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lenam
Posted: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 5:29:03 AM
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From my mailbox:

Things that Microsoft could not explain!

Try these.. very interesting!

Magic #1:
Found that nobody can create a FOLDER anywhere on the Computer which can be named as "CON". This is something funny and inexplicable? At Microsoft the whole team couldn't answer why this happened!
Try it, it will not create a folder named “con”

Magic #2:

For those of you using Windows, do the following:

1) Open an empty notepad file
2) Type "Bush hid the facts" (without the quotes)
3) Save it as whatever you want.
4) Close it, and re-open it.

Noticed the weird bug?

Magic #3:

Again this is something funny and can't be explained! Try it out yourself!

Open Microsoft Word and type

=rand (200, 99)

And then press ENTER

And see the WOW magic!

Magic #4 (Ultimate One):
Did you know that a flight number from one of the planes that hit one of the two WTC towers on 9/11 was Q33N. In Notepad/WordPad or MS Word, type that flight number i.e. Q33N. Increase the font size to 72. Change the font to Wingdings.

You will be amazed by the findings!
abcxyz
Posted: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 5:52:24 AM
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These are great! Thank you for sharing.

EDIT: BTW, lenam, I was a bit suspicious about Q33N being the no of one of the planes that crashed into WTC so I googled it and it revealed that Q33N was not the no of the flight after all. This CNN link says:
Oh, spooky. Except Q33NY WASN'T THE FLIGHT NUMBER FOR ANY OF THE INVOLVED PLANES. NO, IT'S NOT THE AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION NUMBER EITHER. While we're at it, do the gods really care about the Wing Ding font?
lenam
Posted: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 6:07:27 AM
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Thanks abc for that attempt! I didn't care to! Perhaps it is just someone made up to scare people even more!
srirr
Posted: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 6:33:03 AM

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"Things that Microsoft can not explain" is used only to emphasize the effect. I don't think MS is unable to explain this.

As abc pointed out Magic#4, I tried the rest three.

I use Microsoft Office 2007, and magic # 2 and 3 are not working for me. Let me try it once more and see if I am doing it wrong.

On Magic#1, an old user will know that con is shortening of consol, which is/was used to refer to the computer itself. In DOS, you need to give command as "copy con xyz" to create a file xyz in the console. Since con means the complete machine itself, it can not be used for an individual folder. It is restricted keyword.
lenam
Posted: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 6:43:11 AM
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I agree, Srirr, it must have been used only for the sake of emphasizing the effect. Also, about creating the folder with the name "con".
srirr
Posted: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 6:47:50 AM

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lenam wrote:
I agree, Srirr, it must have been used only for the sake of emphasizing the effect. Also, about creating the folder with the name "con".


But I am still wondering why Magic # 2 and 3 are not working on my computer. Another bug?
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 6:49:43 AM

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Write NYC and change the font to Wingdings.

CON is a reserved file/devicename for console (that is display and keyboard).
You can create a file in Command Prompt window by typing:



What you actually do is copy the contents of the console device to a file named. Control-Z is the End Of File(EOF) character.
If you want to send some text directly to your printer type a command

copy con prn
...some text lines
^L (makes a form feed)
^Z (end of file)
lenam
Posted: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 7:15:40 AM
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I did type NYC, changed font to Windings... Dancing !

JJ, the explanation with your screenshot is too good!

Srirr, Magic # 2 and 3 work fine on my computer that runs on Windows and I use MS Office 2007. Think
Luftmarque
Posted: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 2:21:49 PM

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They all worked fine for me. Note: technically, these are not bugs, they are "Easter Eggs."
tusk
Posted: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 3:55:37 PM
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Magic # 5: Open MS Calculator. Take any perfect square, say 4, 9, 16, 25, etc. Calculate its square root, and subtract the square root from the answer. You should get 0 as your answer, but you won't if you are using some older version of Windows. It does work with 1 though, and gives you 0 as the answer.

