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n. A software change that is neither forward- nor backward-compatible, and which is costly to make and costly to reverse. "Can we install...
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// n. Synonymous with
. At one time, people in the USENET newsgroup rec.humor.funny tended to use `JEDR' instead of
'; this stemmed from a public attempt to suppress the group once made by a loser with initials JEDR after he was offended by an ethnic joke posted there. (The practice was
ned by the expanding these initials as `Joke Ethnic/Denomination/Race'.) After much sound and fury JEDR faded away; this term appears to be doing likewise. JEDR's only permanent effect on the net.culture was to discredit `sensitivity' arguments for censorship so thoroughly that more recent attempts to raise them have met with immediate and near-universal rejection.