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  • brute force and ignorance
    of how problems have been previously solved in elegant ways Dogmatic adherence to design methodologies tends to encourage this sort of thing Characteristic of early larval stage programming unfortunately many never outgrow it Often abbreviated BFI Gak they used a

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  • BSD
    Berzerkeley starting around 1977 incorporating paged virtual memory TCP IP networking enhancements and many other features The BSD versions 4 1 4 2 and 4 3 and the commercial versions derived from them SunOS ULTRIX and Mt Xinu held the technical lead in the Unix world until AT T s successful standardization efforts after about 1986 descendants including Free Open NetBSD BSD OS and MacOS X are still widely popular

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  • BUAF
    for rendering text strings into block bloob and pseudo script fonts in cells between four and six character cells on a side this is smaller than the letters generated by older banner sense 2 programs These are sometimes used to

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  • BUAG
    alt fan warlord Big Ugly ASCII Graphic Pejorative term for ugly ASCII art especially as found in sig block s For some reason mutations of the head of Bart Simpson are particularly common in the least imaginative sig block s

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  • bubble sort
    entries bubble upward in the list until they bump into one with a lower sort value Because it is not very good relative to other methods and is the one typically stumbled on by naive and untutored programmers hackers consider it the canonical example of a naive algorithm However it s been shown by repeated experiment that below about 5000 records bubble sort is OK anyway The canonical example of

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  • bucky bits
    on an IBM PC or command and option keys on a Macintosh It has long been rumored that bucky bits were named for Buckminster Fuller during a period when he was consulting at Stanford Actually bucky bits were invented by Niklaus Wirth when he was at Stanford in 1964 65 he first suggested the idea of an EDIT key to set the 8th bit of an otherwise 7 bit ASCII

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  • buffer chuck
    buffer chuck Prev B Next buffer chuck n Shorter and ruder syn for buffer overflow Prev Up Next bucky bits Home buffer overflow

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  • buffer overflow
    overrun and firehose syndrome or because the buffer is simply too small to hold all the data that must accumulate before a piece of it can be processed For example in a text processing tool that crunch es a line at a time a short line buffer can result in lossage as input from a long line overflows the buffer and trashes data beyond it Good defensive programming would check

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