It is this silent threat, made all the more intimidating by a muzzle of secrecy in which those involved are forbidden even to speak about computer network attacks, that Alex Cibney not just exposes but almost miraculously manages to explain in "Zero Days," a white-knuckle nonfiction thriller whose geek-speak
title effectively announces that this new threat is already here, and the world is now playing catch-up to contain it.
While a character in the late-'60s classic movie "The Graduate" conveyed his vital message to the film's protagonist in a single memorable word, "Plastics," Segal used geek-speak
to convey what he thinks will be most disruptive in today's advisory world:
Moving swiftly on," he wittered in that irritating manner he adopts when attempting to rein the conversation back to geek-speak
Like many foreigners in China, I signed up for a virtual private network, or VPN, geek-speak
for a link to an overseas server, which allows you to leapfrog the Chinese Internet and plug straight into the real thing, as if you were sitting in New York or London.
AND TRANSLATED FROM GEEK-SPEAK
WHAT ARE YOU SAVING .
Google blog post: "We've been working on an intelligent model, in geek-speak
In today's geek-speak
, it means throw Microsoft's Windows out the window.
Far from geek-speak
, Kitces' blog is easy to read, at times humorous and always educational.
There is a lot of jargon about, but you don't need to know a single word of the geek-speak
to give it a go - just grab a friend or neighbour and ask for their help if you get in a muddle.
lt;p>The latter amount is a reference to "leet," a kind of geek-speak
used by some researchers; there, "leet" is rendered as "1337.
Her story talks about emerging technologies that will have you spouting geek-speak
if you're not careful: neural networking, feedback loops, swarm optimization and so on.
Localization is computer geek-speak
for translating computer programs and documentation.