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grok

To comprehend something fully, usually with the aid of one's intuition or empathy. Originated in Robert A. Heinlein's 1961 novel Stranger in a Strange Land. Did you grok that? I know it's a lot to take in.

grok

(grɔk)
tv. to “drink” in a concept or knowledge and assimilate it; to understand something; to appreciate someone or something; to relate to someone or something. I don’t quite grok that. Run it by again, would you?
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If I could not grok the content of the paper, I could at least go back to the writer's original goal stated at the beginning of the session.
Grok started to reply, but Pike continued, raising his voice in a mocking tone: "You're probably thinking of your extra fish, and that you're just so smart, and that you worked harder than others to earn your keep.
While maintaining a long view of general trends and future projections remains important, big data tools such as Grok and IBM Watson are enabling large organizations to behave more like agile startups when it comes to quick decision making by supplying quick answers to individual processes, patients and customers.
The ad-heavy weekly Industry Standard will launch a new monthly called Grok. Industry Standard Executive Editor Bob Cohn is directing the launch of Grok, which will address a specific aspect of the Internet economy in each issue.
Finally, you can sign up for any of nine e-mail newsletters, including Intelligencer, a weekly analysis of current events, and Media Grok, a critique of Internet news coverage from around the world.
Heinlein's Stranger in a strange land for grok, the Harvard Mark I (or if you prefer, the Army/University of Pennsylvania ENIAC) moth for bug, and an unnamed Cornell University student's prank for Internet Worm.
For additional information on the Chernobyl Pioneer: grok.ecn.uiowa.
Future Grok. During the next decade, the percentage of teenagers will grow at about twice the rate of the total population.
We"re still trying--without much success--to grok the difference between a $699 "personal digital assistant" with a 5"x3" screen and a 69 drugstore notepad.
It requires backing up a little to understand, about like what it takes to even begin to grok the history of European-indigenous relations on the broader political and social and religious scales.
Brooklyn, NY, May 01, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Grok Global Services has launched a new service line to help educational institutions recruit from small and medium-sized markets around the world.
Meanwhile Government of Balochistan has purged out all hurdles in construction of Grok Dam in Kharan District announcing the construction of new dam will be commenced in near future.
When a tutor cannot understand the content of a paper, Christopher Schacht writes that the tutor can grok the paper.
On her (http://groknation.com/hollywood/back-mayim-reports-first-taping-big-bang-theory-11th-season-spoiler-free-post/) Grok Nation blog , Mayim Bialik confirmed that Sheldon (Jim Parsons) will get an answer from Amy (Bialik) in the premiere.
You can try to grok your users by looking at what people are clicking and how many are creating accounts, but "understanding the why in the numbers is pretty important," she added.