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Author:  PeterX [ Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Quiz chain

I'll try a quiz here. Maybe it becomes a chain if the person who finds the answer, starts a new question.

It has a dog and a desk and a chimney. All on the computer.
What is it?


EDIT: Recommend to NOT google this. It might be too easy with google.

EDIT2: If it is too hard, questions that can be answered by YES or NO are allowed

Greetings
Peter

Author:  Schol-R-LEA [ Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Quiz chain

PeterX wrote:
I'll try a quiz here. Maybe it becomes a chain if the person who finds the answer, starts a new question.

It has a dog and a desk and a chimney. All on the computer.
What is it?


Would this be a certain Robert from Redmond?

If so, then what 'useful' Office feature originated with that?

Author:  PeterX [ Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Quiz chain

Schol-R-LEA wrote:
PeterX wrote:
I'll try a quiz here. Maybe it becomes a chain if the person who finds the answer, starts a new question.

It has a dog and a desk and a chimney. All on the computer.
What is it?


Would this be a certain Robert from Redmond?

If so, then what 'useful' Office feature originated with that?


Aw man, this was too easy! Yes it's Microsoft Bob. And its new feature which were later used in other products were the animated Assistants (which nearly everybody hates).

Greetings
Peter

Author:  nullplan [ Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Quiz chain

PeterX wrote:
Aw man, this was too easy! Yes it's Microsoft Bob. And its new feature which were later used in other products were the animated Assistants (which nearly everybody hates).
It looks like you're trying to create a quiz. Would you like help with that?

Personally, tho, I liked the cat.

Author:  PeterX [ Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:23 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Quiz chain

nullplan wrote:
PeterX wrote:
Aw man, this was too easy! Yes it's Microsoft Bob. And its new feature which were later used in other products were the animated Assistants (which nearly everybody hates).
It looks like you're trying to create a quiz. Would you like help with that?

Personally, tho, I liked the cat.

OK, it's officially your turn now:
Give us a quiz!

EDIT: There is an RPG cartoon (unfortunately I don't remember the name) where a guy wants to sneak onto others to rob them when a paper clip appears and shouts "I looks like you want to ambush those guys..."

Greetings
Peter

Author:  nullplan [ Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Quiz chain

PeterX wrote:
OK, it's officially your turn now:
Give us a quiz!
Way to put me on the spot. Erm... here goes:

They called me a PC, but I was never in one. Also, they don't call me a PC anymore, but the new name is unlikely to catch on. What am I?

Author:  PeterX [ Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Quiz chain

nullplan wrote:
PeterX wrote:
OK, it's officially your turn now:
Give us a quiz!
Way to put me on the spot. Erm... here goes:

They called me a PC, but I was never in one. Also, they don't call me a PC anymore, but the new name is unlikely to catch on. What am I?

The program counter?

Author:  nullplan [ Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Quiz chain

PeterX wrote:
The program counter?
No. I guess I was too ambiguous. I'm looking for a proper noun.

Author:  Schol-R-LEA [ Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Quiz chain

nullplan wrote:
PeterX wrote:
The program counter?
No. I guess I was too ambiguous. I'm looking for a proper noun.

The TurboGrafx 16 game console (AKA PC Engine)?

Author:  nullplan [ Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Quiz chain

Schol-R-LEA wrote:
The TurboGrafx 16 game console (AKA PC Engine)?
Good guess, but not that obscure. What tip could I give? Oh yeah, the wanted thing was invented by a partnership of three really big names in computing. And I was publicly mistaken about this before, in this very forum.

Then, a few years later, one of those three names invented a large version of the thing and pushed the small version off to someone else, who then pushed it off to someone else, who then... isn't doing much with it ATM. But the large version of the thing was then renamed, and absolutely no-one outside the big name company is using that new name if they can possibly help it.

Unfortunately, I can't tell you the category or most people would know the answer right away. Does that count as a tip?

Author:  Schol-R-LEA [ Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:44 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Quiz chain

nullplan wrote:
Schol-R-LEA wrote:
The TurboGrafx 16 game console (AKA PC Engine)?
Good guess, but not that obscure. What tip could I give? Oh yeah, the wanted thing was invented by a partnership of three really big names in computing. And I was publicly mistaken about this before, in this very forum.

Then, a few years later, one of those three names invented a large version of the thing and pushed the small version off to someone else, who then pushed it off to someone else, who then... isn't doing much with it ATM. But the large version of the thing was then renamed, and absolutely no-one outside the big name company is using that new name if they can possibly help it.

Unfortunately, I can't tell you the category or most people would know the answer right away. Does that count as a tip?


OK, my new guess is the PowerPC architecture (and offshoot of IBM's POWER architecture which was co-developed by IBM, Apple, and Motorola).

Author:  nullplan [ Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Quiz chain

Schol-R-LEA wrote:
OK, my new guess is the PowerPC architecture (and offshoot of IBM's POWER architecture which was co-developed by IBM, Apple, and Motorola).
We have a winner! And after developing PowerPC64, they wanted to call it POWER8 (and then the next major revision would be POWER9), but absolutely no-one will use the term "power" to refer to the architecture because it is just way too confusing (does this directory contain power-management code or code specific to the POWER architecture?)

And incidentally, the thing about PowerPC32 I was going on about in my last post was about IBM selling the architecture to Freescale, who then sold it to NXP, who are currently just sitting on it. I hit up their website, and they are still offering the CPUs they made almost twenty years ago. Stagnation doesn't get much clearer than this.

Author:  PeterX [ Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:16 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Quiz chain

OK, here goes another riddle:

I'm not nice.
I'm not cool.
I'm on the cover of a book.
The book is widely known.
The book is old.
What am I and what is the book about?

Author:  iansjack [ Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Quiz chain

Too easy, if I understand your principles, techniques and tools.

Author:  PeterX [ Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:09 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Quiz chain

iansjack wrote:
Too easy, if I understand your principles, techniques and tools.

Aww! :( I don't know a tougher puzzle.

Greetings
Peter

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