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Geek of the Week #8

So you think you are the master of useless information? ZDNet Australia challenges you with our Builder weekly quiz.

So you think you are the master of useless information? ZDNet Australia challenges you with our Builder weekly quiz.

Welcome to the Builder Geek Trivia page. The game is easy. Each week we will provide five questions on any random topic for you to answer. The first reader to e-mail us with all five answers correct will be crowned the "Geek of the week".

So what are you waiting for? Get going already!

Question 1
Geek of the Week
Argon
Residence Wollongong, NSW
Occupation Computer Science student
Sex Male
Favourite Web site slashdot.org
Linux or Windows? Linux
Best invention? Google (sliced bread comes a close second)
Favourite Movie The Matrix
Favourite Game Civ II

From The Simpsons, name five inventions of Professor Frink.

Question 2
What does IDL stand for in this article?

Question 3
In the Goons, who is Hercules Grytpype-Thynne's criminal partner?

Question 4
The Berkeley Computer Corporation had been formed in 1968 to build a supercomputer that could accommodate up to five hundred users at a time. The ambitious project attracted a group of enthusiastic young computer scientists, who produced groundbreaking developments, including virtual memory. What year did the Corporation close it's doors?

Question 5
Which company in 1981 developed the first computer on the market to boast a mouse and a point-and-click interface?

How did you go? E-mail ZDNet Australia with your answers for your chance to be crowned the Builder Geek of the Week. If you are lucky enough to be the winner your name will be published in next week's trivia.
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Last Week's Answers

Question 1

In The Simpsons, what are the names of Millhouse's parents?
Answer: Kirk and Luann Van Houten

Question 2
In this article, what is the first reason given to program in C#?
Modernised language

Question 3
What year did the Massachusetts Institute of Technology first hold its first meeting of the World Wide Web Consortium? Who became the group's first director?
Answer: 1994, Tim Berners-Lee

Question 4
In the orginal series of Voltron, what was the name of the leader that helmed the Black Lion?
Answer: Keith

Question 5
What is the name of the first personal computer to have an integrated sound synthesiser chip?
Answer: Commodore 64

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