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    n. A routine whose job is to set everything in the computer --- registers, memory, flags, everything --- to zero, including that portion of... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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    sorcerer's apprentice mode


    [from Friedrich Schiller's `Der Zauberlehrling' via the film "Fantasia"] n. A bug in a protocol where, under some circumstances, the receipt of a message causes multiple messages to be sent, each of which, when received, triggers the same bug. Used esp. of such behavior caused by bounce message loops in email software. Compare broadcast storm, network meltdown.