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  • April 26, 2007 26 Apr'07

    greylist (or graylist)

    A greylist (also spelled graylist) is a list of e-mail addresses or domain names that a spam filter uses to identify suspected spam. If a message arrives from an address or domain on the list, it will be quarantined and then delivered to the ...  Continue Reading

  • April 26, 2007 26 Apr'07

    incentivize

    Incentivize is to offer a reward, such as money or a free vacation, in hopes of motivating an individual to perform a specific action, such as enter a contest or work longer hours without being paid.  Continue Reading

  • April 24, 2007 24 Apr'07

    superconducting quantum interference device

    A superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) is a mechanism used to measure extremely weak signals, such as subtle changes in the human body's electromagnetic energy field.  Continue Reading

  • April 18, 2007 18 Apr'07

    ownership tag

    An ownership tag is a security feature on Compaq computers, consisting of an encrypt ed text string that displays at startup to uniquely identify a computer.  Continue Reading

  • April 18, 2007 18 Apr'07

    bridge tap

    A bridge tap is an extraneous length of dangling, unterminated cable on a communications line, usually left over from an earlier configuration, that can cause impedance mismatches and other undesired effects in transmissions.  Continue Reading

  • April 16, 2007 16 Apr'07

    Linux Foundation

    The Linux Foundation is a consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux, an open source alternative to the Unix operating system... (Continued)  Continue Reading

  • April 16, 2007 16 Apr'07

    ESMTP (Extended Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)

    ESMTP (Extended Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) specifies extensions to the original protocol for sending e-mail that supports graphics, audio and video files, and text in various national languages.  Continue Reading

  • April 12, 2007 12 Apr'07

    tty command

    A tty command in Linux and other Unix-like operating systems is a shell command that can be entered interactively or as part of a script to determine whether the output for the script is a terminal (that is, to an interactive user) or to some other...  Continue Reading

  • April 10, 2007 10 Apr'07

    first law of thermodynamics

    Energy is neither created nor destroyed.  Continue Reading

  • April 06, 2007 06 Apr'07

    Vector Markup Language (VML)

    Vector Markup Language (VML) is an XML-based language that facilitates the use of vector graphics on the Internet, especially on Web sites... (Continued)  Continue Reading

  • April 06, 2007 06 Apr'07

    optical transceiver chip

    An optical transceiver chip is an integrated circuit (IC) that transmits and receives data using optical fiber rather than electrical wire.  Continue Reading

  • April 06, 2007 06 Apr'07

    Podcast: Understanding crowdsourcing

    This podcast defines and discusses crowdsourcing, the act of taking a function traditionally performed by an employee and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people using information technology. Crowdsourcing relies on a ...  Continue Reading

  • April 03, 2007 03 Apr'07

    programming language generations

    In the computer industry, these abbreviations are widely used to represent major steps or "generations" in the evolution of programming languages.  Continue Reading

  • April 03, 2007 03 Apr'07

    42 (h2g2, meaning of life, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

    In Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," 42 is the number from which all meaning ("the meaning of life, the universe, and everything") can be derived.  Continue Reading

  • April 03, 2007 03 Apr'07

    2600

    2600 is the frequency in hertz (cycles per second) that AT&T formerly put as a steady signal on any long-distance telephone line that was not currently in use.  Continue Reading

  • April 03, 2007 03 Apr'07

    XMLHttpRequest

    XMLHttpRequest, also called XHR, is an application program interface (API) that was first used by Microsoft in version 5.0 of its Internet Explorer Web browser to function as an ActiveX object... (Continued)  Continue Reading

  • April 03, 2007 03 Apr'07

    digitization

    Digitization is the process of converting information into a digital format.  Continue Reading

  • April 02, 2007 02 Apr'07

    Top 10 Spyware Threats

    Visit our spyware feature page to learn more about this problem and how SMBs can beat it.  Continue Reading

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    In most computer systems, a byte is a unit of data that is eight binary digits long. Bytes are often used to represent a ...

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    Network-attached storage (NAS) is dedicated file storage that enables multiple users and heterogeneous client devices to retrieve...

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