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  • August 28, 2006 28 Aug'06

    geek

    In computers and the Internet, a geek is a person who is inordinately dedicated to and involved with technology. As computer technology becomes less frightening to larger numbers of people, society seems to be developing a more tolerant, even ...  Continue Reading

  • August 28, 2006 28 Aug'06

    nerd

    A nerd is a technically bright but socially inept person.  Continue Reading

  • August 24, 2006 24 Aug'06

    Werner Heisenberg

    Werner Heisenberg (1901 - 1976), one of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, is best known for his contributions to quantum mechanics, specifically for the uncertainty principle in quantum theory.  Continue Reading

  • August 21, 2006 21 Aug'06

    screen pop

    A screen pop is a feature of a computer telephony integration (CTI) application that automatically displays all of the relevant caller and account information on a call center agent's screen during a call.  Continue Reading

  • August 17, 2006 17 Aug'06

    IEEE 1284 parallel interface standard

    The IEEE 1284 parallel interface standard is the prevalent standard for connecting a computer to a printer or certain other devices over a parallel (eight bits of data at a time) physical and electrical interface.  Continue Reading

  • August 16, 2006 16 Aug'06

    pluton

    A pluton is an orbital body that is distinguished from a traditional planet by the length of its orbit, the aspect of that orbit and the shape of the orbit, which is far from circular.  Continue Reading

  • August 14, 2006 14 Aug'06

    OS X

    OS X is version 10 of the Apple Macintosh operating system.  Continue Reading

  • August 11, 2006 11 Aug'06

    oscillation

    Oscillation, in general, is a periodic fluctuation between two things; in the broadest sense, oscillation can occur in anything from a person's decision-making process to tides and the pendulum of a clock.  Continue Reading

  • August 11, 2006 11 Aug'06

    Pasta Theory of Programming

    The Pasta Theory of Programming is the idea that various programming structures can be likened to the structures of well-known pasta dishes.  Continue Reading

  • August 10, 2006 10 Aug'06

    uncertainty principle

    The uncertainty principle is the concept that precise, simultaneous measurement of some complementary variables -- such as the position and momentum of a subatomic particle -- is impossible.  Continue Reading

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  • pure risk (absolute risk)

    Pure risk, also called absolute risk, is a category of threat that is beyond human control and has only one possible outcome if ...

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    Risk assessment is the identification of hazards that could negatively impact an organization's ability to conduct business.

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    Biometrics is the measurement and statistical analysis of people's unique physical and behavioral characteristics.

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  • business continuity plan (BCP)

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    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

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  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.

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