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  • buried treasure
    to vary from crufty to bletcherous and has lain undiscovered only because it was functionally correct however horrible it is Used sarcastically because what is found is anything but treasure Buried treasure almost always needs to be dug up and

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  • burn a CD
    small pits in the medium and from the fact that disk comes out of the drive warm to the touch Writable CDs can be done on a normal desk top machine with a suitable drive so there is no protracted release cycle associated with making them but each one takes a long time to make so they are not appropriate for volume production Writable CDs are suitable for software backups

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  • burn-in period
    of the bathtub curve see infant mortality 2 A period of indeterminate length in which a person using a computer is so intensely involved in his project that he forgets basic needs such as food drink sleep etc Warning Excessive burn in can lead to burn out See hack mode larval stage Historical note the origin of burn in sense 1 is apparently the practice of setting a new model

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  • buzz
    appears to be catatonic but never gets out of catatonia while a buzzing loop may eventually end of its own accord The program buzzes for about 10 seconds trying to sort all the names into order See spin see also grovel 2 ETA Systems To test a wire or printed circuit trace for continuity esp by applying an AC rather than DC signal Some wire faults will pass DC tests

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  • buzzword-compliant
    buzzword enabled Used disparagingly of products that seem to have been specified to incorporate all of this month s trendy technologies Key buzzwords that often show up in buzzword compliant specifications as of 2001 include XML Java peer to peer

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  • BWQ
    BWQ B W Q n IBM abbreviation Buzz Word Quotient The percentage of buzzwords in a speech or documents Usually roughly proportional to bogosity See TLA Prev Up Next buzzword

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  • by hand
    does not necessarily mean the speaker has to retype a copy of the message it might refer to say dropping into a subshell from the mailer making a copy of one s mailbox file reading that into an editor locating the top and bottom of the message in question deleting the rest of the file inserting characters on each line writing the file leaving the editor returning to the mailer

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  • byte
    that were actually bitfields of 1 to 36 bits These usages are now obsolete killed off by universal adoption of power of 2 word sizes Historical note The term was coined by Werner Buchholz in 1956 during the early design phase for the IBM Stretch computer originally it was described as 1 to 6 bits typical I O equipment of the period used 6 bit chunks of information The move

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