(n) (1) A software or hardware mark that signals a particular condition or status. A flag is like a switch that can be either on or off. The flag is said to be set when it is turned on.
(2) A special mark indicating that a piece of data is unusual. For example, a record might contain an error flag to indicate that the record consists of unusual, probably incorrect, data.
(v) To mark an object to indicate that a particular event has occurred or that the object marked is unusual is some way.
1. (n.) A searing e-mail, bulletin board or newsgroup message in which the writer attacks another participant in overly harsh, and often personal, terms. Flames are an unfortunate, but inevitable, element of unmoderated conferences. (v.) To post a flame. 2. (n.) A highly sophisticated strain of malware also known as Flamer or Skywiper that was […]
- flame bait
Another word for trolling.
- flame war
In online forums and other online discussion spaces, a flame war is a series of flame posts or messages in a thread that are considered derogatory in nature or are completely off-topic. Often these flames are posted for the sole purpose of offending or upsetting other users. The flame becomes a flame war when other […]
- flash RAM
Another word for flash memory.
- Flash Memory
A special type of EEPROM that can be erased and reprogrammed in blocks instead of one byte at a time. Many modern PCs have their BIOS stored on a flash memory chip so that it can easily be updated if necessary. Such a BIOS is sometimes called a flash BIOS. Flash memory is also popular […]