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NDISwrapper - Wikipedia
NDISwrapper is a free software driver wrapper that enables the use of Windows XP network device drivers (for devices such as PCI cards, USB modems, and routers) on Linux operating systems. NDISwrapper works by implementing the Windows kernel and NDIS APIs and dynamically linking Windows network drivers to this implementation. As a result, it only works on systems based on the instruction set architectures supported by Windows, namely IA-32 and x86-64.
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28 days ago by ezequiel
List of TCP and UDP port numbers - Wikipedia
This is a list of TCP and UDP port numbers used by protocols of the Internet protocol suite for operation of network applications.
tcpip  info  internet  unix  linux  serverapp  wikientry  wikipedia  reference  documentation 
7 weeks ago by ezequiel
GVfs - Wikipedia
GVfs (abbreviation for GNOME Virtual file system) is GNOME's userspace virtual filesystem designed to work with the I/O abstraction of GIO, a library available in GLib since version 2.15.1. It installs several modules that are automatically used by applications using the APIs of libgio. There is also FUSE support that allows applications not using GIO to access the GVfs filesystems.
gvfs  gnome  filesystem  wikientry  wikipedia  api  desktop  linux  ftp  ssh  webdav  samba  shell  article  links 
7 weeks ago by ezequiel
Happy Eyeballs - Wikipedia
Happy Eyeballs (also called Fast Fallback) is an algorithm published by the IETF which can make dual-stack applications (those that understand both IPv4 and IPv6) more responsive to users by attempting to connect using both IPv4 and IPv6 at the same time (preferring IPv6), thus avoiding the usual problems faced by users with imperfect IPv6 connections or setups.
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8 weeks ago by ezequiel
O2 wireless box - Wikipedia
The O2 Wireless Box is a wireless residential gateway router distributed by O2. The latest version is based on the 802.11n standard and also supports 802.11g and 802.11b devices.[1] The device connects to the Internet using either an ADSL2+ or ADSL connection.
router  hardware  spec  links  uk  wikientry  wikipedia  wifi 
8 weeks ago by ezequiel
User identifier - Wikipedia
Unix-like operating systems identify a user by a value called a user identifier, often abbreviated to user ID or UID. The UID, along with the group identifier (GID) and other access control criteria, is used to determine which system resources a user can access. The password file maps textual user names to UIDs. UIDs are stored in the inodes of the Unix file system, running processes, tar archives, and the now-obsolete Network Information Service. In POSIX-compliant environments, the command-line command id gives the current user's UID, as well as more information such as the user name, primary user group and group identifier (GID).
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11 weeks ago by ezequiel
Ubuntu version history - Wikipedia
Ubuntu releases are made semiannually by Canonical Ltd, the developers of the Ubuntu operating system, using the year and month of the release as a version number. The first Ubuntu release, for example, was Ubuntu 4.10 and was released on 20 October 2004.[1][2] Consequently, version numbers for future versions are provisional; if the release is delayed until a different month (or even year) to that planned, the version number will change accordingly.[3]
wikientry  wikipedia  ubuntu  linux  article  history  links  distro  releaserelated 
october 2019 by ezequiel
Meson (software) - Wikipedia
Meson (/ˈmɛ.sɒn/)[2] is a software tool for automating the building (compiling) of software. The overall goal for Meson is to promote programmer productivity.[3] Meson is free and open-source software written in Python, under the Apache License 2.0.
meson  cmake  comparison  wikipedia  wikientry  buildgenerator  multiplatform  opensource  license.apache  links  c  c++  d.programming.language  java  rust 
october 2019 by ezequiel
PlayStation 2 - Wikipedia
The PlayStation 2 (officially abbreviated as PS2) is a home video game console developed and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was first released in Japan on March 4, 2000, in North America on October 26, 2000, and in Europe and Australia in November 2000, and is the successor to the PlayStation, as well as the second video game console in the PlayStation brand. As a sixth-generation console, the PS2 competed with Sega's Dreamcast, Nintendo's GameCube, and Microsoft's Xbox.
