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2010 Geek IQ Test

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the what-do-you-know dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 245

snydeq writes "Windows NT name size limits, network cabling and protocols, Linux printer daemon commands, AD&D character alignments — find out how much you know where it really counts by taking InfoWorld's 2010 Geek IQ Test."

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100%, and I didn't even take it. (5, Insightful)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233242)

I know I'll ace it, because I'll open Google in another window.

And that, of course, is the correct answer, in 2010.

Re:100%, and I didn't even take it. (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34233302)

Nope. It will take 40 seconds between questions and you will give up in exasperation.

Re:100%, and I didn't even take it. (2, Informative)

rubycodez (864176) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233436)

no we won't, because it beats working an IT job.

Re:100%, and I didn't even take it. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34233512)

What are your feelings about African-Americans and their contributions to modern society?

"Bitches ain't shit." (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34233610)

"But hos and tricks." As you can see, their contributions are immensely valuable to modern culture.

Re:100%, and I didn't even take it. (2, Informative)

rubycodez (864176) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233822)

How about just short list with notable I.T. contributions?:

Dr. Martin Dean, holds 3 of the 9 IBM PC patents

Kenneth Dunkley - inventor of 3D viewing glasses and holographic displays

Dr. Philip Emeagwali - Gordon Bell prize for computation, in 1989 invented fastest (at the time) supercomputer wiht 65K processing nodes

Dr. Shirley Jackson, a theoretical physicist and inventor at Bell labs who made the improvements that resulted in the usable versions of the fax, undersea fiber optic systems, touch tone phone, solar cell, caller id and call waiting.

Valerie Thomas - head of NASA's Landsat development team, inventor of data imaging systems

   

Re:100%, and I didn't even take it. (0)

slick7 (1703596) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233866)

How about just short list with notable I.T. contributions?:

Dr. Martin Dean, holds 3 of the 9 IBM PC patents

Kenneth Dunkley - inventor of 3D viewing glasses and holographic displays

Dr. Philip Emeagwali - Gordon Bell prize for computation, in 1989 invented fastest (at the time) supercomputer wiht 65K processing nodes

Dr. Shirley Jackson, a theoretical physicist and inventor at Bell labs who made the improvements that resulted in the usable versions of the fax, undersea fiber optic systems, touch tone phone, solar cell, caller id and call waiting.

Valerie Thomas - head of NASA's Landsat development team, inventor of data imaging systems

Don't forget that Al the Gore invented the internet.

Re:100%, and I didn't even take it. (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34234482)

How about just short list with notable I.T. contributions?:

Dr. Martin Dean, holds 3 of the 9 IBM PC patents

Kenneth Dunkley - inventor of 3D viewing glasses and holographic displays

Dr. Philip Emeagwali - Gordon Bell prize for computation, in 1989 invented fastest (at the time) supercomputer wiht 65K processing nodes

Dr. Shirley Jackson, a theoretical physicist and inventor at Bell labs who made the improvements that resulted in the usable versions of the fax, undersea fiber optic systems, touch tone phone, solar cell, caller id and call waiting.

Valerie Thomas - head of NASA's Landsat development team, inventor of data imaging systems

Then the question becomes... does the 0.0001% of blacks who made amazing contributions offset the slang, thug culture, gangsta rap, anti-intellectualism, violence, crime, drug use, children out of wedlock, welfare recipients, and underachievement of mainstream black culture in America?

Re:100%, and I didn't even take it. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34233936)

Wait, this is a trick question amirite?

Re:100%, and I didn't even take it. (2, Interesting)

140Mandak262Jamuna (970587) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233310)

I will wait for a karma whore to post the summary. I would not even have to toggle between the tabs.

