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There are many new computer and technology facts that many people do not know. Even though there is an advancement in technology in the field of computers, there are many fun facts about computers which exist and some may not be true. Below are some facts about computers and technology that you did not know.

The first model of removable storage media was IBM 1311. The size was as big as a washing machine, and yet the memory capacity could not go beyond five megabytes. The first mouse to the world came courtesy of Douglas Engelbart. By then, it was considered the best peripheral device for computers. It was surprising because its body was wooden and had metal wheels for rolling forward and backward. The cord that was connected to it was considered as a tail; thus it got the name ??? Mouse.???

Did you know that the word ??? Typewriter??? is the longest word you can type on a single line of keys of a standard QWERTY keyboard? You did not know that. You also did not know that Alaska is the only country in the world whose letters are on a single line on the keyboard.

A regular human being blinks almost twenty times per minute, but a computer user blinks nearly seven times per minute. The reason behind blinking seven times is the tendency of concentrating on the computer. Therefore, human beings usually blink less when looking at the screen of the computer. When Microsoft started to develop its operating system, they termed it as an interface manager. However, as the development process was continuing, they found the word ??? windows??? more appealing and decided to rename the product.

The lovely Lady Ada Lovelace, an English writer, and mathematician was the first ever computer programmer and renown for her role in working on the ??? Analytical Engine,??? which was the general-purpose computer for Charles Babbage.

Amazon.com, which is the most selling online store started as a regular online bookstore. You did not know that Allan Turing is the author of artificial intelligence and theoretical computer science. Additionally, he invented the ??? Turing Machine,??? a mathematical computation model.

Did you know that there is a computer system that can differentiate between a real and a fake smile? Then you need to know that MIT has developed a computer system that can tell this difference. It is important to note that on a monthly basis, over six thousand viruses are being created. There is no need of getting scared because Linux has you covered. Switching to Linux operating system will be your technical solution as there will be no risk of getting infected.

Did you know that your USB can help you to brick a computer in a few seconds? You require having the USB Killer 2.0 and checking out additional tips which will be of help to you over the internet. You did not also know that the CEO of Pixar John Lasseter was fired from Disney because he was promoting animations from the computer.

The structural engineers who built the private mansion of Bill Gates claim that the design was made by use of a Mac program running on a Mac system. Although there exists no evidence to make this argument a fact, discussing this topic is interesting.

Did you know that IBM announced the first 1GB drive in 1980? The price tag on the hard disk was USD 40,000. You also did not know that the United States and Russian Federation are at a high risk of a virus attack. You did not know that the twelve engineers who assembled the IBM PC go by the name ??? The Dirty Dozen.???

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Intel is the first company to come up with a pioneer microprocessor 4004 that set the pace for the modest era of computing. The initial aim of creating the processor was making a calculator, but then evolution came in to make it into a computer microprocessor. You will be interested to know that you will not get virus infections by opening email accounts. Such infections will only be active when you click the links and access the attachments from virus senders. However, you also need to know that statistics show that more than eighty percent of emails are spam emails.

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It is interesting to note that computer programming is among the fastest growing jobs presently. However, this job is delivering the most eye strains in the market leading to eye disorders. It is also important to note that 90% of all supercomputers in the world run on Linux. Therefore, it is vital to see that Linux is appealing enough for trial for every computer user. The fact remains that Linux is a robust operating system because it powers Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Twitter.

Many people consider open source over proprietary projects because you think proprietary projects have many benefits over open source projects. However, it is crucial to note that open source projects have many advantages when you compare it with proprietary projects.

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Did you know that hotwired.com invented the concept of web banners? Now you know. You also did not know that the United States nuclear launch code was 00000000, but nobody knows the truth because even the terrorists did not try to launch missiles.

Did you know that the first web browser came to the market in 1990? Its name was WorldWideWeb built by Sir Tim Barners-Lee, and it later got the name Nexus. The first website that went online was info.cern.Ch created at the CERN research lab in 1990 by Tim Barners-Lee.

Most people use computers, mobile phones, smartphones and they do not know what is behind their invention. The post shows the interesting and informative facts that the industry has and the users do not know. As a matter of fact, computers are among the best pieces of technology the human being invented. The facts above are just but a few of what you have come across in the same field. Many people who have been using computers for some time may have an idea of several facts that are mentioned in the text.

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Hillsboro High School honors POW, MIA in special ceremony Friday night

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HILLSBORO, Mo. – A special evening at Hillsboro High School Friday night honored prisoners of war and those missing in action.

There were moments designed to evoke emotion in spectators at Hillsboro High School’s first POW and MIA night.

Pictures of those who served lined the field, crowds donned special shirts, bells rang and a helicopter flew over to mark the importance of the event.

