Short for passengers (airplane or train for example).

PAX TV is a broadcast television network committed to "airing family-friendly programming." They promise to feature shows that "embody strong values and positive role models" and are free from "excessive violence, explicit sex, and foul language."

It debuted on August 31, 1998 as America's seventh network. It is a service of Paxson Communications Corporation. It is currently broadcast over air and carried on cable, depending on the market. After one year, the network garnered its highest market share, an average national rating of 1.1 on NTI (Neilsen) for the week of August 23-27 (8 - 11pm).

On a personal note, it seems "strong values" translates into "religious beliefs" since a large portion of their shows are centered around Christian theology. For example: Touched by An Angel, It's a Miracle, and Father Dowling Mysteries. Of course, the schedule also includes shows about crass commercialization (Shop Til You Drop), so I'm not quite sure what that says about their "values."

pax - portable archive interchange

A UN*X program for dealing with multiple archive formats in a single program. pax supports cpio, ustar (IEEE 1003.1(1990)) and sometimes xtar (which is like ustar, only might support a few vendor-specific file properties).

What it really does is offer a nice uniform front end to cpio and tar (imagine having the same options to both!). For some reason, it's never found favour with users. Speaking for myself, the pain of learning to use tar and cpio effectively was so great that I don't want to learn another set of options, even if they are rational!

Pax (?), n. [L. pax peace. See Peace.]

1. (Eccl.)

The kiss of peace; also, the embrace in the sanctuary now substituted for it at High Mass in Roman Catholic churches.

2. (R. C. Ch.)

A tablet or board, on which is a representation of Christ, of the Virgin Mary, or of some saint and which, in the Mass, was kissed by the priest and then by the people, in mediæval times; an osculatory. It is still used in communities, confraternities, etc.

Kiss the pax, and be quiet like your neighbors.


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Pax (?), n.

Friendship, or a friend; -- esp. in the phrases to make pax with, to make friends with, to be good pax, to be good friends; also, truce; -- used esp. interjectionally. [Eng. Schoolboy Slang]


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