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PostPosted: 03 Jan 2010, 23:01 
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I'm not sure how many of these are true, but they're interesting anyway...

An AMD 1400 chip running without a heat sink gets as hot as 370 degrees.

Seagate introduced the first hard drive for PCs in 1979. It held 5 M.B of data.

If you opened up the case of the original Macintosh, you would find 47 signatures--one for each member of Apple's Macintosh division as of 1982.

The technology contained in a single Game Boy unit in 2000 exceeds all the computing power that was used to put the first man on moon in 1969.

Hewlett Packard was started at a garage in Palo Alto in 1939.

Tetris has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, since it began in 1982. That provided the creator 800 million in revenues.

The QWERTY keyboard layout is 129 years old.

South Korea's SK telecom offers an inaudible ring tone to its customers which, it claims, can repel mosquitoes.

Macquariums are aquariums made from old Macintosh computers.

One terabyte (1000 gigabytes) is equivalent to storing a stack of documents that is more than 16 times the height of New York's Empire State Building.

When the CD was invented, it was decided that a CD should be long enough to hold Beethoven's "Ninth Symphony" at any tempo, which was precisely 72 minutes.

Bill Gates's math SAT score was a perfect 800.

Bill Gates's home was designed using a Mac!

When Windows 3.1 was launched, 3 million copies were sold in the first two months.



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PostPosted: 04 Jan 2010, 06:53 
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[QUOTE=Crystal Shards;48218]I'm not sure how many of these are true, but they're interesting anyway...

An AMD 1400 chip running without a heat sink gets as hot as 370 degrees.

Seagate introduced the first hard drive for PCs in 1979. It held 5 M.B of data.

If you opened up the case of the original Macintosh, you would find 47 signatures--one for each member of Apple's Macintosh division as of 1982.

The technology contained in a single Game Boy unit in 2000 exceeds all the computing power that was used to put the first man on moon in 1969.

Hewlett Packard was started at a garage in Palo Alto in 1939.

Tetris has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, since it began in 1982. That provided the creator 800 million in revenues.

The QWERTY keyboard layout is 129 years old.

South Korea's SK telecom offers an inaudible ring tone to its customers which, it claims, can repel mosquitoes.

Macquariums are aquariums made from old Macintosh computers. (These are actually pretty common)

One terabyte (1000 gigabytes) is equivalent to storing a stack of documents that is more than 16 times the height of New York's Empire State Building.

When the CD was invented, it was decided that a CD should be long enough to hold Beethoven's "Ninth Symphony" at any tempo, which was precisely 72 minutes.

Bill Gates's math SAT score was a perfect 800.

Bill Gates's home was designed using a Mac!

When Windows 3.1 was launched, 3 million copies were sold in the first two months.[/QUOTE]

Heard these ones. In a different direction, here's some more modern (and kind of surreal) tech facts.

A regular, household Playstation3 (or sixteen, if you happen to have them lying around) has the kick required to simulate a black hole.
Cyberdyne (lol) has a working exoskeleton that can allow a quadriplegic to walk and perform labour like normal people (or for us greedy fellows who already have four working limbs, it serves to enhance our strength by about five times).
Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems (among others) are perfecting chips that allows us to control household appliances and the like with mere thought.
Retro-reflectum invisibility cloaks.
Programmable Matter can theoretically give us a cell phone the size of a bead that expands and takes shape at command, whose design and colour can be designed by the user.
etc etc



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PostPosted: 04 Jan 2010, 12:52 
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[QUOTE=Myke;48242]
Programmable Matter can theoretically give us a cell phone the size of a bead that expands and takes shape at command, whose design and colour can be designed by the user.
etc etc[/QUOTE]

I would lose one of these so fast, it's not even funny. :p



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