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Where does bitcoin-qt try to connect to when running for the first time? [duplicate]

My question is, where does bitcoin-qt try to connect to when running for the first time? How does it know where to connect? Is blockchain.info some domain that has discovery services? If yes, then ...
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Can any Bitcoin client do local peer discovery and blockchain synchronization?

Usually, when a full Bitcoin client such as bitcoind, Bitcoin-QT, or Multibit start on a fresh installation, they connect "to the network" to download the blockchain. If someone has multiple computers ...