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Fun computer facts you never knew..

Discussion in 'Tech, Gadgets & Science Forum' started by sijui nini, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. sijui nini

    sijui nini JF-Expert Member

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    • 1. Facebook pays at least $500 if you can find a way to hack the site.
    • 2. HP, Google, Microsoft, and Apple have one thing in common – apart from the obvious that they are IT companies. They were all started in garages.


    • 3. Alaska is the only state that can be typed on one row of keys on a QWERTY keyboard.


    • 4. The domain name YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. was registered on February 14, 2005.


    • 5. Hewlett Packard was started at a garage in Palo Alto in 1939.


    • 6. If you opened up the case of the original Macintosh, you will find 47 signatures. One for each member of Apple's Macintosh divison as of 1982.


    • 7. Computer programming is currently one of the fastest growing occupations.


    • 8. On an average work day, a typist's fingers travel 12.6 miles.


    • 9. The Dvorak keyboard is more efficient than QWERTY. 20 times faster, in fact.


    • 10. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.


    • 11. On eBay, there are an average of $680 worth of transactions each second.


    • 12. "Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.


    • 13. 80% of all pictures on the internet are of naked women


    • 14. In the 1980s, an IBM computer wasn't considered 100 percent compatible unless it could run Microsoft Flight Simulator*.


    • 15. The world's first computer, called the Z1, was invented by Konrad Zuse in 1936. His next invention, the Z2 was finished in 1939 and was the first fully functioning electro-mechanical computer.


    • 16. The first computer mouse was invented by Doug Engelbart in around 1964 and was made of wood.


    • 17. Domain names are being registered at a rate of more than one million names every month.


    • 18. There are approximately 1.06 billion instant messaging accounts worldwide.


    • 19. The first banner advertising was used in 1994.


    • 20. E-mail has been around longer than the World Wide Web.


    • 21. The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute, less than half the normal rate of 20.


    • 22. One of every 8 married couples in the US last year met online.


    • 23. The average 21 year old has spent 5,000 hours playing video games, has exchanged 250,000 e-mails, instant and text messages and has spent 10,000 hours on the mobile phone.


    • 24. By the year 2012 there will be approximately 17 billion devices connected to the Internet just behind Mexico.


    • 26. While it took the radio 38 years, and the television a short 13 years, it took the World Wide Web only 4 years to reach 50 million users.


    • 27. There are approximately 1,319,872,109 people on the Internet.


    • 28. For every 'normal' webpage, there are five porn pages.


    • 29. Bill Gates' house was designed using a Macintosh computer.


    • 30. The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com.


    • 31. Another name for a Microsoft Windows tutorial is 'Crash Course'!

     
  2. pitbull

    pitbull JF-Expert Member

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    Very fun!
     
  3. grafani11

    grafani11 JF-Expert Member

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    OK umetisha.

    Utafiti wako umeufanya kwa miaka mingapi yakheee....
     
  4. nxon

    nxon JF-Expert Member

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    hiyo ya 21 kweli sometimes mtu hablink kabisa dakika nzima!
     
  5. donlucchese

    donlucchese JF-Expert Member

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    Dah,thanx alot nime enjoy yan
     
  6. sijui nini

    sijui nini JF-Expert Member

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  7. UncleUber

    UncleUber JF-Expert Member

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    hii imenifanya na mimi nitoe funny internet facts zangu...stay tuned
     
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