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  • real
    adj. Not simulated. Often used as a specific antonym to {virtual} in any of its jargon senses.


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  • C
    n. 1. The third letter of the English alphabet. 2. ASCII 1000011. 3. The name of a programming language designed by Dennis...FULL DEFINITION

  • creeping featurism
    /kree'ping fee'chr-izm/ n. 1. Describes a systematic tendency to load more {chrome} and {feature}s onto systems at the expense of whatever elegance they may...FULL DEFINITION

  • reaper
    n. A {prowler} that {GFR}s files. A file removed in this way is said to have been `reaped'.

  • can't happen
    The traditional program comment for code executed under a condition that should never be true, for example a file size computed as negative. ...FULL DEFINITION

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  • noddy
    /nod'ee/ [UK from the children's books] adj. 1. Small and un-useful, but demonstrating a point. Noddy programs are often written by people learning...FULL DEFINITION

  • automagically
    /aw-toh-maj'i-klee/ or /aw-toh-maj'i-k*l-ee/ adv. Automatically, but in a way that, for some reason (typically because it is too complicated, or too ugly, or perhaps...FULL DEFINITION

  • notwork
    /not'werk/ n. A network, when it is acting {flaky} or is {down}. Compare {nyetwork}. Said at IBM to have orig. referred to...FULL DEFINITION

  • catatonic
    adj. Describes a condition of suspended animation in which something is so {wedged} or {hung} that it makes no response. If you are...FULL DEFINITION