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#1 2006-03-20 20:51:11

ganesh
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Test for 'Netizens'


Test for Netizens

1. What are 'cookies' and applets'?

2. In which year was the Internet born?

3. What do ISP, IP, http, FTP and URL stand for?

4. What do the following mean in IRC (Internet Relay Chat)?
BRB, ASAP, LOL, BTW

5. Name three different web browsers.

6. What is gopher?

7. What is a firewall? What are proxies?

8. What do WAP and WML stand for?

9. Name three different search engines.

10. What are Eudora and Netscape?

11. What do JPEG, GIF and PDF stand for?

12. What is PHP?

13. What are 'meta tags'?

14. What are Bridges, Routers, and Gateways?

15. What is a bookmark?

You may find most of the answers here.


Character is who you are when no one is looking.

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#2 2006-03-21 02:56:58

Ricky
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Re: Test for 'Netizens'


"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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#3 2006-03-21 03:24:02

ganesh
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Re: Test for 'Netizens'

Excellent, Ricky, almost all your answers are correct!


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#4 2006-03-21 09:33:10

MathsIsFun
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Re: Test for 'Netizens'

PHP is the language used by, for example, this forum. Just look at the address of this page (http://www.mathsisfun.com/forum/viewtopic.php...) and you will see ".php"

It has become one of the most common languages used for dynamic content on the internet, but originally it had very humble beginnings, because the letters PHP once stood for "Personal Home Page (Tools)" !


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#5 2006-03-21 09:44:42

Ricky
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Re: Test for 'Netizens'

One thing I find hilarious is that PHP now stands for:

PHP Hypertext Preprocessor

The 'P' in "PHP" stands for "PHP".


"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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#6 2006-03-21 09:47:54

MathsIsFun
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Re: Test for 'Netizens'

Yes! Which itself stands for PHP Hypertext Preprocessor, ... dizzy


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#7 2006-03-21 09:58:22

ryos
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Re: Test for 'Netizens'


El que pega primero pega dos veces.

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#8 2006-03-21 13:14:15

ganesh
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Re: Test for 'Netizens'

Excellent, Ryos! My answer to the question regarding birth of the Internet would be 1969 AD (ARPANET). Coz' I was born that year tongue


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