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Halloween Tech: Weird, Spooky and Odd Technology Terms

Oct 31, 2011, 07:36 (0 Talkback[s])
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"BLOB: In the tech world BLOB is not used to describe a green oozing spatter of who-knows-what's actually the abbreviation for binary large object, a collection of binary data stored as a single entity in a database management system.

"Blowfish: If you've ever seen a picture of a blowfish then I am sure you too are wondering why in 1993 Bruce Schneier decided to call his symmetric encryption algorithm "Blowfish". We still don't have the answer to that one...

"Choke Packet: One can't help but to picture an irate system administrator trying to choke their router when you see this term. While we think this should be used in reference anger management seminars for network administrators, unfortunately the term choke packet is already taken and being used to describe a specialized packet that is used for flow control along a network."

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