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7 questions on computer programs

pierre_pierre
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7 questions on computer programs


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15952227
didnt do too bad
one wrong, but a lot of educated guesses
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Re: 7 questions on computer programs

Tsk  Tsk, too easy - 8/7
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Re: 7 questions on computer programs

typical school kid, cant count
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Re: 7 questions on computer programs

I got 5.

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Questions about stars in films are NOT about programming.  Angry
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Re: 7 questions on computer programs

I got 7... but there were some very tenuous questions in there.
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Re: 7 questions on computer programs

Think I managed 5, the actual tech ones I got right although the programming languages one was an educated guess (though I'm sure someone, somewhere has a vegetable related programming language of the variety listed), some were a 50/50, I knew one answer was incorrect so took a guess at the possible correct answer.  Well, I guess quizzes are good for gnu.
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6/7 but as with HPS Film stars are not programmers  Cheesy
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last time I went to the cinema, they had programs Crazy
And my Digiguide labels the films as programs
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Longmans word origin gives both but say the origin is from the Greek programma
my small Collins gives both but does not differentiate.  And to cloud it up a bit more, my bigger Collins Home give Programming language
The little Oxford does give US and British
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Quote from: HPsauce
Questions about stars in films are NOT about programming.  Angry

I agree. There were a couple of other questions I thought were stupid too. One was about the fella using punch cards for weaving and the other was about unAmazing Grace. Thats computer history not actual programming.
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Re: 7 questions on computer programs

8th Question anyone? it's a bit more serious
http://www.canyoucrackit.co.uk/
Screen-scraped if anybody is interested
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That question is more indepth than what you see on the screen, there is content hidden in the PNG file that you need to find to solve the puzzle, you also need to write a computer programme to find the solution to that part, once you have the 16 character answer you get question to which requires you to build a virtual machine in Javascript to answer the question.  Of course, being the British Secret Service, you just use Google with site: and it gives you the answers  Crazy