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How did Spam become the synonym of unwanted email?
Through Monty Python sketch. Spam (shortened from spiced ham) is a canned precooked meat product made and trademarked by the Hormel Foods Corporation, first introduced in 1937. It got popular in the UK during WW2. The name has been given to electronic spam through a Monty Python sketch, in which Spam was portrayed as ubiquitous and inescapable.
What is ten to the power of one hundred called?
Googol. The name of the Google search engine was created by mistake of its creator, L. Page, who meant googol.
To whom does the .tv internet domain belong?
Country of Tuvalu. The domain name is popular, and thus economically valuable, because it is an abbreviation of the word television. The domain is managed by VeriSign company, which signed the contract with the Government of Tuvalu.
Who invented the World Wide Web?
CERN laboratory in Switzerland. A group of computer scientists at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) proposed in 1990 to use hypertext "to link and access information of various kinds as a web of nodes in which the user can browse at will", and they publicly introduced the project in December of the same year.
Where was the first WWW server located?
In Geneva. The first web server was located on the very own Tim's Berners-Lee NeXT workstation. While working for CERN in Geneva, Tim invented both first version of HTTP protocol and HTML language. The first web server outside Europe was launched on the 12th of Dec 1991 at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), California.
What does the "500" HTTP server error code mean?
Internal server error. The 500 Internal Server Error is a very general HTTP status code that means something has gone wrong on the website's server, but the server could not be more specific on what the exact problem is.
Where does the symbol @ come from?
From Latin. The sign comes from a Latin ligature replacing in the medieval and Renaissance commercial manuscripts the word "at" - and denoting the recipient of the parcel.He first appeared in 1448 in a document with a register of wheat deliveries from the Kingdom of Castile to the Kingdom of Aragón.
The ancestor of the Internet was...
Arpanet. The ARPANET project led to the development of protocols for internetworking, by which multiple separate networks could be joined into a single network of networks. ARPANET development began with two network nodes, which were interconnected between the Network Measurement Center at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1969
What breed is a dog used in popular internet memes?
Shiba inu. Doge is an Internet meme that became popular in 2013. The meme typically consists of a picture of a Shiba Inu accompanied by multicolored text in Comic Sans font in the foreground. The text, representing a kind of internal monologue, is deliberately written in a form of broken English.