For the Mars Rover team, it refers to features created by the wind.
'At first glance, it might seem obvious that it was through the action of flowing water (fluvial), but the Curiosity team needs to rule out the possibility that these rocks were deposited by the wind (aeolian) or by some kind of surge, such as the fast-moving clouds of gas and rock that will often plummet down the sides of particular types of volcano (a pyroclastic surge).
The Reg and it's fondness and overuse of this word aside, the term podule predates the ARM based chips in the definition above, it also refers to PCMCIA modems in the 90's, books.google.ca/books?id=cPNIAQAAIAAJ
Airplane parts in the 20th century, - books.google.ca/books?id=etQ9AQAAIAAJ
module of a ship - books.google.ca/books?id=6aPxAAAAMAAJ
'pod' architecture in the 70's books.google.ca/books?id=SdtOAAAAYAAJ
Morons from Outer Space (1985) had space podules.
Virgin Galactic's Spaceship2 has podules
podule popup hotel rooms - mini hotels on a trailer.
This usually refers to someone who boobytraps a trail making it dangerous for other users.
In general, it's a person who is on a mission to prevent other trail users from using a trail either from personal conflict or through making alterations to the trail to the detriment of the other users.
2003 citation - North Shore bulletin boards http://bb.nsmb.com/archive/index.php?t-24529.html "Trail Nazi has struck"
There may be an early citation in the 1996 Mountain Bikers Almanac - Inc Grant Wolf -
OED says 'ew' goes back to 1978. A quick Google search says it's in 1949 Dr. Seuss's - Bartholomew and the Oobleck.. but I don't have a copy of that book. I think it's worth checking this book for the word 'eww'.
Anyways, the OED needs to watch some movies.
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0021168/quotes "Richard: Eww. A tragic relation to begin with. I only hope he's not one of those method actors that who scratches and mumbles and pauses a lot, thereby destroying the impeccable rhythm of the author's prose. " 1964
according to this book
http://books.google.ca/books?id=K18XAAAAYAAJ page 220, in the footnotes,
it comes from the name of an Irish Weapon
"Put the Gai- Bolga on him" they think it's an Americanism, but it's really from a Dickens book.
This refers to replacing your party leader 1 minute after polls close after the election.
In British Columbia, the polls close at 8 pm, and votes counting starts at 8:01 pm.
The 801 group strove to replace the Liberal party leader, but were thwarted by the fact that the party won the election.
seen posted by VMWare on LinkedIn.. and it has nothing to do with Craniometry. I like it when old words get a new meaning.
“…But I think there's a sense that there's change in the air. And that change is around horizontalization and that change is around software-consuming functionality. We can call it whatever we want. To me, this is the realization of network virtualization.” -Martin Casado, Chief Architect of...more http://ow.ly/kUL6o"
This is one of those words where dictionaries fail users. If you have to look up Theropod, it really doesn't help that the dictionary uses words like " saurischian" "Theropoda" - (nothing like a recursive definition) "Jurassic" "Cretaceous" : "bipedal locomotion, large jaws, and short forelimbs" - finally, after all the jargon they use plain english to describe a T-Rex.
"In 1994, a team was put together at GSFC to build a
cluster consisting only of commodity hardware (PC’s)
running LINUX, which resulted in the first Beowulf cluster
(later renamed Wiglaf). It consisted of 16 100Mhz 486DX4-
based PC’s. The PC’s were connected with 2 hub-based
Ethernet networks tied together with channel bonding
software so that the 2 networks acted like one network
running at twice the speed. This demonstration cluster
showed that one could utilize commodity hardware to build a
very cost effective, moderately fast computing platform. The
next year a 16 PC cluster, Beowulf II, Hrothgar, based on
100Mhz Pentiums was built and was about 3 times faster, but
also demonstrated a reliability comparable to the previously
mentioned MasPar MP-2"
1824 - Read
"An individual in Belmont county, has sold within the last six or eight weeks, seed to the amount of nearly 8300, and we have been informed that some of the wooden nutmeg folks have seized the opportunity of speculating, but instead of ..."
the article mentions a previous 'wooden nutmeg' scam to be outdone by fake tobacco seed scams.
LinkedIn Open Networker.
Someone who accepts all LinkedIn requests , and has thousands of connections.
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/sulemaan-ahmed/when-should-you-reject-linkedin_b_3162233.html?utm_hp_ref=tw "Some take a different approach, where they accept LinkedIn invites from anyone located anywhere. For them, size and scale matters and they even have a self-appointed acronym: LIONS (LinkedIn Open Networkers). I'll admit it right now: I'll never be a LION, and don't ever plan to have over 2,000 LinkedIn connections. But why not be LinkedIn LION? It's a pretty fancy term isn't it? "
- Sulemaan Ahmed - Huffington Post April 2013.
The National Cyclopedia of American Biography: Current volume - Volume 2 - Page 110
1891 - Snippet view - More editions
"This was accomplished by delivering to any such person a wooden nickel at the time of each visit to the bank. When each customer had accumulated twenty wooden nickels, he could present them at the bank and receive $1.00 in exchange."
Here we go... late 16th century.. french Anagramme.
http://books.google.ca/books?id=4A6qaY-NwjoC Ode sur l'anagramme du nom de tresnoble et tresuertueuse dame, Eleonor de Robertet, femme & compaigne de ... François de Mandelot... (Google eBook)
André Rossant, Coste
1578 - 8 pages
Eleonor de Robertet
is an anagram of
L'or de Bonte te redore.
"SLAC @SLAClab 9h
Is "macroscopicity" even a word? "Synopsis: Quantum-ness Put on the Scale" http://bit.ly/104mzQn via @APSPhysicsEd"
it appears yes, it is a word, used in science.
Soviet Physics: Solid state - Volume 3, Part 1 - Page 27
1961 - Snippet view - More editions
Furthermore, as in the case of dislocations these difficulties can sometimes be overcome by using the macroscopicity of the number of captured electrons. In actual fact, if the charge of the holes per unit of dislocation length is small compared ...
A lot of blogs and message boards automatically add 'nofollow' to user submitted links to help prevent spammers from benefitting from blog spam.
OpenStreetMap implemented 'nofollow' and it reduced comment spam a bit, but the dumber spammers out there will continue to waste their time. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nofollow
A Twitter concept plus the concept of the movie Inception (movie about dreams within dreams within dreams, where things get recursive.)
Ricky Gervais on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart - April 17, 2013.
"Today, on the the way here in the car, I tweeted, 'If no-one retweets this, I will give ten thousand pounds to charity' Hundreds of tweets, right. I said, I said, 'You're not listening. OK. If not one person retweets this, I'll give 15,000 dollars to charity.' right. 500 retweets . And then other people are going, 'Your followers are all idiots!', so I'm retweeting THAT! It's. It's like twitception, it's amazing."
These are ridges on the bottom of a bicycle fork which prevent a loose wheel from slipping out of a fork.
People 'file their lawyer tabs' in that they file down the ridges to they can change wheels faster, but this results in a front fork which can eject a loose front wheel.
from the 'examples' section.
" “Made popular by the late DJ Screw, and by legendary rap ground Three 6 Mafia, 'purple drank', aka 'sizzurp' is considered a recreational drug made by mixing medicated cough syrup containing codeine with soda and Jolly Rancher candy to enhance the taste.” Redskins Insider Podcast -- The Washington Post "