- The world's shortest commercially available flight takes place between the two Orkney Islands, Westray and Papa Westray, just north of Scotland, separated by a distance of only 1.7 miles. It is only 2 minutes long, and can be as short as 47 seconds in ideal conditions.
- When Gangnam Style surpassed 2.15 billion views on YouTube, the View Counter went negative, causing YouTube to release a statement saying "We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer (=2,147,483,647 views), but that was before we met PSY.
- The reason why we hate the recorded sound of our voice is because our skull changes the resonance of our voice from within and creates more bass. When we hear a digital recording of our voice, although slightly unfamiliar to ourselves, it's exactly how other people hear it.
- Due to increased brain activity, people with higher intelligence tend to have a harder time falling asleep at night.
- Chocolate can help fight against bacteria in the mouth and stop dental decay. Surprisingly, it can be good for your teeth.
- When Katherine Johnson was little, she loved to count things. By the age of 10, she was in high school. In 1961, she calculated the trajectory of NASA's first trip into space/ She was so consistently accurate that when NASA began to use computers, they had her check the calculations to make sure they were correct.
- A cat named Simon served on a Royal Navy ship in 1949, and received a medal for raising morale, killing off a rat infestation and surviving cannon shells during his service. Hundreds attended his funeral when he died from infected wounds.
- There exists a variation of soccer where 3 teams face each other at the same times.
- Did you know that when a dog sees it's owner, its brain secretes the same substances as ours when we are in love?
- The reflex that causes people to sneeze when looking at the sun is called Autosomal-dominant Compelling Helio-Ophthalmic Outbrusr Syndrome, which abbreviates to ACHOO.
- A cat has been the mayor of a town in Alaska for over 15 years. His name is Mr. Stubbs and every afternoon, he goes to a nearby restaurant and drinks water out of a wineglass laden with catnip.
- Chinese government takes its officials and members of their families on prison tours on a regular basis to give officials an introduction to what awaits them if they should engage in corruption. The tours include meet-and-greets with former government officials who were caught for corruption.
- A homeless man in NYC who would regularly order an expensive dinner at a restaurant and refuse to pay for it in order to be sent to prison where he would receive a meals a day and a clean bed. He refused to commit more serious crimes to get longer sentences as he did not want to hurt anyone.
- Sitting straight upright in your chair is bad for your back. You should instead slouch at an angle of 135 degrees.
- According to a legend in Iceland, if you don't get new clothes on Christmas you will be eaten by a giant cat.
- Iceland has one of the largest gun ownership rates in the world and yet has one of the lowest crime rates in the world.
- The first ever speeding fine was given to Walter Arnold of Kent, UK, in January 1896. His speed was 8mph in a 2mph zone. He was caught by a policeman on a bicycle.
Nalin Adhikari 2:43 AM
Hello there, today I am going to list some of the weird facts that I have encountered while surfing some social networking sites. The following facts are awesome and amazing. May be some of them you have already known but may be most of them are very new and jaw dropping to you.
Nalin Adhikari 1:07 AM
What is coding? Why to code? How to code? Which language is easy to code? Which language is best to code? These are some questions that will come at least once across the student's mind. In simple way, we can say that coding is simply writing code in any programming language to solve some problem. Without any problem, there is no meaning of writing code. Actually, in the coding universe, there is always at least a problem to solve that the programmer solve using his/her logic in programming language. Coding is syntax specific. That is, every programming language has it's own syntax that we should follow while writing code. Also, we should choose language to code according to the nature of problem.
Here, in this post, I am going to present some ten reasons to teach coding to students.
- Coding allows students to create content, not just consume it.
- Coding empowers students and gives them tools to express themselves in really cool ways.
- Coding teaches story telling with games and animations.
- Coding is a place for students to take risks and fail safely.
- Coding is inclusive and builds self-confidence.
- Coding supports many principles of mathematics.
- Coding teaches problem-solving and critical / analytical thinking skills.
- Coding is a new type of literacy and will be a large part of future jobs.
- Coding develops teamwork and collaborative skills.
- Coding can help humanity by building human helping devices / machines.
Nalin Adhikari 11:20 AM
Why is the keyboard layout Q-W-E-R-T-Y and not simply A-B-C-D-F? Why were computer keyboards designed in the current format not in a alphabetical order. Is there any specific reason or it's just some random convention we are following?
It hasn’t been done randomly or just for fun, it has a very distinct and purposeful reason behind it.
The current format of the keyboard was devised long back in 1870’s by a gentleman named Christopher Sholes for the then typewriter.
Though, it definitely was not the first format to come up, it didn’t take much time to switch to this one.
Starting with lexicographic order i.e. A-B-C-D-E-F, after various trials and errors and taking hundreds of cases, Christopher Sholes gradually reached the Q-W-E-R-T-Y. It was really well received (evident from the fact that we still use it).
When the typewriter was invented, it used a metal bar to hold the character alphabets and the other end of the bar was attached to a linkage carrying a carriage with the coated ink.
When a key was struck, it would emboss its character on the paper placed beneath the carriage. However, when an operator learned to type at a great speed, a certain flaw was noticed.
When two letters were struck in quick succession, the bars of the typewriter would entangle and get jammed.
