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  • luser
    /loo'zr/ n. A {user}; esp. one who is also a {loser}. ({luser} and {loser} are pronounced identically.) This word was coined around... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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  • old fart
    n. Tribal elder. A title self-assumed with remarkable frequency by (esp.) USENETters who have been programming for more than about 25 years; often...FULL DEFINITION

  • PETSCII
    /pet'skee/ [abbreviation of PET ASCII] n. The variation (many would say perversion) of the {{ASCII}} character set used by the Commodore Business Machines PET...FULL DEFINITION

  • low-bandwidth
    [from communication theory] adj. Used to indicate a talk that, although not {content-free}, was not terribly informative. "That was a low-bandwidth talk, but...FULL DEFINITION

  • G
    [SI] pref.,suff. See {{quantifiers}}.

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  • wizard
    n. 1. A person who knows how a complex piece of software or hardware works (that is, who {grok}s it); esp. someone who can...FULL DEFINITION

  • pistol
    [IBM] n. A tool that makes it all too easy for you to shoot yourself in the foot. "UNIX `rm *' makes such a nice ...FULL DEFINITION

  • Lions Book
    n. `Source Code and Commentary on UNIX level 6', by John Lions. The two parts of this book contained (1) the entire source...FULL DEFINITION

  • gnarly
    /nar'lee/ adj. Both {obscure} and {hairy} in the sense of complex. "{Yow!} --- the tuned assembler implementation of BitBlt is really gnarly!" ...FULL DEFINITION