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1.a. A porous material through which a liquid or gas is passed in order to separate the fluid from suspended particulate matter. b. A device containing such a substance.
2.Any of various electric, electronic, acoustic, or optical devices used to reject signals, vibrations, or radiations of certain frequencies while passing others.
filtered, filtering, filters verb, transitive
1.To pass (a liquid or gas) through a filter.
2.To remove by passing through a filter: filter out impurities.
1.To pass through or as if through a filter: Light filtered through the blinds.
2.To come or go gradually and in small groups: The audience filtered back into the hall.
[Middle English filtre,
Old French, from Medieval Latin filtrum, of Germanic origin.]
- fil´terer noun
- fil´terless adjective
filter (fil'ter) noun
1. A program or set of features within a program that reads its standard or designated input, transforms the input in some desired way, and then writes the output to its standard or designated output destination. A database filter, for example, might flag information of a certain age.
2. In communications and electronics, hardware or software that selectively passes certain elements of a signal and eliminates or minimizes others. A filter on a communications network, for example, must be designed to transmit a certain frequency but attenuate (dampen) those above it (a lowpass filter), those below it (a highpass filter), or those both above and below it (a bandpass filter).
3. A pattern or mask that data is passed through to weed out specified data. For instance, a filter used in e-mail or in retrieving newsgroup messages can allow users to filter out messages from other users.
4. In computer graphics, a special effect or production effect that is applied to bitmapped images; for example, shifting pixels within an image, making elements of the image transparent, or distorting the image. Some filters are built into a graphics program, such as a paint program or an image editor. Others are separate software packages that plug into the graphics program.
screen: filter, exclusion
cleaning utensil: filter, air-filter, oil-filter
deviate: turn, filter, turn a corner, turn
exude: percolate, strain, strain out, filter, filtrate
purify: elutriate, strain, filter, percolate, lixiviate, leach
A means of deriving information from the experiences and opinions of a number of people. The term was coined by Doug Terry at Xerox PARC, who first used the technique by allowing users to annotate documents as they read them and to choose which documents to read next based not only on their content but also on what others wrote about them. A common use of collaborative filtering is the creation of lists of World Wide Web pages of interest to particular people; by documenting the experiences of several people, a list of interesting Web sites can be "filtered." Collaborative filtering is also used as a marketing research tool- by keeping a database of opinions and ratings regarding several products, researchers can predict which new products the people contributing to the database will like.
packet filtering (pak'et
The process of controlling network access based on IP addresses. Firewalls will often incorporate filters that allow or deny users the ability to enter or leave a local area network. Packet filtering is also used to accept or reject packets such as e-mail, based on the origin of the packet to ensure security on a private network.
e-mail filter (ê'mâl fil`ter) noun
A feature in e-mail-reading software that automatically sorts incoming mail into different folders or mailboxes based on information contained in the message. For example, all incoming mail from a user's Uncle Joe might be placed in a folder labeled "Uncle Joe." Filters may also be used either to block or accept e-mail from designated sources.
'Tis the perception
of the beautiful,
A fine extension of the faculties,
Platonic, universal, wonderful,
Drawn from the stars, and filtered through the skies,
Without which life would be extremely dull.
Lord Byron (1788-1824), English poet. Don Juan, cto. 2, st. 212.
Boredom is not an
is comparatively rather an early stage in life and art. You've got to
by or past or through boredom, as through a filter, before the clear
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. The Crack-Up, "Notebook I" (ed. by Edmund Wilson, 1945).
When I first moved to my property in Kamilche Point, Washington, I installed an outdoor mushroom bed in a gulch leading to a saltwater beach where clams and oysters were being commercially cultivated. An inspection showed that the outflow of water from my property was jeopardizing the quality of my neighbor's shellfish, with the bacteria count close to the legal limit. The following year, after the mushroom mycelia colonized the beds, the coliform count decreased to nearly undetectable levels. Mycelia can serve as unparalleled biological filters. This led to the term I have coined, "mycofiltration": the use of fungal mats as biological filters.
