Last updated on January 30th, 2021 at 10:39 am
Here's a few computer factoids to help you geek out your next socially awkward moment.
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The First Computer Mouse was Made of Wood
Invented by Douglas Engelbart in 1964, the computer had a wooden shell encasing a circuit board with two metal wheels to move it.
A Moth Helped Coin the Term ‘Computer Bug’
On September 9, 1947, Harvard computer scientist Grace Hopper found a moth in her computer circuitry. The moth was stuck between two relay contacts causing a signal break.
In 1999, computers hackers revealed a security flaw that allowed anyone to log into a Hotmail account with the simple password: ‘EH’
Organized Crime Hacks
There are more than 5000 new computer viruses are released every month. Its estimated that 70% of virus writers work under contract for organized crime syndicates
Intel can now pack more than 100 million transistors in each square millimeter of chip.