The ability of an operating system to execute different parts of a program, called threads, simultaneously. The programmer must carefully design the program in such a way that all the threads can run at the same time without interfering with each other.
(MUHN-jing) The act of altering an e-mail address posted on a Web page to make it unreadable to bots and harvesters that crawl the Web for e-mail addresses to include on spam lists. Munging is where the e-mail address is not fully written out but is still understandable to anyone reading the Web page. The […]
- municipal Wi-Fi
Often abbreviated as muni Wi-Fi, municipal Wi-Fi is a city-wide (municipal) wireless network, based mainly on 802.11 networking standards that provide high-speed Internet access within the municipality for free or low cost access when compared to standard broadband access fees. Municipal Wi-Fi networks are a type of wireless mesh network.
In digital television the term must-carry is used to describe the legal obligation of a cable company (the carrier) to carry analog or digital signal broadcasts.
(1) Short for mutual exclusion object. In computer programming, a mutex is a program object that allows multiple program threads to share the same resource, such as file access, but not simultaneously. When a program is started, a mutex is created with a unique name. After this stage, any thread that needs the resource must […]
Short for network access point, a public network exchange facility where Internet Service Providers (ISPs) can connect with one another in peering arrangements. The NAPs are a key component of the Internet backbone because the connections within them determine how traffic is routed. They are also the points of most Internet congestion.