baud baud  /ˈbɔd/

Definition(s):

  • (n) (computer science) a data transmission rate (bits/second) for modems

Usage(s):

  1. Nice little bit of nostalgia for those of us who still remember 300 baud modems.
  2. He hankered, like Rimbaud, to exchange Europe's savagery for that of Africa, but unlike Rim baud, did not actually go to Africa.
  3. OnStar sends and receives packets at a painfully slow 9,600 baud right now, which means that by the time the customer rep gets your location, you're another mile or so down the road.

News

  • Never Underestimate the Bandwidth of a Suburban Filled With MicroSD Cards

    toygeek writes "If you've been in IT long enough, you're bound to have heard the phrase 'Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon filled with backup tapes.' These days moving data has become so much easier; We've surpassed baud rates and are into Gbps fiber on the backbones, and even in some homes. So, what's the modern equivalent to this, and what does it take to make the OC fiber ...
    on September 21, 2013     Source: Slashdot

Quotes

  • "It seems prehistoric now," Brown told Wired News. "The electronic toothbrush I use has more smarts than an Osborne -- we used it to talk over cables to motors at a speed of around 1200 baud. You could run around those motors faster."
    on Feb 20, 2006 By: Garrett Brown Source: Wired News

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