The tendency for one to believe that everything he reads on the Internet is true. Named for the former White House press secretary and journalist Pierre Salinger who reportedly relayed a bogus report that he read on the Internet, stating that TWA flight 800, which crashed on July 17, 1996, had been the victim of friendly fire. Salinger, in fact, did not get his information from the Internet but from reputable security agents who were incorrect.
- Pixel Shader
The name used to describe the method in which a GPU applies textures and renders pixels to the display. Pixel Shaders are used to give a more realistic look to objects, such as reflections.
An open source dynamically compiled language with a trivial syntax in which advanced features can be written in the language itself, as modules. Modules in Pliant consist of normal library routines or meta-programming functions. Pliant can run as an application under any Linux distribution, as an application under the Windows operating system, or as a […]
Short for Plug and Play, a technology developed by Microsoft and Intel that supports plug-and-play installation. Microsoft has made PnP technology a part of its operating systems since Windows 95.
Short for Power over Ethernet, a solution where electrical current is run to networking hardware over the Ethernet Category 5 or higher data cabling. No extra AC power cord is needed at the product location, minimizing the amount of cables needed and/or the hassle of installing extra outlets.
- Pocket PC
A common name for Windows Mobile PDA devices, Pocket PCs usually offer smaller versions of Microsoft applications such as Word and Outlook. synchronization is done between the device and a Windows-based computer system.