Karma Whoring Post (4, Informative)

MyLongNickName (822545) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233514)

Question 1: What does "httpd" stand for?
Correct Answer: Hypertext Transfer Protocol Daemon

Question 2: What is the primary use for the 224.0.1.24 IP address?
Correct Answer: It's the WINS server group address, used for the dynamic configuration of replication for WINS servers and auto-discovery

Question 3: How much RAM is supported in the 32-bit version of Windows Server 2008 R2?
Correct Answer: None

Question 4: The names Killing Horizon and Event Horizon are not related to:
Correct Answer: Two sci-fi movies from the '90s

Question 5: Which one of these will let you quickly look at the open ports on a machine?
Correct Answer: NETSTAT

Question 6: When the Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) protocol was popular, which of these was considered one of its primary advantages?
Correct Answer: Multiple tokens
Your Answer: Multiple tokens

Question 7: What does "GUID" stand for?
Correct Answer: Globally Unique Identifier
Your Answer: Globally Unique Identifier
I'm fairly proud of inventing "Group Unnamed Information Delivery" -- it sounds very authentic, though "Great Underwear Is Divine" is nearest a universal truth.

Question 8: A 10Base2 Ethernet network used what kind of cabling?
Correct Answer: Thinnet coaxial
Your Answer: Twisted pair
If some kid straight out of college is standing behind you asking, "What the hell is 10Base2?!" feel free to pretend you don't know the answer and choose HDMI. Old folks need to stick together.

Question 9: "Aero," the GUI introduced with Windows Vista, stands for which of the following?
Correct Answer: Authentic, Energetic, Reflective, and Open

Question 10: Which of these commands will install Windows 2000 Server?
Correct Answer: A and B

Question 11: Which of the following network protocols requires a terminator?
Correct Answer: 10Base5

Question 12: An example of diametrically opposed alignments in AD&D would be:
Correct Answer: CE vs. LG
Your Answer: CE vs. LG
Paladins vs. anti-Paladins or maybe just snarky journalists. Don't feel bad if you didn’t get this -- it just means you were having sex in high school.

Question 13: On a Windows NT network, what is the maximum name size for a client computer?
Correct Answer: 15
Your Answer: 15

Question 14: To restart the printer daemon for a Linux printer, you’ll use the command:
Correct Answer: Restart [printer name]

Question 15: What is an Active Directory forest?
Correct Answer: A group of domains that share a common schema

Question 16: To which politician do we attribute the quote: "The Internet is a great way to get on the Net"?
Correct Answer: Bob Dole

Question 17: The Tombstone-Lifetime Attribute represents which of the following:
Correct Answer: The number of days before a deleted objected is removed from directory services
Your Answer: The number of days before a deleted objected is removed from directory services

Question 18: What early example of an Internet viral video phenom was used in the "Ally McBeal" TV series in 1998?
Correct Answer: The Dancing Baby
Your Answer: The Dancing Baby

Question 19: A MIB contains status information for which protocol?
Correct Answer: SNMP

Question 20: Which of the following has the best chance to protect your users' identities?
Correct Answer: Spyware detector

Re:Karma Whoring Post (1, Interesting)

JWW (79176) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233628)

Technically for #14, your just restarting the printer que.

I think the correct answer would be to run lpd restart or cups restart (depending on your print daemon) from the init directory.

Of course, I didn't actually get to see the quiz as its been slashdotted to hell.

Thank you. (3, Informative)

sconeu (64226) | more than 3 years ago | (#34234152)

I unblocked each site listed in NoScript, one at a time, and still couldn't get the quiz.

I wasn't going to fuck with my ABP filters just to see a stupid quiz.

Re:Thank you. (2, Insightful)

nabsltd (1313397) | more than 3 years ago | (#34234678)

I unblocked each site listed in NoScript, one at a time, and still couldn't get the quiz.

Yep, definitely not worth the time. I'd rather see a Flash applet than play Russian roulette guessing which site is required for the content and which site will try to copy my hard drive to Nigeria.

What is this A and B of which you speak? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34234274)

Question 10: Which of these commands will install Windows 2000 Server?
Correct Answer: A and B

*inserts Windows 2000 Server CD*
*Restarts computer*
*Waits for CD to boot*
*Types the letter A followed by return*
*Types the letter B followed by return*
*Waits*
*dies of old age*

Terminated networks (1)

davidwr (791652) | more than 3 years ago | (#34234360)

Question 11: Which of the following network protocols requires a terminator?

The protocol is extermination of all humans.

The "network" - if it can be called that - is Skynet.

Re:100%, and I didn't even take it. (4, Funny)

damn_registrars (1103043) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233530)

Meh.

I hacked the test and scored 142%. That is how an Ubergeek shows a crappy website who's boss.

