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  2. Wikipedia:Reference desk/Archives/Science/March 2006

    All the software I have at the moment doesn't seem to be able to cope with numbers such 299792458 squared (which isn't surprising I suppose). P.S. I think I'll stick to the Key Stage 3 stuff I'm supposed to be doing...

  3. Cyberwarfare - Wikipedia

    Cyberwarfare is the use of cyber attacks against an enemy state, causing comparable harm to actual warfare and/or disrupting vital computer systems. [1] Some intended outcomes could be espionage, sabotage, propaganda, manipulation or economic warfare . There is significant debate among experts regarding the definition of cyberwarfare, and even ...

  4. Antivirus software - Wikipedia

    Runtime application self-protection. v. t. e. ClamTk, an open source antivirus based on the ClamAV antivirus engine, originally developed by Tomasz Kojm in 2001. Antivirus software (abbreviated to AV software ), also known as anti-malware, is a computer program used to prevent, detect, and remove malware .

  5. Peer-to-peer - Wikipedia

    The peer-to-peer movement allowed millions of Internet users to connect "directly, forming groups and collaborating to become user-created search engines, virtual supercomputers, and filesystems." [6] The basic concept of peer-to-peer computing was envisioned in earlier software systems and networking discussions, reaching back to principles ...

  6. Glossary of rail transport terms - Wikipedia

    A system of describing steam locomotive wheel arrangements (e.g. 4-6-4, 2-10-2). The first number indicates the number of "pilot" wheels that help lead the engine into turns. The second is the number of coupled wheels ("drivers"). Third are the trailing idler wheels, usually to provide support to larger fireboxes.

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

    15:13, 6 July 2015 (UTC) HTTPS by default. Hi everyone. Over the last few years, the Wikimedia Foundation has been working towards enabling HTTPS by default for all users, including anonymous ones, for better privacy and security for both readers and editors.

  8. Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)/Archive 137 - Wikipedia

    A Google search performed by myself cannot be guaranteed to return the same result as one performed by yourself; hence, a Google search results page fails WP:V and so cannot be used as the linked source in a reference. --Red rose64 04:52, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

  9. Authentication - Wikipedia

    Authentication (from Greek: αὐθεντικός authentikos, "real, genuine", from αὐθέντης authentes, "author") is the act of proving an assertion, such as the identity of a computer system user. In contrast with identification, the act of indicating a person or thing's identity, authentication is the process of verifying that ...