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  • live data
    n. 1. Data that is written to be interpreted and takes over program flow when triggered by some un-obvious operation, such as viewing it.... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION

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  • Q-line
    [IRC] v. To ban a particular {IRC} server from connecting to one's own; does to it what {K-line} does to an individual. ...FULL DEFINITION

  • infinity
    n. 1. The largest value that can be represented in a particular type of variable (register, memory location, data type, whatever). 2. `minus...FULL DEFINITION

  • die
    v. Syn. {crash}. Unlike {crash}, which is used primarily of hardware, this verb is used of both hardware and software. See also...FULL DEFINITION

  • line noise
    n. 1. [techspeak] Spurious characters due to electrical noise in a communications link, especially an RS-232 serial connection. Line noise may be induced...FULL DEFINITION

  • robot
    [IRC, MUD] n. An {IRC} or {MUD} user who is actually a program. On IRC, typically the robot provides some useful service. ...FULL DEFINITION

  • luser
    /loo'zr/ n. A {user}; esp. one who is also a {loser}. ({luser} and {loser} are pronounced identically.) This word was coined around...FULL DEFINITION

  • fudge factor
    n. A value or parameter that is varied in an ad hoc way to produce the desired result. The terms `tolerance' and {slop}...FULL DEFINITION

  • freeware
    n. Free software, often written by enthusiasts and distributed by users' groups, or via electronic mail, local bulletin boards, {USENET}, or other electronic media....FULL DEFINITION