(25 x^y 0.5) - 5 = 2.0923538261719799479763069347716e-37
lenam
Posted: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 3:33:20 AM
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Tusk, I tried got the answer in exponential form, but a different result from yours. I think the exponent will simplify to 0 eventually? Think
Yaelyael
Posted: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 3:35:01 PM
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I tried Number 2 about the notepad and it changed to chinese characters.


<Yael>
Casper
Posted: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 5:42:08 PM

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cool stuff.

I will try the rest at home.

@yael I did try no. 2 and I got the same result! lol
bturpin
Posted: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 6:48:35 PM
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Casper wrote:
cool stuff.

I will try the rest at home.

@yael I did try no. 2 and I got the same result! lol


Some versions have several different wingding options. Try a few of the others out. However, I can not find documented proof that Q33N was actually a flight number. All I found was American Airlines flights 11 and 77, and United 93 and 175.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 6:49:35 PM

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With Finnish Windows 7 #2 didn't show anything special. Perhaps I should have translated the key sentence?
tusk
Posted: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 6:53:27 PM
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lenam wrote:
Tusk, I tried got the answer in exponential form, but a different result from yours. I think the exponent will simplify to 0 eventually? Think


Hi Lenam,
The number will not simplify to zero, and with the exponent itself zero, we will get answer one.
The answer of 2.0923538261719799479763069347716e-37 will be
2.0923... * 0.000(36 zeros)1 ~ 0 (or very close to, but not zero)
lenam
Posted: Thursday, January 6, 2011 3:11:51 AM
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Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:
With Finnish Windows 7 #2 didn't show anything special. Perhaps I should have translated the key sentence?


JJ, you mean you typed Bush hid the facts in Finnish??

Tusk, I will no more rely on MS calculator!
abcxyz
Posted: Friday, January 7, 2011 12:50:16 PM
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tusk wrote:
lenam wrote:
Tusk, I tried got the answer in exponential form, but a different result from yours. I think the exponent will simplify to 0 eventually? Think


Hi Lenam,
The number will not simplify to zero, and with the exponent itself zero, we will get answer one.
The answer of 2.0923538261719799479763069347716e-37 will be
2.0923... * 0.000(36 zeros)1 ~ 0 (or very close to, but not zero)


What does 2.0923538261719799479763069347716e stand for? I can see that it is definitely not e*2.0923538261719799479763069347716, because then it would have been somewhere between 4 and 7 and 2.0923538261719799479763069347716e-37 would have been between -30 to -33. It is definitely not e^2.0923538261719799479763069347716 either.
Does e stand for what I am thinking of, the irrational number which is the limit of the sequence (1+1/n)^n as n tends to infinity?
Good 'magic' btw.

EDIT: From your result it seems e=10^(-37). Duh, couldn't they find another letter for this?
Alias
Posted: Monday, January 10, 2011 9:46:40 PM
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Microsoft Bugs me too!



Hey you guys, look out I think your Geek is showing (laughs)
TYSON
Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 1:24:37 AM
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If you place a calculator into a glass of water, after a short time the calculator becomes completely unresponsive to any pressing of the buttons. Usually permanently. The mysteries of technology.
If you use a friend's calculator, the friend also becomes unresponsive.
srirr
Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 1:28:57 AM

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Wow! Thats wonderful. May I borrow your calculator, Tyson?
TYSON
Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 1:32:20 AM
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Yes you may SRIRR, however it's not working. It got wet somehow.
abcxyz
Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 4:41:14 AM
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TYSON wrote:
Yes you may SRIRR, however it's not working. It got wet somehow.


Calculator got wet. So who's the geek?
srirr
Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 4:44:12 AM

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TYSON wrote:
Yes you may SRIRR, however it's not working. It got wet somehow.


Were you keeping that in your trouser's pocket?
Alias
Posted: Thursday, January 13, 2011 7:57:08 PM
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srirr wrote:
TYSON wrote:
Yes you may SRIRR, however it's not working. It got wet somehow.


Were you keeping that in your trouser's pocket?


Ha Ha ha chortle, snigger, snort!!! that is funny srirr.
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