- (n., adj.) a binary thousand, which isn't a decimal thousand or even
really a binary thousand (which is eight), but is the binary number
closest to a decimal thousand. This has proven so completely confusing
that is has become a standard.
- (n.) a misspelling of 'kernel' used by beginning (funtionally
illiterate) programmers, especially those with some knowledge of C.
- (n.) the core of a program, i.e. the source of all errors. Thus the
common misspelling, 'kernal.'
- (n.) a device used by programmers to write software for a mouse or
joystick and by operators for playing games such as 'word processing.'
- (v., adj., or n.) to fix a program in the usual way.
- Leading Edge:
- (n., adj.) anything which uses advanced technology.
- (n.) a covenant which tells the buyer that nothing has been
purchased and that no refund, support, advice, or instruction may be
anticipated and that no resale is permitted. A modern way of saying
"Thanks for all your money and goodbye", far less crude than "Stick 'em
up" but even more effective since the purchaser will often borrow the
- (n.) a system of determining truth or falsity, implication or
exclusion, by means of a sort of binary Oneiromancy.
- (n., v.)1. a series of instructions to be iterated.
2. the process of
iterating them. Most loops are unintentional and can be quite droll.
- (n.) a series of keystrokes used to simulate a missing but essential
- (n.) more than you can comprehend and less than you'll need.
- (n.) a way of measuring how well your computer matches the
frequency of your local television channels. Most computers perform
exceptionally well on this test, especially the higher-quality foreign-made ones.