- n. A kind of DAEMON which performs a service for the requester,
which often runs on a computer other than the one on which the
- SHIFT LEFT (RIGHT) LOGICAL
- [from any of various machines' instruction sets]
1. v. To move oneself to the left (right). To move out of
2. imper. Get out of that (my) seat! Usage: often used
without the "logical", or as "left shift" instead of "shift left".
Sometimes heard as LSH (lish), from the PDP-10 instruction set.
- (share or shir) See BIN.
- See EXCL. (Occasional CMU usage.)
- adj. Large quantity. Usage: Exclusive to MIT-AI. "Go away, I have
69 things to do to DDT before worrying about fixing the bug in the
phase of the moon output routine..."
[Note: Actually, any number less than 100 but large enough to have
no obvious magic properties will be recognized as a "large number".
There is no denying that "69" is the local favorite. I don't know
whether its origins are related to the obscene interpretation, but
I do know that 69 decimal = 105 octal, and 69 hexadecimal = 105
decimal, which is a nice property. - GLS]
- n.1. A one-sided fudge factor (q.v.). Often introduced to avoid
the possibility of a fencepost error (q.v.).
2. (used by compiler
freaks) The ratio of code generated by a compiler to hand-compiled
code, minus 1; i.e., the space (or maybe time) you lose because you
didn't do it yourself.
- v. To read a large data file entirely into core before working
on it. "This program slurps in a 1K-by-1K matrix and does an FFT."
- adj. Said of a program that does the Right Thing (q.v.) in a
wide variety of complicated circumstances. There is a difference
between calling a program smart and calling it intelligent; in
particular, there do not exist any intelligent programs.
- SMOKING CLOVER
- n. A psychedelic color munch due to Gosper.