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  • brain-dead
    Brain damaged in the extreme It tends to imply terminal design failure rather than malfunction or simple stupidity This comm program doesn t know how to send a break how

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  • braino
    braino Prev B Next braino bray no n Syn for thinko See also brain fart Prev Up Next brain dead Home brainwidth

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  • brainwidth
    bandwidth but used strictly for human capacity to process information and especially to multitask Writing email is taking up most of my brainwidth right now I can t look at

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  • bread crumbs
    a file so you can see where it dies or pin down the cause of surprising behavior The term is probably a reference to the Hansel and Gretel story from the Brothers Grimm or the older French folktale of Thumbelina in several variants of these a character leaves a trail of bread crumbs so as not to get lost in the woods 2 In user interface design any feature that

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  • break
    where it stops is a breakpoint 3 techspeak vi To send an RS 232 break two character widths of line high over a serial comm line 4 Unix vi To strike whatever key currently causes the tty driver to send SIGINT to the current process Normally break sense 3 delete or control C does this 5 break break may be said to interrupt a conversation this is an example of

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  • break-even point
    That is for a new language called hypothetically FOOGOL one has reached break even when one can write a demonstration compiler for FOOGOL in FOOGOL discard the original implementation language and thereafter use working versions of FOOGOL to develop newer ones This is an important milestone see MFTL Since this entry was first written several correspondents have reported that there actually was a compiler for a tiny Algol like language

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  • breath-of-life packet
    crash Machines depending on such packets have sufficient hardware or firmware code to wait for or request such a packet during the reboot process See also dickless workstation The notional kiss of death packet with a function complementary to that of a breath of life packet is recommended for dealing with hosts that consume too many network resources Though kiss of death packet is usually used in jest there is

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  • breedle
    breedle Prev B Next breedle n See feep Prev Up Next breath of life packet Home Breidbart Index

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