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  • brute force and ignorance
    n. A popular design technique at many software houses --- {brute force} coding unrelieved by any knowledge of how problems have been previously solved... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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    dongle-disk


    /don'gl disk/ n. See dongle; a `dongle-disk' is a floppy disk which is required in order to perform some task. Some contain special coding that allows an application to identify it uniquely, others *are* special code that does something that normally-resident programs don't or can't. (For example, AT&T's "Unix PC" would only come up in root mode with a special boot disk.) Also called a `key disk'.