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pseudo

(jargon)
/soo'doh/ (Usenet) Pseudonym.

1. An electronic-mail or Usenet persona adopted by a human for amusement value or as a means of avoiding negative repercussions of one's net.behaviour; a "nom de Usenet", often associated with forged postings designed to conceal message origins. Perhaps the best-known and funniest hoax of this type is BIFF.

2. Notionally, a flamage-generating AI program simulating a Usenet user. Many flamers have been accused of actually being such entities, despite the fact that no AI program of the required sophistication yet exists. However, in 1989 there was a famous series of forged postings that used a phrase-frequency-based travesty generator to simulate the styles of several well-known flamers; it was based on large samples of their back postings (compare Dissociated Press). A significant number of people were fooled by the forgeries, and the debate over their authenticity was settled only when the perpetrator came forward to publicly admit the hoax.

pseudo

Similar to; made up to appear like something else. See pseudo compiler, pseudo language, pseudoscientific and pseudonymous.
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These numbers, known as psuedo Automated Number Identification (pANI) enable 911 calls from nomadic phone numbers such as wireless phones and VoIP phones to access to the traditional phone network and enables calls from these phones to route to the proper emergency calling center.
Stimuli include Clock and Psuedo Random Bit Sequence (PRBSs) allowing for evaluation and configurability and IC outputs including eye diagrams and single event output waveforms.
The CB 1000 will support all the leading features of Symbol's Spectrum24 WLAN product family, including international roaming, robust security (WEP for 40/128 bit encryption), rate switching, operation in ad hoc and psuedo IBSS modes, DSMU and Micro AP (for 2Mbit products).