Worshipping the juicy vocabulary of computing


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A Salted Hash

"In cryptography, a salt is random data that is used as an additional input to a one-way function that hashes a password or passphrase. The primary function of salts is to defend against dictionary attacks and pre-computed rainbow table attacks."[1]


cryptography security passwords

[1] Salt(cryptography). Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 15 January 2014. Web. "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_(cryptography)"

Metacalling is opaque to the cut.



[1] Prolog documentation. "http://www.swi-prolog.org/pldoc/man?predicate=!/0"



Curly BracesSyntax
Using a JQuery custom scrollbar autoscrolls my body!


Web development JQuery

[1] User post on Stackoverflow. "http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18057863/using-a-jquery-custom-scrollbar-autoscrolls-my-body"


"Autoboxing is the term for getting a reference type out of a value type just through type conversion (either implicit or explicit). The compiler automatically supplies the extra source code which creates the object."[1]


Object oriented programming Java

[1] Object type (object-oriented programming). Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 3 April 2013. Web. "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Object_type_(object-oriented_programming)"



text mining

[1] Pasca, M.: Finding Instance Names and Alternative Glosses on the Web: WordNet Reloaded. In: CICLing 2005. Volume 3406 of LNCS., Springer (2005) 282

Bang Methods

"Ruby methods that modify an object in-place and end in an exclamation mark are known as bang methods. By convention, the bang labels a method as dangerous."[1]



[1] "http://rubylearning.com/satishtalim/writing_own_ruby_methods.html"

Mathematical Maturity

"... fearlessness in the face of symbols: the ability to read and understand notation, to introduce clear and useful notation when appropriate (and not otherwise!), and a general facility of expression in the terse - but crisp and exact language that mathematicians use to communicate ideas."[1] Mathematical maturity



[1] Denenberg, L. Math 22 Lecture A. "http://www.larry.denenberg.com/math22/LectureA.pdf"

"By nesting fragment caches, it ensures that caches can be reused even when content changes. When a change occurs to the top-most fragment cache, only that cache must be expired. Every nested cache of the parent can be reused, which provides a significant performance increase. A change to the most nested fragment cache would start a chain reaction to expire all parent caches."[1]

Russian Doll Caching



[1] Faustino, K. Russian Doll Caching and Cache Digests. December 20, 2012. Web. "http://blog.remarkablelabs.com/2012/12/russian-doll-caching-cache-digests-rails-4-countdown-to-2013"


www.salted-hash.com is a project by Alexa Steinbrück .

I am constantly looking for more juicy words from computer science or technology in general. Got another one? Send it to: more@salted-hash.com. Savoury, mellow, fleshly or knobby words are always welcome.

All illustrations, gifs, sprites, animations and coding by
Alexa Steinbrück.

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Thanks for the fonts:
"Anderson Four Feather Falls" by Steve Ferrera,
"Maratre" by Claude Pelletier,
"Moon Flower" by Denise Bentulan,
and "Gravitas One" by Sorkin Type Co

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