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  • cybercrud
    /si'ber-kruhd/ [coined by Ted Nelson] n. Obfuscatory tech-talk. Verbiage with a high {MEGO} factor. The computer equivalent of bureaucratese.


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  • TWENEX
    /twe'neks/ n. The TOPS-20 operating system by DEC --- the second proprietary OS for the PDP-10 --- preferred by most PDP-10 hackers over TOPS-10...FULL DEFINITION

  • roach
    [Bell Labs] vt. To destroy, esp. of a data structure. Hardware gets {toast}ed or {fried}, software gets roached.

  • barfulation
    /bar`fyoo-lay'sh*n/ interj. Variation of {barf} used around the Stanford area. An exclamation, expressing disgust. On seeing some particularly bad code one might exclaim,FULL DEFINITION

  • bottom feeder
    n. syn. for {slopsucker} derived from the fisherman's and naturalist's term for finny creatures who subsist on the primordial ooze.

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  • amoeba
    n. Humorous term for the Commodore Amiga personal computer.

  • infinity
    n. 1. The largest value that can be represented in a particular type of variable (register, memory location, data type, whatever). 2. `minus...FULL DEFINITION

  • BUAF
    // [abbreviation, from the alt.fan.warlord] n. Big Ugly ASCII Font --- a special form of {ASCII art}. Various programs exist for rendering...FULL DEFINITION

  • cycle
    1. n. The basic unit of computation. What every hacker wants more of (noted hacker Bill Gosper describes himself as a "cycle junkie")....FULL DEFINITION