vg.plat.ps2  wikipedia  wikientry  links  spec  gaming  article  reference  history  hardware  info  downloads  api  development 
august 2019 by ezequiel
Web ARChive - Wikipedia
The Web ARChive (WARC) archive format specifies a method for combining multiple digital resources into an aggregate archive file together with related information. The WARC format is a revision of the Internet Archive's ARC File Format[4] that has traditionally been used to store "web crawls" as sequences of content blocks harvested from the World Wide Web. The WARC format generalizes the older format to better support the harvesting, access, and exchange needs of archiving organizations. Besides the primary content currently recorded, the revision accommodates related secondary content, such as assigned metadata, abbreviated duplicate detection events, and later-date transformations.[5]
standards  web  fileformats  article  wikipedia  wikientry  links  archive 
july 2019 by ezequiel
IP address - Wikipedia
An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to each device connected to a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication.[1][2] An IP address serves two principal functions: host or network interface identification and location addressing.
tcpip  networking  reference  links  wikipedia  wikientry  article  ipv6  example 
june 2019 by ezequiel
Amygdala - Wikipedia
The amygdala (/əˈmɪɡdələ/; plural: amygdalae; also corpus amygdaloideum; Latin from Greek, ἀμυγδαλή, amygdalē, 'Almond', 'tonsil'[1]) is one of two almond-shaped clusters of nuclei located deep and medially within the temporal lobes of the brain in complex vertebrates, including humans.[2] Shown in research to perform a primary role in the processing of memory, decision-making and emotional responses (including fear, anxiety, and aggression), the amygdalae are considered part of the limbic system.[3]
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june 2019 by ezequiel
Closed platform - Wikipedia
A closed platform, walled garden, or closed ecosystem[1][2] is a software system wherein the carrier or service provider has control over applications, content, and media, and restricts convenient access to non-approved applications or content. This is in contrast to an open platform, wherein consumers generally have unrestricted access to applications and content.
freedom  os  software  opensource  freesoftware  linux  windows  macosx  iphone  wikipedia  article  wikientry 
june 2019 by ezequiel
Talk pages consultation 2019/Phase 1 report - MediaWiki
The 2019 Talk pages consultation (TPC) has reached the end of Phase 1: a global consultation on how contributors use wiki talk pages, and the problems that people experience. This report summarizes what people have said and what we've learned, proposes a direction for the project, and proposes specific questions to explore in Phase 2.
wikipedia  wikientry  policy 
june 2019 by ezequiel
Comparison of wiki software - Wikipedia
The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of wiki software packages.
comparison  wikiengine  wikipedia  wikientry  software  linux  unix  windows  macosx  webserver  webapp 
may 2019 by ezequiel
dnsmasq - Wikipedia
Dnsmasq provides Domain Name System (DNS) forwarder, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server, router advertisement and network boot features for small computer networks, created as free software.
dnsmasq  serverapp  wikipedia  wikientry  unix  linux  networking  dns  dhcp  article  links 
may 2019 by ezequiel
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol - Wikipedia
The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a network management protocol used on UDP/IP networks whereby a DHCP server dynamically assigns an IP address and other network configuration parameters to each device on a network so they can communicate with other IP networks.[1] A DHCP server enables computers to request IP addresses and networking parameters automatically from the Internet service provider (ISP), reducing the need for a network administrator or a user to manually assign IP addresses to all network devices.[1] In the absence of a DHCP server, a computer or other device on the network needs to be manually assigned an IP address, or to assign itself an APIPA address, which will not enable it to communicate outside its local subnet.
dhcp  networking  article  wikipedia  wikientry  tcpip  security  links  rfc 
may 2019 by ezequiel
Comparison of DNS server software - Wikipedia
This article presents a succinct comparison of the features, platform support, and packaging of many independent implementations of Domain Name System (DNS) name server software.
freesoftware  opensource  free  commercialsoftware  comparison  dns  server  serverapp  wikientry  wikipedia  links  dnsmasq 
may 2019 by ezequiel
Agatha Christie - Wikipedia
Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE (née Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English writer. She is known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around her fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Christie also wrote the world's longest-running play, a murder mystery, The Mousetrap,[2] and, under the pen name Mary Westmacott, six romances. In 1971 she was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for her contribution to literature.[3]
books  literature  english  wikipedia  wikientry  article  links  downloads  uk  history  info  people 
may 2019 by ezequiel
Steve Jobs - Wikipedia
Steven Paul Jobs (/dʒɒbz/; February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American business magnate and investor. He was the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), and co-founder of Apple Inc.; chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar; a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar; and the founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT. Jobs is widely recognized as a pioneer of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
apple  people  wikipedia  wikientry  english  computing  macosx  article 
april 2019 by ezequiel
PyCharm - Wikipedia
PyCharm is an integrated development environment (IDE) used in computer programming, specifically for the Python language. It is developed by the Czech company JetBrains.[5] It provides code analysis, a graphical debugger, an integrated unit tester, integration with version control systems (VCSes), and supports web development with Django.
