Priority Interrupt: [from The Hardware Term] N. Describes Any Stimulus Compelling Enough To Yank One Right Out Of {hack Mode}.

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:priority interrupt: [from the hardware term] n. Describes any
stimulus compelling enough to yank one right out of {hack mode}.
Classically used to describe being dragged away by an {SO} for
immediate sex, but may also refer to more mundane interruptions
such as a fire alarm going off in the near vicinity. Also called
an {NMI} (non-maskable interrupt), especially in PC-land.
-- The AI Hackers Dictionary