Monday, August 3, 2009

Freaakyy..........# 1. 80% of all pictures on the internet are of naked women Further Details: Date Added: 2009-04-30 09:51:08 View Comments

  • 1. 80% of all pictures on the internet are of naked women

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

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

  • 4. By the year 2012 there will be approximately 17 billion devices connected to the Internet.

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

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

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

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

  • 9. MySpace reports over 110 million registered users. Were it a country, it would be the tenth largest, just behind Mexico.

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

  • 11. 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 phones.

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

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

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

  • 15. The first domain name ever registered was

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

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

  • 19. 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


  • Thomas Watson, founder of IBM, is sometimes quoted as asserting that the world would probably never need more than 5 computers.
  • Bill Gates dropped out of college (Harvard) before founding Microsoft.
  • Early hard drives in Personal Computers held 20 MB, or 20 Megabytes, and cost about $800. By comparison, an $8 flash drive holds 2 GB, or 2 Gigabytes. That's a 100-fold decrease in price and a 100-fold increase in capacity.
  • Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built the first Apple computers from parts they got for free from their employers. They originally approached their employers with their idea for a 'personal computer', but they were rebuffed. They were actually encouraged to scrounge spare parts from work and complete their project in their spare time.
  • The computer mouse, the windowing GUI, laser printing, and the network card were all developed at one company; Xerox in Palo Alto, California.
  • The computer in your cell phone has more processing power than all the computers in the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander that put 3 men on the moon.
  • Static electricity so mild that humans don't even feel it can destroy computer circuitry.
  • The popular programming language COBOL was invented by Admiral Grace Hopper, the first female admiral in the US Navy.
  • Edsger Dijkstra is credited with the quote "Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes."