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  • troglodyte
    [Commodore] n. 1. A hacker who never leaves his cubicle. The term `Gnoll' (from Dungeons & Dragons) is also reported. 2. A... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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  • netrock
    /net'rok/ [IBM] n. A {flame}; used esp. on VNET, IBM's internal corporate network.

  • UNIX weenie
    [ITS] n. 1. A derogatory play on `UNIX wizard', common among hackers who use UNIX by necessity but would prefer alternatives. The implication...FULL DEFINITION

  • Multics
    /muhl'tiks/ n. [from "MULTiplexed Information and Computing Service"] An early (late 1960s) timesharing operating system co-designed by a consortium including MIT, GE, and BellFULL DEFINITION

  • cuspy
    /kuhs'pee/ [WPI from the DEC abbreviation CUSP, for `Commonly Used System Program', i.e., a utility program used by many people] adj. 1. (of a...FULL DEFINITION

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  • toy problem
    [AI] n. A deliberately oversimplified case of a challenging problem used to investigate, prototype, or test algorithms for a real problem. Sometimes used...FULL DEFINITION

  • firewall machine
    n. A dedicated gateway machine with special security precautions on it, used to service outside network connections and dial-in lines. The idea is...FULL DEFINITION

  • patch space
    n. An unused block of bits left in a binary so that it can later be modified by insertion of machine-language instructions there (typically,...FULL DEFINITION

  • demigod
    n. A hacker with years of experience, a national reputation, and a major role in the development of at least one design, tool, or...FULL DEFINITION