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  • tip of the ice-cube
    [IBM] n. The visible part of something small and insignificant. Used as an ironic comment in situations where `tip of the iceberg' might... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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  • neep-neep
    /neep neep/ [onomatopoeic, from New York SF fandom] n. One who is fascinated by computers. More general than {hacker}, as it need not...FULL DEFINITION

  • flap
    vt. 1. To unload a DECtape (so it goes flap, flap, flap...). Old-time hackers at MIT tell of the days when the disk...FULL DEFINITION

  • voice
    vt. To phone someone, as opposed to emailing them or connecting in {talk mode}. "I'm busy now; I'll voice you later."

  • mudhead
    n. Commonly used to refer to a {MUD} player who eats, sleeps, and breathes MUD. Mudheads have been known to fail their degrees,...FULL DEFINITION

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  • hyperspace
    /hi'per-spays/ n. A memory location that is *far* away from where the program counter should be pointing, often inaccessible because it is not even...FULL DEFINITION

  • printing discussion
    [PARC] n. A protracted, low-level, time-consuming, generally pointless discussion of something only peripherally interesting to all.

  • wonky
    /wong'kee/ [from Australian slang] adj. Yet another approximate synonym for {broken}. Specifically connotes a malfunction that produces behavior seen as crazy, humorous, orFULL DEFINITION

  • mode bit
    n. A {flag}, usually in hardware, that selects between two (usually quite different) modes of operation. The connotations are different from {flag} bit...FULL DEFINITION