- Paul Stamets - _Earth's Natural Internet_ (Whole Earth Fall 1999)
Evolutionary biologists consider humans to be an unevolving species. Some time in the last fifty thousand years, with the invention of culture, the biological evolution of humans ceased and evolution became an epigenetic, cultural phenomenon.
and philosophies began to evolve, but the human somatotype remained the
same. Hence, physically, we are very much like people of a long time
But technology is the real skin of our species. Humanity, correctly
in the context of the last five hundred years, is an extruder of
material. We take in matter that has a low degree of organization; we
it through mental filters, and we extrude jewelry, gospels, space
This is what we do. We are like coral animals embedded in a
reef of extruded psychic objects. All our tool making implies our
in an ultimate tool. That tool is the flying saucer, or the soul,
in three-dimensional space. The body can become an internalized holographic
object embedded in a solid-state, hyperdimensional matrix
that is eternal, so that we each wander through a true Elysium.
- Terence McKenna - _New Maps Of Hyperspace_
There is an ecology of information. Stars will die; people and gods will die, but information is conserved. Macroscopic information decays to microscopic information. But microscopic information is eventually concentrated. Nothing is lost.
Gods exist to devour information. The lower intelligences sort, filter, concentrate and organize information. And the gods feed.
by David Zindell
Here we are at this great revolutionary music, where we use crystals and electricity to create soundenergy. We have suddenly got this massive change in music, where you can use any sound you want in the world. And you've broken the mould that the piano set up, and you suddenly enter into a realm of pure frequency again - rhythm and frequency, from which to build a new structure. But where is our reference point in the western world? Where is that reference point for why I'm gonna make this kind of music? And that's why the filter becomes cloudy and thats where it's important to attain an independent network for musicians and creative people.
- from "Hakim Bey talks with users of public netbase March 18, 1995"
A tired mind become
Everybody need a soft filter
Everybody need reverse polarity
- _Vital Signs_ MP3
off of _Moving Pictures_ 12"
film _The Fly_ (vhs/ntsc) (1986) directed by David Cronenberg
What the teleporter does is what the shaman goes through during the initiatory experience - deconstruction/reconstruction, or death and resurrection. Like a shaman, Brundle (initially) becomes 'superhuman' as a result of this experience, incredibly strong and energetic. He says, "I'm beginning to think that the sheer process of being taken apart atom by atom and being put back together again... Why, it's like coffee being put through a filter - it's somehow a purifying process."
According to Pribram this does not mean there aren't china cups and grains of beach sand out there. It simply means that a china cup has two very different aspects to its reality. When it is filtered through the lens of our brain it manifests as a cup. But if we could get rid of our lenses, we'd experience it as an interference pattern. Which one is real and which is illusion? "Both are real to me," says Pribram, "or, if you want to say, neither of them are real."
Holographic Universe_ by Michael Talbot (1992)
i hear a lot of complaints, mostly designers, on how this site looks bad with all the animated .gifs. this is intentional to filter out all the design focused, Flashcentric people who only search the network for eye candy. it's the same type of mental approach of one who evaluates a party based on "who is spinning". i don't want people who ignore content to be interested in my site. just like desert parties, where it is hard to get directions to, hard to navigate through - the result is that you spend your currency in the information era: your attention. you PAY attention and take care to make the party experience memorable. it's not a weekly club, it's not an urban weekend drug fest. the best party happens on a weekday, when most people "have to work". all of these elements create a filtering mechanism. you know that those who make it through the obstacles really have their hearts in it. it's special. you can't buy it. you can't make it easy by doing a shortcut. you have to really slug through it. in other words, you have to be at one with the process and the experience. because of the effort, you have to MAKE IT GOOD. make it good. you ARE the party. so if all you care about is having something look good, then this stuff isn't for you... sure, interfacing is important, but i don't want it to be the focus. sure mixing is important, but i don't want it to be the focus. this isn't flash. this isn't marketing. this isn't hype. - @Om* 2/5/02
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