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 Bit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A single bit is a one or a zero, a true or a false, a "flag" which is "on" or "off", or in general, the quantity of information required to distinguish two mutually exclusive states from each other. It is important to differentiate between the use of "bit" in referring to a discrete storage unit and the use of "bit" in referring to a statistical unit of information. The combination of the symbols "bit" for bit and "B" for byte is also widely used in computing, and is perhaps least ambiguous. en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bit   (961 words)

 Drill Bit Encyclopedia Articles @ HillCountryArtists.com (Hill Country Artists)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22) Bits are held in a tool called a drill, which rotates them and provides axial force to create the hole. Center drill bits are used in metalworking to provide a starting hole for a larger sized drill bit, or a conical indentation in the end of a workpiece to mount a lathe center. These bits can be used on wood or metal, however they have a low tolerance to excessive heat which causes them to lose their temper, resulting in a soft cutting edge. www.hillcountryartists.com /encyclopedia/Drill_bit   (3394 words)

 Graphics Definitions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22) Bit depth might refer to the bit depth of an image, or the bit depth of a monitor. When it refers to the bit depth of a monitor, it means that your monitor is able to show a certain number of colors at one time. Well, as you might have noticed, the higher the bit depth, the more bits per pixel used in an image, and the more pixels used in an image, the larger the actual file is going to be. www.bergen.org /AAST/ComputerAnimation/Graph_BitDepth.html   (304 words)

 BIT Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22) BIT is an international institute, providing high quality education and training courses for students from all over the world. BIT is committed to providing you with a professional, rewarding and high quality course. BIT extends a warm welcome to you and is committed to. www.bit.edu.au   (346 words)

 Bit Banging The Start bit, which puts the line into the Spacing state (more positive than +3 volts) for one bit period, is sent first and serves to announce that a character is on the way. After BRID detects a start bit it waits for Start to go away (i.e., for the line to return to a logic 0) and then counts loop iterations during the six zero periods before the logic one (space is hex 20) occurs. Instead, BRID just measures bit time in terms of counts through a loop, an arbitrary, relative measurement that is indeed a function of both the CPU's speed (i.e., number of loop iterations per second) and the bit rate. www.ganssle.com /articles/auart.htm   (2072 words)

 bit definition - isp.webopedia.com - The Glossary for Internet Service Providers Computers are sometimes classified by the number of bits they can process at one time or by the number of bits they use to represent addresses. For example, classifying a computer as a 32-bit machine might mean that its data registers are 32 bits wide or that it uses 32 bits to identify each address in memory. Graphics are also often described by the number of bits used to represent each dot. isp.webopedia.com /TERM/B/bit.html   (279 words)

 Bit Evaluation The bit is made of cyprium, a type of metal that keeps the horse's mouth moist. This is a Herm Sprenger Hunter Liene Dee, a new trail bit for Rhythm and Luna. I prefer non-O ring bits for trail as they are less likely to pull into the horse's mouth for a one rein emergency stop, plus I often ride on trail with a bit hanger which also allows more side to side movement. www.redwrench.com /mischorse/bits/biteval.htm   (1415 words)

 bit - a definition from Whatis.com - see also: binary digit The value of a bit is usually stored as either above or below a designated level of electrical charge in a single capacitor within a memory device. Half a byte (four bits) is called a nibble. In telecommunication, the bit rate is the number of bits that are transmitted in a given time period, usually a second. searchsmb.techtarget.com /sDefinition/0,,sid44_gci213816,00.html   (260 words)

 bit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22) A bit is said to be set if its value is true or 1, and reset or clear if its value is false or 0. To toggle or invert a bit is to change it, either from 0 to 1 or from 1 to 0. The term bit first appeared in print in the computer-science sense in a 1948 paper by information theorist Claude Shannon, and was there credited to the early computer scientist John Tukey (who also seems to have coined the term software). catb.org /~esr/jargon/html/B/bit.html   (275 words)

 Oilfield Glossary: Term 'bit' The bit is on the bottom of the drillstring and must be changed when it becomes excessively dull or stops making progress. Most bits work by scraping or crushing the rock, or both, usually as part of a rotational motion. Some bits, known as hammer bits, pound the rock vertically in much the same fashion as a construction site air hammer. www.glossary.oilfield.slb.com /Display.cfm?Term=bit   (119 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Bits and Bytes Work" Both RAM and hard disk capacities are measured in bytes, as are file sizes when you examine them in a file viewer. The word bit is a shortening of the words "Binary digIT." Whereas decimal digits have 10 possible values ranging from 0 to 9, bits have only two possible values: 0 and 1. If a bit is 1, and you add 1 to it, the bit becomes 0 and the next bit becomes 1. computer.howstuffworks.com /bytes.htm   (1352 words)

