Black Box

In science and engineering, a black box is a device, system or object which can be viewed solely in terms of its input, output and transfer characteristics without any knowledge of its internal workings, that is, its implementation is "opaque" (black). Almost anything might be referred to as a black box: a transistor, an algorithm, or the human mind.

The opposite of a black box is a system where the inner components or logic are available for inspection, which is sometimes known as a clear box, a glass box, or a white box.

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Shorts (film) - Plot - Episode 5
... Black ... Black tells all his employees that they are all fired because he has the rock and claims it is the only upgrade the Black Box needs and then considers ... which makes the money disappear and he falls to the edge of the Black Box company building where he is forced to hang on, dangling for his life ...
Black Box - Examples
... In computer programming and software engineering, black box testing is used to check that the output of a program is as expected, given certain inputs ... The term "black box" is used because the actual program being executed is not examined ... In computing in general, a black box program is one where the user cannot see its inner workings (perhaps because it is a closed source program) or one which has no side effects and the ...
Honeywell Aerospace - Modern Aerospace - Aircraft Brakes, Wheels and Black Boxes
... aircraft cockpit data recorders, commonly known as a “black box.” In 2011 Honeywell black boxes were recovered from the infamous 2009 crash of Air France Flight 447 ... The black boxes were held 13,000 feet below water for two years at 400 times normal atmospheric pressure ... depth and pressure the wireless alarm of a black box is largely ineffective and the black box itself is only designed to withstand 1500 gs of pressure or depths of 20,000 feet ...
Shorts (film) - Cast
... Bill Thompson, Toby's father who works at Black Box, Inc ... Jane Thompson, Toby's mother who also works at Black Box, Inc ... Jolie Vanier as Helvetica Black, a girl bully who secretly has a crush on Toby ...
Black Box Recordings
... Black Box Recordings may refer to Black Box Music, a hip hop label Blackbox Recordings, a hardcore punk label ...

Famous quotes containing the words box and/or black:

    To be black and an intellectual in America is to live in a box.... On the box is a label, not of my own choosing.
    Stephen Carter (b. 1954)

    Lo, thus, as prostrate, ‘In the dust I write
    My heart’s deep languor and my soul’s sad tears.’
    Yet why evoke the spectres of black night
    To blot the sunshine of exultant years?
    James Thomson (1834–1882)