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I usually type math expressions into the Chrome omnibar to get some quick results. However typing 1000/4/30 attempts to load Why is that?

I can remedy it by appending ? to the expression (i.e ?1000/4/30).

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closed as not constructive by Keltari, Simon, Brad Patton, Dave M, Karan Apr 25 '13 at 13:50

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This was written about on the SU blog, see LarsH's or Synetech's answer. – Louis Apr 25 '13 at 2:50
See also WTFriday: http://2915189091 – Louis Apr 25 '13 at 2:56
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Chrome is interpreting 1000/4/30 as an IP address and a path to a resource. Here is the translation:

1000d = 1111101000b

So if you take that binary number and iterpret it as an IP address it becomes

00000000.00000000.00000011.11101000 =

And so Chrome thinks you're trying to access the host at the IP and accessing the resource at path /4/30

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