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  • bells whistles and gongs
    Prev B Next bells whistles and gongs n A standard elaborated form of bells and whistles typically said with a pronounced and ironic accent on the gongs Prev Up Next

    Original URL path: http://www.no-copy.org/jargonfile/html/B/bells-whistles-and-gongs.html (2016-02-09)
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  • benchmark
    performance In the computer industry there are three kinds of lies lies damn lies and benchmarks Well known ones include Whetstone Dhrystone Rhealstone see h the Gabriel LISP benchmarks the SPECmark suite and LINPACK See also machoflops MIPS smoke and

    Original URL path: http://www.no-copy.org/jargonfile/html/B/benchmark.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Berkeley Quality Software
    sense to refer to software that was apparently created by rather spaced out hackers late at night to solve some unique problem It usually has nonexistent incomplete or incorrect documentation has been tested on at least two examples and core dumps when anyone else attempts to use it This term was frequently applied to early versions of the dbx 1 debugger See also Berzerkeley Note to British and Commonwealth readers

    Original URL path: http://www.no-copy.org/jargonfile/html/B/Berkeley-Quality-Software.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Berzerkeley
    famed columnist Herb Caen Humorous distortion of Berkeley used esp to refer to the practices or products of the BSD Unix hackers See software bloat Berkeley Quality Software Mainstream use of this term in reference to the cultural and political

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  • beta
    beta software is notoriously buggy Historical note More formally to beta test is to test a pre release potentially unreliable version of a piece of software by making it available to selected or self selected customers and users This term derives from early 1960s terminology for product cycle checkpoints first used at IBM but later standard throughout the industry Alpha Test was the unit module or component test phase Beta

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  • BFI
    BFMI brute force and massive ignorance and BFBI brute force and bloody ignorance In some parts of the U S this abbreviation was probably reinforced by a company called Browning Ferris Industries in the waste management business a large BFI

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  • BI
    BI Prev B Next BI Common written abbreviation for Breidbart Index Prev Up Next BFI Home bible

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  • BiCapitalization
    on trademarks such as PostScript NeXT NeWS VisiCalc FrameMaker TK solver EasyWriter that have been raised above the ruck of common coinage by nonstandard capitalization Too many marketroid types think this sort of thing is really cute even the 2

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