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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. ... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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  • undefined external reference
    excl. [UNIX] A message from UNIX's linker. Used in speech to flag loose ends or dangling references in an argument or discussion.

  • freeze
    v. To lock an evolving software distribution or document against changes so it can be released with some hope of stability. Carries the strong...FULL DEFINITION

  • thinko
    /thing'koh/ [by analogy with `typo'] n. A momentary, correctable glitch in mental processing, especially one involving recall of information learned by rote; a bubble...FULL DEFINITION

  • var
    /veir/ or /var/ n. Short for `variable'. Compare {arg}, {param}.

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  • tron
    [NRL, CMU; prob. fr. the movie `Tron'] v. To become inaccessible except via email or `talk(1)', especially when one is normally available via telephone...FULL DEFINITION

  • social engineering
    n. Term used among {cracker}s and {samurai} for cracking techniques that rely on weaknesses in {wetware} rather than software; the aim is to trick...FULL DEFINITION

  • gabriel
    /gay'bree-*l/ [for Dick Gabriel, SAIL LISP hacker and volleyball fanatic] n. An unnecessary (in the opinion of the opponent) stalling tactic, e.g., tying one's...FULL DEFINITION

  • excl
    /eks'kl/ n. Abbreviation for `exclamation point'. See {bang}, {shriek}, {{ASCII}}.