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What important event did you miss in cyberspace last week? Find out with this fun quiz.

1. A Windows worm spread across the Net and swamped Internet connections as it looked for more vulnerable machines to infect. What is it called?

a) MSBlast
b) Code Red
c) MSCrack

2. Which search engine launched a calculator last week?

a) Google
b) Yahoo!
c) Altavista

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is Google.
Google's calculator is trained to recognize words as well as numbers, so you can type in "eight + seven - four" or "8 plus 7 minus 4." You can type numeric expressions either into the search box at Google's Web site or directly into your Internet browser if you've installed Google's toolbar or you use a browser with built-in Google searching, such as Mozilla or Apple's Safari.
Correct!
Google's calculator is trained to recognize words as well as numbers, so you can type in "eight + seven - four" or "8 plus 7 minus 4." You can type numeric expressions either into the search box at Google's Web site or directly into your Internet browser if you've installed Google's toolbar or you use a browser with built-in Google searching, such as Mozilla or Apple's Safari.

3. Which popular ecommerce site won a case against a man who argued that the site cannot exclusively claim the use of a river's name?

a) Thames.com
b) Amazon.com
c) firstandsecond.com

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is amazon.com.
Arbitrators for the United Nations copyright agency WIPO told Paul Horner, the Arizona man behind amazonbooks.net and amazonbooks.org, to hand them over to Amazon.com. Mr. Horner told WIPO by email in response to a complaint from Amazon.com that his sites provided resources about the Amazon River to potential travelers or people who just wanted to learn more about it.
Correct!
Arbitrators for the United Nations copyright agency WIPO told Paul Horner, the Arizona man behind amazonbooks.net and amazonbooks.org, to hand them over to Amazon.com. Mr. Horner told WIPO by email in response to a complaint from Amazon.com that his sites provided resources about the Amazon River to potential travelers or people who just wanted to learn more about it.

4. Which popular mail program will no longer be developed?

a) Outlook Express
b) Netscape Mail
c) MS Outlook

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is Outlook Express.
It might be the world's most widely distributed email client, but Microsoft has confirmed that it has no intention of further developing Outlook Express. They are hoping the users will now switch to the full-blown Outlook client (and pay for an Office licence in the process).
Correct!
It might be the world's most widely distributed email client, but Microsoft has confirmed that it has no intention of further developing Outlook Express. They are hoping the users will now switch to the full-blown Outlook client (and pay for an Office licence in the process).

5. Name the two robots who spent their summer months cruising the Virginia college campus?

a) George and Nancy
b) Batman and Catwoman
c) William and Mary

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is William and Mary.
William and Mary have spent their summer months learning the lay of the land at the College of William and Mary, Virginia. The robots, both about one year old, and 2 feet wide and 26 inches long, spent most summer days navigating the campus and soaking up each peculiar sound.
Correct!
William and Mary have spent their summer months learning the lay of the land at the College of William and Mary, Virginia. The robots, both about one year old, and 2 feet wide and 26 inches long, spent most summer days navigating the campus and soaking up each peculiar sound.



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