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What is Duckduckgo?

DuckDuckGo is a search engine

DuckDuckGo is a search engine like Bing and Google. The special thing about DuckDuckGo is that they are known for respecting privacy and transparency. You can search on DuckDuckGo completely anonymously without any data of you being recorded. Also, all data from DuckDuckGo is publicly available.

DuckDuckGo is a niche search engine that not many people know. It is noteworthy that the search engine does show a stable annual growth rate. Recently, DuckDuckGo had a milestone of 14 million searches accomplished in a day.

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What does CMS mean?

CMS means Content Management System

A content management system (CMS) is a computer application that supports the creation and modification of digital content

It is often used to support multiple users working in a collaborative environment.

CMS features vary widely. Most CMSs include Web-based publishing, format management, history editing and version control, indexing, search, and retrieval. By their nature, content management systems support the separation of content and presentation.

A web content management system (WCM or WCMS) is a CMS designed to support the management of the content of Web pages. Most popular CMSs are also WCMSs. Web content includes text and embedded graphics, photos, video, audio, maps, and code (e.g., for applications) that displays content or interacts with the user. A well known and often used CMS is WordPress

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What is SpaceX?

SpaceX is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, better known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California, United States. It was founded in 2002 by Tesla Motors CEO and former PayPal entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of creating the technologies to reduce space transportation costs and enable the colonization of Mars. It has developed the Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 launch vehicles, both designed to be reusable, and the Dragon spacecraft which is flown into orbit by the Falcon 9 launch vehicle to supply the International Space station (ISS) with cargo. A manned version of Dragon is in development.

SpaceXs achievements include the first privately funded, liquid-propellant rocket (Falcon 1) to reach orbit, in 2008; the first privately funded company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft (Dragon), in 2010; and the first private company to send a spacecraft (Dragon) to the ISS, in 2012. The launch of SES-8, in 2013, was the first SpaceX delivery into geosynchronous orbit, while the launch of the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), in 2015, was the companys first delivery beyond Earth orbit.

SpaceX began a privately funded reusable launch system technology development program in 2011 and, in December 2015, successfully returned a first stage back to a landing pad near the launch site and accomplished a propulsive vertical landing. This was the first such accomplishment by a rocket on an orbital trajectory. On April 8, 2016, with the launch of CRS-8, SpaceX successfully vertically landed a first stage on an ocean drone-ship landing platform on a mission that also delivered a Dragon space capsule to Low Earth Orbit. On May 6, 2016, SpaceX again landed a first stage, but on a geostationary transfer orbit mission, another first.

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PTC

What does PTC mean?

PTC means Paid To Click

Paid to click (PTC) is an online business model that draws online traffic from people aiming to earn money from home

PTC websites act as middlemen between advertisers and consumers; the advertiser pays for displaying ads on the PTC website, and a part of this payment goes to the viewer when he views the advertisement.

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Wordpress

What is WordPress?

WordPress is a free CMS

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL

WordPress is installed on a web server that is either part of an Internet hosting service or a network host in its own right. The first case may be a service like WordPress.com, for example, and the second case could be a computer running the software package WordPress.org. A local computer may be used for single-user testing and learning purposes. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. WordPress was used by more than 26.4% of the top 10 million websites as of April 2016. WordPress is reportedly the easiest and most popular website management or blogging system in use on the Web, supporting more than 60 million websites.

WordPress was released on May 27, 2003, by its founders, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, as a fork of b2/cafelog. WordPress is released under the GPLv2 (or later) license from the Free Software Foundation.

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What is Github?

GitHub is web-based version control software

Github manages changes to a project without overwriting any part of that project. So if you and a coworker are both updating pages on the same website – Github will make sure that you don’t overwrite each others work. You and your coworker can each upload your revisions to the same page, and Github will save two copies. Later, you can merge your changes together without losing any work.

GitHub is the largest online storage space of collaborative works that exists in the world. The trademark mascot of GitHub is Octocat, an anthropomorphized cat with cephalopod limbs.

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NAS Network Attached Storage

What does NAS mean?

NAS means Network-attached storage

Network-attached storage (NAS) is a file-level computer data storage server connected to a computer network providing data access to a heterogeneous group of clients

NAS is specialized for serving files either by its hardware, software, or configuration. It is often manufactured as a computer appliance – a purpose-built specialized computer. NAS systems are networked appliances which contain one or more storage drives, often arranged into logical, redundant storage containers or RAID.

Network-attached storage removes the responsibility of file serving from other servers on the network. They typically provide access to files using network file sharing protocols such as NFS, SMB/CIFS, or AFP. From the mid-1990s, NAS devices began gaining popularity as a convenient method of sharing files among multiple computers. Potential benefits of dedicated network-attached storage, compared to general-purpose servers also serving files, include faster data access, easier administration, and simple configuration.

The hard disk drives with NAS in their name are functionally similar to other drives but may have different firmware, vibration tolerance, or power dissipation to make them more suitable for use in RAID arrays, which are sometimes used in NAS implementations. For example, some NAS versions of drives support a command extension to allow extended error recovery to be disabled. In a non-RAID application, it may be important for a disk drive to go to great lengths to successfully read a problematic storage block, even if it takes several seconds. In an appropriately configured RAID array, a single bad block on a single drive can be recovered completely via the redundancy encoded across the RAID set. If a drive spends several seconds executing extensive retries it might cause the RAID controller to flag the drive as down whereas if it simply replied promptly that the block of data had a checksum error, the RAID controller would use the redundant data on the other drives to correct the error and continue without any problem. Such a NAS SATA hard disk drive can be used as an internal PC hard drive, without any problems or adjustments needed, as it simply supports additional options and may possibly be built to a higher quality standard (particularly if accompanied by a higher quoted MTBF figure and higher price) than a regular consumer drive.

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What does VPN mean?

VPN means Virtual Private Network

A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across a public network, such as the Internet

It enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network. Applications running across the VPN may therefore benefit from the functionality, security, and management of the private network.

VPNs may allow employees to securely access a corporate intranet while located outside the office. They are used to securely connect geographically separated offices of an organization, creating one cohesive network. Individual Internet users may secure their wireless transactions with a VPN, to circumvent geo-restrictions and censorship, or to connect to proxy servers for the purpose of protecting personal identity and location. However, some Internet sites block access to known VPN technology to prevent the circumvention of their geo-restrictions.

A VPN is created by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, virtual tunneling protocols, or traffic encryption. A VPN available from the public Internet can provide some of the benefits of a wide area network (WAN). From a user perspective, the resources available within the private network can be accessed remotely.

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More information on how VPN might work for you can be found here.

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OLED

What does OLED mean?

OLED means Organic Light Emitting Diode

The pixels in OLED displays (for tv, mobile phones or computers) are made of a material that glows when you put electricity through it. That may not seem like a huge difference when compared to LED, but OLEDs can be made to be extremely small and they are very flexible. On an OLED TV, each pixel lights itself up independently of the others, and when those pixels are shut of, they are completely black. OLED screens also have a much better color quality. OLED screens are more expensive than LED screens, and also have a short lifespan.

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XML - eXtensible Markup Language

What does xml mean?

XML means Extensible Markup Language

In computing, Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable

The design goals for XML were simplicity, generality, and usability across the Internet. It is a textual data format with strong support via Unicode for different human languages. Although the design of XML focuses on documents, the language is widely used for the representation of arbitrary data structures such as those used in web services.

Several schema systems exist to aid in the definition of XML-based languages, while programmers have developed many application programming interfaces (APIs) to aid the processing of XML data.

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