We all love knowledge! Those little bits and bytes of information we can share to the ears of others.
This week we decided to do something a little different, and our crack team of researchers gathered a few computer trivia facts for you to add to your mind’s database, and perhaps win a round on trivia night or a game of Trivial Pursuit against your significant other.
Without further ado, Racine's own Tech Force presents, 10 Random Computer Facts!
1. Funnily enough, Amazon started out as a printed book seller company, but now it sells far more eBooks than printed ones.
2. When people think about hackers they typically visualize a single person in their basement typing strings of unintelligible code with a face hidden beneath a shady black jacket hoodie. In reality, approximately seventy percent of people that write viruses are employed by some form of organization under a contract.
3. You’ve heard about the destructive nature of viruses but did you know that the only way a virus can corrupt your system is via manually letting it in by downloading it through an attachment or clicking the wrong link? Viruses have to be activated in order to work.
4. HP, Microsoft, Google, and Apple all have one thing in common and it’s that they were all started in someone’s garage.
5. Your cellphones have more processing power than the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander, which was used to travel to the moon.
6. Computer programming is presently the fastest growing occupation up to date. It’s also probably one of the safest jobs you could ever get, aside from maybe eyestrain and finger cramps.
7. The majority of computer users likely use Windows as their preferred operating system, but did you know that nine out of ten of the world’s super computers actually run on Linux? Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon are all powered by it too. Linux is a secret superstar.
8. 00000000 – this was the password for the computer controls of nuclear missiles of the US for total 8 years!
9. Funnily enough, one of the most successful people in the world, Bill Gates, was a college dropout. More commonly known as the founder of Microsoft, Bill dropped out of Harvard University just two years after entering in 1973.
10. Though your teachers may have told you to never use Wikipedia as a source when writing essays or papers, around 50% of all Wikipedia vandalism is caught by a single computer program with more than 90% accuracy, and it’s becoming increasingly more accurate with each passing year. Of course, you probably still shouldn’t use Wikipedia as a source…
So, there you have it! 10 random facts about the world of computers! May you use this knowledge in good health. Stay tuned to the Tech Force Bits and Bytes Journal as you never know when we will gather more for the curious mind to process!
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