(1) An object in a window or dialog box. Examples of controls include push-buttons, scroll bars, radio buttons, and pull-down menus.
(2) An OLE or ActiveX object.
Cybersquatting is the act of registering a popular Internet address–usually a company name–with the intent of selling it to its rightful owner. Comparing cybersquatting to online extortion, Senator Spencer Abraham, a Michigan Republican, has introduced to Congress the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act. This bill, if enacted, would make cybersquatting illegal. Violators would be charged a […]
Also called social suicide, cybersuicide is a slang term used to describe a suicide or suicide attempt that has been influenced by Web sites on the Internet. Cybersuicide is usually denoted by a public showing of the suicide or suicide attempt when the victim uses a Webcam to record the suicide attempt or provides a […]
- cycle time
A measurement of how quickly two back-to-back accesses of a memory chip can be made. Note that a DRAM chip’s cycle time is usually much longer than its access time, which measures only a single access. This is because there is a latency between successive memory accesses.
A single track location on all the platters making up a hard disk. For example, if a hard disk has four platters, each with 600 tracks, then there will be 600 cylinders, and each cylinder will consist of 8 tracks (assuming that each platter has tracks on both sides).
- cylinder zero
Cylinder zero refers to the outermost cylinder in a hard disk that can be used for data storage.