An air of respect washed over the crowds as they learned about servicemen and servicewomen who made the ultimate sacrifice.

“People don’t realize that there’s 82,000 still missing, so it’s important for our kids to understand that their freedom is not free and comes at a price,” Hillsboro Intermediate School Principal said.

Hillsboro R-3 School District is the first and only POW/MIA designated campus in the country. The district’s goal is to increase awareness and educate students and the community about those lost.

One of the most famous heroes honored at the ceremony was airman Michael Blassie.

A total of 14 bells ring in honor of the 14 years Blassie spent at Arlington National Cemetery at the tomb of the unknown soldier.

“He served his country and he deserves his name. We believe that and that’s why we fought so diligently to recognize him,” Michael Blassie’s sister said.

Michael Blassie was a St. Louis resident and a pilot during the Vietnam war. His remains were finally identified in 1998 through DNA testing.

He was moved to Jefferson Barracks where his remains now lie near the museum for POW and MIA in St. Louis.

His younger sister, Patricia Blassie, and the rest of the Blassie family received special dog tags and football helmets for his heroism.

“We were overwhelmed with what we saw. We came here with just ourselves and we’re leaving with so much more, having met so many people committed to the issue of POW and MIA and so many young people that care,” Patricia Blassie said.

That dedication to making sure POW and MIA are never forgotten is the reason people cheer and pledge allegiance to the flag that so many fought for.

The school plans to do more events like these throughout the rest of the school year. They hope the more they do, the more people will keep the promise to never forget.

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Family of hit and run victim pleads for answers

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BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, Mo. – The family of Eugene Jones gathered outside their Bellefontaine Neighbors apartment on Friday.  

They shared the good memories they have about the father and grandfather they knew. Jones was killed in a hit-and-run crash last month.  

His widow, Trena Jones, said Friday marks what would have been his 54th birthday.  

“He loved his family,” she said. “That was the most important thing to him.” 

The family released 54 balloons in his memory. They are still searching for answers and wish more was being done to find the person responsible.  

“How can you sleep at night knowing that you actually ran someone over and you didn’t even take the time to stop to make sure that they’re okay?” asked Jones.  

Anyone with information can call the St. Louis Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS.  Police say no witnesses have come forward and no surveillance video has been of any help.  

Jones said having answers would bring her family peace.   

“He was a great person,” Jones said. “He was a hard worker, dad, granddad, and brother taken away from us too soon.” 

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AG’s lawsuit to block mask mandates in Missouri schools in front of judge Tuesday

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AG’s lawsuit to block mask mandates in Missouri schools in front of judge Tuesday

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a class-action lawsuit in an effort to stop public schools from issuing mask mandates will be in front of a judge Tuesday. 

On the same day that Columbia Public Schools (CPS) returned to the classroom in August, Schmitt filed a lawsuit against the district for requiring masks. He said he plans to ask the judge to include the other 50 Missouri schools that have mask mandates to the lawsuit. 

“Masking up a five-year-olds all day long is just not backed up by any widespread study,” Schmitt, who is running for U. S. Senate, said Friday. “Parents should be able to make those decisions and families should be able to make those decisions, not these bureaucrats.”

Ten percent of school districts in the state could soon be facing a lawsuit for requiring students to wear a mask. The lawsuit said the CPS mask mandate is “arbitrary and capricious.”

“Folks cannot point to any widespread study at all that would show that this provides any real benefit for kids,” Schmitt said. 

Less than 35% of people between the ages of 12 to 17 are vaccinated in Missouri. Earlier this month, the Missouri Hospital Association (MHA) reported more than 1,100 children under 18 tested positive for COVID in one day, a record number of cases. 

“People are tired I think of these bureaucrats making this stuff up as they go along and that’s what we are fighting back against,” Schmitt said. “This kind of overreach that has long-term consequences.”

Columbia Public School did not want to go on camera because the district does not discuss active litigation, but said in a statement in part:  

“In Columbia Public Schools, providing a safe learning environment for all our scholars and staff is our top priority. First-day numbers indicate the school district’s enrollment increased by 525 scholars over last year with a total first-day enrollment of 18,738. Scholars arrived to our campuses excited to return to in-person learning and ready for a great year ahead. 

“Columbia Public Schools is extremely disappointed to learn that the Missouri Attorney General has chosen to pursue litigation against the school district for providing safety measures for its scholars, teachers, and staff members. The decisions made are based on guidance and recommendations from local, state, and national health experts, including the CDC. 

“The decision to require masks is not a forever decision. It is something currently necessary to keep our scholars safely learning in our schools.  The health and safety of Missouri citizens, especially its youngest citizens, should always be the first priority of our great state’s elected leadership.” 

