Martian


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Martian

1. of, occurring on, or relating to the planet Mars
2. an inhabitant of Mars, esp in science fiction

Martian

Packets that turn up unexpectedly on the wrong network because of bogus routing entries. Also a packet which has an altogether bogus (non-registered or ill-formed) internet address, such as the test loopback interface [127.0.0.1]. Such a packet will come back labelled with a source address that is clearly not of this earth. "The domain server is getting lots of packets from Mars. Does that gateway have a martian filter?"
References in classic literature ?
The fellow designated reached down two or three hands and lifted me up behind him on the glossy back of his mount, where I hung on as best I could by the belts and straps which held the Martian's weapons and ornaments.
I had seen that the eggs were in the process of hatching, and as I stood watching the hideous little monsters break from their shells I failed to note the approach of a score of full-grown Martians from behind me.
Their discovery that I had not harmed the little Martians, and that I was unarmed, must have caused them to look upon me with less ferocity; but, as I was to learn later, the thing which weighed most in my favor was my exhibition of hurdling.
While the Martians are immense, their bones are very large and they are muscled only in proportion to the gravitation which they must overcome.
The Martians, after conversing for a short time, turned and rode away in the direction from which they had come, leaving one of their number alone by the enclosure.
Martian Pictures: Analyzing the Cinema of the Red Planet
Martian Watches has announced it is shutting down its operations  and closing its company.
STUDENTS TAKING PART in the Red Thumbs Mars Garden Project found that, under certain conditions, Martian soil would grow nutritious plants reasonably well, Edward Guinan (Villanova University) announced at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Washington, DG.
Named InSight, the lander will stay in one place as a heat-measuring device burrows deep into the Martian terrain.
The team found that a process called "magnetic reconnection" must have a big role in creating the Martian magnetotail because, if reconnection were occurring, it would put the twist in the tail.
But when the strange-looking creature reaches the bottom of the ramp, it shakes hands with Jasper and introduces himself as a Martian!
The celestial Martian Social Club beam down to Llanberis tonight TONIGHT, October 7, come and enjoy a fundraising gig that promises to be out of this world!