Short for medium, or middle, earth orbit, a satellite system used in telecommunications. MEO satellites orbit the earth between 1,000 and 22,300 miles above the earth’s surface. MEOs are mainly used in geographical positioning systems and are not stationary in relation to the rotation of the earth.
Short for Microsoft Foundation Classes, a large library of C++ classes developed by Microsoft. For Windows -based applications written in C++, MFC provides an enormous headstart. One of the hardest parts of developing C++ programs is designing a logical hierarchy of classes. With MFC, this work has already been done. MFC is bundled with several […]
Short for Made for Digg, MFD is a slang term used to describe content or blog posts designed only for garnering Digg.com traffic. The term was first used by Ethan Kaplan. See “Social Media Tips for Online Marketing Plus 30 Social Media Sites” in the Did You Know…? section of
Abbreviation of modified frequency modulation, an encoding scheme used by PC floppy disk drives and older hard drives. A competing scheme, known as RLL (run length limited), produces faster data access speeds and can increase a disk’s storage capacity by up to 50 percent. RLL is used on most newer hard drives.
Short for mega floating-point operations per second, MFLOPs are a common measure of the speed of computers used to perform floating-point calculations. Another common measure of computer speed and power is MIPS (million instructions per second), which indicates integer performance.
Short for Master File Table, a file that contains information in the form of 1024-byte records about every other file and directory in an NTFS volume (i.e., it is essentially a table of metadata). The data stored in the MFT is what the operating systemneeds to retrieve the files. For example, it contains file permissions, […]