Commissioner for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Margie Vandeven said it’s about local control. 

“Our guidance does speak to masking in schools for those who are not vaccinated, in particular for those who can’t be vaccinated,” Vandeven said. 

She said schools are seeing more children test positive for the virus due to the Delta Variant. 
“When conditions warrant, there are mitigation strategies that can be put into place to avoid quarantine for example,” Vandeven said.

“That’s been one of the most disruptive components of the pandemic has been quarantine.”

Vandeven said DESE has supported local control and decision-making since the beginning of the pandemic. 
“One thing that state law provides for is making sure that you’re revisiting that decision on a monthly basis,” Vandeven said. 

In the lawsuit, the attorney general argued mask mandates were not effective and points to the low transmission rates among school-aged children.

“The facts are that kids are very unlikely to contract, transmit or get seriously ill from this,” Schmitt said. “The seasonal flu is much more deadly than COVID but you don’t see these same bureaucrats talking about force masking.”

Schmitt referred to a new state law Friday that limits the authority of local public health officials. House Bill 271 limits local orders restricting businesses, churches, schools, or gatherings to 30 days under a statewide emergency unless approved by a majority vote of the local governing body, like a city council. If there is no emergency, then the restriction or order could only last for 21 days unless approved.

“If they are going to do this, they have to do it every 30 days and there’s a process where the public gets to weigh in and they didn’t follow that,” Schmitt said. 

The lawsuit asks the court to find the mask requirement from CPS unlawful because it should have expired after 30 days because there was no approval from the board of education. 

The city of Columbia currently doesn’t have a mask mandate. 

A Boone County judge will hear the case Tuesday morning. Schmitt said he also plans to ask for an injunction to block any school district in the state from issuing a mask mandate. 

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Two people shot at a Walgreens in Broomfield

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Two people were shot on Saturday at a Walgreens store in Broomfield, police said.

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Parkway School District officials identify Central student who wrote racist graffiti

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A student responsible for the racist graffiti found at Parkway Central High School earlier this week has been identified.

Parkway School District sent out a letter Friday afternoon saying that the student admitted to the offense.

Parkway Central High School Principal Tim McCarthy told parents that the student will be held accountable according to the district’s discipline policy.

On Thursday, hundreds of Parkway Central High School students walked out of class in protest of hate speech.

It was also reported that racial slurs were found inside bathrooms at Parkway North High School.

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Free COVID vaccines will be offered at The Rolling Stones concert Sunday

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ST. LOUIS – If you’re going to The Rolling Stones concert in St. Louis Sunday night and you don’t have the COIVD-19 vaccination, you will be able to get the shot at the concert.

As The Rolling Stones song says “it’s just a shot away.”

BJC Healthcare has announced it will offer free COVID vaccination shots at the concert. The shots will be given at the first aid room at The Dome at America’s Center.  

The Rolling Stones recently released an Instagram video for fans that strongly encourage COVID vaccines and testing.

The band kick off their 13 dates No Filter tour in St. Louis Sunday night. Masks are required for those attending the concerts. Proof of vaccination or COVID tests are not required, but The Rolling Stones say they got the shot and you should too. 

“We want to make it a great night and a safe one. We’ve all had the shot, and you better get one too. So, if you’re not vaccinated get tested,” members of The Rollings Stone say in the video.

“If they want the masks on, put them on. It’s no big deal. And if you’re experiencing symptoms, like a high temperature or something don’t come to the show. Who knows when we’ll have the chance to spend the night together again.”

The latest data from the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force shows the number of COVID cases in the St. Louis region is decreasing or leveling off. 

New hospital admissions of COVID patients increased from 52 yesterday to 55 today. The number of COVID-positive patients in hospitals decreased from 418 yesterday to 393 today. 

The concert starts at 7:30 Sunday night with an opening act. The Rolling Stones are expected to take the stage at about 8:45 p.m. Free COVID vaccinations will be available at the first aid room at the dome Sunday night 

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Kickin’ It with Kiz: Ben Simmons in a Nuggets uniform? It’s an excellent idea, but …

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Ben Simmons won’t report to 76ers’ training camp, AP source says

The Nuggets should consider trading for Ben Simmons, but only depending on the cost. His shortcomings were magnified in the NBA playoffs. But he has length and is a very good defender. Coach Michael Malone and Nikola Jokic would make Simmons better. Again, it’s all about the cost.

— Bobby, hoops dreamer

Kiz: A decade down the road, we might well say Simmons had a more-stellar NBA career than Michael Porter Jr. But if Philadelphia wants to trade Simmons right now, it’s hard to envision how the financial machinations of a trade to Denver could work, unless injured guard Jamal Murray is involved. So I’m guessing we have a better chance of seeing Aaron Rodgers play quarterback for the Broncos today than we do of greeting Simmons as a Nuggets starter on opening night.

