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/hi:'per-spays/ A memory location that is *far* away from where the program counter should be pointing, often inaccessible because it is not even mapped in. (Compare jump off into never-never land.)

This usage is from the SF notion of a spaceship jumping "into hyperspace", that is, taking a shortcut through higher-dimensional space - in other words, bypassing this universe. The variant "east hyperspace" is recorded among CMU and Bliss hackers.


An instant-on operating system from Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (www.hyperspace.com) that can run stand-alone or co-exist with Windows. As soon as the computer is turned on, the Linux-based HyperSpace enables access to the Web and other HyperSpace applications. It draws less power than Windows and can provide as much as 30% more running time on a battery charge. HyperSpace also automatically switches the computer between Ethernet, Wi-Fi and 3G networks.

HyperSpace Single runs as the primary operating system in the computer. HyperSpace Dual runs side-by-side with Windows. See instant-on operating system.
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HP declined to comment on its intentions for HyperSpace.
The statements in this release include forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, regarding, but not limited to, the availability of Samsung PCs with HyperSpace technology and how our collaboration with Samsung will benefit end users.
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The Intel motherboards with HyperSpace technology will be available worldwide in Q4 2009.
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Our partnership with Phoenix to leverage the HyperSpace platform makes it possible to offer digital media entertainment for laptop users while conserving valuable battery power.
He cited load times that were cut by about 80 percent when the HyperSpace product was deployed.
In those five years, the demand for Manhattan office space went into hyperspace, and the market offered nowhere for the demand to go.
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From this (and much more) Green creates a superabundance of interconnected paths of thought that the viewer no sooner enters than he pleasurably loses his way on the byways and detours of this hyperspace.
Say the spaceship accelerates across the screen to jump into hyperspace.
The exploration of the complexity of hyperspace requires logical and linguistic gymnastics.

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