What is a terrifying yet little-known fact about computers? by QuestionGuy May 17, 2022, 12:23 am What is a terrifying yet little-known fact about computers? What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote AskAskMecomputersFactlittleknownQuestion and Answerterrifying See more Previous article If you could add the words “you fucking bitch” to the end of at famous movie quote, what would it be? Next article TIL: Blade Runner (1982) and Soldier (1998) take place in the same universe as Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979) 5 Comments Leave a Reply A cascade of subatomic particles from a cosmic ray hitting the atmosphere can hit a transistor in your computer, effectively turning a zero to a one. This is known as a single-upset-event (SUE) and can cause blue screen of death along with other myriad problems. These particles are constantly bombarding you and everything around you from space and if you draw the grand prize on the shit lottery, they might ruin your day. https://youtu.be/AaZ_RSt0KP8 Log in to Reply There is a possibility that a large solar flare could swiftly destroy enough computers and satellites to cause some pretty major, potentially long term disruptions in power, water and food supply, world banking and communications. Log in to Reply If you let the magic smoke out, they get lazy and refuse to work. Log in to Reply It is speculated that an A.I. hides in the deepest layers of the web, but we cannot prove this since the technology to access these layers does not yet exist. Log in to Reply Computers don’t make mistakes. What they do they do on purpose. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.