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  • PPN
    /P-P-N/, /pip'n/ [from `Project-Programmer Number'] n. A user-ID under {{TOPS-10}} and its various mutant progeny at SAIL, BBN, CompuServe, and elsewhere. Old-time hackers... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


  •  View Definition: deckle 

    deckle


    /dek'l/ [from dec- and nybble; the original spelling seems to have been `decle'] n. Two nickles; 10 bits. Reported among developers for Mattel's GI 1600 (the Intellivision games processor), a chip with 16-bit-wide RAM but 10-bit-wide ROM.