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UI - (pronounced "You-Eye") see User
uk - the two-letter extension assigned to domains
in the United Kingdom. See jp,
UK - see United Kingdom.
UMAX - Macintosh clone
maufacturer, partially owned by Radius, and using the SuperMac brand name.
UN - United Nations. See interpreter.
Uncle Cid - highly enlightened/enlightening
individual, born in 1938. See LSD, drop
Underdog - 1. Polly Purebread's beau. 2. see
uniform resource locator -
uninterested - not interested. Contrast
United Kingdom - "a
country to which bringing your pet is virtually unthinkable.".
See uk, UK.
UNIX - an operating
system popular in academia, and used on Sun workstation and various
internet servers. See daemon, lex,
unverified report - see bug.
up - a tenuous state of operability, likely to falter
(go down) at any moment, as in "the system
is back up again." See on-line.
UPC - Universal Product Code,
a bar code identifying most products. See SKU.
The "mark of the beast" to some conspiracy theorists.
upload - 1. v. to send information to a remote
computer, such as a web site or ftp
site. See download. 2. n. a file or files
that have been uploaded.
UPS - 1. Uninterruptible Power Supply,
a battery backup for computers or similar equipment to prevent loss of data
due to power outages; 2. United Parcel Service, a package
delivery company. See Fed Ex, TCIITM,
snail mail, USPS, e-mail..
user group - a professional or trade group
focused around a particular hardware of software technology, such as the
Macromedia User Forum or BMUG.
user interface - the manner in which
a user interacts with a program, must commonly a GUI
involving icons, menus and buttons, but also possibly via voice control
or some other method. See look-and-feel.
username - an identifying name assigned to
a user, such as an e-mail address. Usernames
are often used on a network to control access to private information. Each
username ordinarily has a specific password to control access to their account.
user SIG - see SIG.
US Mail - see snail
USPS - United States Postal
Service. See snail mail, TCIITM,
Fed Ex, USPS, UPS,
URI - 1. Universal Resource Identifier.
See URL. 2. Upper Respiratory Infection
See Your Doctor. 3. Geller
url - the file extension used for files which contain
URLs . See htm and html
URL - (pronounced "You-Are-Ell", not
"Earl") Uniform Resource Locator, the Internet
address for documents located on the Internet, typically starting with ftp
or http, such as http://www.zeusprod.com.
See home page, link.
user - 1. addict; 2. one who takes advantage of
others generosity or naivete; 3. the focus of most good computer programs.
user-centric - adj. a design philosphy,
such as that embodied in the Macintosh, in which the user is paramount.
A user-centric application makes a substantial effort to conform to the
expectations and preferences of a user, such as including a graphical interface,
and voice commands. See GUI, contrast with DOS.
See application-centric, document-centric.
user friendly - an overused term meaning
easy to use. See GUI, contrast with DOS.
user interface - the portion of a computer
program with which the user sees and interacts. DOS
and UNIX traditionally have command-line
interfaces, whereas the Mac OS and Windows
have graphical user interfaces.
user preferences - configurable features
which are stored and used by a program in order to conform to a user's personal
style. See Preferences folder, Preferences
US - United States. Zeus Productions
currently accepts payment only in US$ (dollars)
USA - United States of America.
USS - United States Starship
- see Enterprise.
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