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  • alpha particles
    n. See {bit rot}.

  •  View Definition: killer poke 

    killer poke

    n. A recipe for inducing hardware damage on a machine via insertion of invalid values (see poke) in a memory-mapped control register; used esp. of various fairly well-known tricks on bitty boxes without hardware memory management (such as the IBM PC and Commodore PET) that can overload and trash analog electronics in the monitor. See also HCF.