The expansion bus for versions of the Macintosh computers starting with the Macintosh II and ending with the Performa. Current Macs use the PCI bus.
Now a generic term for several TCP/IP DoS attacks, but originally made infamous by the WinNuke DoS attack, which crashed Windows machines that had not been suitably patched or firewalled. [Source: CA Anti-spam Solutions]
To transmit a single message to a select group of recipients. A simple example of multicasting is sending an e-mail message to a mailing list. Teleconferencing and videoconferencing also use multicasting, but require more robust protocols and networks. Standards are being developed to support multicasting over a TCP/IP network such as the Internet. These standards, […]
- Nyquist's Law
Also called Nyquist’s Theorem. Before sound as acoustic energy can be manipulated on a computer, it must first be converted to electrical energy (using a transducer such as a microphone) and then transformed through an analog-to-digital converter into a digital representation. This is all accomplished by sampling the continuous input waveform a certain number of […]
Abbreviation for “newbie”. Newbie is commonly used in newsgroups/a>, chat rooms, instant messaging, text messaging, SMS, e-mail and other real time text-based communications.
Software or programming that routinely issues a pop-up window or other form of visual interface asking the user to register a product, purchase an application or take another form of action. Nagware is typically used in reference to shareware, which typically offers a free-trial period of use for the application and then requests that the […]