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    Sep
    9th
    2014

    DID YOU KNOW? · 4:55am Sep 9th, 2014

    So I'm studying up on Early Modern English (not Old English, mind you) in preparation for a short essay on how to write Luna-speak. Fun fact I found: "derring-do" (the inspiration for Daring Do, if you didn't get that), which is a noun usually meaning "adventurous nonsense" in today's usage (as far as I can tell), started out as a verb phrase way back in the sixteenth century, "dorryng do," which literally means "daring to do," and implied manhood and chivalry ("Robin Hood's awesome. He's

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    Jan
    26th
    2017

    Random Fun Little Fact About Me · 4:51am January 26th

    So, as the title says, this here is a random fact about me:

    If you google my name without the "MLP" at the front, then you will also get me, (except for the Bonanza, that is not me... must be an impostor).

    Mar
    29th
    2017

    Random Facts #51 · 6:22pm March 29th

    HTC was the manufacturer of the first android phone.

    The 3.5mm headline jack has remained virtually unchanged for decades.

    Old computers once stored data on audio cassettes.

    Back in the 70s, a 5 megabyte hard drive was massive, and cost thousands.

    Quantum computers require supercooling in order to run at all.

    Apr
    1st
    2017

    Random "Facts" #54 · 1:20pm April 1st

    Tires make amazing donuts. Try one next time with a swig of bleach!

    If you chant the Derp Song around a flaming pentagram surrounding a Derpy plushie, then you will summon Derpy.

    Ketchup runs in our veins.

    It's actually March 32. It's just that no one wants to acknowledge it.

    Discord makes Nokia phones.


    Obviously, this is my April Fool's joke.

    Feb
    9th
    2017

    Random Facts #8 · 4:19pm February 9th

    All modern x86 bases PCs can trace their roots down to the original IBM PC 5150.

    IKEA is the worlds largest corporate consumer of wood, and are supplied by multiple tree farms.

    iOS was originally called "iPhone OS" before being shortened.

    Google Chrome was originally based on Apple's Safari browser codebase.

    Feb
    13th
    2017

    Random Facts #11 · 8:00pm February 13th

    RadioShack has existed for over 100 years, and survived multiple bankruptcies.

    Glass is actually an extremely viscous liquid, but does indeed flow.

    Oil is NOT made of the liquified remains of dinosaurs. In reality, its actually decayed plant and microorganism matter. Actual flesh from dinosaurs would rot away too quickly to become oil.

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    Feb
    16th
    2017

    Random Facts #14 · 2:15pm February 16th

    Hot dog buns were invented by a sausage cart owner who realized that bread had an excellent use for holding hot sausage. Search it up if you'd like.

    Autocorrect and phone keyboards are just as horrible as always. I had to go back through this blog and manually fix several words myself.

    Humans are one of the only organisms that drink milk from other mammals daily.

    Mar
    12th
    2017

    Random Facts #35 + a few more "about me" facts · 6:10am March 12th

    Nearly forgot that I haven't done one yet. :twilightsheepish:

    Intel's Pentium lineup used to be their highest-end processors available. That is, until the Pentium II Xeon came out. Xeons then took over the consumer market, leaving Pentium to enthusiast-grade desktops and mid/low cost PCs. And then the Pentium took a Core to the face. Now, it's the intermediate mid-range CPU, sandwiched between the low end Atom and Celeron, and the high-end Core series.

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    Mar
    13th
    2017

    Random Facts #36 · 4:49am March 13th

    LCD screens are actually see-through. They just have a backing to mount the backlight on, making them opaque.

    Neil Armstrong brought a piece of the Wright Brothers' airplane with him to the moon.

    Some tablets and smartphones (and IOT devices) have a "USB OTG" certified usb-port. It stands for usb-On The Go, and works both in device mode and usb host mode, allowing for peripherals to be used in the same port as the charger, with the help of a port splitter, of course.

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    Mar
    20th
    2017

    Random Facts #43 · 1:20pm March 20th

    Pine needles have a special coating of wax to keep them from losing water, and their shape prevents snow from breaking off branches. (In most cases.)

    Lithium-ion batteries must have special charging circuits, as directly applying unregulated voltage to the terminals would likely result in explosion or leakage.

    Ikea uses a large percentage of the world's sustainable wood supply.

