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    CAPTCHA stands for "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart".
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    Bill Gates' house was designed using a Macintosh computer.
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    IBM's Watson computer has 90 processors, 2,880 cores, 11,200 threads, 16 terabytes of RAM, and 4TB worth of data on its hard drive.
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    TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
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    In the 1980s, an IBM computer wasn't considered 100 percent compatible unless it could run Microsoft Flight Simulator*.
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    On eBay, there are an average of $680 worth of transactions each second.
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    Google was originally called "BackRub".
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    The Dvorak keyboard is more efficient than QWERTY. 20 times faster, in fact.
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    In 1956, the IBM 350 hard disk drive had 3.75 MB of storage, weighed over 2000 lbs, had to be moved around with forklifts, and was delivered via large cargo airplanes.
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    The ‘@’ sign is centuries old, and was used in Europe to denote a unit of weight (the “arroba”) equivalent to 25 lbs.
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    "Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
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    20 years ago, there were only 130 websites, Google wasn't around, and you had to pay for an email account through an ISP.
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    Facebook pays at least $500 if you can find a way to hack the site.
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    The first banner advertising was used in 1994.
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    Mathway.com solves all kinds of math homework problems with step by step explanations.

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