EC2 is a Web-based service that allows  subscribers to run applications in Amazon’s cloud computing environment. What does EC2 stand for?
Answer

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November 19, 2008  7:24 PM

Tech quiz of the day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about USB 3.0?

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is USB 3.0, also known as SuperSpeed USB.

Tech Trivia
What was the first personal computer to provide USB ports but no “legacy” ports?
Answer

Secret Word of the Day
Two popular implementations of this high speed electronics standard are Apple’s FireWire and Sony’s i.LINK. What’s the secret word?
Answer

IT Acronym Challenge
This ‘skuzzy’ interface, developed by Apple, was one of the first parallel interfaces for high speed data transfer to and from peripherals. SCSI continues to be in wide use today. What does SCSI stand for?
Answer

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November 18, 2008  9:21 PM

Tech quiz of the day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about Net neutrality?

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Net neutrality.

Tech Trivia
If an ISP tracks bandwidth use and charges customers accordingly, what service model are they following?
Answer

Secret Word of the Day
______ _______ is a frequent topic of debate between advocates of Net neutrality and proponents of a two-tiered system. It’s the practice of regulating network data transfer to assure a certain level of performance, QoS or ROI. What’s the secret word?
Answer

IT Acronym Challenge
P2P networks clogging up ISP bandwidth with copyrighted media, particularly Bittorrent, are often cited in net neutrality debates. What does P2P stand for?
Answer


November 17, 2008  5:33 PM

Tech quiz of the day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about Broadband over Power Line?

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Broadband over Power Line.

Tech Trivia
Some of the most ardent opposition to BPL comes from operators of this porcine-sounding hobby, as they feel that electromagnetic interference from power lines could disrupt their communications. What is it?
Answer

Secret Word of the Day
BPL uses this this type of power, in which charge carriers in a conductor or semiconductor periodically reverse their direction of movement. What’s the secret word?
Answer

IT Acronym Challenge
Quoth the Raven, “Evermore!” PoE is a technology for wired local area networks that allows the electrical current, necessary for the operation of each device, to be carried by the data cables rather than by power cords. What does PoE stand for?
Answer


November 14, 2008  11:58 AM

Tech quiz of the day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about fast flux DNS?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is fast flux DNS.

Tech Trivia
Enterprising cybercriminals are turning to corporate data theft because ________ has become so common that there’s not enough profit in it.
Answer

Secret Word of the Day
This is an exploit in which malicious coding is hidden beneath apparently legitimate buttons or other clickable content on a website. What’s the secret word?
Answer

IT Acronym Challenge
A DSO exploit takes advantage of data binding to gain access to the hard drive of a computer connected to the Internet. What does DSO stand for?
Answer


November 13, 2008  11:42 AM

Tech quiz of the day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about Microsoft Operations Framework?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF).

Tech Trivia
What year was the first version of Windows released?
a. 1985
b. 1990
c. 1995
Answer

Secret Word of the Day
Bill Gates and Paul Allen started out by writing a program for this, the first commercially available PC to attract a substantial user base. What’s the secret word?
Answer

IT Acronym Challenge
Gates and Allen adapted BASIC, a mainframe programming language, for the new computer. What does BASIC stand for?
Answer


November 12, 2008  2:15 PM

Tech quiz of the day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about virtual appliances?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is virtual appliance.

Tech Trivia
What computers, housed in room-sized metal frames, were serving as virtualization platforms forty years ago?
Answer

Secret Word of the Day
In effect, a virtual machine is a separate one of these running on a server or a desktop. What’s the secret word?
Answer

IT Acronym Challenge
A VDD is sometimes used to maintain the status of a hardware device that has changeable settings. What does VDD stand for?
Answer


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