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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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When he has the ability to poke fun at his old persona with the line, "You got a serious side to you that could give the whole world a frown" in Voodoo Lady, one realizes a maturing songsmith and human being is revealed.
If you make a mistake, find a way to poke fun at yourself and move on.
Although it is too easy to poke fun at the book's contradictions and Gore's assumptions and solutions, this politician has put a lot of cards on the table.
Therefore, when executives poke fun at themselves, they momentarily eliminate the status difference that separates them from subordinates.
In this Christmas special, Paul Merton and Ian Hislop (pictured) again poke fun at the great and the good, with some celebrity colleagues.
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There was the case of Peter poking fun at a British politician based on her height and now Peter thinks it's funny to poke fun at a human being who suffered extreme injuries serving his country.
This cartoon uses hyperbole (comic exaggeration) to poke fun at an issue in the news.
"She looks absolutely stunning in the new Virgin Mobile ad and she will impress a lot of people with her natural beauty, acting skills, great comic timing and her ability to poke fun at herself."
What makes the movie so agreeable is that Spurlock is not afraid to poke fun at himself.