Computer and Technology Trivia

The real name of “the” Bill Gates is William Henry Gates III. Nowadays he is known as Bill Gates (III). By converting

the letters of his current name to the ASCII-values and adding his (III), you get the following:

B 66
I 73
L 76
L 76
G 71
A 65
T 84
E 69
S 83
I 1
I 1
I 1
666 !

More Microsoft ASCII conversion conspiracy theories…

M S – D O S 6 . 3 1

77+83+45+68+79+83+32+54+46+50+49 = 666

W I N D O W S 9 5

87+73+78+68+79+87+83+57+53+1 = 666

A byte, in computer terms, means 8 bits. A nibble is half that: 4 bits. (Two nibbles make a byte!)

The first hard drive available for the Apple had a capacity of 5 megabytes.

Back in the mid to late 80′s, an IBM compatible computer wasn’t considered a hundred percent compatible unless it could run Microsoft’s Flight Simulator.

The “save” icon on Microsoft Word shows a floppy disk, with the shutter on backwards.

Ethernet is a registered trademark of Xerox

There are 6,000 new computer virus’s released every month.

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