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Only about 10% of the world’s currency is physical money, the rest only exists on computers

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Did you know, computer science-related career salaries are more than twice the national average?


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The Motion Picture Academy refused to nominate Tron (1982) for a special-effects award because, according to director Steven Lisberger, “The Academy thought we cheated by using computers”

Tron



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Mary Kenneth Keller, the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in Computer Science in the United States also earned a Master’s degree in Mathematics and Physics, helped develop computer programming languages and she was a Catholic nun

Mary Kenneth Keller

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An average person normally blinks 20 times a minute, but when using a computer he/she blinks only 7 times a minute.


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The house where Bill Gates lives, was designed using a Macintosh computer.


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The first ever hard disk drive was made in 1979, and could hold only 5MB of data.


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The first 1GB hard disk drive was announced in 1980 which weighed about 550 pounds, and had a price tag of $40,000.


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A group of 12 engineers designed IBM PC and they were called as “The Dirty Dozen”.




Computer Worm


There was a computer worm that would gain access to Windows XP systems, download a patch from Microsoft to close the vulnerability that it used to infect the system, attempt to delete the infamous Blaster worm (if present) from the system, then delete itself.

Computer Worm


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