United Slang Of America Map: If Every State Had An Official Word, What Would It Be?
Welcome to the United Slang of America. In order to create the map above, we used a layered, multistep approach. First, we called up some linguists who helped us make an initial list of unique words t...
Anti-pattern
An anti-pattern (or antipattern) is a common response to a recurring problem that is usually ineffective and risks being highly counterproductive. The term, coined in 1995 by Andrew Koenig, was inspir...
Jargon
Jargon is a type of language that is used in a particular context and may not be well understood outside of it. The context is usually a particular occupation (that is, a certain trade, profession, or...
United Slang Of America Map: If Every State Had An Official Word, What Would It Be?
Welcome to the United Slang of America. In order to create the map above, we used a layered, multistep approach. First, we called up some linguists who helped us make an initial list of unique words t...
The Story of Mel
The Story of Mel is an archetypical piece of computer programming folklore. Its subject, Mel Kaye, is the canonical Real Programmer.
Ed Nather’s The Story of Mel details the extraordinary programm...
Magic (programming)
In the context of computer programming, magic is an informal term for abstraction - it is used to describe code that handles complex tasks while hiding that complexity to present a simple interface. ...
Dogcow
The dogcow, also known as Clarus the Dogcow, is a bitmapped image first introduced by Apple. It is the shape of a dog, originally created in 1983 as part of the Cairo font by Susan Kare as the glyph f...
Dogcow - Wikipedia
Pentium F00F bug
The invalid operand with locked CMPXCHG8B instruction bug, commonly referred to as the Pentium F00F bug (as shorthand for F0 0F C7 C8, the hexadecimal encoding of one offending instruction), is a desi...
Silver bullet
In folklore, a bullet cast from silver is often the only weapon that is effective against a werewolf, witch, or other monsters. Sometimes the silver bullet is also inscribed with Christian religious s...
White box (computer hardware)
In computer hardware, a white box is a personal computer or server without a well-known brand name. For instance, the term is applied to systems assembled by small system integrators and to homebuilt...
White box (computer hardware) - Wikipedia
Does not compute
"Does not compute", and variations on it, is a phrase often spoken by computers, robots and other artificial intelligences in science fiction works of the 1960s to 1980s. The phrase indicated cognitiv...
SEX (computing)
In computing, the SEX assembly language mnemonic has often been used for the "Sign EXtend" machine instruction found in the Motorola 6809. A computer's or CPU's "sex" can also mean the endianness of t...
Computron
Computron may refer to:
Jargon File
The Jargon File is a glossary of computer programmer slang. The original Jargon File was a collection of terms from technical cultures such as the MIT AI Lab, the Stanford AI Lab (SAIL) and others of ...
Real Programmer
"Real Programmers Don't Use Pascal" (a parody of the bestselling 1982 tongue-in-cheek book on stereotypes about masculinity Real Men Don't Eat Quiche) is an essay about computer programming written by...
Magic number (programming)
In computer programming, the term magic number has multiple meanings. It could refer to one or more of the following:
The format indicator type of magic number was first found in early Seventh Ed...
Psychobabble
Psychobabble (a portmanteau of "psychology" or "psychoanalysis" and "babble") is a form of speech or writing that uses psychological jargon, buzzwords, and esoteric language to create an impression of...
Referential transparency (computer science)
Referential transparency and referential opacity are properties of parts of computer programs. An expression is said to be referentially transparent if it can be replaced with its value without changi...
Fear, uncertainty and doubt
Fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) is a tactic used in sales, marketing, public relations, politics and propaganda.FUD is generally a strategic attempt to influence perception by disseminating negative...
Deep magic
In computer programming, deep magic refers to techniques that are not widely known, and may be deliberately kept secret. The number of such techniques has arguably decreased in recent years, especiall...
Halt and Catch Fire
Halt and Catch Fire, known by the assembly mnemonic HCF, refers to several computer machine code instructions that cause a computer's CPU to cease meaningful operation. The expression "catch fire" is ...