Memory vs Poke - What's the difference?

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In context|computing|lang=en terms the difference between memory and poke

is that memory is (computing) the part of a computer that stores variable executable code or data (ram) or unalterable executable code or default data (rom) while poke is (computing) the storage of a value in a memory address, typically to modify the behaviour of a program or to cheat at a video game.

As nouns the difference between memory and poke

is that memory is (uncountable) the ability of an organism to record information about things or events with the facility of recalling them later at will while poke is (us|slang) a lazy person; a dawdler or poke can be (computing) the storage of a value in a memory address, typically to modify the behaviour of a program or to cheat at a video game or poke can be or poke can be (dialectal) pokeweed.

As a verb poke is

to prod or jab with a pointed object such as a finger or a stick.

memory

English

Alternative forms

* memorie (archaic)

Noun

  • (uncountable) The ability of an organism to record information about things or events with the facility of recalling them later at will.
  • Memory is a facility common to all animals.
  • * (rfdate) Albert Schweitzer
  • Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory .
  • A record of a thing or an event stored and available for later use by the organism.
  • I have no memory of that event.
  • (computing) The part of a computer that stores variable executable code or data (RAM) or unalterable executable code or default data (ROM).
  • This data passes from the CPU to the memory .
  • The time within which past events can be or are remembered.
  • in recent memory'''''; ''in living '''memory
  • (attributive, of a material) which returns to its original
  • (obsolete) A memorial.
  • * Shakespeare
  • These weeds are memories of those worser hours.

    Synonyms

    * (ability to recall) recall * (stored record) recall, recollection * (RAM or ROM) core (old-fashioned )

    Derived terms

    * declarative memory * eidetic memory * false memory * flashbulb memory * folk memory * institutional memory * living memory * memory bank * memory card * memory foam * memory lane * photographic memory * recent memory * semantic memory * sensory memory * trip down memory lane

    See also

    * (wikipedia) * remember * mnemonics

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    poke

    English

    Etymology 1

    Perhaps from (etyl) poken or (etyl) poken (both from (etyl) ), perhaps imitative.

    Verb

    (pok)
  • To prod or jab with a pointed object such as a finger or a stick.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2010 , date=December 29 , author=Sam Sheringham , title=Liverpool 0 - 1 Wolverhampton , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Ward showed good pace to beat the advancing Reina to the ball and poke a low finish into the corner.}}
  • To poke a fire to remove ash or promote burning.
  • (figuratively) To rummage as in to poke about in.
  • (computing) To modify the value stored in (a memory address).
  • * 1984 , Franco Frey, SPECGRAFFITI'' (in ''Crash magazine, issue 6, July 1984)
  • The 200 UDGs may be used either by paging between 10 sets of 20 UDGs or, alternatively, by displaying 96 different characters by poking the system variable CHARS with 256 less than the starting address of your graphics.
  • * 1985 , Tom Weishaar, Bert Kersey, The DOStalk Scrapbook (page 44)
  • If you try to poke a value outside this range into a byte, Basic will beep you with an ILLEGAL QUANTITY error.
  • To put a poke on.
  • to poke an ox
  • To thrust with the horns; to gore.
  • (informal, internet) To notify.
  • (label) To thrust (something) in a particular direction such as the tongue.
  • Derived terms
    {{der3, poke along , poke bonnet , poke box , poke fun , toepoke}}

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (US, slang) A lazy person; a dawdler.
  • (US, slang) A stupid or uninteresting person.
  • (Bartlett)
  • (US) A device to prevent an animal from leaping or breaking through fences, consisting of a yoke with a pole inserted, pointed forward.
  • (computing) The storage of a value in a memory address, typically to modify the behaviour of a program or to cheat at a video game.
  • * 1988 , "Lloyd Mangram", Forum'' (in ''Crash magazine issue 54, July 1988)
  • Perhaps all those super hackers who so regularly produce infinite lives etc. could produce pokes to be used by 128K users.

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) poke, whence pocket

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • * c. 1386 , , The Canterbury Tales'', ''The Miller's Prologue and Tale :
  • Gerveys answerde, “Certes, were it gold,
    Or in a poke nobles alle untold,
    Thou sholdest have, as I am trewe smyth.
  • * c. 1599 , , As You Like It , act 2, scene 7:
  • And then he drew a dial from his poke ,
    And, looking on it with lack-lustre eye,
    Says very wisely, ‘It is ten o'clock…’
  • * 1605 , , Remaines Concerning Brittaine'', 1629 edition, ''Proverbes , page 276:
  • When the Pig is proffered, hold vp the poke .
  • * 1627 , , Minor Poems of Michael Drayton'', 1907 edition, poem ''Nimphidia :
  • And suddainly vntyes the Poke ,
    Which out of it sent such a smoke,
    As ready was them all to choke,
    So greeuous was the pother [...].
  • * 1814 , September 4, The Examiner'', volume 13, number 349, article ''French Fashions , page 573:
  • … and as to shape , a nightmare has as much. Under the poke and the muff-box, the face sometimes entirely disappears …
  • * 1946 , Mezz Mezzrow and Bernard Wolfe, Really the Blues , Payback Press 1999, p. 91:
  • In the summertime they'd reach out and snatch your straw hat right off your head, and if you were fool enough to go after it your poke was bound to be lighter when you came out.
  • * 2008 , (James Kelman), Kieron Smith, Boy , Penguin 2009, p. 138:
  • She did not eat blood-oranges. Her maw gived her one in a poke and she was going to throw it in the bin, Oh it is all black.
  • A long, wide sleeve; a poke sleeve.
  • (Scotland, Northern Ireland) An ice cream cone.
  • Derived terms
    * buy a pig in a poke * pocket

    Etymology 3

    Either a shortening of, or from the same source as, (quod vide).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (dialectal) Pokeweed.
  • Synonyms

    * see the list at (pokeweed)