`A or B, but not both'. "I want to get cherry pie xor a

banana split." This derives from the technical use of the term as

a function on truth-values that is true if exactly one of its two

arguments is true.

-- The AI Hackers Dictionary

- xor /X'or/, /kzor/ conj.
Exclusive or. `A xor B' means
`A or B, but not both'.

I want to get cherry pie xor a banana split." This derives from the technical use of the term as a function on truth-values that is true if exactly one of its two arguments is true.... - munching squares: n. A {display hack} dating back to the PDP-1
(ca.

1962, reportedly discovered by Jackson Wright), which employs a trivial computation (repeatedly plotting the graph Y = X XOR T for successive values of T --- see {HAKMEM} items 146--148) to produce an impressive display of moving and growing squares that devour the screen.... - canonical adj.
[very common; historically, `according
to religious law'] The usual or standard state or manner of
something.

This word has a somewhat more technical meaning in mathematics.... - for values of: [MIT] A common rhetorical maneuver at MIT is to use
any of the canonical {random numbers} as placeholders for
variables.

The max function takes 42 arguments, for arbitrary values of 42.... - munching squares n.
A display hack dating back to the
PDP-1 (ca.

1962, reportedly discovered by Jackson Wright), which employs a trivial computation (repeatedly plotting the graph Y = X XOR T for successive values of T -- see HAKMEM items 146-148) to produce an impressive display of moving and growing squares that devour the screen.... - handle: n. 1. [from CB slang] An electronic pseudonym

a `nom de guerre' intended to conceal the user's true identity.... - he X that can be Y is not the true X: Yet another instance of
hackerdom's peculiar attraction to mystical references --- a common
humorous way of making exclusive statements about a class of
things.

The template is from the "Tao te Ching": "The Tao which can be spoken of is not the true Tao.... - BLT: /B-L-T/, /bl*t/ or (rarely) /belt/ n.,vt. Synonym for
{blit}.

This is the original form of {blit} and the ancestor of {bitblt}.... - angry fruit salad: n. A bad visual-interface design that uses too
many colors.

(This term derives, of course, from the bizarre day-glo colors found in canned fruit salad....