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Tricks on Windows

Nobody can create a FOLDER anywhere on the computer which can be named as "CON".
This is something pretty cool...and unbelievable. ..

This is from one night @ call center
Open Microsoft Word and type
=rand (200, 99)
And then press ENTER

For those of you using Windows, do the following:
1. Open an empty notepad file
2. Type "Bush hid the facts" (without the quotes)
3. Save it as whatever you want.
4. Close it, and re-open it.
Is it just a really weird bug?
You can try the same thing above with another sentence "this app can break"

Explanation for Magic #1:

In windows the folder name and the special system variables share the same interface, so when you create a folder with a system variable name it will consider that folder already exist!!

These special system variables are available irrespective of path

You can't make folders on the desktop that have "System Action" or "Device"  references :

Name    Function
   ----    --------
   CON     Keyboard and display
   PRN     System list device, usually a parallel port
   AUX     Auxiliary device, usually a serial port
   CLOCK$  System real-time clock
   NUL     Bit-bucket device
   A:-Z:   Drive letters
   COM1    First serial communications port
   LPT1    First parallel printer port
   LPT2    Second parallel printer port
   LPT3    Third parallel printer port
   COM2    Second serial communications port
   COM3    Third serial communications port
   COM4    Fourth serial communications por

Explanation for Magic #2:

Word for Windows has a powerful built-in macro language.  To see it in action, try highlighting text, then hold down the shift key while pressing F3 (Function key 3).  Switching UPPER, lower and Proper case is an example of a more useful Word macro than =rand().

To return to =rand(200,99).  The function creates one instance of 'The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog', even if you omit any numbers inside the bracket, =rand(), moreover you can try numbers other than 200 and 99, for example =rand(2,3).  Soon you will realize that the first number refers to the paragraphs, while the second number refers to the sentences.  Who ever initiated this urban myth wanted to demonstrate the maximum numbers of sentences and paragraphs.

=rand() is a well known random function, which is handy for statistics, or simulating card games such as blackjack.

 Explanation for Magic #3:

The bug appeared for the first time in Windows NT 3.5, released 1994, but was not discovered until early 2004. Older versions of Notepad such as those that came with Windows 95, 98, ME, and NT 3.1 do not include Unicode support, so the bug does not occur there.

The bug exists in all successive versions of Windows until and including Windows XP, but was not present in Windows Vista and afterwards.


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