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Both grok each other. Things that once had separate realities become entangled in the same experiences, goals, history, and purpose. Within the book, the statement of divine immanence verbalized between the main characters, " Thou Art God ", is logically derived from the concept inherent in the term grok. Heinlein describes Martian words as "guttural" and "jarring".
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Martian speech is described as sounding "like a bullfrog fighting a cat". In his later afterword to the story, Tenn says Heinlein considered such influence "very possible". Uses of the word in the decades after the s are more concentrated in computer culture , such as a appearance in InfoWorld: Only different internal states of hardware. It's a shame programmers don't grok that better. The Jargon File , which describes itself as a "Hacker's Dictionary" and has been published under that name three times, puts grok in a programming context:.
When you claim to "grok" some knowledge or technique, you are asserting that you have not merely learned it in a detached instrumental way but that it has become part of you, part of your identity. Contrast zen , which is a similar supernatural understanding experienced as a single brief flash.
The entry existed in the very earliest forms of the Jargon File, dating from the early s. A typical tech usage from the Linux Bible, characterizes the Unix software development philosophy as "one that can make your life a lot simpler once you grok the idea". The book Perl Best Practices defines grok as understanding a portion of computer code in a profound way. It goes on to suggest that to re-grok code is to reload the intricacies of that portion of code into one's memory after some time has passed and all the details of it are no longer remembered. In that sense, to grok means to load everything into memory for immediate use.
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It is analogous to the way a processor caches memory for short term use, but the only implication by this reference was that it was something that a human or maybe a Martian would do. The book Cyberia covers its use in this subculture extensively:. This is all latter day usage, the original derivation was from an early text processing utility from so long ago that no one remembers but, grok was the output when it understood the file. One of the most powerful parsing filters used in ElasticSearch software's logstash component is named grok.
He groks over that From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Grok disambiguation. This section does not cite any sources.
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Clementine desires to move at the monstrous young children' slide yet Caillou nonetheless is going at the sons and daughters' slide. Tiger-Tiger, Is It True?: Tiger-Tiger, Is It True? Extra info for What Did You Say? An Illustrated Guide to Understanding Metaphors. If someone is described as a big fish in a small pond, it means that they have an important position, but only within a small group or organization. The saying suggests that if they were in a bigger group, they would be considered much less important.
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We had to eat in the car. If someone is described as a big cheese, he or she is a powerful, important person. Why does it mean this? It was first used by British people when they were in India in the 19th century, and came to mean a boss.