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  • voice-net
    n. Hackish way of referring to the telephone system, analogizing it to a digital network. USENET {sig block}s not uncommonly include the sender's... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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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.

  • Mbogo, Dr. Fred
    /*m-boh'goh, dok'tr fred/ [Stanford] n. The archetypal man you don't want to see about a problem, esp. an incompetent professional; a shyster. "Do...FULL DEFINITION

  • gedanken
    /g*-don'kn/ adj. Ungrounded; impractical; not well-thought-out; untried; untested. `Gedanken' is a German word for `thought'. A thought experiment is one you carry...FULL DEFINITION

  • JEDR
    // n. Synonymous with {IYFEG}. At one time, people in the USENET newsgroup rec.humor.funny tended to use `JEDR' instead of {IYFEG} or `';...FULL DEFINITION

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  • cargo cult programming
    n. A style of (incompetent) programming dominated by ritual inclusion of code or program structures that serve no real purpose. A cargo cult...FULL DEFINITION

  • losing
    adj. Said of anything that is or causes a {lose} or {lossage}.

  • BFI
    /B-F-I/ n. See {brute force and ignorance}. Also encountered in the variants `BFMI', `brute force and *massive* ignorance' and `BFBI' `brute force and...FULL DEFINITION

  • TECO
    /tee'koh/ obs. 1. vt. Originally, to edit using the TECO editor in one of its infinite variations (see below). 2. vt.,obs. To edit...FULL DEFINITION