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  • skrog
    v. Syn. {scrog}.


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  • sun lounge
    [Great Britain] n. The room where all the Sun workstations live. The humor in this term comes from the fact that it's also...FULL DEFINITION

  • clover key
    [Mac users] n. See {feature key}.

  • music
    n. A common extracurricular interest of hackers (compare {{science-fiction fandom}}, {{oriental food}}; see also {filk}). Hackish folklore has long claimed that musical andFULL DEFINITION

  • splat
    n. 1. Name used in many places (DEC, IBM, and others) for the asterisk (`*') character (ASCII 0101010). This may derive from the...FULL DEFINITION

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  • fuel up
    vi. To eat or drink hurriedly in order to get back to hacking. "Food-p?" "Yeah, let's fuel up." "Time for a ...FULL DEFINITION

  • unroll
    v. To repeat the body of a loop several times in succession. This optimization technique reduces the number of times the loop-termination test has...FULL DEFINITION

  • COBOL
    /koh'bol/ [COmmon Business-Oriented Language] n. (Synonymous with {evil}.) A weak, verbose, and flabby language used by {card walloper}s to do boring mindless things...FULL DEFINITION

  • ITS
    /I-T-S/ n. 1. Incompatible Time-sharing System, an influential but highly idiosyncratic operating system written for PDP-6s and PDP-10s at MIT and long used at...FULL DEFINITION