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Hidden Shortcut in Grub

Many people are using Ubuntu nowadays and almost all ubuntu users also have windows installed. To load your choice of operating system a boot manager is used.In the above case the Grub boot manager which comes along with Ubuntu is used to select the operating system to load.The boot manager displays a menu which lists installed operating systems.We use the up and down arrow keys to navigate the menu and the Enter key to select […]

2008 – the unofficial google shell

I just found this site the other day.Its damn interesting. This google-interface behaves similar to a unix-shell. You type commands and the results are shown on this page. You can search google,login to gmail from this shell. To search google,just type web search query. Example web olympics. I dunno how its gonna help,but it is definetely gonna impress your friends. For more commands type help.


42 KB files uncompresses to 4.5 Penta Bytes!

Link: The file contains 16 zipped files, which again contains 16 zipped files, which again contains 16 zipped files, which again contains 16 zipped, which again contains 16 zipped files, which contain 1 file, with the size of 4.3GB.So, if you extract all files, you will most likely run out of space :-) They have packed 4.3GB file consisting only of zeros again and again many times.So thats how they achieved a compression of 42KB