    Mar
    22nd
    2017

    Random Facts #45 · 11:34pm March 22nd

    Random Facts:
    Android and Mac OS X are both based on Linux.

    Bill Gates was once a well-known hater of open source software. That was back when it took weeks of hand-coded programs to equal a decent salary. Times have changed, and now Microsoft is pretty much kissing up to Linux and a buttload of other Open Source Software vendors.

    The Pentium 4 is quite well known for overheating, so Intel dumped the lineup, and used the Pentium 3 designs to create the Core brand.

    Apr
    19th
    2017

    Random Facts #70 · 1:19am April 19th

    The epiglottis is a tissue that directs the path of food in one's throat away from the windpipe.

    Amylayse is an enzyme made in the pancreas to break down carbohydrates.

    Our stomachs contain hydrochloric acid. Heartburn is caused by that acid rising up your esophagus.

    The liver also creates bile salts, which aid in the process of digestion.

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    Apr
    19th
    2017

    Random Facts #71 · 9:34pm April 19th

    "Rare Earth Metals" are actually quite abundant. They're rare because typically, they're hard to smelt from ores, and the aforementioned ores don't occur anywhere in high densities.

    Aluminum was once worth more than gold and silver during the middle ages.

    Gold is highly resistant to tarnish because it rarely, if ever, bonds with any other element.

    Copper is one of the best thermal conductors known to humanity.

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    Mar
    2nd
    2017

    Random Facts #27 · 7:59pm March 2nd

    Bananas, and pretty much anything containing potassium, are all mildly radioactive.

    The reason why Pepto-Bismol is called that is because one of its ingredients is the element Bismuth.

    Aluminum was once valued higher than gold and silver before mining and refining techniques were improved.

    Vinegar + copper + alumimum = battery.

    The original iPod had a hard drive instead of flash memory.

    Microphones often contain small particles of carbon for better sound.

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    May
    3rd
    2017

    Random Facts #81 · 11:42pm May 3rd

    ISA, or "Industry Standard Architecture" was the most common PC expansion bus of the early to late 90s, before being superceded by PCI, EISA, and VESA Local Bus, or VLB. Of those three, only PCI managed to ever gain a strategic foothold in the market.

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    May
    24th
    2017

    Random Facts #100 · 9:40pm May 24th

    Apple's first attempt at creating a laptop was ultimately a flop. Their second try, however...

    The Pentium 4 was known for its notorious overheating issues, and so Intel actually backtracked their technology with the advent of the Core lineup-- based on the Pentium 3, rather than 4.

    Bluetooth operates over a serial interface, and is thus often easy to use as a simple wireless communication standard.

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    May
    26th
    2017

    Random Facts #102 · 9:11pm May 26th

    ~~~Meh, I'm bored and I don't want to do much after finals edition~~~

    Socks are stinky. Especially if you wear the same pair for two weeks before washing.

    Having anything sticky on the touchscreen of a phone or tablet is extremely irritating to most people.

    Lasers are damaging to the eye. They're even more damaging if you have a cat nearby upon shining a laser in your eye.

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    Jun
    5th
    2017

    Random Facts #108 · 3:13am June 5th

    It's possible to install Android on an iPhone.

    Similarly, It's possible to install Windows on (x86-based) Macs, or even an Apple ][, using an x86 coprocessor card.

    As part of the growing trend of building "Hackintoshes", its become increasingly easy to install MacOS on PC hardware.

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    May
    18th
    2017

    Random Facts #95 · 10:56pm May 18th

    Windows 95 brought about the beginnings of the Start Menu, Taskbar, and several other elements of the GUI that still exist in modern versions of Windows. (Windows 8 and 8.1 excluded.)

    The codename used for Windows 95's beta was Chicago.

    At one point in the early development of Windows 95, the Start Menu was actually three different menus, split into three buttons that were eventually merged to form the Start Menu.

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    May
    23rd
    2017

    Random Facts #99 · 3:39am May 23rd

    Single core CPUs actually seem to run Android just fine.

    In many computers now, it's no longer the CPU that limits performance, but rather the Hard Drive, the RAM, or the GPU.

    Dual layer DVDs literally have two layers, with the second data layer embedded just underneath the main data layer.

    USB was originally a low-speed, low-bandwidth bus.

    Thunderbolt is a connection standard developed by Intel and Apple to support an external PCI-E connection.

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