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  • winnage
    /win'*j/ n. The situation when a lossage is corrected, or when something is winning.


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  • yellow wire
    [IBM] n. Repair wires used when connectors (especially ribbon connectors) got broken due to some schlemiel pinching them, or to reconnect cut traces after...FULL DEFINITION

  • lace card
    n. obs. A {{punched card}} with all holes punched (also called a `whoopee card'). Card readers tended to jam when they got to...FULL DEFINITION

  • moria
    /mor'ee-*/ n. Like {nethack} and {rogue}, one of the large PD Dungeons-and-Dragons-like simulation games, available for a wide range of machines and operating systems....FULL DEFINITION

  • gonkulator
    /gon'kyoo-lay-tr/ [from the old "Hogan's Heroes" TV series] n. A pretentious piece of equipment that actually serves no useful purpose. Usually used to...FULL DEFINITION

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  • MOTOS
    /moh-tohs/ [acronym from the 1970 U.S. census forms via USENET Member Of The Opposite Sex] n. A potential or (less often) actual sex partner....FULL DEFINITION

  • General Public Virus
    n. Pejorative name for some versions of the {GNU} project {copyleft} or General Public License (GPL), which requires that any tools or {app}s incorporating...FULL DEFINITION

  • Chernobyl packet
    /cher-noh'b*l pak'*t/ n. A network packet that induces {network meltdown} (the result of a {broadcast storm}), in memory of the April 1986 nuclear accident...FULL DEFINITION

  • Moore's Law
    /morz law/ prov. The observation that the logic density of silicon integrated circuits has closely followed the curve (bits per square inch) =...FULL DEFINITION