Christopher Sholes found a way out. He proposed that the letters of frequently used letter pairs should be in different rows.
For example, ‘C-H’, ‘S-T’, ’T-H’, ‘W-H’ and more.
He also formulated that to speed up the typing process, there has to be a regular alternation between two hands. So observing thousands of words, he placed the letters in way that most words would make use of both hands.
He also observed that almost every word in the dictionary carries a vowel.
According to him, the most frequently used vowel was ‘A’ and the most frequently used letter (non-vowel) was ‘S’. So he placed ‘A’ and ‘S’ together and chose to keep less common letters like ‘Q’, ‘W’, ‘Z’, ‘X’, ‘C’ around these.
This was complemented by placing fairly common letters like ‘M’, ‘N’, ‘L’, ‘K’, ‘O’, ‘P’ at right extremes to create a perfect alternation between both the hands.
All these factors tested with thousands of trials gave us the format that we still use and perhaps would be using till eternity.
Nalin Adhikari 11:02 PM
Before I talk about the difference between JSP and Servlets, first of all I would like to talk about what is JSP and what is Servlets. JSP is Java Server Page which is the extension of Servlets. I will discuss about the Servlets in next paragraph. JSP simplify the delivery of dynamic Web content. Web applications programmer can create dynamic content by using the predefined components available in JSP and by interacting with components using server-side scripting.
Now, as talking about Servlets, they are the simply Java programs and they are also capable of creating dynamic web content. Servlets execute on the server side of a Web connection and they also extends the Web server's functionality; i.e. they extends the capabilities of servers that host applications. Those applications can be accessed via a request-response programming model.
Nalin Adhikari 10:25 AM
Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology (B.Sc.CSIT) is a course affiliated to Tribhuvan University. It is a four year course designed to provide the student with all sorts of knowledge in the field of Information Technology and Computing.
The program deals with the practical and project works with conventional lectures. It follows both the concept and principle of Computer Science and Information Technology and also implements these principles to the real world problems. The student of BSc CSIT can able to develop the skills necessary for both computer professional and IT specialists.
The course of BSc CSIT is totally differ from traditional computing environment. This course provides the students and graduates to focus on the global business and new technologies and further more, it provides the careers developments in those fields.
In additions to these, it also provides the students with quality and adequate theoretical as well as enough practical knowledge which will build up the skills and boost their performance in solving complex problems of the IT market.
The main focus of this course is to prepare the students to pursue career advancement in the field of information technology. At the completion of this degree, a student will be able to design the real world e-media products or create technical solutions to hardware and software problems, depending on the chosen area of specialization and electives. To offer intensive knowledge in the theory, design, programming and application of computers with providing an in-depth understanding of and experience with computer systems is also the focus area of this course. Similarly, developing creative and analytical skills that provide a basis for technological problem-solving, equipping students with the technical knowledge required for an IT professionals to handle multi-tasking situations and to assess and develop computer based solutions are also some additional aim of this course.
Furthermore, imparting knowledge of computer and programming logic environment in IT and to equip students with the technical knowledge required for an IT professional to handle multi-tasking and multi-programming situations and to assess and develop computer based solutions with providing necessary knowledge in the field of functional knowledge of hardware system and the necessary knowledge of computer software system are the striking focus of BSc CSIT course.
Eligibility to enroll in BSc CSIT course :
- Should have successfully completed a twelve year of schooling in the science stream or equivalent from any university, board or institution recognized by TU.
- Should have secured a minimum of second division in their +2 or equivalent.
- Should have successfully passed the entrance examination conducted by TU securing at least 35% marks.
- Compiled with all the application procedures.
(Note: Both Biology and Mathematics group of students of +2 level are eligible to apply for the course)
B.Sc.CSIT program comprises of the following courses:
Computer Science Core Courses
Natural Science Elective Courses
Social Science & Management Courses
Computer Science Elective Courses
Internship and Project
Total Credit Hours
The B.Sc.CSIT graduates have a prosperous career opportunity at different government, non-government, private and public organizations, like software companies, telecommunications, computer networking companies etc. especially as a:
- Software Developer
- Web Developer
- Network Administrator
- Database Administrator
- IT Manager/Officer
- Ergonomics Program Designer
- System Analyst
- Project Manager
- Document Specialist
- Information System Auditor
- Artificial Intelligence Specialist
- Technical Writer
- Information System Manager
- Database Operator
Nalin Adhikari 12:33 PM
Hello (in English) नमस्कार (in Nepali) 您好 (in Chinese) Bonjour (in French) Hola (in Spanish) مرحبا (in Arabic), this is Nalin Adhikari from Kathmandu, Nepal. I would like to welcome you to my personal blog.
This is not the first time I am using blog or posting article. I have done this before many time. Excellent Code is one among my popular blogs.
Welcome visitor, you have finally arrived to NALIN. In this blog, I have listed some of my works, activities and achievement. I have included my presentation slides, project information and training and workshops that I attended.
Further more, I am planning to include more informative articles related to technology and science because I am a BSc CSIT (Computer Science & Information Technology) student.
Explore my blog, know about me, find some useful stuff, if you want write to me.