[IRC] v. To pull rank on somebody based on the amount of
time one has spent on IRC
. The term derives from the fact
that IRC was originally written in Finland in 1987.
firebottle n. A large, primitive, power-hungry active electrical
device, similar in function to a FET but constructed out of glass,
metal, and vacuum. Characterized by high cost, low density, low
reliability, high-temperature operation, and high power
dissipation. Sometimes mistakenly called a `tube' in the U.S.
or a `valve' in England; another hackish term is glassfet