Re:100%, and I didn't even take it. (3, Insightful)

countSudoku() (1047544) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233960)

I win. I never clicked and just read the answers above and proclaimed; Windows questions? Must be fucking junior IT admin day.

I don't do *worlds.com, multi-page, geek come-ons. Try again.

Re:100%, and I didn't even take it. (2, Funny)

Mitchell314 (1576581) | more than 3 years ago | (#34234622)

The only question I got was how many geeks it takes to slashdot the site. Which apparently is how many people have visited it in the past few hours.

Re:100%, and I didn't even take it. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34233762)

a real man would RTFM

Re:100%, and I didn't even take it. (1)

Monkeedude1212 (1560403) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233998)

While ultimately that IS the answer to any problem you find today, a proper test would set time limits per question. Make them just short enough that you might have trouble googling the answer to the question before the limit runs out. Somewhere around the ballpark of 5-10 seconds.

Ally McBeal?! (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34233254)

WTF kind of "Geek Cred" quiz has a question about Ally McBeal? And what's with all the Windows questions?

Re:Ally McBeal?! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34233348)

Who knew? Being a Windows user, knowing what acronyms stand for, and owning a piece of technology without knowing the how-and-why makes you a geek!

Re:Ally McBeal?! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34233354)

Shave your neckbeard and leave your parent's basement once in a while, fatty fat fat.

Re:Windows Questions?! (5, Insightful)

somejeff (825047) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233406)

And what's with all the Windows questions?

- A geek knows Windows inside and out.
- A true geek knows to how to live without Windows (-- that's probably where we fall, in our parents' basement)
- An übergeek knows life, the universe and everything, including Windows.

Re:Windows Questions?! (4, Funny)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233974)

An übergeek knows life, the universe and everything, including Windows.

      With the exception of the vagina. Being born through one doesn't count. Nor does a fleshlight.

Shitty site (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34233284)

2 pop-ups blocked on every page, slow load times, intrusive flash ads all over, 1 question per page to force more ad views.

I didn't even get past question 6 before I closed it to come back here and complain.

Re:Shitty site (4, Insightful)

admica (1538673) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233722)

I opened it and closed it a few seconds later because it was too hard to find test with all those ads and hideous page design. I'm not clicking a single thing on that page!

Re:Shitty site (5, Insightful)

Quiet_Desperation (858215) | more than 3 years ago | (#34234058)

2 pop-ups blocked on every page, slow load times, intrusive flash ads all over, 1 question per page to force more ad views.

It's a trap! The real correct answer is not to play at all.

I win.

Re:Shitty site (1)

DragonFodder (712772) | more than 3 years ago | (#34234672)

great test

Network Error (tcp_error)

A communication error occurred: ""
The Web Server may be down, too busy, or experiencing other problems preventing it from responding to
requests. You may wish to try again at a later time.

For assistance, contact your network support team.

But.. uh.. err... (1)

drunkennewfiemidget (712572) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233300)

"Windows NT name size limits .... find out how much you know where it really counts."

Unless it's multiple choice, and "who the fuck cares?" is an option, does not compute.

Re:But.. uh.. err... (1)

iSzabo (1392353) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233862)

This is one of those "useless" facts that you might be really glad you know one day when you are accidentally dealing with an old NT network and can't figure out why your machines aren't talking. Still silly, though.

Failed on the first question (5, Funny)

digitaldc (879047) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233308)

There was a problem starting the Quiz. Please try again later.

Is this part of the test? Am I supposed to figure out how to make their servers display the text of the test for me? If so, I failed BIG TIME.

Re:Failed on the first question (2, Insightful)

bemymonkey (1244086) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233412)

I think starting the quiz is the first test ;)

Can't get in either, same error. Probably their way of saying "FU, we're slashdotted!"

Re:Failed on the first question (1)

kirkb (158552) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233604)

I get this error in Chrome, but the test starts okay in Firefox.

Was this the test? WooHoo!

Re:Failed on the first question (1)

ElectricTurtle (1171201) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233800)

I too get the error in Chrome. I'd try another browser, but this honestly isn't worth that much effort. Their test fails itself.

Re:Failed on the first question (4, Funny)

l0ungeb0y (442022) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233734)

It's called "being slashdotted" an effect known by geeks since the 90's.
You failed to use the term or display understanding of this, so yes... you failed.

