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  • flavorful
    Prev F Next flavorful adj Full of flavor sense 2 esthetically pleasing See random and losing for antonyms See also the entries for taste and elegant Prev Up Next flavor

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  • T
    misunderstandings When a waiter or flight attendant asks whether a hacker wants coffee he may absently respond T meaning that he wants coffee but of course he will be brought a cup of tea instead Fortunately most hackers particularly those who frequent Chinese restaurants like tea at least as well as coffee so it is not that big a problem 2 See time T also since time T equals minus

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  • NIL
    hackers assume this derives simply from LISP terminology for false see also T but NIL as a negative reply was well established among radio hams decades before the advent of LISP The historical connection between early hackerdom and the ham

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  • grep
    Expression and Print the lines containing matches to it via Unix grep 1 To rapidly scan a file or set of files looking for a particular string or pattern when browsing through a large set of files one may speak of grepping around By extension to look for something by pattern Grep the bulletin board for the system backup schedule would you See also vgrep It has been alleged that

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  • meeces
    n TMRC Occasional furry visitors who are not urchin s That is mice This may no longer be in live use it clearly derives from the refrain of the early 1960s cartoon character Mr Jinks I hate meeces to pieces

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  • VAXen
    n from oxen perhaps influenced by vixen alt vaxen The plural canonically used among hackers for the DEC VAX computers Our installation has four PDP 10s and twenty vaxen See

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  • boxen
    very common by analogy with VAXen Fanciful plural of box often encountered in the phrase Unix boxen used to describe commodity Unix hardware The connotation is that any two Unix

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  • frobnitz
    ool and frobule frob yool Starting perhaps in 1979 frobozz fr boz plural frobbotzim fr bot zm has also become very popular largely through its exposure as a name via Zork These variants can also be applied to nonphysical objects such as data structures For related amusement see the Encyclopedia Frobozzica Pete Samson compiler of the original TMRC lexicon adds Under the TMRC railroad layout were many storage boxes managed

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