Pop-quiz 2006 March 23 23:36Posted by diamond in : Skynet , 4 comments
Last year skynet ran a table quiz. I was given the task of writing the questions for a technical round (the rest being more general-knowledge-type rounds, to not scare everyone off). Dan told me to be a bastard. So i was. I just discovered a text file with the questions in my skynet account. So, for your amusement, here they are:
- What does PERL stand for?
- What year was linux 1.0 released in?
- What does CIDR stand for?
- Which company does Linus Torvalds work for?
- Which language does Alan Cox write his diary in?
- What does the 206 status code mean in http 1.1?
- What is the reverse dns zone for ul’s class-b ip allocation?
- What is the prefix of link-local in ipv6?
- What does MIME stand for?
- Name the most common metasyntactic variable
- Assuming no ls, how would you list the contents of the current directory in unix? Bonus points for any answer in a compiled language
- Bonus question: Best Text Editor: Vim or Emacs?
You should bear in mind that most of the people who attended the table quiz hadn’t heard of linux. In the end we awarded bonus points to those teams which cursed me particularly fluently on their answer sheet. Good times, good times. -)
Feel free to answer in comments. I’ll post my answers (from the same file) in a few days.
Fixed typo – thanks niall -)