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<g> - "grin",
a common e-mail abbreviation indicating that
you are joking or that you think that you are funny. See LOL
and :) (smiley).
Gates - 1. See Gates,
Bill. 2. The entrance to Hell. See Gates of
Gates, William "Bill" - founder
and CEO of Microsoft
and all around cheesy guy. See geek, DRIP.
Gates of Hell - See Microsoft.
gateway - 1. the St. Louis Arch 2. a computer
or device through which access to other resources is obtained.
Gateway 2000 - PC clone
geek - 1. a sideshow performer who bites the heads
off of live animals, such as chickens and bats. 2. take our computer
geek self-evaluation test. 3. See Bill Gates.
Geekware - a cool line of clothing available
General Protection Fault -
an error which occurs when an application tries to use memory generally
reserved for the operating system. The most common source of GPFs
is a driver conflict.
global - 1. worldwide. 2. global
global variable - a type of Lingo
variable which persists over time, and has
a greater scope than a local
variable. See static, temporary
GMC- see Gold
GMT - Greenwich Mean Time,
the standard of time as designated at the Observatory in Greenwich,
England, also "Greenwich Time" or "Greenwich Civil Time".
See EST, CST, MST,
go or GO- 1.
a Lingo command which moves the Score's playback head to the specify frame
of the specified movie. See
go movie. 2. a command used
to access a particular section of CompuServe.
The Macromedia forum on CompuServe is accessed by using "Go Macromedia".
AOL uses keywords
instead of the GO command.
Golden Gopher - mascot. See Gopher.
gold master - a CD-ROM
that is the final version that will be sent for replication.
So-called because they are created with a gold coated CD. Technically, these
are pre-masters, as the actual master disk
is made from the pre-master at the replicating facility. See gold
master candidate, alpha, beta.
gold master candidate - a CD-ROM
that is possibly the final version that will be sent for replication.
See GMC, alpha, beta,
Gopher - 1. an internet
information retrieval mechanism, named after the Golden
Gopher. See Archie, Veronica,
2. a character in the Winnie-the-Pooh
stories. See Disney.
gosub - a Basic programming
command used to call a subroutine.
gov - (pronounced "dot guv", not "Gee-Oh-Vee")
the final portion of the domain name of a governmental
agency, such as whitehouse.gov.
See com, edu, mil,
net, org, dot.
GPF - See General
GPIB - a type of bus
popular on HP computers and plotters, and some measuring
equipment. See HPIB.
GPS - Global Positioning System,
a series of satellites used to triangulate the position of a GPS receiver
anywhere on earth.
graphical user interface -
an interface, commonly called a GUI, using menus,
icons, windows and
a mouse to facilitate interaction between the
computer and the user. See Mac OS, desktop,
cursor, Lisa. Contrast
Greenwich - a borough in SE London, England,
located on the prime meridian from which geographic longitude is measured.
Also used as a standard for time. See GMT.
grin - see <g>.
GUI - Graphical
User Interface (pronounced "Gee-You-Eye" or
"gooey"). See UI, menu.
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