A platform extending horizontally from one side of a ship to the other.
A platform or surface likened to a ship's deck.
A roofless, floored structure, typically with a railing, that adjoins a house.
The roadway of a bridge or an elevated freeway.
A pack of playing cards.
A group of data processing cards.
A tape deck.
Slang. A packet of drugs called narcotics.
A term describing how one gets beaten down to the ground used by wannabe hardcores. This action usually occurs with people who have no life and are suffering from obsessive complusive disorder that makes them sensitive in an aggressive manner.
One half of "Ant & Dec" - two gay celebrity nobodies with annoying "geordie" accents that no-one can understand. Can only find work on third rate TV productions, usually involving animals or small children with whom they like to fiddle.
A turntable for playing records.
Useful when coming under fire, as a order.
"Hit the Deck"
Dec: "Wye-aye Ant, luv ya man"
Ant: "Wye-aye Dec, luv ya man too"
viewers: Fuck off queer boys <change channel>
(added to Denny Tang's definition - thanks)
Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing. A framework developed by the original seti@home team at the University of California at Berkeley. BOINC is a framework for distributed computing that supports multiple distributed computing projects. Users run the BOINC client on their computers and it analyzes various data (from interstellar radio signals to protein structure in living cells) using idle CPU cycles.
I must borg all these computers for BOINC!
All of my computers are BOINCing.
Albania, the country on the Adriatic coast of the Balkans.
country located in the western part of the Balkan Peninsula on the Strait of Otranto, the southern entrance to the Adriatic Sea. It encompasses an area of 11,100 square miles (28,748 square kilometres), with a maximum length from north to south of about 210 miles (340 kilometres) and a maximum width of about 95 miles. It is bounded to the northwest by Montenegro, to the northeast by the Kosovo region of Serbia, to the east by Macedonia, and to the southeast and south by Greece. To the west and southwest, Albania is bordered by the Adriatic and Ionian seas. Albania's immediate western neighbour, Italy, lies some 50 miles across the Adriatic. The capital city is Tiranë.
The origins of the Albanian people:more...
Data drawn from history and from linguistic, archaeological, and anthropological studies have led to the conclusion that Albanians are the direct descendants of the ancient Illyrians and that the latter were natives of the lands they inhabited. Similarly, the Albanian language derives from the language of the Illyrians, the transition from Illyrian to Albanian apparently occurring between the 4th and 6th centuries AD.
Illyrian culture is believed to have evolved from the Stone Age and to have manifested itself in the territory of Albania toward the beginning of the Bronze Age, about 2000 BC. The Illyrians were not a uniform body of people but a conglomeration of many tribes that inhabited the western part of the Balkans, from what is now Slovenia in the northwest to (and including) the region of Epirus, which extends about halfway down the mainland of modern Greece. In general, Illyrians in the highlands of Albania were more isolated than those in the lowlands, and their culture evolved more slowly—a distinction that persisted throughout Albania's history.
Authors of antiquity relate that the Illyrians were a sociable and hospitable people, renowned for their daring and bravery at war. Illyrian women were fairly equal in status to the men, even to the point of becoming heads of tribal federations. In matters of religion, Illyrians were pagans who believed in an afterlife and buried their dead along with arms and various articles inte...
A Tintnergraph, or encrypted Strohgraph, is a visual technique for representing complex Systems of Systems (SoS), which employs an Advanced Runtime Data Obfuscation (ARDO) technique. As nodes, associations, and labels (Any Language but English (ALBE)) are added to the tree structure of a Tintnergraph, previous entries simultaneously lose all meaning, thereby protecting the true meaning of the diagram from curious coworkers and foreign spies alike.
They need it by tomorrow? Just Tintnergraph It And Let Them Figure It Out (JTIALTFIO).
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The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator complex, intended to collide opposing beams of protons (one of several types of hadrons) with very high kinetic energy. Its main purpose is to explore the validity and limitations of the Standard Model, the current theoretical picture for particle physics. It is theorized that the collider will confirm the existence of the Higgs boson, the observation of which could confirm the predictions and missing links in the Standard Model, and could explain how other elementary particles acquire properties such as mass.more...
The LHC was built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), and lies underneath the Franco-Swiss border between the Jura Mountains and the Alps near Geneva, Switzerland. It is funded by and built in collaboration with over eight thousand physicists from over eighty-five countries as well as hundreds of universities and laboratories. The LHC is operational and is presently in the process of being prepared for collisions. The first beams were circulated through the collider on 10 September 2008, and the first high-energy collisions are expected to take place after 6-8 weeks.
The LHC12 is the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator. The collider is contained in a circular tunnel, with a circumference of 27 kilometres (17 mi), at a depth ranging from ...
Country United States of Americamore...
Incorporated June 5, 1837
- Mayor Bill White
- City 601.7 sq mi (1,558 km2)
- Land 579.4 sq mi (1,501 km2)
- Water 22.3 sq mi (57.7 km2)
Elevation 43 ft (13 m)
- City 2,208,180 (4th)
- Density 3,828/sq mi (1,471/km2)
- Urban 3,822,509
- Metro 5,628,101 (6th Largest)
- Demonym Houstonian
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
- Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 713, 281, 832
FIPS code 48-350003
GNIS feature ID 13809484
Houston (pronounced /ˈhjuːstən/) is the fourth-largest city in the United States of America and the largest city within the state of Texas. As of the 2007 U.S. Census estimate, the city has a population of 2.2 million within an area of 600 square miles (1,600 km²). Houston is the seat of Harris County and the economic center of the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area—the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. with a population of 5.6 million.
Houston was founded on August 30, 1836 by brothers Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen5 on land near the banks of ...
verb. to actively comprehend, to make sense of. To understand as a result of effort, as opposed to understanding intuitively. A derivative of the computer and linguistics term "parse," to analyze data or a sentence for structure, content, and meaning. Most frequently used in parody of a hypothetical error message generated by a computer that was fed nonsensical data, eg, "Does Not Parse."
She obviously had no idea what I was talking about. She just kept staring at me blankly, like 'does... not... parse...'