- [from "head wedged up ass"] adj. To be in a locked state,
incapable of proceeding without help. (See GRONK.) Often refers
to humans suffering misconceptions. "The swapper is wedged."
This term is sometimes used as a synonym for DEADLOCKED (q.v.).
- n. The question mark character ("?"). See QUES. Usage: rare,
used particularly in conjunction with WOW.
- n.1. A privilege bit that canonically allows the possessor to
perform any operation on a timesharing system, such as read or
write any file on the system regardless of protections, change or
or look at any address in the running monitor, crash or reload the
system, and kill/create jobs and user accounts. The term was
invented on the TENEX operating system, and carried over to
TOPS-20, Xerox-IFS and others.
2. A person who posses a wheel bit.
"We need to find a wheel to unwedge the hung tape drives."
- WHEEL WARS
- [from LOTS at Stanford University] A period during which
student wheels hack each other by attempting to log each other out
of the system, delete each other's files, or otherwise wreak havoc,
usually at the expense of the lesser users.
- [from MIT jargon]1. v. To succeed. A program wins if no
unexpected conditions arise.
2. BIG WIN: n. Serendipity.
Emphatic forms: MOBY WIN, SUPER WIN, HYPER-WIN (often used
interjectively as a reply). For some reason SUITABLE WIN is also
common at MIT, usually in reference to a satisfactory solution to a
problem. See LOSE.
- n. The situation when a lossage is corrected, or when
something is winning. Quite rare. Usage: also quite rare.
- 1. n. An unexpectedly good situation, program, programmer or
2. REAL WINNER: Often sarcastic, but also used as high
- n. The quality of winning (as opposed to WINNAGE, which is
the result of winning). "That's really great! Boy, what
- n.1.A person who knows how a complex piece of software or
hardware works; someone who can find and fix his bugs in an
emergency. Rarely used at MIT, where HACKER is the preferred term.
2. A person who is permitted to do things forbidden to ordinary
people, e.g., a "net wizard" on a TENEX may run programs which
speak low-level host-imp protocol; an ADVENT wizard at SAIL may
play Adventure during the day.