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  • cube
    n. 1. [short for `cubicle'] A module in the open-plan offices used at many programming shops. "I've got the manuals in my cube."... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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  • DPer
    /dee-pee-er/ n. Data Processor. Hackers are absolutely amazed that {suit}s use this term self-referentially. "*Computers* process data, not people!" See {DP}.

  • crash and burn
    vi.,n. A spectacular crash, in the mode of the conclusion of the car-chase scene in the movie "Bullitt" and many subsequent imitators (compare {die...FULL DEFINITION

  • golf-ball printer
    n. The IBM 2741, a slow but letter-quality printing device and terminal based on the IBM Selectric typewriter. The `golf ball' was a round...FULL DEFINITION

  • lexiphage
    /lek'si-fayj`/ n. A notorious word {chomper} on ITS. See {bagbiter}.

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  • netsplit
    n. Syn. {netburp}.

  • neat hack
    n. 1. A clever technique. 2. A brilliant practical joke, where neatness is correlated with cleverness, harmlessness, and surprise value. Example the...FULL DEFINITION

  • pseudoprime
    n. A backgammon prime (six consecutive occupied points) with one point missing. This term is an esoteric pun derived from a mathematical method...FULL DEFINITION

  • frogging
    [University of Waterloo] v. 1. Partial corruption of a text file or input stream by some bug or consistent glitch, as opposed to random...FULL DEFINITION