idle character


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idle character

In data communications, a character transmitted to keep the line synchronized when there is no data being sent. See idle interrupt and System Idle Process.
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Borrowing a Chekhovian model in a play he described as "a fantasia in the Russian manner on English themes," Shaw allows his idle characters to banter and flirt before sounding the alarm that their poor grasp of economic and political realities has them heading for disaster.
By filtering out idle characters and allocating bandwidth only when data is actually being transmitted, the Access Plus 100 aggregate throughput is greatly increased in packet mode transport.
Centering on a world of rich, idle characters and dealing with hopeless love affairs which lead to tragedy, the film, the first feature by husband-and-wife team of Viorica Mesina and Sergiu Prodan, is visually lush and for the most part engrossing.