Musings – geek

Things geeky and nerdy.

Word of the Week: 29 Jun 2020

:PDP-10: [Programmed Data Processor model 10] n. The machine that made timesharing real. It looms large in hacker folklore because ...
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Word of the Week: 22 Jun 2020

:shareware: /sheir'weir/ n. {Freeware} (sense 1) for which the author requests some payment, usually in the accompanying documentation files or ...
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Word of the Week: 15 Jun 2020

:guiltware: /gilt'weir/ n. 1. A piece of {freeware} decorated with a message telling one how long and hard the author ...
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Word of the Week: 8 Jun 2020

:freeware: n. Free software, often written by enthusiasts and distributed by users' groups, or via electronic mail, local bulletin boards, ...
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Word of the Week: 1 Jun 2020

:console: n. 1. The operator's station of a {mainframe}. In times past, this was a privileged location that conveyed godlike ...
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Word of the Week: 25 May 2020

:condition out: vt. To prevent a section of code from being compiled by surrounding it with a conditional-compilation directive whose ...
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Word of the Week: 18 May 2020

:dot.sig: n. This is your online signature, which you can tack onto the end of all your online appearances. A ...
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Word of the Week: 11 May 2020

:dot.plan: n. This is a file in your home directory within UNIX that people can read when they <> you ...
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Word of the Week: 4 May 2020

:deck: n. What cyberpunks in NEUROMANCER typed on and jacked in through…like a keyboard with phonejacks that plug into YOU ...
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Word of the Week: 27 Apr 2020

:Cypherpunk: n. A guerrilla in the war for privacy and lots more encryption ...
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