Musings – geek

Things geeky and nerdy.

Word of the Week: 10 Aug 2020

:Iron Age: n. In the history of computing, 1961--1971 --- the formative era of commercial {mainframe} technology, when {big iron} ...
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Word of the Week: 3 Aug 2020

:core dump: n. [common {Iron Age} jargon, preserved by UNIX] 1. [techspeak] A copy of the contents of {core}, produced ...
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Word of the Week: 27 Jul 2020

:brain dump: n. The act of telling someone everything one knows about a particular topic or project. Typically used when ...
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Word of the Week: 20 Jul 2020

:Big Room, the: n. The extremely large room with the blue ceiling and intensely bright light (during the day) or ...
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Word of the Week: 13 Jul 2020

:flush: v. 1. To delete something, usually superfluous, or to abort an operation. "All that nonsense has been flushed." 2 ...
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Word of the Week: 6 Jul 2020

:critical mass: n. In physics, the minimum amount of fissionable material required to sustain a chain reaction. Of a software ...
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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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