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poke

[pōk]
(computer science)
An instruction that causes a value in a storage location in a microcomputer's main storage to be replaced.
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WARNING- POISONOUS RAW ! Poisonous raw, but powerful healer when used right. Poke contains a compound, known as poke activating factor (PAF), which is structurally similar to interferon. PAF also functions like interferon, but unlike pharmaceutical interferons, PAF is not tissue specific. Therefore PAF works on multiple tissues, including the liver. but note it can be dangerous at higher levels. WARNING- all parts of this plant are poisonous if eaten raw. Boil the young leaves and stems at least twice or three times, throwing away the water from each boiling. The dark shiny berries are also edible if cooked. Do not eat the roots, they are poisonous, or any of the plant if red or purple is anywhere on the plant. Also only eat young leaves, not old ones. Know what you are doing with this plant!

poke

The BASIC command to write a value to an absolute address.

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After a peek into HM's house(s) for her annual Speech, a tour of The Queen's Garden (UTV, 3.10pm) as Alan Titchmarsh is allowed to poke around Buckingham Palace yard for a year.
"When they got there, they had a good poke around the house and found a tray on the table where there was some reminiscence of some cannabis.
Meanwhile, Facebook has warned employers not to ask job applicants for their passwords to the site so they can poke around on their profiles.
Of course this was the early 1960s when in the US it was beyond the pale to poke around in the President's private life.
FAST FORWARD Location, Location, Location Thursday, 8pm, C4 ALL of us are nosey - we love to poke around in other people's homes.
In an apparent effort to spike new UN sanctions, Iran last week told the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) it can poke around Iran's main nuclear site more--but not as much as the IAEA wants.
You still can't just walk in any old time and poke around the place, although we understand they are working on that.
SATURDAY Poke around the arty shops on Laneda Avenue; we love the eco-fiber clothing at Unfurl (447 Laneda; 503/368-8316).
When respiration physiologists look for adaptation to low oxygen, they poke around in still waters, such as swamps and tide pools, says Nilsson.