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    /nak/ [from the ASCII mnemonic for 0010101] interj. 1. On-line joke answer to {ACK}? "I'm not here." 2. On-line answer to a request for... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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    bogo-sort


    /boh`goh-sort'/ n. (var. `stupid-sort') The archetypical perversely awful algorithm (as opposed to {bubble sort}, which is merely the generic *bad* algorithm). Bogo-sort is equivalent to repeatedly throwing a deck of cards in the air, picking them up at random, and then testing whether they are in order. It serves as a sort of canonical example of awfulness. Looking at a program and seeing a dumb algorithm, one might say "Oh, I see, this program uses bogo-sort." Compare bogus, brute force.