UID 879047 derezzed.

Re:Failed on the first question (1)

angiasaa (758006) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233912)

This IQ test is Amazing!!
It stumped me even before asking any questions. :P

No geek has time to try again later.. Bah!

Re:Failed on the first question (1)

atisss (1661313) | more than 3 years ago | (#34234164)

However, every geek does want to try it while reading title in favorite RSS reader

Re:Failed on the first question (1)

miknix (1047580) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233950)

same here, looks like noscript is doing its job : )

Re:Failed on the first question (2, Interesting)

sconeu (64226) | more than 3 years ago | (#34234220)

I think it's ABP, not NoScript. I temporarily enabled the sites NoScript showed, one by one, and still got no display.

Test Fail (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34233314)

There was a problem starting the Quiz. Please try again later.

Re:Test Fail (1)

AnonymousClown (1788472) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233392)

There was a problem starting the Quiz. Please try again later.

That happened to me too. IT turns out that it's part of the test. Which means, you and I are tech retards.

Now, I'm off to see if I can collect disability based upon the results of this test.

lpd (5, Informative)

BitZtream (692029) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233328)

Was around long before Linux kids, its not the Linux printer daemon, its the line printer daemon.

Re:lpd (5, Funny)

NetRanger (5584) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233938)

But is it on fire?

(If you get this, then you're REALLY old-school.)

Re:lpd (1)

flydpnkrtn (114575) | more than 3 years ago | (#34234180)

I'm not /really/ old school, but I get it ( I didn't cheat by Googling either) :)

From what I remember when I read about this, back in the day lpd used to report that a printer was on fire if it was reporting a bad status

Works on Linux? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34233330)

Slashdot effect?

2010 Geek Quiz doesn't work in Google-Chrome, Konqueror or Firefox on my slackware box.

slashdotted already. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34233334)

There was a problem starting the Quiz. Please try again later.
I guess everyone is taking the test instead of commenting.

IQ tests... (1)

falldeaf (968657) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233344)

If this IQ test is like any other IQ test on the web than it's more than useless... I got a high score when I try them but if I select options at random I get average intelligence or slightly above. So I think their test implies that a laptop and a ferret in a dryer are smarter than the average human. Although I might be missing the point of this article since it's more entertainment oriented. I just get riled up about online IQ tests... :)

Re:IQ tests... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34233632)

That's normal. Everyone on Slashdot has an IQ above 150 and a 10" dick.

(The last one is a bit of a waste since nobody on Slashdot has ever had sex.)

Re:IQ tests... (1)

pspahn (1175617) | more than 3 years ago | (#34234014)

(The last one is a bit of a waste since nobody on Slashdot has ever had sex.)

Not true! Go out with a platonic female friend and have her hit on all the girls for you. It seriously works.

Go forth young eroti-noobs!

Re:IQ tests... (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34234700)

A platonic female friend who does this for you is known as a "chum", for obvious reasons.

Re:IQ tests... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34233920)

Like most IT tests, it is useless.

My cube mate is a hard ware tech. He is taking some type of IT classes. Last week, he asked me is we use 802 for our network and why? He then handed me some various 802.[x] documents asked me to explain them.

Re:IQ tests... (1)

Lumpy (12016) | more than 3 years ago | (#34234026)

"So I think their test implies that a laptop and a ferret in a dryer are smarter than the average human."

This is technically correct. Have you ever worked a tech support desk?

Re:IQ tests... (1)

falldeaf (968657) | more than 3 years ago | (#34234424)

Haha, yes actually. I worked the dell tech support lines before they all got outsourced to India. That was one of my early jobs so I guess I was paying my dues. And while tech support for computers sucks, consider yourself lucky. I briefly did support for digital telephone lines before that and it was the worst, soul sucking job I've ever had. A sizable percentage of computer users know they know nothing about their pc and just want help fixing it and were ecstatic if you could help them. The digital telephone customers didn't want to trouble shoot a simple phone and 99 % of the time there was nothing to be done for them anyway as it was usually just an outage. I guess I'm saying that it's better to deal with *'dumb' people than assholes. *(to be fair they're not always dumb in matters that aren't computer related.)

