Saturday, May 5, 2012

What is a server for?

One of my naive friends asked me this. As the name suggests, a server is a machine that serves webpages, or web applications. Example of a server is the google blogger server which hosts this blog. A server can be running on different types of hardware ranging from a simple desktop to elaborate blade servers. They can be running different operating systems like Windows or Linux.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Can a meteorite burn my house or damage it?

No. When the meteor is passing through the last 7miles of the earth's atmosphere it cools down. This is the part that is referred to as the dark flight.  There has never been any documented evidence of a burning or even a hot meteorite hitting the earth's surface. If it was hot, it is possibly a part of an aircraft or even a UFO :)