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  • high bit
    [from `high-order bit'] n. 1. The most significant bit in a byte. 2. By extension, the most significant part of something other than... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


  •  View Definition: padded cell 

    padded cell


    n. Where you put lusers so they can't hurt anything. A program that limits a luser to a carefully restricted subset of the capabilities of the host system (for example, the `rsh(1)' utility on USG UNIX). Note that this is different from an iron box because it is overt and not aimed at enforcing security so much as protecting others (and the luser) from the consequences of the luser's boundless na"ivet'e (see na"ive). Also `padded cell environment'.