Posts Tagged ‘Trivia’


Binary code

June 13, 2008

June 13 Trivia Question

Can you translate?

01101000 01100001 01110000 01110000 01111001 00100000 01100010 01101001 01110010 01110100 01101000 01100100 01100001 01111001 00100000 01100011 01110011 01100101


Research labs

June 11, 2008

June 11 Trivia Question

What was the first research laboratory established in the computer science department at MSU?  What research laboratory was established in 2008?



June 10, 2008

June 10 Trivia Question

What year did the CPS department at Michigan State University change its name to the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)?


PRIP trivia

June 9, 2008

June 9 Trivia Question

(“Prippies” from the 1975-1985 years may remember this one.)

The PRIP Lab used two Harris computers for several years.  What were their names?


Linux, locations, and leave-taking

June 6, 2008

Here are three trivia questions to hold us over until Monday. Thanks to the CSE faculty and staff who submitted these!

June 6 Trivia Questions

  1. Who was the Debian GNU/Linux O.S. named after (where does “Debian” come from)?
  2. In what campus building was the computer science department originally located?
  3. Which CSE faculty member and former chairperson retired in 2007?

CSE Trivia Launched

June 5, 2008

Welcome to CSE trivia!

Trivia will include general computer science questions or anything related to the MSU computer science department from the early days to the present.

To answer a question, just leave a comment. To submit a question, please send it to glasskim AT cse . msu . edu. Feel free to comment on older trivia questions as well.

Hint: Some of the answers can be found on the CSE 40 year anniversary site.

Trivia will be updated daily Monday — Friday during Fall semester 2008. We may be inclined to offer prizes if enough people are interested in a contest!

June 5 Trivia Question

What was the name of the first computer at Michigan State University?