license.apache  opensource  commercialsoftware  ide  python  windows  macosx  linux  wikipedia  wikientry  links 
april 2019 by ezequiel
Sony Reader - Wikipedia
The Sony Reader was a line of e-book readers manufactured by Sony, who produced the first commercial E Ink e-reader with the Sony Librie in 2004.[1] It used an electronic paper display developed by E Ink Corporation, was viewable in direct sunlight, required no power to maintain a static image, and was usable in portrait or landscape orientation.
sonyreader  sony.prs.505  sony.prs.t2  wikientry  article  links  wikipedia 
january 2019 by ezequiel
Cleopatra - Wikipedia
Cleopatra VII Philopator (Ancient Greek: Κλεοπᾰ́τρᾱ Φιλοπάτωρ, translit. Kleopátrā Philopátōr;[5] 69 – 10 or 12 August 30 BC)[note 2] was the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, nominally survived as pharaoh by her son Caesarion.[note 4] She was also a diplomat, naval commander, linguist,[6] and medical author.[7] As a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, she was a descendant of its founder Ptolemy I Soter, a Macedonian Greek general[note 5] and companion of Alexander the Great. After the death of Cleopatra, Egypt became a province of the Roman Empire, marking the end of the Hellenistic period that had lasted since the reign of Alexander (336–323 BC).[note 6] Her native language was Koine Greek and she was the first Ptolemaic ruler to learn the Egyptian language.[note 7]
english  history  article  wikientry  wikipedia 
january 2019 by ezequiel
History of the Americas - Wikipedia
The prehistory of the Americas (North, South, and Central America, and the Caribbean) begins with people migrating to these areas from Asia during the height of an Ice Age. These groups are generally believed to have been isolated from peoples of the "Old World" until the coming of Europeans in the 10th century from Iceland led by Leif Erikson and with the voyages of Christopher Columbus in 1492.
history  english  america  article  wikientry  wikipedia 
january 2019 by ezequiel
René Lavand - Wikipedia
Héctor René Lavandera, (Buenos Aires, 24 de septiembre de 1928 – Tandil, 7 de febrero de 2015),1​ más conocido como René Lavand, fue un ilusionista argentino de fama mundial especializado en cartomagia. Vivió en Tandil desde su infancia hasta su fallecimiento.
people  spanish  wikipedia  wikientry  history  links  article  magic  argentina 
october 2018 by ezequiel
Open–closed principle - Wikipedia
In object-oriented programming, the open/closed principle states "software entities (classes, modules, functions, etc.) should be open for extension, but closed for modification";[1] that is, such an entity can allow its behaviour to be extended without modifying its source code.
ood  wikipedia  wikientry  english  softwaredevelopment  article  links  design 
september 2018 by ezequiel
Palm OS Emulator - Wikipedia
Descended from Copilot, Palm OS Emulator is used for writing, testing, and debugging Palm OS applications. Palm OS Emulator emulates Motorola 68000-class devices and has intimate knowledge of Palm OS's inner working, allowing for the close monitoring of correct application operation. Unlike Xcopilot (another descendent of Copilot), Palm OS Emulator will not boot uClinux. By using "skin" files, Palm OS Emulator could very closely mimic the appearance of many models of Palm handheld.
palm  palmos  emulator  wikipedia  wikientry  article  software  windows  freeware  links  history 
august 2018 by ezequiel
Access Linux Platform - Wikipedia
The Access Linux Platform (ALP), is a discontinued open-source software based operating system, once referred to as a "next-generation version of the Palm OS," for mobile devices developed and marketed by Access Co., of Tokyo, Japan. The platform included execution environments for Java, classic Palm OS, and GTK+-based native Linux applications. ALP was demonstrated in devices[1] at a variety of conferences, including 3GSM,[2] LinuxWorld,[3] GUADEC, and Open Source in Mobile.
palm  palmos  wikipedia  wikientry  links  history  mobile  article 
august 2018 by ezequiel
Sansa Fuze+ - Wikipedia
The Sansa Fuze+ is a portable media player manufactured by SanDisk as part of their Sansa line of MP3 players. The Fuze+ was released on September 1st 2010, and is the direct successor to the Sansa Fuze. The Sansa Fuze+ is available in five colors: Black, Blue, Purple, Red, and White. Internal storage capacities of the player vary by color.
