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31 "Janus" was the codename for Microsoft Windows 3.1. Technology > Computers 09/17/08
32 "Whistler" was the codename for Microsoft Windows XP. Technology > Computers 09/21/08
33 "Chicago" was the codename for Microsoft Windows 95. Technology > Computers 09/21/08
34 Microsoft Windows XP was released October 25, 2001. Technology > Computers 09/26/08
35 The retail release of Microsoft Windows Vista was on January 30, 2007. Technology > Computers 09/26/08
36 The screwdriver with a cross-shaped tip is named after the inventor, Henry F. Phillips. Technology > Gadgets 10/16/08
37 The screwdriver with a square-shaped tip is named after the inventor, P. L. Robertson. Technology > Gadgets 10/18/08
38 NASA's second Space Shuttle Orbiter was the Columbia. On April 12, 1981, it became the first to fly into Earth orbit. Technology 11/02/08
39 László Bíró, a Hungarian, invented the modern ballpoint pen in 1938. Technology > Gadgets 11/05/08
40 Lewis Waterman, an American, patented the first practical fountain pen in 1884. Technology > Gadgets 11/10/08
41 NASA's first Space Shuttle Orbiter was the Enterprise. Its first flight was February 18, 1977. Technology 11/12/08
42 The modulus operator returns the remainder of a division. Technology > Computers 12/11/08
43 In Java, the Math class has a random method that returns a random number between 0 and 1. Technology > Computers 12/13/08
44 The first domain name ever registered was symbolics.com on March 15, 1985. Technology > Internet 01/01/09
45 Firefox 3 was released on June 17th 2008. Technology > Computers 01/04/09

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