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Names of many computer terms, especially computer applications, often relate to the function they perform, ., a compiler is an application that compiles (programming language source code into the computer's machine language ). However, there are other terms with less obvious origins, which are of etymological interest. This article lists such terms.
An earlier version of this story misspelled, at one point, the name of the German company whose computer controller systems were exploited by the Stuxnet computer worm. It is Siemens, not Seimens.
"Cabir" virus is the first verified example of a mobile phone virus for the now defunct Nokia Symbian operating system. The virus was believed to be created by a group from the Czech Republic and Slovakia called 29A, who sent it to a number of security software companies, including Symantec in the United States and Kapersky Lab in Russia. Cabir is considered a proof-of-concept virus, because it proves that a virus can be written for mobile phones, something that was once doubted.
Update 6:41 .: The organizer behind the Unite the Right rally, Jason Kessler, said in an interview that the driver of the vehicle “did the wrong thing” but also blamed law enforcement for the widespread chaos at the rally, according to the AP .