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august 2018 by ezequiel
Playing card - Wikipedia
A playing card is a piece of specially prepared heavy paper, thin cardboard, plastic-coated paper, cotton-paper blend, or thin plastic, marked with distinguishing motifs and used as one of a set for playing card games. Playing cards are typically palm-sized for convenient handling, and were first invented in China during the Tang dynasty.
playingcards  wikipedia  wikientry  links  info  history  english 
july 2018 by ezequiel
Truco argentino - Wikipedia
El truco argentino es un juego de naipes jugado en la Argentina y el sur de Chile. Es una de las variantes sudamericanas del juego de truco (joc del truc, en valenciano), originario de Valencia (España).
games  kids  spanish  wikipedia  wikientry  argentina  playingcards 
may 2018 by ezequiel
Technical analysis - Wikipedia
In finance, technical analysis is an analysis methodology for forecasting the direction of prices through the study of past market data, primarily price and volume.[1] Behavioral economics and quantitative analysis use many of the same tools of technical analysis,[2][3][4] which, being an aspect of active management, stands in contradiction to much of modern portfolio theory. The efficacy of both technical and fundamental analysis is disputed by the efficient-market hypothesis which states that stock market prices are essentially unpredictable.[5]
finances  wikipedia  wikientry  links  english  article 
january 2018 by ezequiel
Trim (computing) - Wikipedia
A trim command (known as TRIM in the ATA command set, and UNMAP in the SCSI command set) allows an operating system to inform a solid-state drive (SSD) which blocks of data are no longer considered in use and can be wiped internally.
storage  ssd  protocol  wikientry  wikipedia  links  hardwaresupport  harddisk 
january 2018 by ezequiel
BIOS boot partition - Wikipedia
The BIOS boot partition is a partition on a data storage device that GNU GRUB uses on legacy BIOS-based personal computers in order to boot an operating system, when the actual boot device contains a GUID Partition Table (GPT). Such a layout is sometimes referred to as BIOS/GPT boot.
bios  partition  wikipedia  wikientry  reference  links  documentation  linux  gnu  harddisk  grub  article 
january 2018 by ezequiel
Ocean current - Wikipedia
An ocean current is a seasonal directed movement of seawater generated by forces acting upon this mean flow, such as breaking waves, wind, the Coriolis effect, cabbeling, temperature and salinity differences, while tides are caused by the gravitational pull of the Sun and Moon. Depth contours, shoreline configurations, and interactions with other currents influence a current's direction and strength. Therefore, ocean currents are primarily horizontal water movements. [...]
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december 2017 by ezequiel
QWERTY - Wikipedia
QWERTY is a keyboard layout for Latin-script alphabets. The name comes from the order of the first six keys on the top left letter row of the keyboard (Q W E R T Y). The QWERTY design is based on a layout created for the Sholes and Glidden typewriter and sold to Remington in 1873. It became popular with the success of the Remington No. 2 of 1878, and remains in widespread use.
keyboard  wikipedia  wikientry  history  article 
december 2017 by ezequiel
Standard deviation - Wikipedia
In statistics, the standard deviation (SD, also represented by the Greek letter sigma σ or the Latin letter s) is a measure that is used to quantify the amount of variation or dispersion of a set of data values.[1] A low standard deviation indicates that the data points tend to be close to the mean (also called the expected value) of the set, while a high standard deviation indicates that the data points are spread out over a wider range of values.
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november 2017 by ezequiel
Bond (finance) - Wikipedia
In finance, a bond is an instrument of indebtedness of the bond issuer to the holders. The most common types of bonds include municipal bonds and corporate bonds.
