The New Hacker's Dictionary

The New Hacker's Dictionary

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A listing of computer-buff slang is embellished by the myths, legends, and heroes of a hacker cultureISI: a quantifier meaning x lo- l2 Smaller than nano-; used in the same rather loose connotative way as nano- and micro-. ... ISun: from aviation] A usera#39;s misconfiguration or misuse of a piece of software, producing apparently buglike results (compare UBD). ... The Unix command ping (8) can be used to do this manually (note that ping (8) a#39;s author denies the widespread folk etymology that the name wasanbsp;...

Title:The New Hacker's Dictionary
Author:Eric S. Raymond
Publisher:MIT Press - 1996


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