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Alligator Radio

Do you listen to our show on an alligator radio? We’re guessing not, since this bit of trucker slang refers to the CB radios that transmit a strong signal but are terrible for receiving. Like an alligator, they’re all mouth and no ears...

rain fade

rain fade  n.— «Rain and snow absorb the signal, reducing the quality of the service during storms, an effect the industry calls “rain fade.”» —“With WiMax, Walking on the Wireless Side in Baltimore” by Peter...

off-deck

off-deck  adj.— «He also said the off-deck services do not come with security, like protection against spam and abuse, protection the carriers are in unique positions to provide.» —“SIP allows consumers to sidestep...

bricked

bricked  v.— «WRT54GS version is a little bit more difficult to manipulate with 3rd party firmwares than WRT54G, not only because some firmwares don’t work on WRT54G, but Linksys’ firmwares aren’t the same and a “bricked”...

geofencing

geofencing  n.— «Back on terra firma, “geofencing” will be this year’s buzz word. Wireless location technology will mean the movements of mobile-phone users can be tracked by security forces, who will be able to create...