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  • n. Plural form of throttle.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of throttle.


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  • Ms. Schapiro suggested such algorithms could be programmed with so-called throttles that slow down or block the algorithm if it is throwing off too many orders into the market too quickly or if market conditions change.

    SEC Looks at Circuit Breakers, Algorithms

  • Last week, the company popped its head up to take a swing at the Internet-based rental service, saying that while Netflix "throttles" DVD deliveries to heavy users, keeping them from getting too many discs per month, Blockbuster has phased out the practice.

    The Week Ahead: March 6-10People To Watch: The Week Ahead

  • I think Movable Type "throttles" trackbacks in order to prevent waves of spam attacks, so if you try to ping more than once within some period of time, the first trackback will be accepted, but the remainder will be rejected.

    Why we need preferential ballots - BatesLine

  • In fact, since about 2003, all Toyotas are using "drive by wire" throttles, meaning that the accelerator pedal mechanism isn't actually attached to the engine with a cable.


  • · Arq automatically slows down ( "throttles") its uploading whenever you're using the internet for web browsing.

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • A post that appeared this past week in Gadgetwise about Clearwire's home-networking modem prompted a flurry of comments-some positive, most negative-with some readers complaining that the 4G cellular service offered by the company "throttles" data transfer speeds and caps broadband usage among some Clear subscribers.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Incomplete downloads can occur when Microsoft publishes several updates at once and the company "throttles" its bandwidth to prevent server overload.

    Planète Béranger v3

  • I laughed at a link to the Boehner website where he "throttles" Democrats for ignoring the Republican suggestions to improve the health care bill.

    The Full Feed from

  • Bell is the only large ILEC in Canada that throttles P2P traffic and the only ISP that we know of that systematically throttles both upstream and downstream P2P traffic, for all users, regardless of volume and regardless of whether congestion is actually occurring.

    Bell Canada throttling, DPI fight isn’t over

  • One UK ISP throttles P2P traffic, uses bandwidth caps, throttles streaming online video, and throttles “heavy users” of the network.

    p2pnet World Headlines – June 3, 2009


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