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  • hack
    1. n. Originally, a quick job that produces what is needed, but not well. 2. n. An incredibly good, and perhaps very time-consuming,... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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  • segmentation fault
    n. [UNIX] 1. An error in which a running program attempts to access memory not allocated to it and {core dump}s with a segmentation...FULL DEFINITION

  • kremvax
    /krem-vaks/ [from the then large number of {USENET} {VAXen} with names of the form foovax] n. Originally, a fictitious USENET site at the Kremlin,...FULL DEFINITION

  • retrocomputing
    /ret'-roh-k*m-pyoo'ting/ n. Refers to emulations of way-behind-the-state-of-the-art hardware or software, or implementations of never-was-state-of-the-art; esp. if such implementations are elaborate practical...FULL DEFINITION

  • real operating system
    n. The sort the speaker is used to. People from the BSDophilic academic community are likely to issue comments like "System V? ...FULL DEFINITION

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  • HLL
    /H-L-L/ n. [High-Level Language (as opposed to assembler)] Found primarily in email and news rather than speech. Rarely, the variants `VHLL' and `MLL'...FULL DEFINITION

  • thud
    n. 1. Yet another {metasyntactic variable} (see {foo}). It is reported that at CMU from the mid-1970s the canonical series of these was `foo',...FULL DEFINITION

  • urchin
    n. See {munchkin}.

  • reaper
    n. A {prowler} that {GFR}s files. A file removed in this way is said to have been `reaped'.