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  2. Skype - Wikipedia

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    Skype received a point for encryption during transit but lost points because communications are not encrypted with a key the provider does not have access to (i.e. the communications are not end-to-end encrypted), users cannot verify contacts' identities, past messages are not secure if the encryption keys are stolen (i.e. the service does not ...

  3. E-commerce - Wikipedia

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    E-commerce (electronic commerce) is the activity of electronically buying or selling of products on online services or over the Internet.E-commerce draws on technologies such as mobile commerce, electronic funds transfer, supply chain management, Internet marketing, online transaction processing, electronic data interchange (EDI), inventory management systems, and automated data collection ...

  4. Operating system - Wikipedia

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    A real-time operating system (RTOS) is an operating system intended for applications with fixed deadlines ( real-time computing ). Such applications include some small embedded systems, automobile engine controllers, industrial robots, spacecraft, industrial control, and some large-scale computing systems.

  5. Glossary of rail transport terms - Wikipedia

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    Also Centering spring cylinder. A cylindrical cast-iron holder in which an adjusting string is placed. Adjusting spring seat A casting, or a part of the bolster of a two-wheel trailing truck, forming a bearing for the end of the adjusting spring. Admission The opening of steam port to admit steam to one end of a cylinder. If the valve has no lead, admission takes place at the moment the piston ...

  6. Game of Thrones - Wikipedia

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    Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for HBO. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin, the first of which is A Game of Thrones. The show was shot in the United Kingdom, Canada, Croatia, Iceland, Malta, Morocco, and Spain.

  7. Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)/Archive 123 - Wikipedia

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    When compiling WP:TOP25 from my raw data on a weekly basis, there is often a struggle to determine what is ("legitimate") human traffic versus machines. For example, I know in 2009 that the "Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoon controversy" article was subject to a DDOS attack and got 5.3 million views in one hour.

  8. Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)/Archive 148 - Wikipedia

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    Unfortunately, some of the threatened cyberstalking seems also to occur after I login or post to wikipedia (calls from anonymous callers or illegal robocallers within a half hour of posting on wikipedia--2 days ago my new phone got an amber alert shortly after I started attributed editing on this minilaptop).

  9. Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)/Archive 138 - Wikipedia

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    If the governments in question actively block HTTPS, then we are just falling into their hands by removing access to Wikipedia from their populations, to limit their populations access to information by voluntarily falling into the schemes of their governments to censor the internet by removing access to Wikipedia completely, as they filter out ...