In computer programming, schroedinbug is a classification of an unusual software bug. This type of bug is one that goes unnoticed until a programmer or other person reads the software code and discovers that the program never should have been able to work in the first place. In discovering the schroedinbug, the bug manifests and the program will no longer function until the bug has been fixed. The name schroedinbug is from Schroedinger’s Cat thought-experiment in quantum physics, where in 1935 Erwin Schrodinger proposed a famous thought experiment in which a cat was somehow both alive and dead at the same time.
In computer programming, heisenbug is a classification of an unusual software bug that disappears or alters its behavior when an attempt to isolate it is made. Due to the unpredictable nature of a heisenbug, when trying to recreate the bug or using a debugger, the error may change or even vanish on a retry. The […]
In computer programming, bohrbug is a classification of an unusual software bug that always produces a failure on retying the operation which caused the failure. The bohrbug was named after the Bohr atom because the bohrbug represents a solid and easily detectable bug that can be isolated by standard debugging techniques. Contrast with heisenbug.
- racetrack memory
The Magnetic Racetrack Memory Project is in development by IBM’s Almaden Research Center. Informally called racetrack memory (RM), it is a non-volatile memory device that offers a storage density higher than solid-state memory devices with a higher read/write performance. The design is a racetrack concept where RM memory moves magnetic bits along nanoscopic “racetracks.” Racetrack […]
Slang term used to describe a tweet (a Twitter message) that you later regret having sent. See “Cool Twitter Tools for Better Tweeting” in the Did You Know…? section of
Slang term used to describe a tweet (a Twitter message) send by a user who is drunk. See “Cool Twitter Tools for Better Tweeting” in the Did You Know…? section of