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    Post by Optimus on Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:31 pm




    1. Two-thirds of American Internet users shop online.




    2. The first Internet Service Provider (ISP) was CompuServe which is now under control of AOL Time Warner.




    3. In 2007, Facebook.com was given an estimated value of $15 billion dollars!




    4. It’s well-known, counterfeit money exists and is in circulation in the U.S. The United States Government estimates less
    than .0001% of all money in circulation is counterfeit.




    5. All bills except for the $1 and $2 dollar bill have significant security features that have helped eliminate counterfeit money. New security features are added every few years to keep counterfeiters behind. The U.S. Secret Service handles counterfeiting as a Federal Felony which is punishable by a fine and jail time.




    6. The first domain to ever be registered online occurred in 1985. Symbolics.com is credited with being the first domain name.




    7. Thomas Watson, who was the chairman of IBM in 1943 predicted that their would probably only be a world market for five computers.




    8. It takes the Hubble telescope about 97 minutes to complete an orbit of the Earth. On average, the Hubble uses the equivilent amount of energy as 30 household lightbulbs to complete an orbit.




    9. The Hubble telescope is so powerful that it is like pointing a beam of light at a dime that is two hundred miles away.




    10. Two-thirds of all homes in the U.S. have a broadband Internet connection.




    11. Every 25 miles a car produces one pound of pollution.




    12. The URL: http://akebono.stanford.edu/ used to be the original home of Yahoo!




    13. It would take twenty new mid-size cars to generate the same amount of pollution that a mid-size 1960's car did.




    14. Lee Stein invented the first online electronic bank in 1994 entitled, “First Virtual Holdings”.




    15. Domain registration was free until the National Science Foundation decided to change this on September 14th, 1995.




    16. Peer-to-peer services are expected to generate ISPs about $28 billion during the next 5 years. (Insight Research Corp.)




    17. One-third of the world population has never made a phone call.




    18. 86.6% of Internet users spend more than 6 hours per week online.




    19. Eldon Joersz and George Morgan flew their Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird 2,194MPH for the Air Speed Record in 1976.




    20. In 1997, AskJeeves and Google were launched. Google was created by Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Stanford.




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    Post by Vicky on Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:22 am

    number 3 and 5 are the same Razz
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    Post by SPADEZ on Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:30 am

    MaynardIsGod wrote:number 3 and 5 are the same Razz
    Good observation, i fixed that now.



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    Post by Vicky on Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:45 am

    nice spaderz just want to let you know ^^
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    Post by iRaz on Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:29 pm

    about the #3...i got an idea, ill make another social network website, and ill make so much profit that i will not need to work in my life! it must work, most of social networks have been sucessful... yeah right.




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    Post by Meesh on Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:37 pm

    DID YOU KNOW..

    The Antikythera Mechanism is the oldest known scientific computer, built in Greece at around 100 BCE. Lost for 2000 years, it was recovered from a shipwreck in 1901. But not until a century later was its purpose understood: an astronomical clock that determines the positions of celestial bodies with extraordinary precision.

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    When you think you’ve seen it all, someone else clever comes up with another. This Lego masterpiece was created by Apple software engineer Andrew Carol who managed to use 1,500 LEGO Technic parts to recreate the Antikythera.



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    In English terms, “each box is its own little piece of computing hardware, crunching one equation per box, and when you input some calender data into it, it should be able to tell you when the next solar eclipse will be.”

    Check out the cool video below…



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    Post by Vicky on Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:46 pm

    very cool nice post

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