20 short facts about computers

20 short facts about computers

43-123• A fifteen-year-old teenager, whose identity is hidden due to minority, hacked NASA and Pentagon sites, for which he was sentenced to 6 months. He went online under the nickname c0mrade.
• In 1936, an analog computer was created in Russia that worked on ... water.
• The latest graphical calculators have a keyboard layout like abc, not qwerty, because otherwise they will be considered computers and cannot be taken for the exam.
• In 1978, Apple Corps, owned by a group of The Beatles, sued Apple Computer for trademark infringement. They agreed that Apple Computer will never have to deal with music, and Apple Corps will never deal with computers. However, everyone knows about iTunes.
• The first computer bug (from the English bug - "bug", as well as a "bug in the program") was discovered at Harvard in 1947. It turned out to be a moth stuck in a Mark II computer.
• At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a program has been developed that can distinguish a fake smile from a sincere smile.
• In 1956, IBM launched the first “supercomputer” with a hard drive.The disk weighed more than a ton and could contain “whole” 5 megabytes of data.
• Washington resident Jay Matthew Riley received a computer warning from the FBI about the possession of child pornography and came to the police to confess. It is curious that in fact the warning was sent not by the FBI, but by a computer virus for the purpose of fraud.
• Investigators in the case of Anthony Casey, investigating the murder of his daughter, missed compromising search queries on the computer (for example, “how to strangle a person”) because they checked the history in Internet Explorer, but forgot about Firefox.
• The Scandinavian company “No More Woof” states that it has developed a way to read the thoughts of dogs using electroencephalographic sensors and microcomputers.
• Although 95% of mail is sorted automatically, US postal services contain special employees who read the most incomprehensible inscriptions on envelopes.
• For nearly 10 years, the password for accessing a computer controlling American nuclear missiles was 00000000.
• Usually a person blinks 20 times per minute. However, sitting at the computer, he blinks three times less - only 7 times per minute.
• Pixar Executive Producer John Lasseter was fired from Disney Studios for ... addicted to computer animation.
• The biggest data breach in US military history happened when government employees inserted a memory card found in a parking lot into a computer. They did not know that foreign intelligence agents deliberately planted a virus-infected card.
• Ohio's nun sister, Mary Kenneth Keller, was the first woman to receive a doctorate in computer science from the United States.
• A computer of the same power as the human brain could perform 38 quadrillion operations per second and would have about 4 petabytes of memory. Our brain far exceeds all the supercomputers so far created.
• In 1982, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts refused to nominate Stephen Lisberger’s film “Tron” in the special effects category, as they considered the use of computers to be a hoax.
• Some people create “good” viruses. For example, the Welchia worm, when hit by a computer, removes the Blaster worm (a “bad” virus), installs a security update and deletes it.
• Only 8 percent of the money in the world is real. The rest of the money exists only in digital form.
• Famous companies such as HP, Apple and Microsoft started their activities in a conventional garage.
• Over 80 percent of email classified as spam.

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  • 20 short facts about computers

    20 short facts about computers

    20 short facts about computers

    20 short facts about computers

    20 short facts about computers

    20 short facts about computers

    20 short facts about computers

    20 short facts about computers

    20 short facts about computers

    20 short facts about computers

    20 short facts about computers

    20 short facts about computers

    20 short facts about computers

    20 short facts about computers

    20 short facts about computers

    20 short facts about computers

    20 short facts about computers

    20 short facts about computers

    20 short facts about computers

    20 short facts about computers

    20 short facts about computers

    20 short facts about computers

    20 short facts about computers

    20 short facts about computers

    20 short facts about computers

    20 short facts about computers

    20 short facts about computers