Ghosting

Ghosting

Ghosting can have different meanings:

* ghosting (television), a double image when receiving a distorted or multipath input signal in analog television broadcasting.

* ghosting (identity theft), a form of identity theft, whereby a person takes on the identity of a deceased person.

* ghost riding, a trend associated with hyphy culture

* The act of creating a completely identical copy, or a ghost image, of a hard disk using backup software such as Ghost, on to removable media or a network drive to be used as a backup copy of a PC in case a restore of that PC is required. Also known as disk cloning.

* A "personal space invading game" created by Australian radio comedy duo Hamish and Andy wherein a player must walk very closely behind another person, literally as a ghost, without their knowledge, the game is over when the person being "ghosted" discovers the "ghost", the winner is whoever accumulated the most time undetected. There are many variants of this game such as "Speed Ghosting", "Tandem Ghosting", "Tag Ghosting" and "Freestyle Ghosting". The game has been met with praise and criticism, mostly from members in education. There have been many variations and people of the public have started amateur ghosting in Australia and New Zealand. Celebrities are not immune to being ghosted, as evidenced by Michael Buble being ghosted on Australian late-night talk show Rove Live by Hamish, Andy and other guest Jack Black.Fact|date=June 2008

* A problem in LCD screens when tiny pixels creating the image take time to switch on and off and can't do it fast enough. The problem, widely recognized as the main drawback of LCD screens, is apparent in fast moving objects such as tennis balls, but even slower moving images get fuzzy. This can happen especially when the device is exposed to cold for long periods of time. This problem is usually not apparent on modern LCD screens.

* A printing problem where the effect of lack of ink replenishment on a printing press caused by the printing of an ink-intensive design on a page, or by chemical solvent contamination.

*A technique used in online games, usually team-based 'last man standing' first-person shooters, where dead players inform their team mates who are still alive of the whereabouts of the enemy: this is generally considered cheating.

* A technique used in preparing proposals for government contracts in which the weaknesses of a competitor are indirectly referenced to improve the proposer's position.


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  • Ghosting — war eine deutsche Musikformation, die 1989 von Sascha Tayefeh gegründet wurde. Die frühen Werke der Band werden aufgrund der als düster wahrgenommenen Grundstimmung dem Dark Wave Umfeld zugeordnet. Seit der zweiten Hälfte der 1990er bewegte sich… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ghosting —   [dt. sinngem. »ein Geisterbild erzeugen«] das, Einbrennen eines Bildes in der Leuchtschicht eines Bildschirms …   Universal-Lexikon

  • ghosting — ► NOUN ▪ the appearance of a secondary image on a television or other display screen …   English terms dictionary

  • Ghosting — La palabra Ghosting puede referirse a: ghosting (televisión), aparición de una doble imagen en la recepción de un señal de entrada distorsionado. Término de radiodifusión de señales de televisión analógica (broadcasting). desenfoque de movimiento …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ghosting — An illegal practice whereby two or more market makers collectively attempt to influence and change the price of a stock. Ghosting is used by corrupt companies to affect stock prices so they can profit from the price movement. This practice is… …   Investment dictionary

  • Ghosting (identity theft) — Ghosting is a form of identity theft in which someone steals the identity, and sometimes even the role within society, of a specific dead person (the ghost ) who is not widely known to be deceased. Usually, the person who steals this identity… …   Wikipedia

  • Ghosting (Computerspiel) — Ghosting (engl. geistern) ist eine Form des Cheatens in Mehrspieler Computerspielen. Beim Ghosting übermitteln eigentlich nicht (mehr) am Spiel beteiligte Personen (zum Beispiel bereits ausgeschiedene Spieler oder Zuschauer) Informationen an die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ghosting (Band) — Ghosting war eine deutsche Musikformation, die 1989 von Sascha Tayefeh gegründet wurde. Die frühen Werke der Band werden aufgrund der als düster wahrgenommenen Grundstimmung dem Dark Wave Umfeld zugeordnet. Seit der zweiten Hälfte der 1990er… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ghosting (televisión) — El Ghosting o Imagen fantasma es un término utilizado en radiodifusión de señales de televisión analógica. Este efecto introduce una réplica de la imagen transmitida, desplazada en posición, que se superpone (suma) a la imagen que se está… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ghosting (television) — In television, a ghost is an unwanted image on the screen, appearing superimposed on the desired image. In a more specific sense, a ghost is a replica of the desired image appearing fainter and offset in position with respect to the primary image …   Wikipedia

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