Too many questions (1)

iONiUM (530420) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233362)

I was going to do this for fun, but by question 10 I didn't care anymore.

Slow server (perhaps because of Slashdot), and too many questions = meh

uh oh, failed already (1)

MrDoh! (71235) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233456)

pop ups, having to stop blocking javascript all over the place.
Not sure if I've failed or just can't be bothered taking the test.

ROTF? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34233490)

That picture though, ROTF? "rolling on the floor" ? rofl maybe, but I at least have never heard of "rotf"...

Re:ROTF? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34233802)

It's compounded with LMAO so it's "Laughing my ass off rolling on the floor". At least that's how I make sense of it

it's really not that kind of test (4, Funny)

digitalsushi (137809) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233536)

This is when "normal" people are sitting around drinking and one of them points out a beer bottle is brown cause it blocks sunlight, and the rest of them chide him or her for being a "geek". And then they have a hearty laugh when the newly labeled geek seems to have forgotten their otherwise inevitable pocket protector, because that is a hilarious joke to make about a geek.

That's what a normal person decomposes a geek into. That's the signal they get. The rest is noise. You're so lonely sitting there with your xterm flashing green text. No matter how bright you make your screen session, it will always be a jumble of Hollywood Hacker to the normal guy, sipping his domestic beer.

I encourage you, actual-geek, to hide in the noise that you will never be noticed in. For it is the curtain that masks you from the mundane torture that is experiencing a meal for the four remaining senses (you abused your rights to experience touch) -- a meal for the common man, pre-processed delicious monotony.

Re:it's really not that kind of test (1)

shermo (1284310) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233880)

This is when "normal" people are sitting around drinking and one of them points out a beer bottle is brown cause it blocks sunlight, and the rest of them chide him or her for being a "geek".

Get better friends.

Re:it's really not that kind of test (1)

flydpnkrtn (114575) | more than 3 years ago | (#34234266)

Well... get a 'geekier' circle of friends...

I've actually pointed out the brown bottle thing, to two different 'circles' of friends. One group called me a nerd and gave me shit about it, the other group nodded and found it interesting, then the conversation shifted to brewing techniques.

Guess which group was my wife's circle of friends and which group was my circle :)

Re:it's really not that kind of test (1)

jcoy42 (412359) | more than 3 years ago | (#34234632)

This is when "normal" people are sitting around drinking and one of them points out a beer bottle is brown cause it blocks sunlight, and the rest of them chide him or her for being a "geek". And then they have a hearty laugh when the newly labeled geek seems to have forgotten their otherwise inevitable pocket protector, because that is a hilarious joke to make about a geek.

Which is when I point out that we're drinking imports instead of the distilled rice water they deluding themselves into thinking is beer.

Then I jump in the hot tub and see how long it takes their wives to send over their friends from work.

InfoWorld Fail (4, Insightful)

michaelwigle (822387) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233594)

Looks like InfoWorld failed the Geek IQ test... Question 1. How much bandwidth do you need to avoid getting slashdotted?

Re:InfoWorld Fail (1)

celle (906675) | more than 3 years ago | (#34234468)

"Question 1. How much bandwidth do you need to avoid getting slashdotted?"

The answer is still none as even if you have had enough bandwidth your web server farm would become molten slag.

Last "geek quiz" I took... (5, Funny)

6Yankee (597075) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233646)

...would increment the score several times, if you hit the Next button repeatedly. So I wrote a Selenium test to hammer it as many times as it could before the next page loaded.

I managed to get "1019% Geek".

Which sounds about right, come to thin of it...

Geek Trivia != IQ Assessment (1, Insightful)

l0ungeb0y (442022) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233648)

Scoring high wont help with your Mensa application.
And if you don't know what Mensa is, you should probably avoid this trivia test.

Re:Geek Trivia != IQ Assessment (3, Informative)

Astatine (179864) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233778)

I bet this test has just as much real world meaning as Mensa's IQ test though...

Re:Geek Trivia != IQ Assessment (2, Funny)

Rockoon (1252108) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233882)

The secret to Mensa is to pass the "test", then prove that you didnt cheat by refusing to pay the fee to join.

