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The very first computer game did not make any money

Looking at the large cluster of incomplete gaming titles we have that can only complete your entire experience should you choose to purchase DLC and other content, it is quite astonishing to hear that the very first computer game that came into existence did not make any money. Spacewar, which took a total of 200 hours to be completed thanks to Steve Russell and his game development team, the game involved two players to take control of two tiny spaceships. It became your mission to destroy your opponent’s spaceship before it destroyed you and we can safely say that this could be the forerunner for destroying your friendships.

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The first computers were powered by steam

No, not the platform Steam, but actual steam, stuff that made it possible for vehicles and trains to become locomotive. In 1801, a French weaver and merchant, Joseph Marie Jacquard had invented a power loom that could base the design of a fabric upon punched wooden cards. Later on, during the 1830s, the very first computing devices was as large as a house and was powered by six steam engines and guess who created it? Charles Babbage, who is regarded as the father of computing, and he called his invention as the Analytic Engine.

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If computer programming were a country, it would be the third most diverse for languages spoken

Papua New Guinea has approximately 836 indigenous languages spoken, making it the number one country when it comes to linguistic diversity. Second on that list is Indonesia, with more than 700 and Nigeria, with over 500 indigenous languages.All notable programming languages known to man, both those in current use and historical ones, amount to 698 languages. If it were a country, computer programming would be in bronze medal position. We don’t recommend you try and learn them all.

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The first computer “bug” was named after a real bug

While the term ‘bug’ in the meaning of technical error was first coined by Thomas Edison in 1878, it took another 6o years for someone else to popularize the term. In 1947, Grace Hopper, an admiral in the US Navy, recorded the first computer ‘bug’ in her log book as she was working on a Mark II computer. A moth was discovered stuck in a relay and thereby hindering the operation. Before it was recorded on her note, the moth had been ‘debugged’ from the system.

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Illegal prime numbers EXIST

Illegal prime numbers exist. An illegal prime is a prime number that represents information which is forbidden to possess or distribute. For example, when interpreted in a particular way, a certain prime describes a computer program that bypasses the digital rights management scheme used on DVDs

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