Musings – geek

Things geeky and nerdy.

Word of the Week: 21 Sep 2020

:cray: /kray/ n. 1. (properly, capitalized) One of the line of supercomputers designed by Cray Research. 2. Any supercomputer at ...
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Word of the Week: 14 Sep 2020

:Stone Age: n., adj. 1. In computer folklore, an ill-defined period from ENIAC (ca. 1943) to the mid-1950s; the great ...
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Word of the Week: 7 Sep 2020

:mainframe: n. Term originally referring to the cabinet containing the central processor unit or `main frame' of a room-filling {Stone ...
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Word of the Week: 31 Aug 2020

:big iron: n. Large, expensive, ultra-fast computers. Used generally of {number-crunching} supercomputers such as Crays, but can include more conventional ...
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Word of the Week: 24 Aug 2020

:core: n. Main storage or RAM. Dates from the days of ferrite-core memory; now archaic as techspeak most places outside ...
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Word of the Week: 17 Aug 2020

:core: n. Main storage or RAM. Dates from the days of ferrite-core memory; now archaic as techspeak most places outside ...
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Word of the Week: 10 Aug 2020

:Iron Age: n. In the history of computing, 1961--1971 --- the formative era of commercial {mainframe} technology, when {big iron} ...
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Word of the Week: 3 Aug 2020

:core dump: n. [common {Iron Age} jargon, preserved by UNIX] 1. [techspeak] A copy of the contents of {core}, produced ...
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Word of the Week: 27 Jul 2020

:brain dump: n. The act of telling someone everything one knows about a particular topic or project. Typically used when ...
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Word of the Week: 20 Jul 2020

:Big Room, the: n. The extremely large room with the blue ceiling and intensely bright light (during the day) or ...
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