Saturday, September 09, 2006

Know these briefs!

  • The term "virtual reality" was coined by the composer, computer scientist and author Jaron Lanier.
  • The code name for the 12 engineers who designed the first IBM PC was "The Dirty Dozen".
  • It is possible to run a P III processor without a heat sink because Intel bundles along protection devices that clocks down the CPU to get back to a stable temperature.
  • Blue Gene is the nickname of the new supercomputer from IBM that would be 1000 times faster than Deep Blue.
  • 'Overburning' is the process of writing beyond the official capacity of a CD-R or CD-RW. This is possible by using the lead-out to store data- the lead-out is used to indicate the end of the disk and contains nothing but zeroes.
  • "To get amazonned" means that one has lost a significant portion of one's business to a dotcom enterprise.

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