The core of an Operating System
An OS kernel is often responsible for handling driver requests, filesystem operations, I/O requests and other system functions.
Something that in Windows XP
takes up 33% of your RAM
, however much you have.
I have 1024mb of RAM, the XP kernel takes up 350mb doing NOTHING. Why?!
A variation of the military title "colonel", basically meaning an individual, ex-military or civilian with too much ego with little or no experience to match, elevated to a position that screws everything (and everybody) up. Notoriously bad for business and customers. The term is especially used in the aviation industry.
The flight with hundreds of passengers was cancelled because the Kernel couldn't comprehend the piece of plastic trim on the window of row 22 didn't affect safety of flight issues and could, indeed continue.
slang for Marijuana and used at work to cover up the real meaning
I smoked some Kernal in the Fisher Investments bathroom.