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  • bottom-post
    quoted content from the parent message This is correct form and until around 2000 was so universal on the Internet that neither the term bottom post nor its antonym top post existed Hackers consider that the best practice is actually to excerpt only the relevent portions of the parent message then intersperse the poster s response in such a way that each section of response appears directly after the excerpt

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  • bottom-up implementation
    sequences of action in increasing detail until you get to actual code Hackers often find especially in exploratory designs that cannot be closely specified in advance that it works best to build things in the opposite order by writing and testing a clean set of primitive operations and then knitting them together Naively applied this leads to hacked together bottom up implementations a more sophisticated response is middle out implementation

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  • bounce
    from the expression bouncing the mattress but influenced by Roo s psychosexually loaded Try bouncing me Tigger from the Winnie the Pooh books Compare boink 3 To casually reboot a system in order to clear up a transient problem possibly editing a configuration file in the process if it is one that is only re read at boot time Reported primarily among VMS and Unix users 4 VM CMS programmers

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  • bounce message
    the intended Internet address recipient or the next link in a bang path see bounce sense 1 Reasons might include a nonexistent or misspelled username or a down relay site Bounce messages can themselves fail with occasionally ugly results see

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  • boxed comments
    they are often surrounded by a box in a style something like this This is a boxed comment in C style Common variants of this style omit the asterisks in column 2 or add a matching row of asterisks closing

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  • boxology
    sol jee n Syn ASCII art This term implies a more restricted domain that of box and arrow drawings His report has a lot of boxology in it Compare macrology

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  • bozotic
    a TV clown even more losing than Ronald McDonald Resembling or having the quality of a bozo that is clownish ludicrously wrong unintentionally humorous Compare wonky demented Note that the noun bozo occurs in slang but the mainstream adjectival form

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  • brain dump
    one knows about a particular topic or project Typically used when someone is going to let a new party maintain a piece of code Conceptually analogous to an operating system core dump in that it saves a lot of useful state before an exit You ll have to give me a brain dump on FOOBAR before you start your new job at HackerCorp See core dump sense 4 At Sun

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