Are the Broncos for real? The roster seems to have improved, even at quarterback. But improvement isn’t all that Broncos Country wants. We’re about winning and championships. We’re not there… yet.

— A.R., keeping it real

Kiz: While we’re all grooving to the Teddy B Experience, nobody expects this orange-and-blue bandwagon to roll all the way to a championship. But do I detect signs of vulnerability in the Kansas City Chiefs? I’m a believer in the hangover effect of a Super bowl loss. So I think the Broncos not only have a shot at sneaking into the playoffs, they also will end that 11-game losing streak to K.C. For real.

You stupid fool, Teddy Bridgewater has won exactly two games against (crummy) teams. Can’t you save your obsequious toadying and butt-kissing until halfway through the NFL season?

— Steve, has way with words

Kiz: You nailed it. Obsequious toadying is my brand. They don’t call me Mr. Sunshine for nuthin’.

Thanks for your column about the Rockies and franchise owner Dick Monfort. I gave up my tickets to the Rockies for the reasons you described. I would rather watch them on television. The Rockies are our home team, but let the transplants support the Dodgers and Monfort.

— Sam, spends wisely

Kiz: Well, at least the Rockies will be able to watch the playoffs on TV and root for former teammate Nolan Arenado.

Kiz, would you write something about the lack of a salary cap in baseball?  I don’t see how smaller-market teams like the Rockies can hope to keep top players or consistently contend without a cap. I know there never has been one and probably never will, but …

— Gordon, Longmont

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Aurora officer on leave after video of violent traffic stop emerges

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An Aurora police officer is on administrative leave and an internal investigation is underway after video of a violent encounter during a May traffic stop emerged.

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CSU Rams vs. Iowa live blog: Real-time updates from the college football game at Kinnick Stadium

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Digital sports strategist for The Denver Post. Previously he was the online prep sports editor. Prior to that, he covered Adams County and Aurora in the YourHub section. He also writes about beer, professional wrestling and video games.

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Taliban hang body in public; signal return to past tactics

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Witness: Taliban hang dead body in Afghan city’s main square

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban hanged a dead body from a crane parked in a city square in Afghanistan on Saturday in a gruesome display that signaled the hard-line group’s return to some of its brutal tactics of the past.

Taliban officials initially brought four bodies to the central square in the western city of Herat, then moved three of them to other parts of the city for public display, said Wazir Ahmad Seddiqi, who runs a pharmacy on the edge of the square.

Taliban officials announced that the four were caught taking part in a kidnapping earlier Saturday and were killed by police, Seddiqi said. Ziaulhaq Jalali, a Taliban-appointed district police chief in Herat, said later that Taliban members rescued a father and son who had been abducted by four kidnappers after an exchange of gunfire. He said a Taliban fighter and a civilian were wounded by the kidnappers, and that the kidnappers were killed in crossfire.

An Associated Press video showed crowds gathering around the crane and peering up at the body as some men chanted.

“The aim of this action is to alert all criminals that they are not safe,” a Taliban commander who did not identify himself told the AP in an on-camera interview conducted in the square.

Since the Taliban overran Kabul on Aug. 15 and seized control of the country, Afghans and the world have been watching to see whether they will re-create their harsh rule of the late 1990s, which included public stonings and limb amputations of alleged criminals, some of which took place in front of large crowds at a stadium.

Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, one of the founders of the Taliban and the chief enforcer of its harsh interpretation of Islamic law when they last ruled Afghanistan, told The Associated Press this week that the militant movement will once again carry out executions and amputations of hands, though perhaps not in public.

“Everyone criticized us for the punishments in the stadium, but we have never said anything about their laws and their punishments,” Turabi said. “No one will tell us what our laws should be. We will follow Islam and we will make our laws on the Quran.”

The group’s leaders remain entrenched in a deeply conservative, hard-line worldview, even if they are embracing technological changes, such as video and mobile phones.

President Joe Biden’s administration signaled on Friday that the U.S. would not tolerate the Taliban’s return to their past punishment methods.

“We condemn in the strongest terms reports of reinstating amputations and executions of Afghans,” State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters. “The acts the Taliban are talking about here would constitute clear gross abuses of human rights, and we stand firm with the international community to hold perpetrators of these — of any such abuses — accountable.”

Also Saturday, a roadside bomb hit a Taliban car in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, wounding at least one person, a Taliban official said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing. The Islamic State group affiliate, which is headquartered in eastern Afghanistan, has said it was behind similar attacks in Jalalabad last week that killed 12 people.

The person wounded in the attack is a municipal worker, Taliban spokesperson Mohammad Hanif said.

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