- balloonian variable n.
[Commodore users; perh. a deliberate
phonetic mangling of `boolean variable'?
] Any variable that doesn't actually hold or control state, but must nevertheless be dec...
- bamf /bamf/
1. [from X-Men comics; originally "bampf"]
Notional sound made by a person or object teleporting in or out of the hearer's vicinity....
- banana label n.
The labels often used on the sides of
macrotape reels, so called because they are shaped roughly
like blunt-ended bananas.
This term, like macrotapes themselves, is still...
- banana problem n.
[from the story of the little girl who
said "I know how to spell `banana', but I don't know when to
Not knowing where or when to bring a production to a close (c...
- binary four n.
[Usenet] The finger, in the sense of
This comes from an analogy between binary and the hand, i....
- bandwidth n. 1.
1. n. Common spoken name for ! (ASCII 0100001),
especially when used in pronouncing a bang path in spoken
In elder days this was considered a CMUish usage, with MIT and Sta...
- bang on vt.
To stress-test a piece of hardware or software
"I banged on the new version of the simulator all day yesterday and it didn't crash once....
- bang path n.
- banner n.
1. The title page added to printouts by most
print spoolers (see spool).
Typically includes user or account ID information in very large character-graphics capitals....