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porn mode

porn mode  n.— «With Version 3.5, Firefox joins most other modern browsers with the ability to run in a private browsing mode (often euphemistically knows as “porn mode”). When in this mode, the browser does not save data from the browsing...

citizen science

citizen science  n.— «The result is an impressively long-running example of “citizen science,” the term for projects in which amateurs gather field data for future research, making up in numbers what we lack in training and...

snorage

snorage  n.— Note: A derogatory play off of the word “storage,” referring to digital data storage devices. «Such a bidding war brings some unaccustomed excitement to what has been referred to as the “snorage” market...

pinger

pinger  v.— «As searchers continue to comb thousands of square miles of ocean for debris from Air France Flight 447, their success could hinge on a device the size of a small flashlight that may well have been manufactured on Cape Cod...

Cybergeddon

Cybergeddon  n.— «A new term “Cybergeddon” has been coined, relating to the potential loss of intellectual property, intelligence infrastructure and related industries dealing primarily in data exchange or storage. The target...

skimming

skimming  n.— «The last step in processing is the separation of data into different streams based on the event types apparent in each collision. This process, called skimming, was performed at the computing centers—SLAC, GridKa in Germany...

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