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october 2017 by ezequiel
Selección de fútbol de Argentina - Wikipedia
La selección de fútbol de Argentina es el equipo representativo de dicho país en las competiciones oficiales. Su organización está a cargo de la Asociación del Fútbol Argentino (AFA), perteneciente a la Conmebol. Jugó el primer partido internacional fuera de Argentina el 16 de mayo de 1901, en Montevideo, contra la Selección de fútbol de Uruguay. [...]
argentina  spanish  article  football  sports  history  messi  wikipedia  wikientry 
october 2017 by ezequiel
Text mode - Wikipedia
Text mode is a computer display mode in which content is internally represented on a computer screen in terms of characters rather than individual pixels. Typically, the screen consists of a uniform rectangular grid of character cells, each of which contains one of the characters of a character set. Text mode is contrasted to all points addressable (APA) mode or other kinds of computer graphics modes.
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september 2017 by ezequiel
Bitcoin - Wikipedia
Bitcoin is a worldwide cryptocurrency and digital payment system[13]:3 called the first decentralized digital currency, since the system works without a central repository or single administrator.[13]:1[14] It was invented by an unknown programmer, or a group of programmers, under the name Satoshi Nakamoto[15] and released as open-source software in 2009.[16] The system is peer-to-peer, and transactions take place between users directly, without an intermediary.[13]:4 These transactions are verified by network nodes and recorded in a public distributed ledger called a blockchain.
bitcoin  cryptocurrency  wikipedia  article  links  economics  finances  politics  wikientry  statistics  crypto.blockchain 
august 2017 by ezequiel
Vala (programming language) - Wikipedia
Vala is an object-oriented programming language with a self-hosting compiler that generates C code and uses the GObject system. [...]
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july 2017 by ezequiel
Software design pattern - Wikipedia
In software engineering, a software design pattern is a general reusable solution to a commonly occurring problem within a given context in software design. It is not a finished design that can be transformed directly into source or machine code. It is a description or template for how to solve a problem that can be used in many different situations. Design patterns are formalized best practices that the programmer can use to solve common problems when designing an application or system.
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february 2017 by ezequiel
ISO 8601 (date+time represenation) - Wikipedia
ISO 8601 Data elements and interchange formats – Information interchange – Representation of dates and times is an international standard covering the exchange of date and time-related data. It was issued by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and was first published in 1988. The purpose of this standard is to provide an unambiguous and well-defined method of representing dates and times, so as to avoid misinterpretation of numeric representations of dates and times, particularly when data are transferred between countries with different conventions for writing numeric dates and times.
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february 2017 by ezequiel
Clean room design - Wikipedia
Clean room design (also known as the Chinese wall technique) is the method of copying a design by reverse engineering and then recreating it without infringing any of the copyrights associated with the original design. Clean room design is useful as a defense against copyright infringement because it relies on independent invention. However, because independent invention is not a defense against patents, clean room designs typically cannot be used to circumvent patent restrictions.
copyright  wikipedia  wikientry  article  links  example  law  usa  softwareengineering  softwaredevelopment  history 
february 2017 by ezequiel
RGBA color space - Wikipedia
RGBA stands for red green blue alpha. While it is sometimes described as a color space, it is actually simply a use of the RGB color model, with extra alpha channel information. The color is RGB, and may belong to any RGB color space, but an integral alpha value as invented by Catmull and Smith between 1971 and 1972 enables alpha compositing. The inventors named alpha after the Greek letter in the classic linear interpolation formula α A + (1 − α) B.
wikipedia  graphics  wikientry  programming  example  reference 
january 2017 by ezequiel
Image file formats - Wikipedia
Image file formats are standardized means of organizing and storing digital images. Image files are composed of digital data in one of these formats that can be rasterized for use on a computer display or printer. An image file format may store data in uncompressed, compressed, or vector formats. Once rasterized, an image becomes a grid of pixels, each of which has a number of bits to designate its color equal to the color depth of the device displaying it.
image  fileformats  wikipedia  wikientry  links 
january 2017 by ezequiel
GIF - Wikipedia
The Graphics Interchange Format (better known by its acronym GIF /ˈdʒɪf/ jif or /ˈɡɪf/ ghif) is a bitmap image format that was developed by US-based software writer Steve Wilhite while working at the internet service provider CompuServe in 1987[1] and has since come into widespread usage on the World Wide Web due to its wide support and portability.
