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  • 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... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


  •  View Definition: like nailing jelly to a tree 

    like nailing jelly to a tree


    adj. Used to describe a task thought to be impossible, esp. one in which the difficulty arises from poor specification or inherent slipperiness in the problem domain. "Trying to display the `prettiest' arrangement of nodes and arcs that diagrams a given graph is like nailing jelly to a tree, because nobody's sure what `prettiest' means algorithmically."