Short for Non-Player Character, it is a game character not played by a person, it is the computer player. In 3-D action and shooter games, especially in deathmatch scenarios, the NPCs are often called bots.
Non-Return-to-Zero Inverted A method for transmitting and recording data so that it keeps the sending and receiving clocks synchronized. This is especially helpful in situations where bit stuffing is employed — the practice of adding bits to a data stream so it conforms with communications protocols. These added bits can create a long string of […]
Short for Netscape Server API, an API for Netscape’s Web servers. NSAPI enables programmers to create Web-based applications that are more sophisticated and run much faster than applications based on CGI scripts.
A wide-area network developed under the auspices of the National Science Foundation (NSF). NSFnet replaced ARPANET as the main government network linking universities and research facilities. In 1995, however, the NSF dismantled NSFnet and replaced it with a commercial Internet backbone. At the same time, the NSF implemented a new backbone called very high-speed Backbone […]
- NS Basic
A development environment for programming in BASIC for handheld devices. NS Basic allows a programmer to develop and test programs in a desktop environment and then download them to handheld devices as handhelds typically do not have the resources to support the development of programs, such as screens to display an IDEM. NS Basic is […]
- NT File System (NTFS)
(pronounced as separate letters) Short for NT File System, one of the file systems for the Windows NT operating system (Windows NT also supports the FAT file system). NTFS has features to improve reliability, such as transaction logs to help recover from disk failures. To control access to files, you can set permissions for directories […]