TWIL - Week #22
This Week I Learned:
- Bing and Google Search make extensive use of localStorage for stashing SCRIPT blocks that are used on subsequent page views. localStorage is a HTML5 API within modern browsers to allow web developers to store small amounts of data within the user's browser.
- To view list of Chrome URLs: chrome://chrome-urls/ & to see what's stored in your the Chrome cache: chrome://view-http-cache/
- PC Maintenance Tip - Use System Restore: You can create a System Restore Point to save current settings and revert to those settings if your computer begins having problems. This can happen after installing a new program or driver for hardware.
- URL shortening website Bit.ly’s URLs are case-sensitive. http://bit.ly/YFTTDo leads to different page while http://bit.ly/yfttdo takes you to another.
- Your age, gender and interests as determined by Google based on what websites you visit. See what Google knows about you (Source: Labnol)
- Google has done away with the notorious brain teaser component of its interviews after statistics showed the ability to ace them had no correlation with success at the company. On average, Google takes about 45 days to hire. (Source: The Washington Post)
- The development of general anaesthesia has transformed surgery from a horrific ordeal into a gentle slumber. It is one of the commonest medical procedures in the world, yet we still don't know how the drugs work. Perhaps this isn't surprising: we still don't understand consciousness, so how can we comprehend its disappearance?
- According to one estimate, 65% of India’s 860m mobile subscribers prefer it to a quick call. The Philippines is considered the SMS capital of the world.
- India imported crude oil worth $170 bn and gold worth $60 bn last year