fileformats  image  media  links  reference  wikipedia  wikientry 
december 2016 by ezequiel
Frank Zappa - Wikipedia
Frank Vincent Zappa[nb 1] (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American musician, songwriter, composer, guitarist, record producer, actor and filmmaker. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, jazz, jazz fusion, orchestral and musique concrète works, and produced almost all of the 60-plus albums that he released with his band the Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers.
music  english  wikipedia  wikientry  links 
november 2016 by ezequiel
List of national parks of the United States - Wikipedia
The United States has 59 protected areas known as national parks that are operated by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior. National parks must be established by an act of the United States Congress. The first national park, Yellowstone, was signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1872, followed by Mackinac National Park in 1875 (decommissioned in 1895), and then Rock Creek Park (later merged into National Capital Parks), Sequoia and Yosemite in 1890. The Organic Act of 1916 created the National Park Service "to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wildlife therein, and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations."[1] Many current National Parks had been previously protected as National Monuments by the President under the Antiquities Act before being upgraded by Congress. Seven national parks (six in Alaska) are paired with a National Preserve.[citation needed] While administered together, they are considered as separate units and their areas are not included in the figures below.
usa  leisure  links  wikipedia  wikientry  travel 
october 2016 by ezequiel
La Liga - Wikipedia
The Primera División,[a] commonly known as La Liga[b] and as La Liga Santander for sponsorship reasons,[1] is the top professional association football division of the Spanish football league system. Administrated by the Liga de Fútbol Profesional (LFP), La Liga is contested by 20 teams, with the three lowest-placed teams relegated to the Segunda División and replaced by the top two teams in that division plus the winner of a play-off.
spain  english  sports  football  fcbarcelona  statistics  wikipedia  wikientry 
october 2016 by ezequiel
Dependency inversion principle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In object-oriented programming, the dependency inversion principle refers to a specific form of decoupling software modules. When following this principle, the conventional dependency relationships established from high-level, policy-setting modules to low-level, dependency modules are reversed, thus rendering high-level modules independent of the low-level module implementation details. [...]
design  patterns  wikipedia  wikientry  article  links  example  development 
october 2016 by ezequiel
FIFA eligibility rules - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As the governing body of association football, FIFA is responsible for maintaining and implementing the rules that determine whether an association football player is eligible to represent a particular country in officially recognised international competitions and friendly matches. In the 20th century, FIFA allowed a player to represent any national team, as long as the player held citizenship of that country. In 2004, in reaction to the growing trend towards naturalisation of foreign players in some countries, FIFA implemented a significant new ruling that requires a player to demonstrate a "clear connection" to any country they wish to represent. FIFA has used its authority to overturn results of competitive international matches that feature ineligible players.
football  article  english  history  sports  wikipedia  wikientry 
october 2016 by ezequiel
Memory barrier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A memory barrier, also known as a membar, memory fence or fence instruction, is a type of barrier instruction that causes a central processing unit (CPU) or compiler to enforce an ordering constraint on memory operations issued before and after the barrier instruction. This typically means that operations issued prior to the barrier are guaranteed to be performed before operations issued after the barrier.
multitasking  wikipedia  wikientry  article  links  example  memory  development 
october 2016 by ezequiel
Agatha Christie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE (née Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English crime novelist, short story writer and playwright. She is best known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, notably those revolving around the investigative work of her fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Jane Marple. She also wrote the world's longest-running play, a murder mystery, The Mousetrap,[1] and six romances under the name Mary Westmacott. In 1971 she was made a Dame for her contribution to literature.[2]
wikipedia  wikientry  english  uk  history  links  literature  books 
september 2016 by ezequiel
Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 was a Lockheed L-1011-1 Tristar jet that crashed into the Florida Everglades at 11:42 pm December 29, 1972, causing 101 fatalities (99 initial crash fatalities, two died shortly afterward). The captain, along with one of two flight crew members, two of 10 flight attendants, and 97 of 163 passengers, died; 75 passengers and crew survived. The crash occurred as a result of the entire flight crew becoming preoccupied with a burnt-out landing gear indicator light, and failing to notice the autopilot had inadvertently been disconnected. As a result, while the flight crew was distracted with the indicator problem, the aircraft gradually lost altitude and crashed. It was the first crash of a widebody aircraft and at the time, the second-deadliest single-aircraft disaster in the United States.[3][4]
history  article  travel  usa  wikientry  links  wikipedia 
september 2016 by ezequiel
St. Mary Mead - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
St. Mary Mead was the fictional village created by popular crime fiction author Dame Agatha Christie.
