Think You're a PC Nerd? Take the Geek Quiz 2010 and Find Out!

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a1namill

My wife and me met him, his mom and BIG bodygaurd in the Empire state building elevator, going down running from a swarm of Asian girls in 1992 while we were on vacation ;-) . we have pictures !! It was pure chance..

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nizbit

I cant believe Dr. Who did not make the geeky greats.  Serious omission.

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pacaton

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swish22743

2100 not bad i guess but def have to guess on some of them! haha

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circasurvivor

2600/6000

 

oh well, better read more gizmodo

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jkimm69420

5500/6000, not too shabby, + just some dumb luck

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Nickompoop

Hunh, I did pretty good. 2800 out of 6000.  Considering not one person scored a perfect score. 

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jamesmathis23

I need to stock up on Hot Pockets so that I can get caught up on all things Geek.

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jamesmathis23

I thought I would have done better than:

2400 out of 6000

 

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nduanetesh

2900 out of 6000.  Ouch. I am suitably ashamed.

 

I also suspect some others who posted their scores cheated ;-)

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Korora

Only 54/60 .... too many US specific questions for a mere Kiwi. I've done better in previous years. BTW the '46-60 Correct' hex code is wrong - the third line should read OC29985A3A34F..........  I don't think the script for Pulp Fiction included a Square bracket.

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yackman01

*facepalms*

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MidgetFinger

Thought I could have done better than 2300/6000.....

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sojrner

Wow... some really good Q's. One or two total "huh?" moments, couple of "no way!"s and at least one "foul!"

 

fun times.

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etsugua

either that or the test hanged on me :-O  Can't believe I flew through 60 questions that fast.

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gruvsf

2600. I missed a couple of easy ones with the A & B options. I never was very good at standardized tests.

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SuperSpy

So I guess 2600/6000 could be worse, but these past few years in IT management vs doing any actual IT work has taken its toll on my geek cred. 

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SuperSpy

I have to point out that it was very disappointing that I couldn't get past the first question when trying to take the quiz on my Droid X.  Something about that just seems wrong.  :(

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das0527

Did anyone else have trouble logging in and saving their score? I got a 5600/6000, but when I tried to log in and save it nothing happened. 

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griffinii

3200 out of 6000 but it doesn't compare to Vader being "impressed" by me.  :)

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cyberfalco

Or something like that.  I didn't write it down and when I logged in, my score was gone.  But, I didn't look anything up.  Hope I get a droid figure.

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seinjunkie

Your final score is: 2900 out of 6000. :(

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soulscore

2100 could have  been worse.

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dgoller

4500, not bad.  Droid please!

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BF100

24 out of 60. Im ashamed.

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lazydc

i got a 9, wow. i want android figures!

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newt177

i only got 18 right, but it could have been worse

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frewster

33 correct! I'm proud of myself!

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doomtuba

23 correct, woe is me :( lol

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chiroho

Just 20 correct for me, and most of them were guessing.  Apparently I need to lock myself in a closet with a bunch of pop tarts and Maximum PC mags.

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jhonka232

36 right, I hope that's not too shabby!

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MdX MaxX

Looks like I'll be in a corner for a while...

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PM_DMNKLR

Actually, if you take all of the letters, convert them to numbers and add down, 12 rounds later and it all adds up to 1, literally.  I still can't seem to understand it, but I guessed that that was the resulting sum, and well, I was right.  Took me awhile to do all of the math, but was a great time waster nonetheless.  Thanks guys!  PS, I still haven't taken the quiz, lol.  Oh well.

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PM_DMNKLR

Ok, so I took it and yeah, I agree, it kinda sucks.  Of course, the quiz is labeled as a "geek quiz", but it's not really a geek quiz, it's more of a "jack-of-all-nerds" quiz.  Every year it's like that.  Oddly, I got more right on stuff i just guessed at than I did seriously answering, lol.

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tonytober

I didn't get 100% but I got that message too:

C3888583924096A4A340A38885408289874082
9981899540969540C29985A3A35A40E896A47D
9985408140A2948199A3409496A38885994B40
E38881A37DA24099898788A34B40E388854094
85A399898340A2A8A2A385944B

Can anyone guess what does that mean? The one that can figure it out is a real geek...

No need of playing the game anymore

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Korora

It's a miss-quote from Pulp Fiction.

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lunchbox73

Geordi La Forge > Scotty

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grorc

I suck

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Jaryth000

Not NEARLY as good as last years. FAR to many questions that I'm guessing 90% of the people that took the quiz just guessed. What model of Phone was Neos based off of? Really... thats just random Trivia or fandom... Geekyness is one thing, overboard is another. Or some random yet close together dates for some random spec? Meh... needs more "What is this connector" or "how would you do this?" or "whats wrong with this picture" stuff. Things that get you thinking, and less pop-culture, or random reference information.

 

Although, granted I did get a lot of easy, actual tech questions wrong... over thinking it I guess? Not sure why I thought a GPU would have more transitors then a CPU XD. On wait... it does. I guess I picked the right answer then?

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Jasker

It didn't ask "What has more transitors". It asked which "CPU" did. 

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Wily_One

Sorry, but whoever is responsible for the picture has Scotty's uniform on backwards.  Every true Geek knows the Star Trek emblem is on the (wearer's) left side.

 

/facepalm

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PM_DMNKLR

It is on his left side, lol.

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tornato7

I didn't know Tesla invented the VTOL. That would be a good plot for crysis 3 though. not really

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jgrimoldy

As amusing as this little quiz might be, it was very disappointing to see how many pages this damn thing took up in the printed magazine rather than using the valuable space for meaningful content.

 

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AMD4298

My score was 4200/6000. Also there are 2 bugs with the quiz:

-#38 says pcie 2.9 not 2.0. but the magazine says 2.0.

-#51 says witch cpu but the gtx 480 is a gpu

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pacaton

If you get a perfect score, you get this comment:

C3888583924096A4A340A38885408289874082
9981899540969540C29985A3A35A40E896A47D
9985408140A2948199A3409496A38885994B40
E38881A37DA24099898788A34B40E388854094
85A399898340A2A8A2A385944B

It's not ASCII, or a jpg, or a gif, or a png.  It's 90 bytes long.  I thought it might be a hash, but Reverse MD5 hash lookup doesn't know the original ...

 

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avenger48

Looks like hexadecimal to me.  Try converting it to base 10 or binary and see what results.

EDIT: If all of the numbers are added  (with a=10, b=11, etc.), you get 1,080.  Aside from being a common vertical pixel size for TV's, this means nothing to me.

In base 10, it is 3.78216383303x10^27

In binary, it is 0011100100100100000010011000000000000000000000000000000000000000

Hopefully, this means something to someone.

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Korora

Try EBCDIC hexadecimal.

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JE_Delta

4600/6000

Last year's Quiz was much more difficult.

All these questions are just general facts that you pick up along the way.

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