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  • livelock
    /liv'lok/ n. A situation in which some critical stage of a task is unable to finish because its clients perpetually create more work for... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


  •  View Definition: Vulcan nerve pinch 

    Vulcan nerve pinch


    n. [from the old "Star Trek" TV series via Commodore Amiga hackers] The keyboard combination that forces a soft-boot or jump to ROM monitor (on machines that support such a feature). On many micros this is Ctrl-Alt-Del; on Suns, L1-A; on some Macintoshes, it is -! Also called three-finger salute. Compare quadruple bucky.