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magic bullet

(jargon)
(Or "silver bullet" from vampire legends) A term widely used in software engineering for a supposed quick, simple cure for some problem. E.g. "There's no silver bullet for this problem".
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While companies like Burbank-based FilmLook have long been in the business of improving video imagery, Magic Bullet was quickly hailed by the DV community as an inexpensive tool enabling productions to make digitally photographed material resemble 35mm film and adaptable for the DVD and foreign markets.
So far, no one has found a magic bullet to stop the disease process once it has begun, nor can it be prevented altogether.
All too frequently, these products have been oversold as a "magic bullet" for solving complicated processing problems.
I used to rely on it for my bowel program but a few years ago switched to The Magic Bullet. This is a much more efficient and less expensive product.
There will be no quick fix, however, when it comes to achieving these goals--not virtualization or any other promised magic bullet. These goals certainly can be achieved, and virtualization will play a key part, but success will require organizations to pursue a holistic storage management strategy that includes virtualization as it allows IT managers to integrate, centralize, and automate the administration of diverse storage components.
While a "magic bullet," all-purpose therapy doesn't exist, some guidelines can help you choose which one is best for you.
"I think these programs are as close as you can come to a magic bullet in development," says Nancy Birdsall of the Center for Global Development, a nonprofit research group in Washington, D.C.
Policy Analyst Barbara Rippel's letter, 'Globalisation is not a magic bullet' appeared in Financial Times April 29.
Magic Bullet Editors is a good way to create impressive looks in an instant, but the truth is that all these effects can be created with After Effects and a little ingenuity.
My experience is that there usually isn't a single magic bullet."
But every "magic bullet" obesity drug that has preceded it onto the market, and it may be on the market in the not-too-distant future, has eventually shown the potential for serious side effects.