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  • blinkenlights
    intelligencies Otherwise you will be out thrown and kicked anderswhere Also please keep still and only watchen astaunished the blinkenlights See also geef Old time hackers sometimes get nostalgic for blinkenlights because they were so much more fun to look at than a blank panel Sadly very few computers still have them the three LEDs on a PC keyboard certainly don t count The obvious reasons cost of wiring cost of front panel cutouts almost nobody needs or wants to interpret machine register states on the fly anymore are only part of the story Another part of it is that radio frequency leakage from the lamp wiring was beginning to be a problem as far back as transistor machines But the most fundamental fact is that there are very few signals slow enough to blink an LED these days With slow CPUs you could watch the bus register or instruction counter tick but even at 33 66 150MHz let alone gigahertz speeds it s all a blur Despite this a couple of relatively recent computer designs of note have featured programmable blinkenlights that were added just because they looked cool The Connection Machine a 65 536 processor parallel computer designed in the mid 1980s was a black cube with one side covered with a grid of red blinkenlights the sales demo had them evolving life patterns A few years later the ill fated BeBox a personal computer designed to run the BeOS operating system featured twin rows of blinkenlights on the case front When Be Inc decided to get out of the hardware business in 1996 and instead ported their OS to the PowerPC and later to the Intel architecture many users suffered severely from the absence of their beloved blinkenlights Before long an external version of the blinkenlights driven

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  • blit
    a display screen The storage allocator picks through the table and copies the good parts up into high memory and then blits it all back down again See bitblt BLT dd cat blast snarf More generally to perform some operation such as toggling on a large array of bits while moving them 2 historical rare Sometimes all capitalized as BLIT an early experimental bit mapped terminal designed by Rob Pike

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  • blitter
    chip or hardware system built to perform blit operations esp used for fast implementation of bit mapped graphics The Commodore Amiga and a few other micros have these but since 1990 the trend has been away from them however see

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  • blivet
    of hacks 4 An out of control but unkillable development effort 5 An embarrassing bug that pops up during a customer demo 6 In the subjargon of computer security specialists a denial of service attack performed by hogging limited resources that have no access controls for example shared spool space on a multi user system This term has other meanings in other technical cultures among experimental physicists and hardware engineers

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  • bloatware
    provides minimal functionality while requiring a disproportionate amount of diskspace and memory Especially used for application and OS upgrades This term is very common in the Windows NT world So

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  • BLOB
    in a database such as a picture or sound file The essential point about a BLOB is that it s an object that cannot be interpreted within the database itself 2 v To mailbomb someone by sending a BLOB to

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  • block
    process scheduling terminology in OS theory 1 vi To delay or sit idle while waiting for something We re blocking until everyone gets here Compare busy wait 2 block on vt To block waiting for something Lunch is blocked on

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  • blog
    for weblog an on line web zine or diary usually with facilities for reader comments and discussion threads made accessible through the World Wide Web This term is widespread and readily forms derivatives of which the best known may be

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