 What is bit map? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary For simple monochrome images, one bit is sufficient to represent each dot, but for colors and shades of gray, each dot requires more than one bit of data. The more bits used to represent a dot, the more colors and shades of gray that can be represented. To display a bit-mapped image on a monitor or to print it on a printer, the computer translates the bit map into pixels (for display screens) or ink dots (for printers). www.webopedia.com /TERM/b/bit_map.html   (327 words)

 8-bit Encyclopedia Articles @ Whaddya.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22) In computer architecture, 8-bit integers, memory addresses, or other data units are those that are at most 8 bits (1 octet) wide. A CPU can be classified on the basis of the data it can access in a single operation. A 16-bit processor can access 16 bits of data in a single operation. 209.197.89.145 /encyclopedia/8-bit   (315 words)

 DM's Esoteric Programming Languages - BIT BIT is a programming language in which the programmer has full access to all data in its essential machine representation. One bit of memory is reserved as a jump register. Bit values may only be assigned to bit variables, and address-of-a-bit values may only be assigned to address-of-a-bit variables; anything else is an error. www.dangermouse.net /esoteric/bit.html   (1272 words)

 VolkerW's WebLog : Who needs 64-bit?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22) The move from 16 to 32 bits also included that you had a fresh, new API full of features like pre-emptive multitasking, threading, new GUI controls that was only available in 32-bit mode and so on. I think that the change to 64 bit will happen faster that 16 to 32 bit, beacuse AMD already is selling 64 bit proccesors that are backward-compatible, so people won't mind bying them. My point is that with 64 bit the costly and time consuming redesign that we are facing just would not have been needed. blogs.msdn.com /volkerw/archive/2005/02/11/371108.aspx   (3745 words)

 BIT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22) Equivalent interpretations of this unit are the average number of decisions required to exhaust a given number of alternatives, the average number of relays needed to represent a certain number, the average number of answers to yes-no questions necessary to select one out of a given number of objects. Two distinctions create four alternatives and not knowing which is desirable measures two bits of uncertainty. A Hollerith card with 12-by-80 places, each of which may be punched or left solid, can store 960 bits of information. pespmc1.vub.ac.be /ASC/BIT.html   (156 words)

 Secure Bit 2 Secure Bit 2 is a patent pending, Transparent, Hardware solution against Buffer-Overflow attacks on control data (return-address and function-pointer attacks in particular). It is a continuation of our original work on Secure Bit: both are based on an added Secure Bit, but the management of the bit is dramatically different. Secure Bit is a concept to provide a hardware bit to protect the integrity of addresses for the purpose of preventing buffer-overflow attacks. www.cse.msu.edu /~piromsop/sbit2   (1014 words)

 Choosing a Drill Bit The materials from which bits are manufactured play a big role in the life and performance of the bit. Titanium Coated Bits— cost slightly more than HSS bits, but their titanium coating is tougher and stays sharp longer than HSS or steel bits. Cobalt Bits— extremely hard and dissipate heat quickly, they are most commonly used for boring in stainless steel and other metals. www.lowes.com /lowes/lkn?action=howTo&p=BuyGuide/DrlBtsBul.html&rn=RightNavFiles/rightNavHowTo   (421 words)

 AskTom "16 bit or 32 bit or 64 bit" Now I found Oracle 8.1.6 for solaris 64 bit and I hoping definately it should be for 32 bit and 16 bit solaris also. Windows used to be a 16 bit application (DOS) and the tools that ran on it were 16 bit. We windows 3.x came out -- things could be "win32" or 16 bit -- hence the large number of "16 bit" or "32 bit" tools you saw. asktom.oracle.com /pls/ask/f?p=4950:8:::::F4950_P8_DISPLAYID:669063291219   (911 words)