wikipedia  wikientry  fiction  literature  uk  england  links  books 
september 2016 by ezequiel
Unix shell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Unix shell is a command-line interpreter or shell that provides a traditional Unix-like command line user interface. Users direct the operation of the computer by entering commands as text for a command line interpreter to execute, or by creating text scripts of one or more such commands. Users typically interact with a Unix shell using a terminal emulator, however, direct operation via serial hardware connections, or networking session, are common for server systems. All Unix shells provide filename wildcarding, piping, here documents, command substitution, variables and control structures for condition-testing and iteration.
wikipedia  wikientry  unix  shell  linux  links  bash  comparison  compatibility  configuration  reference 
august 2016 by ezequiel
Roger Federer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Roger Federer (German: [ˈfeːdərər] born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player [...]. His accomplishments in professional tennis have led to him being regarded by many as the greatest tennis player of all time.[a] Federer turned professional in 1998 and has been continuously ranked in the top 10 since October 2002.
tennis  wikipedia  wikientry  links  sports  english  people 
july 2016 by ezequiel
Vim (text editor) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vim (/vɪm/;[4] a contraction of Vi IMproved) is a clone, with additions, of Bill Joy's vi text editor program for Unix. It was written by Bram Moolenaar based on source for a port of the Stevie editor to the Amiga[5] and first released publicly in 1991. Vim is designed for use both from a command-line interface and as a standalone application in a graphical user interface. Vim is free and open source software and is released under a license that includes some charityware clauses, encouraging users who enjoy the software to consider donating to children in Uganda.[6] The license is compatible with the GNU General Public License through a special clause allowing distribution of modified copies "under the GNU GPL version 2 or any later version".[7]
vim  vi  editor  links  history  software  tool  textui  gui  wikipedia  wikientry  neovim  releaserelated 
july 2016 by ezequiel
Relative luminance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(me: source for the formula used in GIMP when using the "luminosity" conversion in the "desaturate" colour tool)
wikipedia  wikientry  article  physics  math  colour  gimp  english  graphics  photography 
june 2016 by ezequiel
Ruby on Rails - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ruby on Rails, or simply Rails, is a web application framework written in Ruby under the MIT License. Rails is a model–view–controller (MVC) framework, providing default structures for a database, a web service, and web pages. It encourages and facilitates the use of web standards such as JSON or XML for data transfer, and HTML, CSS and JavaScript for display and user interfacing. In addition to MVC, Rails emphasizes the use of other well-known software engineering patterns and paradigms, including convention over configuration (CoC), don't repeat yourself (DRY), and the active record pattern.
ruby.rails  wikipedia  ruby  article  english  framework  webapp 
may 2016 by ezequiel
Framing (World Wide Web) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the context of a web browser, a frame is a part of a web page or browser window which displays content independent of its container, with the ability to load content independently. The HTML or media elements that go in a frame may or may not come from the same web site as the other elements of content on display.
html  fileformats  html5  wikipedia  wikientry  reference  links  example 
april 2016 by ezequiel
HTML element - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An HTML element is an individual component of an HTML document or web page, once this has been parsed into the Document Object Model. HTML is composed of a tree of HTML elements and other nodes, such as text nodes. Each element can have HTML attributes specified. Elements can also have content, including other elements and text. Many HTML elements represent semantics, or meaning. For example, the title element represents the title of the document.
html  fileformats  html5  wikipedia  wikientry  reference  links  example 
april 2016 by ezequiel
X-Forwarded-For - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The X-Forwarded-For (XFF) HTTP header field was a common method for identifying the originating IP address of a client connecting to a web server through an HTTP proxy or load balancer. As of 2014 RFC 7239 standardized a new Forwarded header with similar purpose but more features compared to XFF.[1] An example of a Forwarded header syntax: [...]
wikipedia  wikientry  http  internet  protocol  links  proxy 
april 2016 by ezequiel
V8 (JavaScript engine) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The V8 JavaScript Engine is an open source JavaScript engine developed by The Chromium Project for the Google Chrome web browser.[5] It has since seen use in many other projects, such as Couchbase, MongoDB and Node.js that are used server side. As of 2012, the head programmer is Lars Bak.[6] The first version of the V8 engine was released at the same time as the first version of Chrome, September 2, 2008.
