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  • computer geek
    n. One who eats (computer) bugs for a living. One who fulfills all the dreariest negative stereotypes about hackers an asocial, malodorous, pasty-faced... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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  • meeces
    /mees'*z/ [TMRC] n. Occasional furry visitors who are not {urchin}s. [That is, mice. This may no longer be in live use; it clearly...FULL DEFINITION

  • for free
    adj. Said of a capability of a programming language or hardware equipment that is available by its design without needing cleverness to implement "In...FULL DEFINITION

  • glitch
    /glich/ [from German `glitschen' to slip, via Yiddish `glitshen', to slide or skid] 1. n. A sudden interruption in electric service, sanity, continuity, or...FULL DEFINITION

  • epsilon
    [see {delta}] 1. n. A small quantity of anything. "The cost is epsilon." 2. adj. Very small, negligible; less than {marginal}. ...FULL DEFINITION

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  • terminal junkie
    [UK] n. A {wannabee} or early {larval stage} hacker who spends most of his or her time wandering the directory tree and writing {noddy}...FULL DEFINITION

  • lexiphage
    /lek'si-fayj`/ n. A notorious word {chomper} on ITS. See {bagbiter}.

  • flood
    [IRC] v. To dump large amounts of text onto an {IRC} channel. This is especially rude when the text is uninteresting and...FULL DEFINITION

  • era, the
    Syn. {epoch}. Webster's Unabridged makes these words almost synonymous, but `era' usually connotes a span of time rather than a point in time....FULL DEFINITION