Tech Quiz of the Day

Aug 20 2008   1:07PM GMT

Tech quiz of the day from How much do you know about virtual floppies?

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The Word of the Day is virtual floppy disk.

Tech Trivia
3.5-inch diskettes are rigid. So why are they called “floppies?”
Answer (Scroll to the second paragraph.)

Secret Word of the Day
Although opinions differ, according to Eric S. Raymond in The New Hacker’s Dictionary, one of these is always 1,048,576 bytes.

Acronym Challenge
CO is a technique for getting more data on a storage medium by analyzing the data for unique repetitive patterns that are then stored as shorter symbols. What does CO stand for?

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