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    Ogg Theora

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    computer hardware chart

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    nettop

    A nettop is a small, low-power and relatively inexpensive desktop computer.  Continue Reading

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    DNS redirection

    DNS redirection is the controversial practice of serving a Web page to a user that is different from either the one requested or one that might reasonably be expected, such as an error page.  Continue Reading

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    Massachusetts data protection law

    What is the Massachusetts data protection law?The Massachusetts data protection law is legislation that stipulates security requirements for organizations that handle the private data of residents.  Continue Reading

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    BIOS attack

    A BIOS attack is an exploit that infects the BIOS with malicious code and is persistent through reboots and attempts to reflash the firmware.  Continue Reading

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    Modes of Attack

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    disk image

    A disk image is a copy of the entire contents of a storage device, such as a hard drive, DVD, or CD.  Continue Reading

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    Jack Kilby

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    disk cloning

    Disk cloning is the act of copying the contents of a computer's hard drive.  Continue Reading

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    degrees of freedom

    Degrees of freedom, in a mechanics context, are specific, defined modes in which a mechanical device or system can move.  Continue Reading

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    Firefox 3.5

    Firefox 3.5 is a version of the Mozilla Foundation's Web browser that was released in June 2009.  Continue Reading

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    yak shaving

    Yak shaving is programming lingo for the seemingly endless series of small tasks that have to be completed before the next step in a project can move forward.  Continue Reading

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    A PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive) is a high-speed expansion card that attaches a computer to its peripherals.

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    An NVDIMM (non-volatile dual in-line memory module) is hybrid computer memory that retains data during a service outage.

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    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

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    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

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    Zadara Storage provides block, file or object storage with varying levels of compute and capacity through its ZIOS and VPSA ...

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