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  • ANSI standard pizza
    see stan d rd peet z CMU Pepperoni and mushroom pizza Coined allegedly because most pizzas ordered by CMU hackers during some period leading up to mid 1990 were of that flavor See also rotary debugger compare ISO standard cup

    Original URL path: http://www.no-copy.org/jargonfile/html/A/ANSI-standard-pizza.html (2016-02-09)
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  • anti-idiotarianism
    post expressing disgust with inane responses to post 9 11 Islamic terrorism Anti idiotarian wrath has focused on Islamic terrorists and their sympathizers in the Western political left but also routinely excoriated right wing politicians backing repressive anti terror legislation

    Original URL path: http://www.no-copy.org/jargonfile/html/A/anti-idiotarianism.html (2016-02-09)
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  • AOL!
    alluding to the legendary propensity of America Online users to utter contentless Me too postings The number of exclamation points following varies from zero to five or so The pseudo HTML AOL Me too AOL is also frequently seen See

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  • app
    are forever chasing developers to create for their environments so they can sell more boxes Hackers tend not to think of the things they themselves run as apps thus in hacker parlance the term excludes compilers program editors games and messaging systems though a user would consider all those to be apps Broadly an app is often a self contained environment for performing some well defined task such as word

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  • Archimedes
    by Acorn Computers it was legendary for its use of the ARM 2 microprocessor as a CPU Many a novice hacker in the Commonwealth first learnt his or her skills on the Archimedes since it was specifically designed for use

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  • arena
    process by brk 2 and sbrk 2 and used by malloc 3 as dynamic storage So named from a malloc corrupt arena message emitted when some early versions detected an impossible value in the free block list See overrun screw

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  • arg
    Abbreviation for argument to a function used so often as to have become a new word like piano from pianoforte The sine function takes 1 arg but the arc tangent function can take either 1 or 2 args Compare param

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  • ARMM
    of over 200 messages ARMM s bug produced a recursive cascade of messages each of which mechanically added text to the ID and Subject and some other headers of its parent This produced a flood of messages in which each header took up several screens and each message ID and subject line got longer and longer and longer Reactions varied from amusement to outrage The pathological messages crashed at least

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