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Quiz: Do you speak Geek during the holidays?

1. If Saint Nick ate them all in one night, he might need extra RP (reindeer power) to get that sleigh airborne! On the Internet, it's a small text file a Web server sends to your browser.
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2. A gift almost everyone likes to receive? Yes! It's a storage area where files that have been requested are contained so they don't have to be downloaded each time.
What is it?

3. In a North Pole context, this is an extremely seasonal worker. In communications, it's a type of electromagnetic field that has a frequency much lower than the frequencies of signals typically used.
What is it?

4. Challenging for holiday travel, it also describes a Web page in which the primary content has a fixed width in pixel and assumes a left margin alignment.
What is it?

5. Does Martha Stewart decorate her house with these for the holidays? On the Internet, this word describes a Web site or blog that is updated frequently.
What is it?

6. People usually remember the words to this part of a Christmas carol. Won't you join in? In audio production, this is one of the two standard audio effects defined by the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI).
What is it?

7. Does the magnetic stripe on your card wear thin this time of year? Well, negative or positive, in physics it's a characteristic of a unit of matter that expresses the extent to which it has more or fewer electrons than protons.
What is it?

8. If all the stars at the top of all the decorated trees in your neighborhood could communicate with each other, what would you have? (Hint: this is also the term for a local area network in which all nodes are directly connected to a common central computer.)
What is it?

9. Migratory birds -- and disenchanted humans -- often fly south this time of year to avoid this seasonal phenomenon. In a computer context, however, it's a system for archiving data such as business records and reports to one or more optical disks in a compressed but easily retrievable format.
What is it?

10. Ebenezer Scrooge saw three of them. Hint: This software product can clone the entire contents of a hard disk to another computer's hard disk.
What is it?

Happy Holidays to you and your family from the editors at WhatIs.com!

This was last updated in August 2008

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