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tenured graduate student
n. One who has been in graduate school for 10 years (the usual maximum is 5 or 6) a `ten-yeared' student (get it?). ...
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block transfer computations
n. From the television series "Dr. Who", in which it referred to computations so fiendishly subtle and complex that they could not be performed by machines. Used to refer to any task that should be expressible as an algorithm in theory, but isn't.