10 definitions by mistweb

Like broadcast, but the information is aimed at a specific, limited audience. This is usually only possible on a network like the Internet, not with a radio transmitter.
by mistweb October 13, 2003
Get a narrowcast mug for your cat Vivek.
OK to shoot. Comes from animal hunting - yuk.
Microsoft are such a bunch of wankers that their servers are fair game for hackers and virus writers
by mistweb October 13, 2003
Get a fair game mug for your Facebook friend Nathalie.
Some people would say camel case, but actually camels only have humps in the middle likeThis. People are now calling bi-capitalisation PascalCase, cos in the old days we used to use it for names of things in the computer language called Pascal.
The integer variable NumberOfDogs should be set to zero here.
by mistweb October 13, 2003
Get a BiCapitalization mug for your cat Günter.
Binary digIT - the least amount of information there is, i.e. yes or no, true or false, on or off. Eight bits make a byte
What is the bit-rate of that modem? How many bits per second does it handle?
by mistweb October 13, 2003
Get a bit mug for your buddy Jovana.
The width, in Hertz, of the pass-band of any equipment that can process information. Most computer data transfer works at base-band (unlike radio transmitters, which usually operate on some higher wave band) so the bandwidth is usually equal to its baud rate.
Our network has a 10 MHz bandwidth, so it can pass an absolute maximum of ten million bits per second, i.e. it works only up to 10 Mb (ten mega baud)
by mistweb October 13, 2003
Get a bandwidth mug for your brother-in-law Manley.
bits per second; rate of information transfer, hence 'baud-rate'; see Information theory; also kilo-baud (kb)- thousands of baud, mega-baud (Mb) - millions of baud.
A 56 kb modem can send data at 56,000 bits per second down the wire.
by mistweb October 13, 2003
Get a baud mug for your cat Larisa.