In online advertising, the term raw hits is used to refer to the total number of visits to any Web site, or clicks on a specific ad, including repeat visitors and clicks. Contrast with unique visitor.
- ray tracing
In computer graphics, an advanced technique for adding realism to an image by including variations in shade, color intensity, and shadows that would be produced by having one or more light sources. Ray tracing software works by simulating the path of a single light ray as it would be absorbed or reflected by various objects […]
(v.) To copy data to a place where it can be used by a program. The term is commonly used to describe copying data from a storage medium, such as a disk, to main memory. (n.) The act of reading. For example, a fast disk drive performs 100 reads per second.
Capable of being displayed, but not modified or deleted. All operating systems allow you to protect objects (disks, files, directories) with a read-only attribute that prevents other users from modifying the object.
(rēd/rīt) (adj.) Capable of being displayed (read) and modified (written to). Most objects (disks, files, directories) are read/write, but operating systems also allow you to protect objects with a read-only attribute that prevents other users from modifying the object.
- readme file
A small text file that comes with many software packages and contains information not included in the official documentation. Typically, readme files contain late-breaking information that could not be included in the printed documentation.