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  • wedged
    [from a common description of recto-cranial inversion] adj. 1. To be stuck, incapable of proceeding without help. This is different from having... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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  • hamster
    n. 1. [Fairchild] A particularly slick little piece of code that does one thing well; a small, self-contained hack. The image is of...FULL DEFINITION

  • zip
    [primarily MS-DOS] vt. To create a compressed archive from a group of files using PKWare's PKZIP or a compatible archiver. Its use is...FULL DEFINITION

  • cookie monster
    [from "Sesame Street"] n. Any of a family of early (1970s) hacks reported on {{TOPS-10}}, {{ITS}}, {{Multics}}, and elsewhere that would lock up either...FULL DEFINITION

  • TECO
    /tee'koh/ obs. 1. vt. Originally, to edit using the TECO editor in one of its infinite variations (see below). 2. vt.,obs. To edit...FULL DEFINITION

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  • IWBNI
    // [abbreviation] `It Would Be Nice If'. Compare {WIBNI}.

  • offline
    adv. Not now or not here. "Let's take this discussion offline." Specifically used on {USENET} to suggest that a discussion be taken...FULL DEFINITION

  • vaxism
    /vak'sizm/ n. A piece of code that exhibits {vaxocentrism} in critical areas. Compare {PC-ism}, {unixism}.

  • YAUN
    /yawn/ [Acronym for `Yet Another UNIX Nerd'] n. Reported from the San Diego Computer Society (predominantly a microcomputer users' group) as a good-natured punning...FULL DEFINITION