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  • channel
    [IRC] n. The basic unit of discussion on {IRC}. Once one joins a channel, everything one types is read by others on that ... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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  • tourist information
    n. Information in an on-line display that is not immediately useful, but contributes to a viewer's gestalt of what's going on with the software...FULL DEFINITION

  • runes
    pl.n. 1. Anything that requires {heavy wizardry} or {black art} to {parse} core dumps, JCL commands, APL, or code in a language you haven't...FULL DEFINITION

  • hose
    1. vt. To make non-functional or greatly degraded in performance. "That big ray-tracing program really hoses the system." See {hosed}. 2....FULL DEFINITION

  • Great Renaming
    n. The {flag day} on which all of the non-local groups on the {USENET} had their names changed from the net.- format to the...FULL DEFINITION

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  • tube
    1. n. A CRT terminal. Never used in the mainstream sense of TV; real hackers don't watch TV, except for Loony Toons, Rocky & ...FULL DEFINITION

  • COME FROM
    n. A semi-mythical language construct dual to the `go to'; `COME FROM'

  • green bytes
    n. (also `green words') 1. Meta-information embedded in a file, such as the length of the file or its name; as opposed to keeping...FULL DEFINITION

  • science-fiction fandom
    n. Another voluntary subculture having a very heavy overlap with hackerdom; most hackers read SF and/or fantasy fiction avidly, and many go to `cons'...FULL DEFINITION