Word of the Week: 19 Oct 2020


n. 1. Notional cause of an odd error. “Why did the program suddenly turn the screen blue?” “Sunspots, I guess.” 2. Also the cause of {bit rot} — from the myth that sunspots will increase {cosmic rays}, which can flip single bits in memory. 3. In Ham Radio – A region on the sun where an electromagnetic “storm” is happening. These have an effect on propagation of radio waves.

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