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  • whacker
    [University of Maryland from {hacker}] n. 1. A person, similar to a {hacker}, who enjoys exploring the details of programmable systems and how to... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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  • bang on
    vt. To stress-test a piece of hardware or software "I banged on the new version of the simulator all day yesterday and it didn't...FULL DEFINITION

  • bogotify
    /boh-go't*-fi/ vt. To make or become bogus. A program that has been changed so many times as to become completely disorganized has become...FULL DEFINITION

  • clustergeeking
    /kluh'st*r-gee`king/ [CMU] n. Spending more time at a computer cluster doing CS homework than most people spend breathing.

  • deep hack mode
    n. See {hack mode}.

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  • NMI
    /N-M-I/ n. Non-Maskable Interrupt. An IRQ 7 on the PDP-11 or 680[01234]0; the NMI line on an 80[1234]86. In contrast with a ...FULL DEFINITION

  • asbestos longjohns
    n. Notional garments often donned by {USENET} posters just before emitting a remark they expect will elicit {flamage}. This is the most common...FULL DEFINITION

  • abbrev
    /*-breev'/, /*-brev'/ n. Common abbreviation for `abbreviation'.

  • weasel
    n. [Cambridge] A na"ive user, one who deliberately or accidentally does things that are stupid or ill-advised. Roughly synonymous with {loser}.