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  • TOPS-10
    /tops-ten/ n. DEC's proprietary OS for the fabled {PDP-10} machines, long a favorite of hackers but now effectively extinct. A fountain of hacker folklore;... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


  •  View Definition: Easter egging 

    Easter egging


    [IBM] n. The act of replacing unrelated parts more or less at random in hopes that a malfunction will go away. Hackers consider this the normal operating mode of field circus techs and do not love them for it. Compare shotgun debugging.