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  • bixie
    /bik'see/ n. Variant {emoticon}s used on BIX (the Byte Information eXchange). The {smiley} bixie is <@[email protected]>, apparently intending to represent two cartoon eyes... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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    bathtub curve


    n. Common term for the curve (resembling an end-to-end section of one of those claw-footed antique bathtubs) that describes the expected failure rate of electronics with time initially high, dropping to near 0 for most of the system's lifetime, then rising again as it `tires out'. See also {burn-in period}, infant mortality.