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Only '90s Kids Will Be Able To Pass This Early Internet Quiz

You could stare at the comets crashing over the Netscape logo for hours.

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  1. 1.

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    The purple diagnosis screen
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    The gray kernel panic
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    The blue screen of death
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The blue screen of death

    The blue screen of death
    Via en.wikipedia.org
  2. 2. What was happening when you heard this sound:

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    A local area network connection
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    A modem handshake
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    A Broadband ISDN handshake
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    That's the sound of a dial-up modem handshake.

    That's the sound of a dial-up modem handshake.
    Via en.wikipedia.org
  3. 3.

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    QuarkXPress
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    Opera
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    Incorrect
    Cello
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    Netscape
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    Mosaic
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    QuarkXPress was desktop publishing software.

    QuarkXPress was desktop publishing software.
    Via QuarkXPress
  4. 4.

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    Bulletin board system
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    Broadband service
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    Big botnet system
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    Wrong!

    BBS stands for bulletin board system, and they were big on the early internet.

    BBS stands for bulletin board system, and they were big on the early internet.
    Via en.wikipedia.org
  5. 5.

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    A login ID
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    An internet alias
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    A computer model
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    Wrong!

    A handle is an internet alias, or screen name.

    A handle is an internet alias, or screen name.
    Via en.wikipedia.org
  6. 6.

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    Your avatar, session ID, and latency. (Essentially, it was an early internet greeting.)
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    Your age, sex, and location.
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    It's short for "admire, sex, and leave" — an early version of "marry, fuck, kill."
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    They wanted your age, sex, and location.

    They wanted your age, sex, and location. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Via giphy.com

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This post was translated from Japanese.

 
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