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  • silicon
    n. Hardware, esp. ICs or microprocessor-based computer systems (compare {iron}). Contrasted with software. See also {sandbender}.


  •  Miscellaneous Hacker Terms 
  • trampoline
    n. An incredibly {hairy} technique, found in some {HLL} and program-overlay implementations (e.g., on the Macintosh), that involves on-the-fly generation of small executable ...FULL DEFINITION

  • gillion
    /gil'y*n/ or /jil'y*n/ [formed from {giga-} by analogy with mega/million and tera/trillion] n. 10^9. Same as an American billion or a British `milliard'. ...FULL DEFINITION

  • Compu$erve
    n. See {CI$}. The synonyms CompuSpend and Compu$pend are also reported.

  • fuck me harder
    excl. Sometimes uttered in response to egregious misbehavior, esp. in software, and esp. of misbehaviors which seem unfairly persistent (as though designed in by...FULL DEFINITION

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  • evil
    adj. As used by hackers, implies that some system, program, person, or institution is sufficiently maldesigned as to be not worth the bother of...FULL DEFINITION

  • sysop
    /sis'op/ n. [esp. in the BBS world] The operator (and usually the owner) of a bulletin-board system. A common neophyte mistake on {FidoNet}...FULL DEFINITION

  • fab
    /fab/ [from `fabricate'] v. 1. To produce chips from a design that may have been created by someone at another company. Fabbing chips based...FULL DEFINITION

  • toy problem
    [AI] n. A deliberately oversimplified case of a challenging problem used to investigate, prototype, or test algorithms for a real problem. Sometimes used...FULL DEFINITION