Are you a Computer Geek?

Welcome to the first of many nerd / geek specific test available at NerdTests.com. You have probably taken the Nerd Test available on this site, but many have said that it is too generic and not specific enough. Well this quiz attempts to narrow the geek / nerd definition to just the computer subset. Please, be advised, the answers to the questions will not be supplied at the end of the quiz. This means you will have to work harder (i.e. cheat more) to increase your score.

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First of all, do you feel that you are a computer geek?
Yes
No
I don't know, that's why I am taking this quiz. Doi!


Do you have boy or girl parts? (Does not impact score, just used for statistics)
Boy
Girl
Not Applicable


Are you an old fart? (Again, does not impact score, just for stats)
Less than 13
13 - 15
16 - 18
19 - 22
23 - 27
28 - 32
33 - 40
Over the hill


Do you have a weblog (blog)?
No
Yes


Do you host your own weblog (blog) on your own server?
No
Yes


Do you read other's weblogs (blogs)?
No
Yes


What is your primary means of communication?
Direct talking
Telephone
Internet Chat
Email
VOIP



Is that your only mean of communication?
No
Yes


How are you connected to the Internet?
Don't know
Dial-up
Corporate LAN
ISDN
DSL / Cable Modem
Wireless phone
Other < 1Mbit/s
Other >= 1Mbit/s


Is Bill Gates your hero?
Who's that?
Yes
No
No, he's evil


What about Linus Torvalds?
Who's that?
Yes, I bow to him
No


What about this guy?

Um, who is that?
Yes
No


Who was that guy?
Bill Gates
Linus Torvalds
Seymour Cray
Thomas Watson
Steve Jobs


What time is it right now?
12am-2am
2am - 4am
4am - 7am
7am - 5pm
5pm - 9pm
9pm - 12am


ROT13 this:
trrxfnerterng
OMG! Why am I taking this quiz?!
ROT13!??! I'll ROT you!
Books can smoke
Geeks are great
Foots bay tower


What does this do:
echo $dorks==$geeks?"yes":"no";
I don't know
Outputs yes
Outputs no


How many of the released volumes of TAOCP have you read?
What is that?
About 10 pages of the 1st Volume
One
Two
Three
Four
Five
All Six of them


Is 2448 - 1111 cool?
Numbers suck!
No, that is so old school
Yes, I am a believer


00001001?
10010010?
9
5
What is this test? How did I get here? Mommy!?


Convert this from ASCII to English:
49204561742046726F6773
MOMMY!!?
There once was a man from Nantucket...
English
I Are Dummy
I Eat Frogs


What does ASCII stand for?
All sugar can injure igloos?
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
American Standard Code for Information Integration
Alliance Standard Code Interchange Integration


Did you Google the last question?
No, I just guessed
No, I knew it
Yes, Google is Godlike
Yes, but I am still not sure my answer is right


Google this:
Nerd Quiz
No way
I did, and now what?
I am going to take those quizzes
I have already done all of those


Is Google god-like?
No way
Oh yeah!


As of right now, how long have you been in front of this computer without getting up?
Less than 30 minutes
About an hour
About two hours
About three hours
more than 3 hours


Not including "work," how long do you spend on the computer daily?
Less than an hour
About two - three hours
About four to five hours
About six to seven hours
more than eight hours


About what percentage of your work / classes involves computer use?
Much less than 25%
About 25%
About 50%
About 75%
Practically 100%


It is 3am on Saturday... What are you doing?
Sleeping
Programming
Web surfing/blogging/chatting
Playing in a MMORPG
Stumbling home from a party
Stumbling home from a LAN party
Playing with myself
Something else


Now it is 3am on a school night. Now what are you doing?
Sleeping
Programming
Web surfing/blogging/chatting
Playing in a MMORPG
Stumbling home from a party
Stumbling home from a LAN party
Playing with myself
Something else