Re:Geek Trivia != IQ Assessment (1)

silas_moeckel (234313) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233982)

Scoring and Mensa Scoring and Mensa, Mensa will not help you score. As a qualified applicant that was socially adept enough to know I had no desire to delve into that pit of basement dwelling geekdom (at school at least) lest I never return. Has the organization made any progress in that last 20 or so years? Having intelligent conversations in a social setting is a grand idea, what I saw was in inverse locker room with guys trying to be the uber geek, as many women.and about as interesting.

Can You Say... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34233702)

... slashdotted?

Definitely not for nerds (3, Insightful)

dangitman (862676) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233730)

I can see why they call it a "geek" test, what with geeks being the aspirational losers of the intellectual landscape, and this test mainly being about useless trivia. A "nerd" test would contain more substantive questions, you know, stuff that matters. Sure, many nerds would ace this geek trivia quiz, but the geeks would be lost on the nerd quiz.

Re:Definitely not for nerds (1)

imakemusic (1164993) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233856)

Is this using the American or British definitions of "geek" and "nerd"? As I understand it the definitions are swapped between cultures.

Re:Definitely not for nerds (1)

trollertron3000 (1940942) | more than 3 years ago | (#34234268)

Can someone clear this up for me? I keep hearing the two differ. Some tell me they're a geek but not a nerd. Some the opposite. So what is what? Where can I find _the_ definition to point all others to?

Re:Definitely not for nerds (1)

celle (906675) | more than 3 years ago | (#34234566)

"being the aspirational losers of the intellectual landscape,.."

And without us keeping everything running your arrogant people gonads would be in a sling.

Re:Definitely not for nerds (1)

dangitman (862676) | more than 3 years ago | (#34234660)

And without us keeping everything running your arrogant people gonads would be in a sling.

How does biting the heads off chickens "keep things running?

"There was a problem starting the quiz....." (1)

IceCat12 (442300) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233820)

My attempt at trying out the quiz failed miserably..

"There was a problem starting the quiz.. Please try again later"

I guess using Linux and pop-up blockers make me fail the quiz automatically..

Too new (1)

teachknowlegy (1003477) | more than 3 years ago | (#34233896)

Ok, this stuff is all new(er) than what I would put on a computer geek test. How about some pre-MS-DOS stuff (Linux is *NOT* pre MS-DOS!).

I'd hope geeks are smart enough to know (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34233972)

that knowledge does not equate to intelligence.

knowledge != IQ (4, Insightful)

petes_PoV (912422) | more than 3 years ago | (#34234052)

Being able to recall a bunch of facts is not the same thing as the ability to make logical deductions, work out the answers to problems or make the link between cause and effect. All this test does is check a persons memory - which is less important these days with search engines and knowledge bases. What would make a better test would be to present a problem and see how people deduce the answer, not just discover how much time they waste reading industry publications.

Re:knowledge != IQ (1)

pr100 (653298) | more than 3 years ago | (#34234334)

Yeah... this test has pretty much nothing to do with IQ. (Mind you IQ tests are a hard thing to do anyway... making them independent of any kind of cultural bias, or prior knowledge is pretty much impossible.)

Re:knowledge != IQ (1)

N0Man74 (1620447) | more than 3 years ago | (#34234616)

So, what's your point?

Do you think that they were really trying to convey that this had anything to do with actual "IQ", rather than the relatively common pop culture usage of IQ?

One might think that you are just being a pedantic stick in the mud. To be clear, I am referring to the idiomatic expression; I am not trying to imply you are literally made out of wood and covered in soil saturated with water.

Question 21 (1)

JaJ_D (652372) | more than 3 years ago | (#34234114)

Apparently missing this question

Q) If you have a website, and have a Geek test, and this gets slashdotted, what sort of increase in traffic would you expect, and how would you cope.

I cannot get to the quiz!

G**k - Like N****r to me (1)

kaizendojo (956951) | more than 3 years ago | (#34234188)

A geek is a side show freak that eats live animals or non food objects as part of his/her act. I'm an IT Professional and didn't spend two decades in constant study and certification to be compared to a side show act.

Why we continue to use this word to describe ourselves as professionals or accept it is beyond me. When confronted with it, I make a point of educating people who use it that it is offensive.

We really need to stop using this word. You wouldn't tell a friend you are going to refer him to your Plastic Surgery "Quack" or your Personal Injury "Shyster".
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