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! pronounced "pling" - under RISC OS, if a directory name starts with a pling, it is taken to be an application
!Scrap a special directory which RISC OS makes available for applications to use as temporary storage space - use of this directory is under the control of the application and the user is normally unaware of it
.plan file a file that lists anything you want others on the Net to know about you - you place it in your home directory on your public-access site - then, anybody who fingers you, will get to see this file
10base2 an Ethernet standard that uses BNC connectors and coaxial cable. Also known as "thin wire" Ethernet
10base5 an Ethernet standard that uses 9-pin D-type connectors and special cable. Also known as "thick wire" Ethernet
10baseT an Ethernet standard that uses telephone connectors and telephone cable - also known as "Cheapernet"
1MHz bus a proprietary (Acorn) parallel digital interface, originally designed for use on the BBC Micro to provide access to complex peripherals such as hard drives - this interface is available on RISC OS computers by using the Acorn I/O card, although its '1MHz bus' operates at 2MHz!
24/7 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - often used when referring to an internet service allowing unlimited online time
80486 developed from the 80386, 80286, 80186, 8086, 8088, 8008, 4004 - the 4004 was designed to operate a washing machine - Pentium, the version of the processor that can operate a washing machine and heat the water too (Historically correct, don't ya know!)

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