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Quiz: Is This Computer Evil?

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  1. Is this computer evil?

    Evil
    Not Evil
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's a replica of Charles Babbage's Difference Engine.

    It comes in peace.

Quiz: Is This Computer Evil?

  1. Is This Computer Evil?

    Evil
    Not Evil
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The evil glow should have been a dead giveaway.

    This is HAL from 2001 who (spoiler) kills a bunch of people by freezing them or hurling them into space.

Quiz: Is This Computer Evil?

  1. Is this computer evil?

    Evil
    Not Evil
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This is CSIRAC, Australia's first digital computer.

    It means you no harm.

Quiz: Is This Computer Evil?

  1. Is this computer evil?

    Evil
    Not Evil
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's just an abacus.

    Nothing evil about that.

Quiz: Is This Computer Evil?

  1. Is This Computer Evil?

    Evil
    Not Evil
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's evil!

    This is the Nazi Enigma coding machine, an evil computer if there ever was one.

Quiz: Is This Computer Evil?

  1. Is this computer evil?

    Evil
    Not Evil
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This is one of Alan Turing's bombes, used in Britain's code-breaking efforts.

    It's basically the Indiana Jones to the Enigma's Generic Nazi Villain.

Quiz: Is This Computer Evil?

  1. Is This Computer Evil?

    Evil
    Not Evil
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Of course it's evil!

    There's a skull right there. I don't know what else you need.

Quiz: Is This Computer Evil?

  1. Is this computer evil?

    Evil
    Not Evil
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's another Difference Engine.

    Lotta gears, no evil.

Quiz: Is This Computer Evil?

  1. Is this computer evil?

    Evil
    Not Evil
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The first Terminator? Totally evil.

    Just look at him.

Quiz: Is This Computer Evil?

  1. Is this computer evil?

    Evil
    Not Evil
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Of course he's not evil!

    This is the Terminator from Terminator 2! At the end, he sacrifices himself for the boy! For humanity! I'm sorry, there's something in my eye.

Quiz: Is This Computer Evil?

  1. Is this computer evil?

    Evil
    Not Evil
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's not really good or evil.

    It's just a MacBook Air.

Quiz: Is This Computer Evil?

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