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  • zorch
    /zorch/ 1. [TMRC] v. To attack with an inverse heat sink. 2. [TMRC] v. To travel, with v approaching c [that is, with velocity... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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  • restriction
    n. A {bug} or design error that limits a program's capabilities, and which is sufficiently egregious that nobody can quite work up enough nerve...FULL DEFINITION

  • hardwarily
    /hard-weir'*-lee/ adv. In a way pertaining to hardware. "The system is hardwarily unreliable." The adjective `hardwary' is *not* traditionally used, though it...FULL DEFINITION

  • blue goo
    n. Term for `police' {nanobot}s intended to prevent {gray goo}, denature hazardous waste, destroy pollution, put ozone back into the stratosphere, prevent halitosis, and...FULL DEFINITION

  • phase
    1. n. The phase of one's waking-sleeping schedule with respect to the standard 24-hour cycle. This is a useful concept among people who...FULL DEFINITION

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  • LERP
    /lerp/ vi.,n. Quasi-acronym for Linear Interpolation, used as a verb or noun for the operation. E.g., Bresenham's algorithm lerps incrementally between the two...FULL DEFINITION

  • NetBOLLIX
    [from bollix to bungle] n. {IBM}'s NetBIOS, an extremely {brain-damaged} network protocol which, like {Blue Glue}, is used at commercial shops that don't know...FULL DEFINITION

  • dumb terminal
    n. A terminal which is one step above a {glass tty}, having a minimally-addressable cursor but no on-screen editing or other features which are...FULL DEFINITION

  • depeditate
    /dee-ped'*-tayt/ [by (faulty) analogy with `decapitate'] vt. Humorously, to cut off the feet of. When one is using some computer-aided typesetting tools,...FULL DEFINITION