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  • OS/2
    /O S too/ n. The anointed successor to MS-DOS for Intel 286- and 386-based micros; proof that IBM/Microsoft couldn't get it right the second... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


  •  Miscellaneous Hacker Terms 
  • psyton
    /si'ton/ [TMRC] n. The elementary particle carrying the sinister force. The probability of a process losing is proportional to the number of psytons...FULL DEFINITION

  • tweeter
    [University of Waterloo] n. Syn. {perf}, {chad} (sense 1). This term (like {woofer}) has been in use at Waterloo since 1972, but is...FULL DEFINITION

  • shotgun debugging
    n. The software equivalent of {Easter egging}; the making of relatively undirected changes to software in the hope that a bug will be perturbed...FULL DEFINITION

  • samurai
    n. A hacker who hires out for legal cracking jobs, snooping for factions in corporate political fights, lawyers pursuing privacy-rights and First Amendment cases,...FULL DEFINITION

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  • bits
    n.pl. 1. Information. Examples "I need some bits about file formats." ("I need to know about file formats.") Compare {core dump},...FULL DEFINITION

  • metasyntactic variable
    n. A name used in examples and understood to stand for whatever thing is under discussion, or any random member of a class of...FULL DEFINITION

  • GOSMACS
    /goz'maks/ [contraction of `Gosling EMACS'] n. The first {EMACS}-in-C implementation, predating but now largely eclipsed by {GNUMACS}. Originally freeware; a commercial version is...FULL DEFINITION

  • rave
    [WPI] vi. 1. To persist in discussing a specific subject. 2. To speak authoritatively on a subject about which one knows very little. ...FULL DEFINITION