6 definitions by teh5abiking

Work assigned at school to be done at home
Now class, for tonight's homework, I want you to do page 140, #1-10.
by teh5abiking December 14, 2010
1. An operating system kernel that was developed in 1991 in Helsinki, Poland by a programmer by the name of Linux Torvalds. Torvalds made an interesting choice as to making the kernel open-source, meaning that anyone was allowed to look at the kernel's code, use it, modify it, and/or redistribute it. Over the years, the kernel was patched, modified, and redistributed so many times that it's more stable and secure than Microsoft's Windows NT kernel, which has been doing nothing but collecting dust over the last 20 years.

2. A series of UNIX-like operating systems made using the Linux kernel. Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, openSuSE, Slackware, Mandriva, Gentoo, these are all popular Linux distributions. Some are made for power-users, others are made for the average user, looking for a better computing experience. Linux has a horrible reputation about not being user friendly, and that's partially true. But more recent versions of Linux such as Debian, Ubuntu, Mandriva, etc. are very user friendly, and have graphical tools so that you wouldn't have to use the command line utility most of the time.
Linux was and always will be the pioneer of the open-source world. The kernel's currently up to release 2.6.39.

Nearly everything we use today, be that calculators, ATMs, or even your own smartphone is powered using Linux. 10 of the world's fastest supercomputers use Linux as its kernel.

GNU/GPL software make up the rest of the operating system and apps. "GNU/Linux" is the way lawyers say it in court.
by teh5abiking July 22, 2011
The third tier in the school system.

Tier one: Elementary School
Tier two: Middle School
Tier three: High School <----- YOU ARE HERE
Bayside High School
Benjamin N. Cardozo High School
Francis Lewis High School
Martin Van Buren High School
Queens High School of Teaching

These are examples of high schools in Queens, NY
by teh5abiking December 14, 2010
a place where everyone is broken up into separate tribes/cliques/crews/posses/etc. usually a clique would have this kind of layout: leader->advisor->members->new recruits->weakest links

the leader: the head honcho in the pack. he/she holds the power in the group. everyone wants to be his/her friend. forget him, he doesn't need you.

the leader's advisor: the best friend of the leader, keeps the leader posted on every happening inside and outside the clan. usually the guy to talk to if you need a favor from the leader

members: the "everyone else" in the clan. some are blindly loyal to their clan leader while others claim they're not followers, but in reality they're lost without the clan. they're usually at the beck and call of the leader

new recruits: the newest initiates within the tribe. they're like the little brothers/little sisters within the tribe. because they're new, they're usually exempt from most of the tribe's happenings. after a month or so, they're elevated to "member" status and thus lose some of the privileges they had as the new guys.

weakest links: the lowest part of the clan, they don't have a say in the tribe and are most often the pack mules/errand boys. they're desperate for someone who'll listen to them, so if you wanna become a member of a clique, talk to one of these guys and then work your way up.
If you wanna be popular in high school, then here's what you do:

-Find the weakest link
-Befriend him/her
-Start sitting with him/her at the popular clique's table at lunch (You made it to *new recruit*
-Gradually they will stop being bothered by your presence at the lunch table and will consider you as one of their own. (Congratulations, you made it to *member* status)
by teh5abiking December 30, 2011
the greatest motherfucking band out there

if u hate them then u need to get shot
kid: i like justin bieber
me: KoЯn all the way
kid: no way, what kind of band is named after a vegetable?
me: *shoots him*
by teh5abiking January 22, 2011
The process of allowing root access on a phone and/or other device. The term "rooting" is most often associated with Android devices. It's often thought of as the Android equivalent of iOS Jailbreaking.

Rooting began when the HTC Dream (T-Mobile G1 in the US) was released, and people complained that the developer's version (called Android Dev Phone 1) had more features and more power than what was released to the general public. The first root just included simple tweaks and a few features that weren't available on phones running stock Android. However, as time progressed rooting evolved from simple tweaking of features to giving the Android experience a whole new look and feel.

The process of rooting was originally something that was complex and only those with a knack for technology should do, however the process, much like jailbreaking was simplified to the point where you can obtain root access with just the click of a button. Unlike jailbreaking however, there is no unsigned app store, like Cydia for iOS.

Instead, a program called "Superuser" is the main signal that your device is rooted. What this program does is that it allows certain applications to gain root access to do things like create wireless hotspots, view your device's files, or other functions that can otherwise only be done by Android support staff.
Isaac: I have a jailbroken iPhone 4. Look, Installous!

Andy: So? I have a rooted HTC Glacier. I'm running CyanogenMod 6.1.2 and I also have WiFi tethering, a ROM manager, and Overclock.

Isaac: I fucking hate you right now.

Andy: I know, rooting is so awesome, isn't it?
by teh5abiking February 25, 2011