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by ParadoxUncreated on Mon 5th Dec 2011 17:03 UTC
RE: The windows IQ test.
by lucas_maximus on Mon 5th Dec 2011 18:16 UTC in reply to "The windows IQ test."
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

It is an operating system, not a Jesus Christ.

Reply Score: 5

well that was fucking pointless
by Laurence on Mon 5th Dec 2011 17:31 UTC
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

When you open a file with Notepad and the first four characters in the file are .LOG, what does Notepad do?
* Notepad inserts the current time and date at the end of the file
* If there's no other text on the first line, Notepad inserts the time and date at the end
* Adds a new line to the end of the file with the current time and date
* Adds a new line to the end of the file with the current time and date, along with a carriage return

who writes this shit? options 1, 2 and 4 are all basically the same

Reply Score: 2

MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

A notepad user I guess.

Reply Score: 5

looncraz Member since:
2005-07-24

"When you open a file with Notepad and the first four characters in the file are .LOG, what does Notepad do?
* Notepad inserts the current time and date at the end of the file
* If there's no other text on the first line, Notepad inserts the time and date at the end
* Adds a new line to the end of the file with the current time and date
* Adds a new line to the end of the file with the current time and date, along with a carriage return

who writes this shit? options 1, 2 and 4 are all basically the same
"

It adds a time and date stamp plus a carriage return at the end of the file. The other answers are incorrect. It is an access log and is not automatically saved by default. It has its uses...

--The loon

Reply Score: 3

RE: well that was fucking pointless
by gumoz on Mon 5th Dec 2011 20:02 UTC in reply to "well that was fucking pointless"
gumoz Member since:
2008-05-15

"When you open a file with Notepad and the first four characters in the file are .LOG, what does Notepad do?
* Notepad inserts the current time and date at the end of the file
* If there's no other text on the first line, Notepad inserts the time and date at the end
* Adds a new line to the end of the file with the current time and date
* Adds a new line to the end of the file with the current time and date, along with a carriage return

who writes this shit? options 1, 2 and 4 are all basically the same
"

Its not the same, it could insert it without carriage return, or it can insert the line using line feed instead of carriage return, or it could do both, when you use the files for multi-platform purposes, this stuff matters.

Reply Score: 2

Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26


Its not the same, it could insert it without carriage return, or it can insert the line using line feed instead of carriage return, or it could do both, when you use the files for multi-platform purposes, this stuff matters.

Actually no it doesn't matter. Because when you use files for multi-platform purposes, you use a decent text editor that can handle difference between DOS and UNIX EOLs (or in the worst case scenario, pipe your ASCII through unix2dos / dos2unix).

Edited 2011-12-05 22:57 UTC

Reply Score: 2

lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

But the whole point is the question is about Notepad and not something more advanced like VIM.

Reply Score: 2

Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

It is still completely worthless knowledge though.
And to think Infoworld used to be good.

Edited 2011-12-06 04:39 UTC

Reply Score: 3

umm
by transputer_guy on Mon 5th Dec 2011 18:07 UTC
transputer_guy
Member since:
2005-07-08

Umm, 5 out of 20, time to switch to Bullet In The Head OS, no wonder stuff round here don't work.

Reply Score: 2

RE: umm
by bosco_bearbank on Mon 5th Dec 2011 18:43 UTC in reply to "umm"
bosco_bearbank Member since:
2005-10-12

5 out of 20 here too. That's what I get for being a Linux (or, as some would say, GNU/Linux) user for the past decade.

Edited 2011-12-05 18:44 UTC

Reply Score: 1

RE[2]: umm
by Gone fishing on Mon 5th Dec 2011 19:09 UTC in reply to "RE: umm"
Gone fishing Member since:
2006-02-22

5 out of 20 here too. That's what I get for being a Linux (or, as some would say, GNU/Linux) user for the past decade.


But who gives a flying f*ck Who wrote Windows Solitaire or Where did the Windows XP default wallpaper come from or most of the other questions.

Reply Score: 9

RE[3]: umm
by Morgan on Tue 6th Dec 2011 12:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: umm"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I scored an 18 out of 20 not so much for my deep knowledge of Microsoft OSes (hint: It's not as deep as it should be given my years as a Wintel user). Rather it was due to my uncanny knack for remembering useless information I might have read ten years ago. Internet questionnaires tend to bring such trivia bubbling to the surface.

Granted, more than a few of my correct answers came from personal experience; I remember well when System Restore was a big deal in WinME both for its promises and its failures. I've also personally experienced the dual-boot bug that wipes restore points. Others were guesses and I was purely lucky, like the Notepad .LOG question (it seemed logical) and Windows Live Messenger Companion. Still others had nothing to do with Microsoft and Windows but are common knowledge in the geek world, i.e. Ctrl-Alt-Delete and cut/copy/paste.

And the two I missed? The number of Windows 7 versions; I couldn't care less as I was only really interested in Ultimate. The other was the "system.filename" question. If I had ever had occasion to use it, I'm sure I would remember it. Then again it's quite arcane.

