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October 9, 2009  5:07 PM

Web site or website?

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Which is correct?
According to COPPA, _________ must require parental consent for the collection or use of any personal information of young site users.
a. Web sites
b. websites
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October 9, 2009  4:22 PM

Procedes or proceeds?

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Which is correct?
RDC is unlikely to ever be as secure as the traditional deposit method, in which the bank must receive the physical check before it _______ to deposit funds to the customer’s account.
a. procedes
b. proceeds
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October 7, 2009  8:50 PM

Easier vs. more easily

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Which is correct?
When a firewall uses static packet inspection, an attacker can get through the filter _______.
a. easier
b. more easily
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October 7, 2009  2:14 PM

Colons and semicolons

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Which is correct?
A bar code symbol typically consists of five _____ a quiet zone, a start character, data characters, a stop character and another quiet zone.
a. parts:
b. parts;
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October 5, 2009  12:56 PM

When does AP condone the serial comma?

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Which is correct?
Degaussing is used for a wide and disparate variety of items including ship hulls, _______ and CRT television sets and computer monitors.
a. storage media
b. storage media,
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October 2, 2009  2:02 PM

Commas to set off occupations?

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Which is correct?
Bookmarklets are just one of the Web-related interests of ____________ Steve Kangas.
a. the mathematician,
b. the mathematician
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October 1, 2009  2:19 PM

Come down the pipe or the pike?

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Which is correct?
According to some experts, RATs are the most dangerous creatures to _________________
a. come down the pipe.
b. come down the pike.
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September 30, 2009  4:41 PM

When should you use commas with “such as” and “including”?

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Which is correct?
We have received expressions of concern about wiretap Trojans from various _________ the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the Privacy Coalition.
a. groups, including
b. groups including
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September 29, 2009  5:23 PM

Collective nouns and subject – verb agreement

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Which is correct?
As the prevalence of VoIP increases, so ____ the number of attempts to exploit it.
a. do
b. does
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September 28, 2009  2:41 PM

Take a different tact — or tack?

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Which is correct?
When we learned that our relaxed approach to VoIP security made us more vulnerable to corporate espionage, we decided it was time to take a different ____.
a. tack
b. tact
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