Short for Free Lossless Audio Codec, a free codec developed by Xiph.org and used to compress audio files. FLAC is similar to MP3 except that it is lossless (the decoded audio is identical to what went into the encoder and is verified with a 16-bit CRC). None of FLAC��s encoding/decoding methods are covered by patents, so the extensible source code is available under open-source licenses. FLAC is supported by most operating systems
Short for floating-point operations per second, a common benchmark measurement for rating the speed of microprocessors. Floating-point operations include any operations that involve fractional numbers. Such operations, which take much longer to compute than integer operations, occur often in some applications. Most modern microprocessors include a floating-point unit (FPU), which is a specialized part of […]
(pronounced flower) It is an acronym for For-Let-Where-Order-Return. The main engine of XQuery is the FLWOR expression.
Introduced by Constellation 3D Inc. (C3D), Fluorescent Multi-Layer Disc holds up to 140 GB of data. This is currently 215 times greater than a CD-ROM (.65 GB) and 23 times greater than a DVD-ROM (6 GB). FMD-ROM discs contain fluorescent materials embedded in the pits and grooves of all 10+ layers. When in contact with […]
Online chat acronym for “falling off my chair”. FOMC is commonly used in newsgroups/a>, chat rooms, instant messaging, text messaging, SMS, e-mail and other real time text-based communications.
FON is the name of a Wi-Fi community that uses social routing; its members share their wireless access and in return can freely use Wi-Fi when they find another Fonero’s Access Point. These access points are provided by other FOM members. FON is a peer-to-peer approach to Wi-Fi. To offer a FON Access Point you […]