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  • scanno
    n. An error in a document caused by a scanner glitch, analgous to typo or {thinko}.

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  • handle
    [from CB slang] n. An electronic pseudonym; a `nom de guerre' intended to conceal the user's true identity. Network and BBS handles...FULL DEFINITION

  • Yow!
    /yow/ [from "Zippy the Pinhead" comix] interj. A favored hacker expression of humorous surprise or emphasis. "Yow! Check out what happens when...FULL DEFINITION

  • posting
    n. Noun corresp. to v. {post} (but note that {post} can be nouned). Distinguished from a `letter' or ordinary {email} message by the...FULL DEFINITION

    /ee'maks/ [from Editing MACroS] n. The ne plus ultra of hacker editors, a programmable text editor with an entire LISP system inside it. ...FULL DEFINITION

  • brand brand brand
    n. Humorous catch-phrase from {BartleMUD}s, in which players were described carrying a list of objects, the most common of which would usually be a...FULL DEFINITION

  • cut a tape
    vi. To write a software or document distribution on magnetic tape for shipment. Has nothing to do with physically cutting the medium! ...FULL DEFINITION

  • bit bang
    n. Transmission of data on a serial line, when accomplished by rapidly tweaking a single output bit at the appropriate times. The technique...FULL DEFINITION

  • lexer
    /lek'sr/ n. Common hacker shorthand for `lexical analyzer', the input-tokenizing stage in the parser for a language (the part that breaks it into word-like...FULL DEFINITION