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  • adware
    adware Prev A Next adware n Software which is free to download and use but includes pop up banner ads somewhere See also ware Prev Up Next ADVENT Home AFAIK

    Original URL path: http://www.no-copy.org/jargonfile/html/A/adware.html (2016-02-09)
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  • AFAIK
    Know There is a variant AFAICT As Far As I Can Tell where AFAIK suggests that the writer knows his knowledge is limited AFAICT suggests that he feels his knowledge is as complete as anybody else s but that the

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  • AFK
    s not go kill that frost giant yet I need to go AFK to make a phone call Often MUDs will have a command to politely inform others of your absence when they try to talk with you The term

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  • AI
    Prev A Next AI A I n Abbreviation for Artificial Intelligence so common that the full form is almost never written or spoken among hackers Prev Up Next AFK Home

    Original URL path: http://www.no-copy.org/jargonfile/html/A/AI.html (2016-02-09)
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  • AI-complete
    solution to the strong AI problem that is the synthesis of a human level intelligence A problem that is AI complete is in other words just too hard Examples of AI complete problems are The Vision Problem building a system that can see as well as a human and The Natural Language Problem building a system that can understand and speak a natural language as well as a human These

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  • airplane rule
    problems as a single engine airplane By analogy in both software and electronics the rule that simplicity increases robustness It is correspondingly argued that the right way to build reliable systems is to put all your eggs in one basket

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  • Alderson loop
    debugging user interface code An example would be when there is a menu stating Select 1 3 or 9 to quit and 9 is not allowed by the function that takes the selection from the user This term received its name from a programmer who had coded a modal message box in MSAccess with no Ok or Cancel buttons thereby disabling the entire program whenever the box came up The

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  • Alice and Bob
    Bob So now we say Alice communicates with someone claiming to be Bob and to be sure Alice tests that Bob knows a secret number K Alice sends to Bob a random number X Bob then forms Y by encrypting X under key K and sends Y back to Alice A whole mythology rapidly grew up around the metasyntactic names see http www conceptlabs co uk alicebob html In Bruce

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