Reply Score: 2

RE[2]: umm
by randy7376 on Tue 6th Dec 2011 13:32 UTC in reply to "RE: umm"
randy7376 Member since:
2005-08-08

5 out of 20 here too. That's what I get for being a Linux (or, as some would say, GNU/Linux) user for the past decade.


Don't feel too bad. I didn't fair much better (6 of 20) than you did. I've been a Linux user since 1997, but work around Windows by day. A good deal of what was in that quiz is quite obscure, in my opinion.

Reply Score: 2

Score 35%
by Andre on Mon 5th Dec 2011 19:27 UTC
Andre
Member since:
2005-07-06

I scored 35%.... but I switched to Linux ages ago.

But I want to comment on the 32 bit windows version memory question.

None of the answers is correct, as it lists 32 bit versions of windows 2000, xp, vista and 7.

windows 2000, and xp gold, xp sp1, supports PAE, and so has 36 bit memory space, and so supports over 4 GV

Starting with xp sp2, this 36 bit memory space has been disabled, and so it's limited to 32 bit memory space, resulting in max 4 GB, but usually around 3, depending on the adresses the hardware uses.

Since the situation is different on these versions, the correct answer is not listed.

Reply Score: 2

RE: Score 35%
by f0dder on Mon 5th Dec 2011 21:53 UTC in reply to "Score 35%"
f0dder Member since:
2009-08-05

None of the client 32bit OSes support more than 4GB of memory. I'm not sure if wink2 client version runs PAE, but if it does it's still limited to 4GB.

XP definitely does run PAE when available, but you're wrong wrt. XP, though (and I do believe the memory limits were changed in SP1 and not SP2).

Later-than-RTM XP still runs PAE (for NX-bit reasons), but it has changed "4GB physical memory supported "to lower 4GB physical memory". The reason is there's a crapload of extremely poorly written 32bit drivers... stuff like "hey, I'm a 32bit driver, I only need to bother with the 32bit PHYSICAL_ADDRESS.LowPart".

I'd say that "It depends on device memory allocations" is a close enough answer to the question, when you forget about XP RTM ;)

Reply Score: 1

RE: Score 35%
by lucas_maximus on Tue 6th Dec 2011 04:21 UTC in reply to "Score 35%"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

32bit XP Service Pack 2 does not recognize over 3.5GB of memory.

What you are saying is true of Windows Server 2003 (we had 16gb per web server and 32bit OS).

Reply Score: 2

RE[2]: Score 35%
by Andre on Tue 6th Dec 2011 10:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Score 35%"
Andre Member since:
2005-07-06

Windows Server 2003, yes, indeed it doesn't enforce this limit either, but also on the workstation releases prior to XP SP2.
Yes, it was in the license you are not allowed to use that much memory, but this limit wasn't enforced before.

And my reaction was limited to those versions listed/the workstation releases.

Reply Score: 1

Trivia...
by btrimby on Mon 5th Dec 2011 20:57 UTC
btrimby
Member since:
2009-09-30

This is more of a trivia quiz, not an IQ test.

It doesn't indicate how intelligent you likely are, but rather how much trivial knowledge you possess.

And no, I'm not just saying it because I only got a 45% even though I use it every day. Who wrote Solitaire and where did the XP wallpaper come from are just pointless trivia.

Reply Score: 3

RE: Trivia...
by lucas_maximus on Tue 6th Dec 2011 04:38 UTC in reply to "Trivia..."
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Chill out it is just a bit of fun.

Reply Score: 2

RE: Trivia...
by WereCatf on Tue 6th Dec 2011 11:27 UTC in reply to "Trivia..."
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

This is more of a trivia quiz, not an IQ test.

It doesn't indicate how intelligent you likely are, but rather how much trivial knowledge you possess.

And no, I'm not just saying it because I only got a 45% even though I use it every day. Who wrote Solitaire and where did the XP wallpaper come from are just pointless trivia.


I was actually just going to comment on this, but it seems you were faster. But yeah, IQ and knowledge are two entirely different things. Sure, they complement each other, but one can know a lot of things and still be pretty stupid and vice versa.

Reply Score: 2

Comment by Anonymous Penguin
by Anonymous Penguin on Mon 5th Dec 2011 22:43 UTC
Anonymous Penguin
Member since:
2005-07-06

8 out of 20. But, as it has been said, it is about trivia, and it says nothing about your real ability to use Windows. Even less about using computers in general and various operating systems.
There is an overall knowledge you posses, and it shows when you help in a "computer forum"

Reply Score: 2

3 out of 20
by Straho on Tue 6th Dec 2011 07:51 UTC
Straho
Member since:
2011-09-30

I'm 3 out of 20 so I'm glad I haven't some useless knowledge.

Reply Score: 1

3 out of 20 lol
by djrikki on Tue 6th Dec 2011 13:41 UTC
djrikki
Member since:
2011-09-02

You got 3 of 20 correct.
Your score: 15%

Lol who needs Windows anyway.

Reply Score: 1

Hmm
by Ultimatebadass on Wed 7th Dec 2011 14:36 UTC
Ultimatebadass
Member since:
2006-01-08

7/20, It told me to go clean the toilets...

Reply Score: 2