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PAM

(communications)

PAM

(1)

Pam

(language)
A toy ALGOL-like language used in "Formal Specification of Programming Languages: A Panoramic Primer", F.G. Pagan, P-H 1981.

PAM

(1) (Pulse Amplitude Modulation) The conversion of audio wave samples to pulses (voltages). PAM is the first step in pulse code modulation (PCM), which is followed by converting the pulses to digital numbers. See PCM.

(2) (Pluggable Authentication Modules) A programming interface that enables third-party security methods to be used in Unix. For example, smart cards, Kerberos and RSA technologies can be integrated with various Unix functions such as rlogin, telnet and ftp.
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She's developed a cult-like international following and counts Elton John, Cher and Madonna (who describes Pam Ann as"cruelly funny") as fans.
But as Pam reels from Paul's bombshell, will she believe him?
At the time, PAM relied almost solely on General Motors for business, hauling the car company's automobiles, so the sales department had to be overhauled to match the company's new business initiative.
the interactive effects of PAM and clay properties on clay flocculation and PAM adsorption and desorption, is essential to providing scientific knowledge for use of PAM in different soils or regions to reduce soil erosion and to improve soil physical properties.
CONFESSION TIME Ryan kept Pam close and stopped her from having friends in case she broke down and confessed what she knew.
Bakouri was successful in mending the internal divisions within the PAM -- especially between those who had joined from leftist parties and the members who had been local notables or in smaller loyalist parties -- as well as in rethinking its political agenda.
I have been very lucky to live here all my life," said Pam, who has lived in four different properties on the estate.
On a personal note, Pam is married and has two adult children and four grandchildren.
We just have a quiet day every St Patrick's Day and remember him," said Pam, who lives with her husband of 50 years, Ken.
I think the people of Hollywood are very lucky to have someone who is clearly as dedicated as Pam is.
Rudy Salles said the Tunisian Revolution was a historic event which had surprised all observers, adding that PAM was closely following the democratic development in Tunisia, which is PAM member.