Take the BBC techology quiz...

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by cwedl, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. cwedl macrumors 65816

    cwedl

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  2. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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    I got 3, 4, and 5 wrong. While I didn't know the answer to 4, I would consider the answers to 3 and 5 to be arguable.

    3: Larger Screens - yes, Better picture quality - depends on the environment and who you talk to, Sets are cheaper - apples to apples, yes - an LCD will cost more than a Plasma at the same size.

    EDIT: To clarify - I felt that the first and last choices for 3 were correct, while the 2nd was arguable.

    5: This is a ridiculous conjecture. No one can say "how much faster" it will be. It's comparing apples and oranges. Two different processors. Exactly WHAT are we comparing that PS3 has an advantage over PS2? No one's even got ahold of one to benchmark against anything, anyway.
     
  3. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    i got 4 and 5 wrong. i agree with the above poster that benchmarking the ps3 vs. the ps2 is a little ridiculous. #4....i just had no idea.
     
  4. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    Bah, only 6/10. I thought all those things about plasma vs LCD is true - plasma looks better, is cheaper for a given size and are bigger too. And clearly I don't do enough file sharing :rolleyes:
     
  5. Ashapalan macrumors 6502a

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    3/10

    dont ask

    (of course, i got apple related ones (1+2) correct, i wouldnt still be living if id got them wrong!
     
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    7/10 :eek:

    4, 5 and 10 wrong. All the three I guessed on...

    4 was just stupid, as I knew I'd heard about it the second I read the answer, hitting myself over the head.
    5 was equally stupid, "experts" says it will be 250 times more powerful... bull...pooh.
    10 I just guessed, wrongly it appeared. I actually have no idea which filesharing network that's even operational... it's years since I...ehm...tested Limewire... ;)

    ...a bit of bad luck there. Just by chance I should have gotten one of the three above right and 8/10 looks much better than 7/10... :p :D
     
  7. Darwin macrumors 65816

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    I think I only got 4 or 5 right in that quiz, let myself down there :D
     
  8. mpw Guest

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    4, 6 & 10 all wrong

    4) It would seem that SPIT isn't that big a problem or the acronym is only used in the BBC Tech Quiz office.
    6) You can never trust or predict magazine polls.
    10) I bet Napsters figures were up too, I'd like to see the figures they used.
     
  9. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    So right, so right...

    But in this particular case I actually remembered the article... :)
     
  10. maddav macrumors 6502

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    8/10

    I got the top gadget question wrong, and the SPIT question wrong.
     
  11. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Question 6 tripped me up:

    I recalled this from memory.

    PC World Mag names Walkman top gadget.
     
  12. Brize macrumors 6502a

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    I wondered about that too, but figured that Napster's no longer a file-sharing network.
     
  13. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    6/10 :eek:
    Didn't have a clue about the PS3 one and the BitTorrent one.

    ::20ROGERSC::
     
  14. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    I got the same ones wrong.
     
  15. thequicksilver macrumors 6502a

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    9/10, I'm a bit of a news junkie. Just question 10 that caught me out.

    It proudly stated:

    Hmm.
     

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