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zombie

, zombi
1. a supernatural spirit that reanimates a dead body
2. a corpse brought to life in this manner
3. the snake god of voodoo cults in the West Indies, esp Haiti, and in scattered areas of the southern US
4. the python god revered in parts of West Africa
5. a piece of computer code that instructs an infected computer to send a virus on to other computer systems

What does it mean when you dream about a zombie?

A person in a dream who acts like a zombie could indicate one or more “emotionally dead” persons in one’s life, people who have a devitalizing influence on one’s vitality and enthusiasm.

zombie

(operating system)

zombie

(chat)

zombie

A computer that has been covertly taken over in order to perform some nefarious task. It is estimated that millions of PCs around the world have been compromised and, under the control of a third party, routinely transmit messages unbeknownst to the user.

Zombies are widely used to relay spam so that messages come from thousands of different IP addresses, avoiding detection and expanding volume at the same time.

Denial of Service
Before spam became such a popular pastime, zombies were used to transmit phony messages to a server in order to slow down service and disrupt the network. A "pulsing zombie" is one that sends bogus messages in periodic bursts rather than continuously, once again, to avoid detection. See spam, denial of service attack and botnet.

Zombie

(dreams)
Dreaming about the living dead may carry a powerful message. If you are “walking around like a zombie, ” it usually means that you are emotionally disconnected from things going on around you. You may be experiencing unhealthy detachment and be unable to appropriately feel positive or negative emotions. Currently, you may be out of touch and outside of the main flow of life. This dream could positively sever you and help you to become aware of emotional issues and circumstances in daily life that are difficult to face.
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This latter act is one form of zombification wherein the ti bon anj of a deceased person is captured in a bottle, govi, and directed to serve either the Bokor or an individual seeking wealth, love, political power, or to do harm to another person, etc.
Zombification functions in this movie as a tool of oppression, Legendre considering that zombies "do not mind hard work" (apud Krzywinska 2009: 54).
Some individuals are gaining financially via the entertainment industry and the popularity of zombies while others are using zombification for community social control, and other still find zombies as a medium for cross cultural communication.
In Haitian and African culture, zombification is a punishable offense on the same order of severity as murder (1).
The parallels between Antoinette's and Razye's awakening from zombification are astounding; however, Maryse Conde's Windward Heights takes the progression of the zombie even further into symbolism.
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Thanks to the successful zombification, even the ordinary western citizens who cannot locate Uzbekistan or Kazakhstan on the map will tell you with full confidence that the country is led by a dictator.
Haitians, for example, used one mythical ritual known as zombification to address the subject.
Etant donne que la culture populaire occidentale par son cinema s'est approprie le theme des zombies pour en faire un sujet a sensation, il est important de comprendre le sens de la zombification dans le contexte haitien.
The film is shot from Colin's perspective with viewers gaining an insight of his life prior to zombification as well as witnessing him munching his way through various victims.
She goes on to examine the effects of representing hybrid African-derived religious practices such as Obeah in colonial and postcolonial Caribbean Gothic novels, noting that such metaphors as zombification and spirit-possession function variably across the coloniser/colonised divide, and that death imagery as used by contemporary Caribbean Gothic novelists may suggest a stage in the renewal of "the ancestral body of the people" (243).