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  • BAD
    D adj IBM acronym Broken As Designed Said of a program that is bogus because of bad design and misfeatures rather than because of bugginess See working as designed Prev

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  • Bad and Wrong
    and Right a kludge something ugly but functional Good and Wrong an overblown GUI or other attractive nuisance and rare praise Good and Right These terms entered common use at Durham c 1994 and may have been imported from elsewhere they are also in use at Oxford and the emphatic form Evil and Bad and Wrong abbreviated EBW is reported from there There are standard abbreviations they start with B

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  • Bad Thing
    can t possibly result in improvement of the subject This term is always capitalized as in Replacing all of the DSL links with bicycle couriers would be a Bad Thing Oppose Good Thing British correspondents confirm that Bad Thing and Good Thing and prob therefore Right Thing and Wrong Thing come from the book referenced in the etymology which discusses rulers who were Good Kings but Bad Things This has

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  • bag on the side
    a colostomy bag An extension to an established hack that is supposed to add some functionality to the original Usually derogatory implying that the original was being overextended and should have been thrown away and the new product is ugly inelegant or bloated Also v phrase to hang a bag on the side of C That s just a bag on the side of C They want me to hang

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  • bagbiter
    person who has caused you some trouble inadvertently or otherwise typically by failing to program the computer properly Synonyms loser cretin chomper 3 bite the bag vi To fail in some manner The computer keeps crashing every five minutes Yes the disk controller is really biting the bag The original loading of these terms was almost undoubtedly obscene possibly referring to a douche bag or the scrotum we have reports

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  • bagbiting
    rare Having the quality of a bagbiter This bagbiting system won t let me compute the factorial of a negative number Compare losing cretinous bletcherous barfucious under barfulous and chomping

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  • baggy pantsing
    It is considered bad form to post a baggy pantsing to off campus newsgroups or the more technical serious groups A particularly nice baggy pantsing may be claimed by immediately quoting the message in full followed by your sig block this has the added benefit of keeping the embarassed victim from being able to delete the post Interesting baggy pantsings have been done involving adding commands to login scripts to

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  • bamf
    dramatic entrance or exit 2 The sound of magical transformation used in virtual reality fora like MUDs 3 In MUD circles bamf is also used to refer to the act by which a MUD server sends a special notification to the MUD client to switch its connection to another server I ll set up the old site to just bamf people over to our new location 4 Used by MUDders

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