- accumulator n. obs. 1. Archaic term for a register.
- ACK /ak/ interj.
1. [common; from the ASCII mnemonic
for 0000110] Acknowledge.
Used to register one's presence (compare mainstream Yo!...
- Acme n. The canonical supplier of bizarre, elaborate, and non-functional gadgetry - where Rube Goldberg and Heath Robinson (two cartoonists who specialized in elaborate contraptions) shop.
- acolyte n. obs. [TMRC] An OSU privileged enough to submit data and programs to a member of the priesthood.
- ad-hockery /ad-hok'*r-ee/ n.
[Purdue] 1. Gratuitous
assumptions made inside certain programs, esp.
expert systems, which lead to the appearance of semi-intelligent behavior but are in fac...
- Ada n.
A Pascal-descended language that has been made
mandatory for Department of Defense software projects by the
Hackers are nearly unanimous in observing that, technically, i...
- address harvester n.
A robot that searches web pages
and/or filters netnews traffic looking for valid email addresses.
Some address harvesters are benign, used only for compiling address ...
- adger /aj'r/ vt.
[UCLA mutant of nadger,
also from the middle name of an infamous tenured graduate student] T been foreseen with even slight mental effort....
- admin /ad-min'/ n.
Short for `administrator'; very
commonly used in speech or on-line to refer to the systems person
in charge on a computer.
Common constructions on this include `sysadmi...
- ADVENT /ad'vent/ n.