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  • bondage-and-discipline language
    that though ostensibly general purpose is designed so as to enforce an author s theory of right programming even though said theory is demonstrably inadequate for systems hacking or even vanilla general purpose programming Often abbreviated B D thus one

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  • bonk/oif
    bonking the offending person Convention holds that one should acknowledge a bonk by saying oif and there is a myth to the effect that failing to do so upsets the cosmic bonk oif balance causing much trouble in the universe Some MUDs have implemented special commands for bonking and oifing Note in parts of the U K bonk is a sexually loaded slang term care is advised in transatlantic conversations

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  • book titles
    of their covers or with some other conspicuous feature of the cover Many of these are described in this lexicon under their own entries See Aluminum Book Camel Book Cinderella Book daemon book Dragon Book Orange Book Purple Book Wizard Book and bible see also rainbow series Since about 1993 this tradition has gotten a boost from the popular O Reilly and Associates line of technical books which usually feature

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  • boot
    This term is also found in the variants cold boot from power off condition and warm boot with the CPU and all devices already powered up as after a hardware reset or software crash Another variant soft boot reinitialization of only part of a system under control of other software still running If you re running the mess dos emulator control alt insert will cause a soft boot of the emulator while leaving the rest of the system running Opposed to this there is hard boot which connotes hostility towards or frustration with the machine being booted I ll have to hard boot this losing Sun I recommend booting it hard One often hard boots by performing a power cycle Historical note this term derives from bootstrap loader a short program that was read in from cards or paper tape or toggled in from the front panel switches This program was always very short great efforts were expended on making it short in order to minimize the labor and chance of error involved in toggling it in but was just smart enough to read in a slightly more complex program usually from a card or paper tape reader to which

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  • Borg
    entire Internet to itself there is a widely circulated image of Bill Gates as a Borg Being forced to use Windows or NT is often referred to as being Borged Interestingly the Halloween Documents reveal that this jargon is live within Microsoft itself See also Evil Empire Internet Exploiter Other companies notably Intel and UUNet have also occasionally been equated to the Borg In IETF circles where direct pressure from

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  • borken
    borken Prev B Next borken adj also borked Common deliberate typo for broken Prev Up Next Borg Home bot

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  • bot
    messages to other people Service bots are less common on MUDs but some others such as the Julia bot active in 1990 91 have been remarkably impressive Turing test experiments able to pass as human for as long as ten or fifteen minutes of conversation 2 An AI controlled player in a computer game especially a first person shooter such as Quake which unlike ordinary monsters operates like a human

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  • bottom feeder
    matter how low it may be and will bolt off to another service the moment there is even the slimmest price difference While most bottom feeders infest free or almost free services such as AOL MSN and Hotmail too many flock to whomever happens to be the cheapest regional ISP at the time Bottom feeders are often the classic problem user known for unleashing spam flamage and other breaches of

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