Which word best describes your significant other (SO)?
I have no SO
Geek / Nerd
Smart
Hunk / Pretty
Dumb
Left
Right
A Dell


Honestly, do you really have a significant other?
I already said no
You caught me
Yes


In your home, how many computers do you have?
None
1
2 - 3
4 - 5
More than 5


How many of them run Linux?
None
1
2
3 or more


Do you have any dual boot systems (i.e. Windows / Linux, etc...)
Run that by me again
No
Yes


What operating system are you taking this quiz on?
Windows
MacOS / OS X
Linux
Unix
Other


How many CPUs does the computer you're on have?
I don't know
1
2
More than 2
WAY more than 2


Have you ever had an argument about which operating system is better?
No
Yes
Yes, and always win!


Do you curse Windows and what it represents?
No
Yes


...but use Windows anyway?
No way!
Yes


Can you write computer programs?
Nope
Yes


Fluently?
I said no!
Yes


Specifically, can you write BASIC programs?
Nah
Yes


...Pascal?
Um, no!
Yes


...HTML?
No, argh!
Yes


...PHP?
Why do you keep asking! I said NO!
Yes


...Java?
I give up
No
Yes


...C / C++?
Nope
Yes


...Assembly?
Nope
Yes


...Assembly, without any references?
No Way!
Yes, I am a CP/M god!


Have you ever typed a batch file in DOS?
Nope
Yes


Have you ever typed script in Linux/UNIX?
No
Yep


If given the choice, would you be a Computer Scientist
Yea right!
Yes


How about a Computer Engineer
No Way!
Yes


Which job would you choose if money was not part of your decision?
Doctor
Lawyer
Engineer
Programmer
Computer Engineer
Slacker
Firefighter
Ballerina


Click Here (a new window should open)
What are your thoughts?
I am not clicking that!
Lame!
Kinda funny
It's the truth man!


Click Here (a new window should open)
What are your thoughts?
I am not clicking that!
Lame!
Funny!
ROTFLMAO


Identify what's in the following picture

A vending machine.
A computer?
ELPH-1
Cray-1
ENIAC


Speaking of computers, what was the first programmable, electronic, digital computer's primary function?
Pong
Projectile paths
Pac Man
Finding prime numbers
Cracking codes


Speaking of Pong... Have you ever played it?
Don't know
No
Yes
Yes, on a classic Atari


Speaking of Pong... Who patented the idea?
Atari, Nolan Bushnell
Nintendo, Sui Nagasaki
Greenoid, Ralph Nader
Magnavox, Ralph Baer
Sientell, George Costanza


Have you ever played games on a Commodore 64?
Don't know
No
Yes


Have you ever programmed a Commodore 64?
Nope
Yes


Have you ever connected to the Internet with a modem with speeds of 1200baud or less
Don't know
No
Yes


What's a baud anyway?
Technobabble
A bit per second
Carrier shifts per second


Have you ever corrected a computer salesperson on technicalities?
No
Yes
Yes, and was handed an application


Do you find yourself ever saying "lossy compression" when talking to others?
Nope
Yes


Do you know what "lossy compression" means?
No
Yes


Ok, smart one, what does it mean?
I already said I don't know
Compression that is lossy, duh!
Compression with some data loss
A compression scheme that retains all original data


Are you still taking this quiz? Wow, you are a computer geek!
Yes


Which HTML tag is used to insert an image into a web page?
Don't know
<image ...
<img ...
<a image ...
<pict ...


How often do you back up your important documents?
Never
Rarely
Monthly
Weekly
Daily


What does CD mean to you?
Certificate of Deposit
Compact Disc
Change Directory
Cadmium
Carrier Detect
Candela


Did you laugh at any of these questions while taking this quiz?
No
A bit
Yes, because the truth is funny (sometimes)


Do you have a question to put here?
Nope, this quiz blew me away
Yes I do
Yes, and it would be WAY better than anything above!


If you score high, are you going to show your Graphic Prize to others?
NO WAY!
Yep!


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