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    n. Used humorously as a random parameter on which something is said to depend. Sometimes implies unreliability of whatever is dependent, or that... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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    elder days


    n. The heroic age of hackerdom (roughly, pre-1980); the era of the PDP-10, TECO, {ITS}, and the ARPANET. This term has been rather consciously adopted from J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy epic `The Lord of the Rings'. Compare Iron Age; see also elvish.