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Some morsel of computing food for you...

 

Auto-delete of temporary files

CD Writer

Dial Up Networking – Save Password option grayed out

Hard Disk

Internet Explorer 4.0x/5.xx/6.xx

Jumper Settings

MS FrontPage or FrontPage Express

MS Word 2000

Want to Crash Your Windows 98

Yahoo Messenger

 

 

Want to Crash Your Windows 98

    1)    Go To Dos Prompt

      2)    type c:\debug

    3)    An underscore _ will be blinking

            type "f 0:0 ffff0" without quotes.

     4)    Voila! Your system has freezed. Congratulations.

     

Yahoo Messenger

Cow:    3:-0 3:-o 3:-O 3:O        (O, not zero)

Rose:    @};-

Alien:    =:) =:-)

Skull:    8-X

Pig        :@)

 :0)    (zero)

<):)

Yahoo Chat other commands

/cls                        to clear the screen

/help                      display all help commands

/join roomname    to join a room, replace room name with the roomname u wish to join

: text                    displays text as an emotion

/think text            Makes the text post as a thought, e.g. oO (text)

 

 

MS Word 2000

Fun with MS Word 2000

1.    Open a new document.

2.    Type the following line:

    =rand(200,99)

3.    Press enter key. Close your eyes exactly for 4.38 seconds.

4.    Voila! See what happened. 

5.    You have not closed your eyes exactly for 4.38 seconds, otherwise some more miraculous things could have happened.

 

 

Auto-delete of temporary files

To automatically delete temporary files from your hard drive every time you restart your computer, simply add the line:

del C:\Windows\Temp\*.tmp > nul

to your Autoexec.bat file.  This can be done by locating the autoexec.bat file in c:\.  Open it with notepad and add the line to the end.

 

 

Dial Up Networking – Save Password option grayed out

Many people try to use the Save Password option under Dial-Up Networking, only to find the box grayed out. Go to support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q137/3/61.asp for info on this issue. Also, for those of you whose Save Password box is available, but doesn't work (that is, the password isn't saved), try: support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q148/9/25.asp .

 

 

 

Internet Explorer 4.0x/5.xx/6.xx

  1. Open an Internet Explorer window.

  2. Type this command in the URL Address box [command name is case insensitive, but ALL characters after the colon (:) MUST be typed in lower case]:
    about:mozilla

  3. Click the Go button (ONLY IF you have MS IE 5.xx/6.xx) or press Enter.

  4. Yes, a

 

MS FrontPage or FrontPage Express

  1. Start the FrontPage Explorer.

  2. Hold down the Shift key.

  3. Click Help and then click About.

  4. Click OK.

  5. Keep holding down the Shift key, click again on Help and click About for the second time.

  6. Click OK.

  7. Keep holding down the Shift key, click again on Help and click About for the third time.

Now you should see the credits screen and hear a song playing.

 

 

Then & Now: Hard Disk (source Chip August 1999 Page 72)
  Then (1957) Now (2002)
Capacity 5 MB 80 GB
Rate Not available for sale (Rent US$ 35000 a year) Street Price:US$ 120
Size About the size of refrigerator less than the size of video cassette

 

Then & Now: CD Writer
  Then  Now 
Speed 1x 32x
Rate US $ 1,63,000 US $ 120

 

* Anti-virus tools are world's second most widely used class of software after an operating system.

 

 

Hardware Related - Jumper Settings

Jumper Settings: Hard Disk Drive should always be Primary Master. It can be done through placing jumper in Master Slot. If jumper is placed on 'Cable Select', then Connector at the extreme end (other than the end placed on Motherboard side) is Primary Master. If CD-Writer has to be used, it should not be used as Primary Slave. Rather it should be made either Secondary Master or Secondary Slave. 

 

Birth of Internet ...    1969

Birth of email    ...    1971

 

IRC (Internet Relay Chat) was created a decade ago by Jarkko Oikarinem, a computer buff from Finland. (Chip Aug 1997 Page 167)

 

Tape in audio cassette can move about 2 inches per second, whereas platters of hard disk can spin at a speed of 3000 inches per second (225 kmph). (Source: Chip Nov 2001 Page 108)

 

From 4000 to P4

Intel's first microprocessor was developed in 1971 and was called 4004 as it contained 4004 transistors. P4 of yours contains 4.2 crore transistors which runs at 2.53 GHz. Soon processors which run at 10 GHz having 40 crore transistors will be possible. (Courtesy: Chip Jan 2001 page 158)

 

Kilobyte

The standard metric prefixes used in the Système International (SI) conventions for scientific measurement are as follows:

prefix abr decimal binary

yocto- 1000^-8

zepto- 1000^-7

atto- 1000^-6

femto- f 1000^-5

pico- p 1000^-4

nano- n 1000^-3

micro- * 1000^-2 * Abbreviation: Greek mu

milli- m 1000^-1

kilo- k 1000^1 1024^1 ~ 2^10 = 1,024

mega- M 1000^2 1024^2 ~ 2^20 = 1,048,576

giga- G 1000^3 1024^3 ~ 2^30 = 1,073,741,824

tera- T 1000^4 1024^4 ~ 2^40 = 1,099,511,627,776

peta- 1000^5 1024^5 ~ 2^50 = 1,125,899,906,842,624

exa- 1000^6 1024^6 ~ 2^60 = 1,152,921,504,606,846,976

zetta- 1000^7 1024^7 ~ 2^70 = 1,180,591,620,717,411,303,424

yotta- 1000^8 1024^8 ~ 2^80 = 1,208,925,819,614,629,174,706,176

Femto" and "atto" derive not from Greek but from Danish.
The abbreviated forms of these prefixes are common in electronics and physics.

When used with bytes of storage, these prefixes usually denote multiplication by powers of 1024 = 2^10 (K, M, and G are common in computing). Thus "MB" stands for megabytes (2^20 bytes). This common practice goes against the edicts of the BIPM who deprecate the use of these prefixes for powers of two. The formal SI prefix for 1000 is lower case "k"; some, including this dictionary, use this strictly, reserving upper case "K" for multiplication by 1024 (KB is thus "kilobytes").

Also, in data transfer rates the prefixes stand for powers of ten so, for example, 28.8 kb/s means 28,800 bits per second.

In speech, the unit is often dropped so one may talk of "a 40K salary" (40000 dollars) or "2M of disk space" (2*2^20 bytes).

The accepted pronunciation of the initial G of "giga-" was once soft, /ji'ga/ (like "gigantic"), but now the hard pronunciation, /gi'ga/, is probably more common. [Is this true of Commonwealth countries?]

Confusing 1000 and 1024 (or other powers of 2 and 10 close in magnitude) - for example, describing a memory in units of 500K or 524K instead of 512K - is a sure sign of the marketroid. For example, 3.5" microfloppies are often described as storing "1.44 MB". In fact, this is completely specious. The correct size is 1440 KB = 1440 * 1024 = 1474560 bytes. Alas, this point is probably lost on the world forever.

In 1993, hacker Morgan Burke proposed, to general approval on Usenet, the following additional prefixes: groucho (10^-30), harpo (10^-27), harpi (10^27), grouchi (10^30). This would leave the prefixes zeppo-, gummo-, and chico- available for future expansion. Sadly, there is little immediate prospect that Mr. Burke's eminently sensible proposal will be ratified.

(Courtesy: www.dictionary.com)

 

 

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.

- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

 

Acknowledgements

Digit Magazine

www.computersoftomorrow.com

www.toejumper.net

 

 

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