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What Apple Computer's switched from after announcing new computers containing Intel microprocessors.

Used in high end servers, Legacy Apple Computers, Xbox 360, Nintendo Game Cube, Playstation 3 (Part of the Cell Microprocessor) and various Embedded devices.

Manufactured primarily by IBM and Motorola.
James: PowerPC RULEZ!
Steve: Then why doesn't Microsoft use it?
James: They use it in Xbox 360!
Steve: Okay, then why did apple STOP using it?
James: ...
Steve: It's okay man, denial is the first stage.
James: <cries>
by vaxt February 21, 2006
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The set of the most difficult problems in Mathematics, solvable in polynomial time only by a non-deterministic turing machine, but verifiable in polynomial time. In mathematics and computer science is shortened to np. Of course, the editors of UD would rather publish BULLSHIT or several thousand entries for George Bush than something having to do with math. Also, why won't they publish "S4R" is a perfectly acceptable definition.

Rule number 5 + Rule number 10 guys. Seriously. I'm an editor too.
Aaron: Did you know the editors of UD don't actually follow rules 5 and 10?
Mike: Yeah, they turned down my definition for "np", y'know, its short for "Non-deterministic Polynomial time".
James: Yeah, and then the go and publish shit like "S.C.L.I.D". Apparently technical terms for guns are fine, but not in Math.
Aaron: Yeah, seriousy uncouth.
Mike: HOLLA!
by vaxt February 21, 2006
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A machine capable of solving the toughest mathematical problems in polynomial time. It knows everything, is all powerful and gives you answers before you even ask a question. I didn't know what to write here, so I asked it, it gave me this response.
Guy1: What do they keep in area 51?
Guy2: The non-deterministic turing machine. They don't want you to know they have it, but they've been using it to solve crazy math problems in polynomial time for YEARS!
Guy1: Dude, you're fucked up.
by vaxt February 1, 2006
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A problem so gangsta that you best be busting out your pocket non-deterministic turing machine to solve. No pimp should be caught solving problems in anything slower than polynomial time. That just ain't right.
Carl: Yo momma is SO FAT, determining her weight is NP-Complete!
Gary: ... What?
Carl: BURN!
by vaxt February 1, 2006
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A set of steps used to solve a problem. A word primarily used in the fields of mathematics and computer science, but can be applied to almost anything.
Fred: Hey man, find a job yet?
Greg: No man, I developed an algorithm to make some mad cash!
Fred: ...
Greg: Step 1: Obtain a case of beer. Step 2: ??? Step 3: Profit!
Greg: Can't argue with that logic. Beer me.
<Greg and Fred both crack a beer and proceed to get drunk>
by vaxt February 21, 2006
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Short for Computer Science. Usually mentioned in universities. Computer Scientists are not part of a professional organization and get paid less than (often) less qualified "Software Engineers" as a result.
Software Engineer: What program are you in?
Computer Scientist: CS man.
Software Engineer: Yeah I'm going to be making way more money than you.
Computer Scientist: Yeah, maybe, what courses you taking right now?
Software Engineer: Physics and Chemistry. You?
Computer Scientist: Algorithms, Operating Systems, Computer Architecture and Networking.
by vaxt February 21, 2006
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Apple Computer's line of professional grade notebook computers that contain Intel x86 hardware, as opposed to IBM or Motorola PowerPC hardware. The MacBook Pro line was launched January 10th, 2006, claiming to be 4 to 5 times as fast as the (Now Legacy) PowerPC line of professional notebooks known as Powerbooks.
Steve: You going to order a MacBook Pro?
James: Hell no! POWERPC RULES!
Steve: I hear you can put Linux and Windows on it too.
by vaxt February 21, 2006
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