javascript  chrome.browser  chromium  article  wikipedia  wikientry  links  language  google  opensource  license.bsd  node.js  v8 
march 2016 by ezequiel
Node.js - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In software development, Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform runtime environment for developing server-side Web applications. Although Node.js is not a JavaScript framework,[3] many of its basic modules are written in JavaScript, and developers can write new modules in JavaScript. The runtime environment interprets JavaScript using Google's V8 JavaScript engine.
node.js  javascript  wikipedia  article  links  webapp  opensource  license.mit  linux  windows  cygwin  freebsd  openbsd  macosx  solaris  v8 
march 2016 by ezequiel
Raspberry Pi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Raspberry Pi is a series of credit card–sized single-board computers developed in England, United Kingdom by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intent to promote the teaching of basic computer science in schools and developing countries.[6][7][8] The original Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi 2 are manufactured in several board configurations through licensed manufacturing agreements with Newark element14 (Premier Farnell), RS Components and Egoman.[9] The hardware is the same across all manufacturers.
raspberrypi  wikipedia  wikientry  links  spec  embedded  linux 
march 2016 by ezequiel
Fork bomb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In computing, a fork bomb (also called rabbit virus or wabbit[1]) is a denial-of-service attack wherein a process continually replicates itself to deplete available system resources, causing resource starvation and slowing or crashing the system.
malware  shell  example  security  cli  windows  unix  bash  wikipedia  wikientry 
march 2016 by ezequiel
Closure (computer programming) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In programming languages, closures (also lexical closures or function closures) are a technique for implementing lexically scoped name binding in languages with first-class functions. Operationally, a closure is a record storing a function[a] together with an environment: [...]
wikipedia  wikientry  computing  programming  article  english  example  language  functional.prog 
february 2016 by ezequiel
Lionel Messi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lionel Andrés "Leo" Messi (Spanish pronunciation: [ljoˈnel anˈdɾes ˈmesi] ( listen); born 24 June 1987) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team.
argentina  messi  football  sports  wikipedia  wikientry  article  english  links  fcbarcelona 
february 2016 by ezequiel
Forward (association football) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Forwards are the players on an association football team who play nearest to the opposing team's goal, and are therefore most responsible for scoring goals.
sports  football  wikipedia  wikientry  english  messi  links  article 
february 2016 by ezequiel
Ezekiel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ezekiel (/ᵻˈziːki.əl/; Hebrew: יְחֶזְקֵאל, Y'ḥez'qel, Hebrew pronunciation: [jəħezˈqel]), meaning "May God strengthen him", "God will strengthen" (from חזק, ḥazaq, [ħaˈzaq], literally "to fasten upon", figuratively "strong", and אל, el, [ʔel], literally "God", and so figuratively "The Almighty") is the central protagonist of the Book of Ezekiel in the Hebrew Bible.
religion  wikipedia  wikientry  article  english 
january 2016 by ezequiel
XACML - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
XACML stands for "eXtensible Access Control Markup Language". The standard defines a declarative access control policy language implemented in XML and a processing model describing how to evaluate access requests according to the rules defined in policies.
security  wikipedia  wikientry  article  english  computing  xml 
january 2016 by ezequiel
Representational state transfer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In computing, representational state transfer (REST) is the software architectural style of the World Wide Web.[1][2][3] REST's coordinated set of constraints, applied to the design of components in a distributed hypermedia system, can lead to a higher-performing and more maintainable software architecture.
rest.web  computing  internet  xml  protocol  tcpip  http  wikipedia  wikientry 
january 2016 by ezequiel
Create, read, update and delete - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In computer programming, create, read, update and delete[1] (as an acronym CRUD or possibly a backronym) (Sometimes called SCRUD with an "S" for Search) are the four basic functions of persistent storage. [...]
wikipedia  wikientry  article  database  computing  english  sql  http  example 
january 2016 by ezequiel
McNamara fallacy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The McNamara fallacy (also known as quantitative fallacy[1]), named for Robert McNamara, the United States Secretary of Defense from 1961 to 1968, involves making a decision based solely on quantitative observations and ignoring all others. The reason given is often that these other observations cannot be proven.
psychology  english  wikipedia  wikientry  links  article 
january 2016 by ezequiel
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