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Amazing Facts About Computer


Written on 3:24 AM by Mrudula

  • 128 bit SSL encryption is so strong that it would take much , much longer than the age of universe to crack a message encrypted using it.Even 20 years from now, if computers are a million times faster. it would still take longer than the age of the universe to crack it.
  • Bill Gates math SAT score was a perfect 800.
  • Bill Gates home was designed using a Mac!
  • Disk drive recording head fly height (gap between the head and disc when the drive is spinning ) is less than 1 microinch while:-
  1. A red blood cell is 300 microinches is diameter.
  2. A particle of tobacco smoke is 250 microinches.
  3. A particle of smog is 100 microinches.
  4. A human hair is 4000 microinches.
  • When Windows 3.1 was launched, 3 million copies were sold in the first two months.
  • Windows 95 can run on 386DX at 20 Megahertz, with just 4 M.B of RAM.
  • David Bradley wrote the code for [Ctr]+[Alt]+[Delete] key sequence.
  • The 4004 was the first microprocessor of intel.
  • The nVidia GeForce 6800 ultra has 222 million transistors which is the record for the max. no. transistors on a chip.
  • James Gosling created java at sun microsystems.He came up with the name Java while debating over it at a coffee shop.
  • The first ISP was Compuserve, established in 1969 which is now under AOL.
  • The Palm O.S fits in less than 100 K,which is less than one percent the size of Windows 98 or Mac O.S.
  • What does 50 G.B of storage really mean?It means we can stack 3 piles of single spaced type written pages taller than the Eiffel tower and data to support this information is about 50 gigabytes.
  • The code name for the 12 engineers who designed the IBM pc was 'The dirty dozen'.
  • When the cd was invented, it was decided that a cd should be long enough to hold beethoven's Ninth Symphony at any tempo which was precisely 72 minutes.

  • servers r in denmark.The software is from Estonia.The domain is registered in Australia & the corporation is in south pacific island.Ths Kazaa the p2p software.

  • Bill gates & Paul Allen started a company called Traf-O-Data to monitor traffic flow.

  • The four largest software makers in the world are:-
    (a) Microsoft
    (b) Adobe
    (c) Sap
    (d) Computer Associates.

  • Top Ten Supercomputers of Today:-

  • Arranged according to the speed:-
    1. Bluegene/L DD2 Beta-system(IBM).
    2. Columbia (NASA).
    3. Earth Simulator (NEC).
    4. MareNostrum(Barcelona Supercomputer Center).
    5. Thunder (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory).
    6. ASCI Q(Los Alamos National Laboratory).
    7. System X(Virgina Tech).
    8. Blugene/L DD1 Prototype(IBM).
    9. eServer pSeries 655 cluster(Naval Oceanographic Office).
    10. Tungsten(National Center For Supercomputing Applications).

  • According to university of california 1,693,000 terabytes of information are produced & stored magnetically per year.

  • Hard drives in the near future are expected to have a track density of about 100,000 tracks/inch.This means that tracks are spaced 10 millionths of an inch apart.

  • One terabyte(1000 gigabytes) is equivalent to storing a stack of documents that is more than 16 times the height of New York's empire state building.

  • has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, since it began in 1982.That provided the creator 800 million in revenues.

  • The superflop (LOL!) sega dreamcast, released in 1999, was the first console game machine to sport a 128 Bit architecture.

  • The most expensive game ever developed was "ShenMue" for sega dreamcast.It costs $20 million.

  • The QWERTY keyboard layout is 129 years old.

  • South korea's SK telecom offers an inaudible ring tone to its customers which, it claims, can repel mosquitoes.

  • In 1971, the first speech recognition software named, "Hearsay" was developed in India.

  • Macquariums are aquariams made from old macintosh computers.

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