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  • hackishness
    n. The quality of being or involving a hack. This term is considered mildly silly. Syn. {hackitude}.


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  • confuser
    n. Common soundalike slang for `computer'. Usually encountered in compounds such as `confuser room', `personal confuser', `confuser guru'. Usage silly.

  • PM
    /P-M/ 1. v. (from `preventive maintenance') To bring down a machine for inspection or test purposes; see {scratch monkey}. 2. n. Abbrev. for...FULL DEFINITION

  • off-by-one error
    n. Exceedingly common error induced in many ways, such as by starting at 0 when you should have started at 1 or vice versa,...FULL DEFINITION

  • sagan
    /say'gn/ [from Carl Sagan's TV series "Cosmos"; think "billions and billions"] n. A large quantity of anything. "There's a sagan different ways to tweak...FULL DEFINITION

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  • trap
    1. n. A program interrupt, usually an interrupt caused by some exceptional situation in the user program. In most cases, the OS performs...FULL DEFINITION

  • nano-
    [SI the next quantifier below {micro-}; meaning * 10^(-9)] pref. Smaller than {micro-}, and used in the same rather loose and connotative way. ...FULL DEFINITION

  • BSD
    /B-S-D/ n. [abbreviation for `Berkeley System Distribution'] a family of {{UNIX}} versions for the DEC {VAX} and PDP-11 developed by Bill Joy and others...FULL DEFINITION

  • wall follower
    n. A person or algorithm that compensates for lack of sophistication or native stupidity by efficiently following some simple procedure shown to have been...FULL DEFINITION