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Old 03-13-2013, 10:11 AM   #11191
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They all used to be capital cities, but are no longer?
Yes, the operative word being national capitals. Fbone was close, but I took state to mean an entity within a nation.

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Some of them still are, no?
Ignoring the obvious, Abuja is now the capital of Nigeria, Dodoma of Tanzania, Yamoussoukro of Ivory Coast and Naypyidaw of Myanmar.

Paul has it.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:03 PM   #11192
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OK, if you think I was close enough. But I can't really claim much credit for that answer.

A quickie then....

How many mentions are there of the world-wide web in the book Zen and the Art of the Internet by Brendan P. Kehoe, published in 1992?
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:17 PM   #11193
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:31 PM   #11194
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Quite right.

Yes, a book written in 1991 and published in 1992 by someone very knowledgable about the internet doesn't mention the world wide web at all.

The world wide-web didn't really take off until the release of Mosaic in January 1993, a year after the book was finished.

You can read a copy here.

Over to you, HIMS.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:37 PM   #11195
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I was in school in computer science. You'd think I'd know that. Mosaic had just come out and it was like, wow, hyperlinks. I was using gopher in my first years and programming on the mighty PDP-11.

Time to celebrate Canada, some random Canadian questions:

1. How many Unesco World Heritage Sites does Canada have?
2. Canada has 44 National Parks and reserves. How many National Parks has Canada abolished?
3. What is the longest river in Canada? How long is it (within 100km)
4. Name the five most populous cities (not metropolitan areas) in Canada. (1 point each)
5. How many Prime Ministers has Canada had? Who had the shortest tenure? Who had the longest tenure?
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:38 PM   #11196
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:54 PM   #11197
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2. None, yet, eh?
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:11 PM   #11198
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4. Vancouver
No, Vancouver is not one of them.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:13 PM   #11199
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I suppose the question should read currently has, but no, Canada has abolished some National Parks.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:19 PM   #11200
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3. Mackenzie - no idea how long it is.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:32 PM   #11201
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Toronto (1), Montreal (2), Ottawa (4) are all correct, Hamilton (10) and Quebec City (11) are incorrect.
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I was surprised Vancouver wasn't in the top 5. How about Calgary?
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I was surprised Vancouver wasn't in the top 5. How about Calgary?
Calgary (3), just number five to find for that one.

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