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Quiz: Winter Blues


Got the winter blues? Take our quiz. Each answer has something to do with the color blue.

1. In the headline "Big Blue Fell for Linux," who is Big Blue?
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2. You've sent a colleague an out-of-band network packet that contains information his Windows operating system can't process. His system crashes and he has to reboot. In tech lingo, what did you just send him?
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3. True or false, the RGB Hexadecimal (browser color) equivalent for blue is #0000FF. Go on, take a guess.
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4. You're probably familiar with the blue screen of death. What operating system made headlines in 2005 for displaying the red screen of death?
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5. IBM's experimental parallel processing supercomputer puts out so little energy as heat, it's been nicknamed Frost. What is its real name?
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6. In the news: SAP is eliminating a common language barrier in service-oriented architectures by partnering with this "giant" company. Hint: The giant is a Web services management vendor that sells SOA networking software.
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7. This optical disc standard can read four times the amount of data that red lasers can. What is it?
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8. This defines a format that allows standard audio CDs to include multimedia data. What is it?
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9. Red and blue duotone images can be used on a Web page to economize on file size as well as to give the image an artistic, retro look. How do you create a duotone image?
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10. This is a telecommunications industry specification that describes how mobile devices can communicate using a short-range wireless connection. What is it?
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