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  • DRECNET
    /drek'net/ [from Yiddish/German `dreck', meaning dirt] n. Deliberate distortion of DECNET, a networking protocol used in the {VMS} community. So called because DEC... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


  •  View Definition: neep-neep 

    neep-neep


    /neep neep/ [onomatopoeic, from New York SF fandom] n. One who is fascinated by computers. More general than hacker, as it need not imply more skill than is required to boot games on a PC. The derived noun `neep-neeping' applies specifically to the long conversations about computers that tend to develop in the corners at most SF-convention parties. Fandom has a related proverb to the effect that "Hacking is a conversational black hole!".