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Quiz: A taste for tech?

For quiz connoisseurs, here's a trivia dish to stir the appetites of sysadmins and other techie folk everywhere. Sit down to a full plate of various victual-related IT terminology. Bon appetit!

1. Does this prominent producer of hardware and software keep the doctor away?
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2. This salty tinned substance fed the troops in World War II; today, its namesake annoys e-mail users everywhere. What is it?
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3. Chocolate-covered versions of these deliver caffeine-powered energy. As an object-oriented programming interface, they help you build re-useable components that can be deployed in a network on any major platform. What is it?
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4. Popping a bowl of these in butter makes a movie that much better. In an IT context, it provides basic services for all other parts of an operating system, like managing address spaces in storage or systems calls.
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5. The name of this sour candy is also a term for a technically bright but socially inept individual.
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6. This expedition for sea-faring food shares its name with a scam in which bait takes the form of legitimate-looking e-mails trying to elicit sensitive information. What is it?
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7. This cephalopod, beloved in a battered and deep-fried form by calamari lovers everywhere, also shares its name with a program that caches Web and other Internet content in a Unix -based proxy server closer to the user than the content-originating site. What is it?
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8. Mmmm... chocolate and hazelnuts, good on bread or straight from the spoon! Its namesake is a peer-to-peer file-sharing program. What is it?
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9. Careful -- unless carefully prepared, this marine delicacy is poisonous! Less deadly is its IT counterpart, an encryption algorithm that can be used as a replacement for the DES or IDEA algorithms. What is it?
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10. Full of sweet goo -- just ask Winnie the Pooh! Its networking equivalent is a computer set up for the sole purpose of trapping attackers. What is it?
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