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  • April 27, 2005 27 Apr'05

    Strunk's rules

    Here is a list of the seven elementary rules of English usage and 11 elementary principles of composition from William Strunk, Jr.  Continue Reading

  • April 24, 2005 24 Apr'05

    X.400

    X.400 is the messaging (notably e-mail) standard specified by the ITU-TS (International Telecommunications Union - Telecommunication Standard Sector).  Continue Reading

  • April 24, 2005 24 Apr'05

    user script

    A user script is programming that modifies the appearance or behavior of an application.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    shuffle mode

    In iPod and other audio or multimedia playback applications, shuffle mode is the playing of items in a list in some random fashion.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    inheritance

    In object-oriented programming, inheritance is the concept that when a class of objects is defined, any subclass that is defined can inherit the definitions of one or more general classes.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    polymorphism

    In object-oriented programming, polymorphism (from the Greek meaning "having multiple forms") is the characteristic of being able to assign a different meaning or usage to something in different contexts - specifically, to allow an entity such as a ...  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    Pentium 3

    The Pentium III is a microprocessor designed by Intel as a successor to its Pentium II. The Pentium III is faster, especially for applications written to take advantage of its "Katmai New Instructions" (the code name for the Pentium III during ...  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group)

    MPEG (pronounced EHM-pehg), the Moving Picture Experts Group, develops standards for digital video and digital audio compression.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    Web ring (Webring)

    A Web ring (or Webring) is a way of interlinking related Web sites so that you can visit each site one after the other, eventually (if you keep going) returning to the first Web site.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    IMHO (in my humble opinion)

    Like FYI (for your information), IMHO (in my humble opinion) is an abbreviation for a phrase sometimes used in online chatting and e-mail.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    screen

    In a computer display, the screen is the physical surface on which visual information is presented.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    seamless interface

    A seamless interface is the joining of two computer programs so that they appear to be one program with a single user interface.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    metric

    In software development, a metric (noun) is the measurement of a particular characteristic of a program's performance or efficiency.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    signaling

    In telephony, signaling is the exchange of information between involved points in the network that sets up, controls, and terminates each telephone call.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    weenie

    On bullet board systems (BBS) and in Internet chatting groups, a weenie is an avid but immature participant who disrupts orderly conversation.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    RealAudio

    RealAudio is a continous or streaming sound technology from Progressive Networks' RealAudio.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    parse

    To parse is to analyze something in an orderly way.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    flow control

    Flow control is the management of data flow between computers or devices or between nodes in a network so that the data can be handled at an efficient pace.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    bus master

    A bus master is the program, either in a microprocessor or more usually in a separate I/O controller, that directs traffic on the computer bus or input/output paths.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    Korn shell

    The Korn shell is the UNIX shell (command execution program, often called a command interpreter) that was developed by David Korn of Bell Labs as a comprehensive combined version of other major UNIX shells.  Continue Reading

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