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  • fool file, the
    [USENET] n. A notional repository of all the most dramatically and abysmally stupid utterances ever. There is a subgenre of {sig block}s that... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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  • overflow pdl
    [MIT] n. The place where you put things when your {pdl} is full. If you don't have one and too many things get ...FULL DEFINITION

  • wheel
    [from slang `big wheel' for a powerful person] n. A person who has an active {wheel bit}. "We need to find a wheel...FULL DEFINITION

  • machoflops
    /mach'oh-flops/ [pun on `megaflops', a coinage for `millions of FLoating-point Operations Per Second'] n. Refers to artificially inflated performance figures often quoted by computerFULL DEFINITION

  • winnage
    /win'*j/ n. The situation when a lossage is corrected, or when something is winning.

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  • flypage
    /fli payj/n. (alt. `fly page') A {banner}, sense 1.

  • gender mender
    n. A cable connector shell with either two male or two female connectors on it, used to correct the mismatches that result when some...FULL DEFINITION

  • chemist
    [Cambridge] n. Someone who wastes computer time on {number-crunching} when you'd far rather the machine were doing something more productive, such as working out...FULL DEFINITION

  • walk off the end of
    vt. To run past the end of an array, list, or medium after stepping through it --- a good way to land in trouble. ...FULL DEFINITION