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  • cosmic rays
    n. Notionally, the cause of {bit rot}. However, this is a semi-independent usage that may be invoked as a humorous way to {handwave}... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION

  •  View Definition: rare mode 

    rare mode

    [UNIX] adj. CBREAK mode (character-by-character with interrupts enabled). Distinguished from raw mode and {cooked mode}; the phrase "a sort of half-cooked (rare?) mode" is used in the V7/BSD manuals to describe the mode. Usage rare.