Friday, May 2, 2008

kernel, ... the engine 'car'...Firmware is software that is embedded in a piece of hardware

Below per this AM’s Crpl “post-5th grade RFIs”[sc]…in deference to the “Brn principle”[sc] perhaps the Crpl Clb Blg will shift from “traditional religion”[sc] to “technical proselytizing”[sc]

Kernel definition - define Kernel

Kernel definition define as The guts of any operating system. The kernel is loaded into main memory and stays there, while other pieces of the OS are loaded ... - 29k - Cached - Similar pages

OSNews > Thread > "RE[7]: Truths About the Linux Kernel" by smitty

So where there may be some people who define OS equal to kernel, ... the engine 'car', but that's exactly what people who want to take the kernel out of an ... - 21k - Cached - Similar pages

What is firmware? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer ...

Software (programs or data) that has been written onto read-only memory (ROM). Firmware is a combination of software and hardware. ... - 63k - Cached - Similar pages

Firmware Definition - What is Firmware?

Firmware is software that is embedded in a piece of hardware. You can think of firmware simply as "software for hardware." - 19k - Cached - Similar pages

What is driver? - a definition from

A driver is a program that interacts with a particular device or special (frequently optional) kind of software. The driver contains the special knowledge ...,,sid5_gci212002,00.html - 54k - Cached - Similar pages

device driver: Definition and Much More from

Writing a device driver requires an in-depth understanding of how the hardware and the software of a given platform function. Drivers "...operate in a ... - 66k - 15 hours ago - Cached - Similar pages

Glossary definition for Driver Software

Glossary definition of the term Driver Software. ... Driver software is written specifically for the device to allow it to work with a particular operating ... - 5k - Cached - Similar pages

Firmware: Definition and additional resources from ZDNet

Firmware includes flash, ROM, PROM, EPROM and EEPROM technologies. When holding program instructions, firmware can be thought of as "hard software. ... - 66k - Cached - Similar pages

Basic Programming for Computer Literacy - Google Books Result

by David G. Moursund - 1978 - Reference - 268 pages Parts of the Computer Hardware Programming languages (BASIC, C, Pascal, Definition of a Computer Hardware Software and Firmware.

firmware contract - Trovit Jobs

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Jun 23, 2005 ... I would define firmware as the BIOS of a drive (or device) . ... Firmware is a combination of software and hardware. ... - 7k - Cached - Similar pages

Subject: WIKI = "What I Know Is" [sc!]

A wiki (sometimes spelled "Wiki"- comes from the word "wikiwiki," which means "fast" in the Hawaiian language ") is a software program that resides on a server. This software allows users to collaborate in forming the content of a Web site. By using a regular Web browser, any user can edit content within the wiki, including other users' contributions. By virtue of the fact that wiki content is open to manipulation by any user, a wiki Web site must operate on a principle of collaborative trust. It also must operate on the assumption that anyone who provides content to the wiki has validated that their content is factual. A wiki allows a visitor to the "wikified" Web site to edit the content of the site from their own computer. Visitors can also create new content and change the organization of existing content. The simplest wiki programs allow editing of text and hyperlinks only. More advanced wikis make it possible to add or change images, tables, and certain interactive components such as games.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

5 Things You Never! Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do

5 Things You Never! Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do For all the folks with cell phones. (This should be printed and kept in your car, purse, and wallet. Good information to have with you.) There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies. Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival. Check out the things that you can do with it: FIRST Emergency The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find Yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile network and there is an Emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to Establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly, thi s number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. Try it out. SECOND Have you locked your keys in the car? Does your car have remote keyless entry? This may come in handy someday. Good reason to own a cell phone: If you lock your ke ys In the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on their cell phone from your cell phone. Hold your cell phone about a foot From your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Your car will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive your keys to you. Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other 'remote' for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk). Editor's Note: It works fine! We tried it out and it unlocked Our car over a cell phone!' THIRD Hidden Battery Power Imagine your cell battery is very low. To activate, press the keys *3370#. Your cell phone will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your cell phone next time. FOURTH How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone? To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following Digits on your phone: *# 06#. A 15-digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. When your phone get stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless. You probably won't get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can't use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones. And Finally.... FIFTH Free Directory Service for Cells Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to $1.75 or more for 411 information calls when they don't have to. Most of us do not<>carry a telephone directory in our vehicle, which makes this situation even more of a problem. When you need to use the 411 information option, simply dial: (800)FREE411, or (800) 373-3411 without incurring any charge at all. Program this into your cell phone now.

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