14 most Interesting facts – Part IV

1. The first online advertisement banner was created and used in the year of 1994.

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2. 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.

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3. Mosaic was the first popular web browser which was released in 1993

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4. S. President Bill Clinton’s inauguration in January 1997 was the first to be webcast.

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5. he first two video games copyrighted in the U.S. were Asteroids and Lunar Lander in 1980.

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6. The first 1 TB hard disk was developed by Hitachi in 2007

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7. NVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra graphic card contains 222 million transistors. First microprocessor from Intel was Intel 4004. It contained only 2300 transistors and it worked at a clock rate of 740 kHz.

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8. com is the first registered .com domain name. It was registered on 15 March 1985. [Source] You can check the age of any domain name using our domain age checker tool. (http://www.webconfs.com/domain-age.php)

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9. Fixing errors in computer programs is called debugging. This term was coined by Grace Hoppers who was a Rear Admiral in US Navy. A moth had gotten stuck in the gears of a computer Hoppers was working on. It stopped the computer from functioning. When the insect was removed the machine worked again. Hoppers called it de ”bugging” of computer.

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10. Apollo 11 landed two men on moon. The combined power of all the computers in Apollo 11 is much less than the power of today’s mobile phone!

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11. The pound key (#) symbol’s true name is octothorpe 

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12. The chess-playing computer created by IBM called Deep Blue defeated world champion Garry Kasparov in a game of chess in May 1997; Kasparov demanded a rematch, to which IBM replied with a resounding, “No way!”

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13. In the 1980s, an IBM computer wasn’t considered 100 percent compatible unless it could run Microsoft Flight Simulator

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14. Joysticks were originally controls for an aircraft’s ailerons and elevators. The name “joystick” is thought to originate with early 20th century French pilot Robert Esnault-Pelterie. There are also competing claims on behalf of fellow pilots Robert Loraine, James Henry Joyce and A.E. George. The latter was a pioneer aviator who with his colleague Jobling built and flew a biplane at Newcastle, England in 1910. He is alleged to have invented the “George Stick” which became more popularly known as the joystick. 

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