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  2. Wake-on-LAN - Wikipedia

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    Wake-on-LAN. A physical Wake-on-LAN connector (white object in foreground) featured on the IBM PCI Token-Ring Adapter 2. Wake-on-LAN ( WoL or WOL) is an Ethernet or Token Ring computer networking standard that allows a computer to be turned on or awakened by a network message. The message is usually sent to the target computer by a program ...

  3. Internet Connection Sharing - Wikipedia

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    Internet Connection Sharing ( ICS) is a Windows service that enables one Internet -connected computer to share its Internet connection with other computers on a local area network (LAN). The computer that shares its Internet connection serves as a gateway device, meaning that all traffic between other computers and the Internet go through this ...

  4. Antivirus software - Wikipedia

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    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. Internet - Wikipedia

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    The Internet (or internet) [a] is the global system of interconnected computer networks that uses the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) [b] to communicate between networks and devices. It is a network of networks that consists of private, public, academic, business, and government networks of local to global scope, linked by a broad array of ...

  6. Computer security - Wikipedia

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    Computer security, cybersecurity (cyber security), or information technology security (IT security) is the protection of computer systems and networks from information disclosure, theft of, or damage to their hardware, software, or electronic data, as well as from the disruption or misdirection of the services they provide.

  7. Northern Pacific Railway - Wikipedia

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    1⁄2 in ( 1,435 mm) standard gauge. The Northern Pacific Railway ( reporting mark NP) was a transcontinental railroad that operated across the northern tier of the western United States, from Minnesota to the Pacific Northwest. It was approved by Congress in 1864 and given nearly forty million acres (62,000 sq mi; 160,000 km 2) of land grants ...

  8. Wikipedia:Reference desk/Archives/Science/May 2006 part 2

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    Concrete would have to be chipped out, and the rebar cut using steel cutting tools. Designing reinforcement is more difficult than framing carpentry, and creating it again requires the use of welding and steel cutting equipment. It's even more difficult to hang a picture on a concrete structure -- I know because I live in an apartment with ...

  9. Cannabis (drug) - Wikipedia

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    Cannabis (drug) Cannabis, also known as marijuana among other names, [a] is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant. Native to Central and South Asia, the cannabis plant has been used as a drug for both recreational and entheogenic purposes and in various traditional medicines for centuries. [19] [20] [21] Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the ...