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April 8 12:00 AM ET

The BBook of Geek Hardware Quiz

By Brian Briggs

This is the seventh of eight quizzes taken from the 8 pillars of geekdom (software, TV, literature, gaming, movies, science, hardware, Internet) found in The BBook of Geek. In the BBook, there are six facts listed for each of the 128 topics. Of those facts, only two are real. For the quiz, I've made it easier. You only have to tell if one fact is true or false. Answer carefully, your geekiness is at stake.

  1. First Computer - The first electronic computer in America was developed in Iowa.
        True
        False

  2. Robots - In the distant future our robot overlords will self-destruct after the irony of killing us because of our destructive tendencies causes a fatal exception.
        True
        False

  3. Swiss Army Knife - The Swiss Army's refusal to carry guns lead to the country adopting their neutrality in wars.
        True
        False

  4. Commodore 64 - Enthusiasts have developed hard drives, flash drives and Ethernet cards that work with the C64's aged hardware.
        True
        False

  5. IBM - IBM paid $400,000 (a large sum at the time) to have the computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey be named HAL, which is IBM shifted by one letter.
        True
        False

  6. Charles Babbage - He was best friends with noted chemist Harold Butubaga.
        True
        False

  7. iPod - The first iPods released were 5 GB and had mechanical scroll wheels.
        True
        False

  8. Transistor - Transistors are more sensitive to an electromagnetic pulse caused by a nuclear explosion than vacuum tubes.
        True
        False

  9. Dremel - Dremel is the official rotary tool of Guantanamo Bay.
        True
        False

  10. Rube Goldberg Machine - In Japan such machines are called Pythagorean devices.
        True
        False

  11. Intel - Intel was going to be called Moore Noyce, but it sounded too much like 'more noise' so they decided on Intel.
        True
        False

  12. AMD - AMD was going to be called Just as Good as Intel but Cheaper, but was too long to put on the letterhead so they went with AMD.
        True
        False

  13. Steve Wozniak - Credits his love of electronics to the fact that the hairs on his beard can conduct electricity.
        True
        False

  14. Steve Jobs - Jobs's father's name is Abdulfattah Jandali.
        True
        False

  15. Moore's Law - Moore's Law is named after Bond actor Roger Moore, and refers to the fact that the bond movies were released with doubly ridiculous gadgets every 18 months.
        True
        False

  16. Overclocking - Overclocking refers to electrons traveling faster than the speed of light thus warping time inside the CPU making it perform faster.
        True
        False

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