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  • black hole
    stream of TCP IP packets has fallen into if it disappears mysteriously between its origin and destination sites that is without returning a bounce message I think there s a black hole at foovax conveys suspicion that site foovax has been dropping a lot of stuff on the floor lately see drop on the floor The implied metaphor of email as interstellar travel is interesting in itself Readily verbed as

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  • black magic
    technique that works though nobody really understands why More obscure than voodoo programming which may be done by cookbook Compare also black art deep magic and magic number sense 2

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  • Black Screen of Death
    failure mode of Microsloth Windows On an attempt to launch a DOS box a networked Windows system not uncommonly blanks the screen and locks up the PC so hard that it requires a cold boot to recover This unhappy phenomenon

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  • blammo
    who may remain hidden may blammo a user who is misbehaving Very similar to archaic MIT gun in fact the blammo gun is a notional device used to blammo someone While in actual fact the only incarnation of the blammo gun is the command used to forcibly eject a user operators speak of different levels of blammo gun fire e g a blammo gun to stun will temporarily remove someone

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  • blargh
    blarg n MIT now common The opposite of ping sense 5 an exclamation indicating that one has absorbed or is emitting a quantum of unhappiness Less common than ping Prev

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  • blast
    large data sends over a network or comm line Opposite of snarf Usage uncommon The variant blat has been reported 2 vt HP Apollo Synonymous with nuke sense 3 Sometimes the message Unable to kill all processes Blast them y

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  • bletch
    Next bletch blech interj very common from Yiddish German brechen to vomit poss via comic strip exclamation blech Term of disgust Often used in Ugh bletch Compare barf Prev Up

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  • bletcherous
    keys don t work very well or are misplaced See losing cretinous bagbiting bogus and random The term bletcherous applies to the esthetics of the thing so described similarly for cretinous By contrast something that is losing or bagbiting may

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