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  • Computing. An abbreviation meaning Deferred Procedure Call. A DPC is a software interrupt which is triggered by the kernel when it detects a "hung" condition deep within a thread or process it is attempting to terminate. In general, this allows the process to complete its work before the impending termination or context switch.


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  • DPC is not marketed to persistently capture all of the data that ISPs’ customers send and receive; it’s states uses is to for targeted capturing of packets to improve network subsequent network performance and to comply with regulatory demands (e.g. government wiretap requests).

    DPI: simplified and demystified

  • Of all conferences worldwide, the DPC is the conference I've been to most so far, and it's also the one I've enjoyed most so far.

    Planet PHP

  • The DPC is the policy research and development arm of the Senate Democratic Caucus, so it is uniquely suited to answering questions about the new policy proposals being developed.

    The Reaction

  • The DPC hearings revealed multiple failures by the contractor, KBR, and the Army's failure to adequately monitor, test, and notify soldiers who may have been exposed of the health risks they may now face.

    David Isenberg: Qarmat Ali AND KBR, Redux

  • The second, expected to be a more detailed response to specific DPC concerns, was originally slated for release by late October.

    David Isenberg: Qarmat Ali AND KBR, Redux

  • DPC/PADI What's new in digital preservation Issue ...

    The Readers' Voice

  • The day will close with a plenary discussion, and we intend it to support a DPC-commissioned Technology Watch Report

    JISC, the DPC and the UK Web Archiving Consortium Workshop

  • Greenhouse testified at a 2007 DPC hearing that the award of the contract to KBR represented the worst abuse she had witnessed in her 23-year career.

    Ayo Adeyeye: PolitiFact's Truth-O-Meter in Need of Tune-Up

  • Since the start of the Iraq War, the DPC, a Senate Leadership Committee established by law in 1947 concurrently with a Republican Policy Committee, has held more than two dozen oversight hearings on waste, fraud, and abuse in Iraq reconstruction contracting.

    Ayo Adeyeye: PolitiFact's Truth-O-Meter in Need of Tune-Up

  • Arguably, the most reckless example of KBR's abuse was the subject of a May 2009 DPC hearing, where Senators heard testimony and received internal Pentagon documents showing that in 2007 and 2008, KBR received multi-million dollar bonuses for work that led to the electrocution deaths of US soldiers.

    Ayo Adeyeye: PolitiFact's Truth-O-Meter in Need of Tune-Up


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