Some morsel of computing food for you...
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.
Cow: 3:-0 3:-o 3:-O 3:O (O, not zero)
Alien: =:) =:-)
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)
Fun with MS Word 2000
1. Open a new document.
2. Type the following line:
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.
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
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
Now you should see the credits screen and hear a song playing.
Then & Now: Hard Disk (source Chip August 1999 Page 72)
Then & Now: CD Writer
* 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)
standard metric prefixes used in the Système International (SI) conventions for
scientific measurement are as follows:
* 1000^-2 * Abbreviation: Greek mu
1000^2 1024^2 ~ 2^20 = 1,048,576
1000^3 1024^3 ~ 2^30 = 1,073,741,824
1000^4 1024^4 ~ 2^40 = 1,099,511,627,776
1000^5 1024^5 ~ 2^50 = 1,125,899,906,842,624
1000^6 1024^6 ~ 2^60 = 1,152,921,504,606,846,976
1000^7 1024^7 ~ 2^70 = 1,180,591,620,717,411,303,424
1000^8 1024^8 ~ 2^80 = 1,208,925,819,614,629,174,706,176
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi