It is used to denote the original Intel Pentium line of processors, introduced in 1993. It is used to denote the Intel Pentium Warm up programmer instructions line of processors, introduced in 1997. This is an abbreviation for peer-to-peer, a particular type of networking protocol. P3 is AOL’s data transfer protocol.
The same technology is used, as of 1996, by other ISPs also. P4 is used to denote the new Intel Pentium IV line of processors, released to the public in November 2000. There are several different versions of the processor line. A phone system used to switch telephones between extensions and to outside lines. Sometimes just called PBX though a PBX system does not have to be automatic or may not even have the capability for total automation.
A unit of data sent across a network. When a large block of data is to be sent over a network, it is broken up into several packets, sent, and the reassembled at the other end. Packets often include checksum codes to detect transmission errors. This is a network based error. The intentional and usually illegal act of intercepting packets of data being transmitted over the Internet and searching them for information. This can be done without the sender’s or recipient’s knowledge.
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It is the equivalent of line-tapping. A specially surfaced material to allow the users of mice, a place to optimize operation. They are often mouse-like in function but stationary with a pointer that moves over them. PADs buffer data and assemble and disassemble packets sent to such end devices.
A place where many nerdy type programmers lived in the ’60s. A character used to fill empty space. Many applications have fields that must be a particular length. For example, in a database application, you may have a field that is ten characters in length.
A “home body” from the 1960’s. The process, in most word processors, of calculating the properties of a page in order to assign page breaks and page characteristics. One of the most well-known palmtops is the Pilot, developed by PalmOS and marketed originally by US Robotics, now 3COM. A leading manufacturer and supplier in all commercial electronics industries worldwide. They have several International manufacturing and operations locations.
A telephone industry slang jargon acronym term for Pretty Amazing New Stuff. This fits with the industry term POTS. An acronym for Password Authentication Protocol. A means of authenticating passwords which is defined in RFC 1334. PAP uses a two-way handshaking procedure.