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Memory Stick

Memory Stick

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In computer terms, a memory stick is a small, portable electronic storage device. Memory sticks are mostly used in portable devices, like digital cameras, to store electronic data. In the case of a digital camera it will store photographs. Most modern computing devices, for example computer laptops, have ports where you can plug in the memory stick to download or copy the data from the memory stick to the computer.

The term memory stick was first created by Sony to describe their flash memory devices but today, the term memory stick, is used to describe these types of devices in general.

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Carriage Return

Carriage Return

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In computing terms the carriage return refers to moving the cursor or head to the beginning of the line and is usually used to indicate the end of a line in a file. In Microsoft operating systems the carriage return character ( ASCII 13)  is used with the line feed character (ASCII 10) to indicate a new line. In other operating systems, like Linux and Unix, the line feed character is used and in Macintosh operating systems only the carriage return character is used to indicate a new line.

In the days before computers, when typewriters were used, pressing the carriage return key would end the current line and move the carriage or head back to the beginning of the line while the paper is advanced by one line.

In modern day computing the carriage return key is also known as the enter or return key.

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Bandwidth Throttling

Bandwidth throttling - its choking me!

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In computer networking terms bandwidth throttling refers to the limiting of usable bandwidth. Network administrators use bandwidth throttling to limit the amount of bandwidth on a per user basis over the entire network.

The main purpose is to alleviate network congestion and to ensure that all users have equal usage of the network resources and to prevent some users from hogging the network bandwidth.

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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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Data migration

Data migration

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Data migration refers to the process of transferring or the moving of data from one data storage type to another. Data migration can be part of daily backup routines or ad-hoc system upgrades or data warehousing tasks.

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