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  • banana problem
    but I don t know when to stop Not knowing where or when to bring a production to a close compare fencepost error One may say there is a banana problem of an algorithm with poorly defined or incorrect termination conditions or in discussing the evolution of a design that may be succumbing to featuritis see also creeping elegance creeping featuritis See item 176 under HAKMEM which describes a banana

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  • bandwidth
    the volume of information per unit time that a computer person or transmission medium can handle Those are amazing graphics but I missed some of the detail not enough bandwidth I guess Compare low bandwidth see also brainwidth This generalized usage began to go mainstream after the Internet population explosion of 1993 1994 2 Attention span 3 On Usenet a measure of network capacity that is often wasted by people

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  • bang
    shriek but the spread of Unix has carried bang with it esp via the term bang path and it is now certainly the most common spoken name for Note that it is used exclusively for non emphatic written one would not say Congratulations bang except possibly for humorous purposes but if one wanted to specify the exact characters foo one would speak Eff oh oh bang See shriek ASCII 2

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  • bang on
    vt To stress test a piece of hardware or software I banged on the new version of the simulator all day yesterday and it didn t crash once I guess it is ready for release The term pound on is

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  • bang path
    location accessible to everybody and from there through the machine foovax to the account of user me on barbox In the bad old days of not so long ago before autorouting mailers and Internet became commonplace people often published compound bang addresses using the convention see glob to give paths from several big machines in the hopes that one s correspondent might be able to get mail to one of

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  • banner
    and or author credits and or a copyright notice Similar to splash screen 3 The title page added to printouts by most print spoolers see spool Typically includes user or account ID information in very large character graphics capitals Also called a burst page because it indicates where to burst tear apart fanfold paper to separate one user s printout from the next 4 A similar printout generated typically on

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  • banner ad
    banner ad Prev B Next banner ad n Any of the annoying graphical advertisements that span the tops of way too many Web pages Prev Up Next banner Home banner

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  • bar
    very common The second metasyntactic variable after foo and before baz Suppose we have two functions FOO and BAR FOO calls BAR 2 Often appended to foo to produce foobar

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