And Now A Word From The NULL Device.
And now a word from the NULL device.
dev/null /dev-nuhl/ n. [from the Unix null device, used as a data sink] A notional `black hole' in any information space being discussed, used, or referred to.
A controversial posting, for example, might end "Kudos to rasputin@kremlin....
dev/null: /dev-nuhl/ [from the UNIX null device, used as a data sink] n.
A notional `black hole' in any information space being discussed, used, or referred to....
One man's "magic" is another man's "engineering." "Supernatural" is a null word.
-- Lazarus Long, from Robert A. Heinlein's "Time Enough For Love...
The longest word in the English language is: "And now a word from our honored guest.
And now, a word from Wall Street: "HELP!
One man's "magic" is another man's engineering. "Supernatural" is a null word.
And now a word from Tonya about the Popeal tire iron.
Flames to dev/null/here/is/a/quarter/now/go/buy/a/clue.
What used to be called a prejudice is now called a null hypothesis.
-- A.W.F. Edwards, Nature, 9th March 1971...