Tag Archives: Cartoon

Tick Box

Definition:

Unlike the cartoon the tick box is not a container for a dog’s ticks but rather an element or user interface control used in computer programs. Tick boxes are also known as check boxes. A check boxes usually only have two states, checked (ticked) or not checked (not ticked). There are check boxes with a third state, tristate check boxes. This third state indicates that the check box hasn’t been to set to either state (undecided).

Check boxes are generally used to indicate true or false, yes or no or to confirm something. It is commonly used on the internet when a visitor registers on a web site. They are presented with a check box they must tick to confirm that they have read and understood the terms and conditions of the site.

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You Rock

You Rock U2

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When you say You Rock to someone it means that you think that they are dependable, reliable and someone with a solid foundation.

It is informal English and is commonly used by the younger generation. It is also used to express admiration or appreciation for someone.

U2 is often used in short text messages to abbreviate the words “You too” but U2 is also the name of a famous Irish rock band formed back in 1976. They are still performing to this day and are one of the greatest rock bands of all time.

This is by no means the first cartoon on the subject but the idea popped into my head and the only way to get it out is to draw it.

 

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Knock yourself out

Knock yourself out

Phrase: Knock yourself out!

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The phrase ‘Knock yourself out‘, is an English saying used in response to a request. It indicates that it is OK to do what was requested.

In the cartoon example the boy is asking his mom if he may go and play outside and his mom  responds in the affirmative, saying ‘Of Course, Knock yourself out!’ - indicating that she is completely OK with it and that she wants him to enjoy it.

 

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iTunes

Apple iTunes

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Apple iTunes is a popular software application developed by Apple Inc that manages and plays various types of electronic media from mp3′s to video files. The media is organised in various libraries on the user’s personal computer, iPod, iPad or iPhone.

iTunes allows the user to purchase and download digital media and organize it across various compatible devices.

Apple have also released a iTunes version for Microsoft Windows.

 

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Mobile Games

Mobile Game

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Mobile games are electronic games designed for mobile electronic devices like cellular phones and tablets. The mobile gaming industry has grown rapidly in the last couple of years mainly due to the growth in the mobile device market.

Mobile devices have become powerful enough for mobile games with high quality graphics and physics. Prior to modern day mobile devices and games there were handheld gaming devices that offered a single came on the device, for example Donkey Kong. These devices had limited graphics capabilities and used basic liquid crystal displays.

Modern mobile devices can play various games which can be installed and uninstalled from the device . Most mobile games are downloadable onto the mobile device via the internet. One of the more famous mobile games is Angry Birds by Rovio, which is available for various mobile platforms for example, the iPhone and iPad,  Android phones and tablets and more.

 

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Bandwidth

Bandwidth - give me more!

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In computer networking terms, bandwidth is a term used to indicate the data transfer rate of a specific communication medium. In other words, how much data, measured in bits, can be transferred from one point to another in a second. Bandwidth is usually indicated in bits per second or bps.

In internet hosting terms, bandwidth is more loosely used to indicate the amount of data transferred to and from a web site over a given period of time. Some web hosting companies will limit the amount of bandwidth allocated to a hosted web site over a period of a month. They will then charge “over bandwidth” usage fees when bandwidth usage goes over allotted amount.

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Tweet

Twitter Tweet

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In Internet and information technology terms a tweet refers to a post or message on Twitter. Twitter is a social networking and micro blogging service that allow users to post messages and follow other user’s messages.

Twitter has a huge following with millions of users around the world. It is used by celebrities, sports people, politicians, companies and many more. A tweet post is usually a short message or statement and is not like the standard blog posts found on the Internet.

Tweets are used to publish status updates or current affairs or opinions.  I use it to notify followers of changes or new post on this web site. Follow Rusted Reality on twitter.

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Kindle

Kindle

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The Kindle is an electronic device used for reading electronic books or e-books. The Kindle is developed by Amazon and hugely popular under e-book consumers. The e-books can be purchased online from Amazon or various other e-book retailers.

The Kindle can be used in bright sunlight and can be used for up to a month on a single charge (with wireless off). It can store up to 3500 books and is the number one best seller on the Amazon web site.

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Mouse wheel

Mouse wheel - scroll it,  rock and roll it

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In computer terms a mouse wheel refers to a scrollable button, in the shape of a wheel, on a computer mouse. The mouse wheel is usually located in the middle of the mouse and can be rolled or scrolled up or down by using the middle or index finger of the hand holding the mouse.

It is mainly used to scroll movable content on a computer screen up or down. It can also be assigned to perform other functions. In some instances the mouse wheel can also be depressed or tilted, acting as another mouse button.

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Google translate

Google translate - yak yak to blah blah

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Google Translate is a free web based language translation service offered by the internet services company Google Inc. You can enter text in one language and choose to translate it into another. You can also translate a web site with this service.

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