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LinuxWorld: Stump the geeks

Jul 08, 2000, 01:55 (0 Talkback[s])
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"I challenge you to help me stump the geek stars this August at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo! I have the privilege of hosting the first annual Geek Bowl at LinuxWorld Expo next month in San Jose, Calif. The event takes place on Tuesday, August 15 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Two teams of six contestants each will square off to answer geek trivia questions. We have a brilliant panel of stars lined up: Jeremy Allison, Larry Augustin, Bodo Bauer, Scott Draeker, Jon "maddog" Hall, Miguel de Icaza, Robert LeBlanc, Ransom Love, Bruce Perens, Eric Raymond, Jay Sulzberger, and Bob Young!"

"Here's where you come in. Send me any geek-related trivia questions you'd like to see included in this contest. (Remember to include the correct answers to your questions!) I'll select the best questions and pose them to the stars at the Expo. LinuxWorld will also print all the questions I've selected as a separate quiz (along with the correct answers) after the Geek Bowl takes place. And, with your permission, LinuxWorld will credit you for your submissions in that article."

"I'll consider just about any question under the sun, as long as it's reasonably geek-related or just plain fun. The questions will be sorted into four categories: Ridiculously Easy, Medium, Difficult, and Bizarre. Here are some sample questions to give you an idea of the range I will consider..."

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