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  • science-fiction fandom
    n. Another voluntary subculture having a very heavy overlap with hackerdom; most hackers read SF and/or fantasy fiction avidly, and many go to `cons'... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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  • Stupids
    n. Term used by {samurai} for the {suit}s who employ them; succinctly expresses an attitude at least as common, though usually better disguised, among...FULL DEFINITION

  • aliasing bug
    n. A class of subtle programming errors that can arise in code that does dynamic allocation, esp. via `malloc(3)' or equivalent. If more...FULL DEFINITION

  • bandwidth
    n. 1. Used by hackers in a generalization of its technical meaning as the volume of information per unit time that a computer, person,...FULL DEFINITION

  • thinko
    /thing'koh/ [by analogy with `typo'] n. A momentary, correctable glitch in mental processing, especially one involving recall of information learned by rote; a bubble...FULL DEFINITION

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  • VAX
    /vaks/ n. 1. [from Virtual Address eXtension] The most successful minicomputer design in industry history, possibly excepting its immediate ancestor, the PDP-11. Between...FULL DEFINITION

  • shitogram
    /shit'oh-gram/ n. A *really* nasty piece of email. Compare {nastygram}, {flame}.

  • schroedinbug
    [MIT from the Schroedinger's Cat thought-experiment in quantum physics] n. A design or implementation bug in a program which doesn't manifest until someone reading...FULL DEFINITION

  • channel op
    /chan'l op/ [IRC] n. Someone who is endowed with privileges on a particular {IRC} channel; commonly abbreviated `chanop' or `CHOP'. These privileges include...FULL DEFINITION