 Porting Linux applications to 64-bit systems The effort to port an application from 32 bits to 64 bits might range from trivial to very difficult, depending on how these applications were written and maintained. As far as language implementation is concerned, the current C language standard allows the "long long" data type to be at least 64 bits. If you want to turn all the bits on, a portable way to do this is to define a signed long constant with a value of -1. www.ibm.com /developerworks/linux/library/l-port64.html?ca=dgr-lnxwPort64   (2693 words)

 AskTom "32 bit or 64 bit"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22) Because in so many Oracle documentation I found "32 bit Oracle 7.x" "64 bit Oracle 7.x" "32 bit Oracle 8.x" "64 bit Oracle 8.x" also sometime in migration related documentaion I found people are talking about 32 bit and 64 bit Oracle. hi tom i want to ask you this question that can we run 32 bit oracle on 64 bit os say(aix or windows) what will be the repecussions and at the os level what is taking place. When I run Oracle on a 64 bit platform, shouldn't I get a better throughput because internally Oracle is processing more data as compared to 32 bit. asktom.oracle.com /pls/ask/f?p=4950:8:::::F4950_P8_DISPLAYID:1512005480694   (1923 words)

 Tom Thumb Bit I have a horse that constantly tosses her head and fools with the bit. Tom Thumbs are VERY harsh and a commonly misunderstood bit (this bit is sometimes called a western snaffle or shanked snaffle). A leverage bit has a shank, which stretches above and below the mouthpiece, with the reins attached at the bottom of the shank. www.cha-ahse.org /railarticles/tom.htm   (297 words)

 Bit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A file can have no more information theoretical bits than it can storage bits. Eight-bit bytes, also known as octets, can represent 256 values (2 A four-bit quantity is known as a nibble, and can represent 16 values (2 en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bits   (961 words)

 What is bit? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary Hoover's: Smith Bits Company Research - Find information on Smith Bits with operations and products, financials, officers, competitors and more at Hoover's. Measurement Assurance Technology: Bit Error Rate Testers - Specializes in calibrations and repairs of electronic testing equipment including analyzers, multimeters, oscilloscopes, signal generators, and more. Yokogawa: Bit Error Rate Testers - Supplies industrial automation and control, test and measurement, and information systems, including bit error rate testers. www.webopedia.com /TERM/b/bit.html   (416 words)

 Understanding 64-bit PowerPC architecture Early in the 21st century, the need for impenetrable security has grown tremendously, sparking renewed interest in encryption and decryption algorithms, as well as desktop security. To preserve the "power of two" relationships that people have come to expect, with 8, 16, and 32-bit words in existing architectures, developers are getting 32 more bits, resulting in an address space that is 4 billion times larger than the maximum address space of a 32-bit system. Capable of addressing an astronomical 18 billion GB, or 18 exabytes, of memory, 64-bit integers also accelerate complex mathematical calculations through their ability to perform calculations directly on 64-bit numbers, as well as performing multiple operations on smaller numbers within a single CPU cycle (see Resources for the definition of exabyte). www-128.ibm.com /developerworks/library/pa-microdesign   (3819 words)

 bit from FOLDOC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22) The unit of information; the amount of information obtained by asking a yes-or-no question; a computational quantity that can take on one of two values, such as true and false or 0 and 1; the smallest unit of storage - sufficient to hold one bit. The term "bit" first appeared in print in the computer-science sense in 1949, and seems to have been coined by early computer scientist John Tukey. See also flag, trit, mode bit, byte, word. www.instantweb.com /D/dictionary/foldoc.cgi?query=bit   (172 words)

 wHaT iS LiFe WiThOuT.... As for me, my Eid was a little bit upside down from everybody. Bit : Here is my address and my phone number... Later today, we had gathered around at the Royal Crescent for a BAMSA picnic (sort of combo with a farewell party ;p) with about 50 people who came to enjoy their weekend a bit. muhaimin.blogdrive.com   (4805 words)

 PCWorld.com - 64-Bit Universe Expands Because these Intel and AMD 64-bit chips will run the same OS and apps, development of software to take advantage of such chips--especially their ability to address larger amounts of system memory--should be faster, says Peter Glaskowsky, editor in chief of Microprocessor Report. "This eliminates the last bit of confusion for the application developers," he adds. By moving to include 64-bit support in more mainstream x86 CPUs, Intel has abruptly altered its often-repeated position that only large servers--such as those using its pricey Itanium chip--currently require 64-bit capabilities. www.pcworld.com /news/article/0,aid,115369,00.asp   (505 words)

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