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individual contributor

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indo

noun

  • marijuana. see "endo."
    • See more words with the same meaning: marijuana.

    Last edited on Sep 30 2005. Submitted by Chris H. from Los Angeles, CA, USA on Sep 30 2005.

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in Dutch

  • in trouble.
    The boy who broke that the window was in dutch with his father.

    Last edited on Jan 09 2003. Submitted by Robert C. from Bay City, MI 48708, USA on Jan 09 2003.

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ineptocrat

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ineptocratic

adjective

  • of or relating to or resembling an ineptocrat or an ineptocracy.

    A combination of inept and bureaucratic. A clumsy governmental bureaucracy with little or no skills.

    Example: You time travelers must be more patient with us simple mortals and our ineptocratic technology.

    Last edited on Feb 20 2013. Submitted by Doug D. on Mar 31 2006.

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Infinite-Monkey Theorem

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  • the theory that if you put an infinite number of monkeys in front of typewriters, given an infinite amount of time, they will eventually duplicate one or more Shakespeare scripts.

    Last edited on Nov 10 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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  • In mid-2002, researchers at Plymouth University in England actually put a working computer in a cage with six crested macaques. The monkeys proceeded to bash the machine with a rock, urinate on it, and type the letter S a lot (later, the letters A, J, L, and M also crept in). The results were published in a limited-edition book, Notes Towards The Complete Works of Shakespeare. A researcher reported:

    "They were quite interested in the screen, and they saw that when they typed a letter, something happened. There was a level of intention there."

    Last edited on May 16 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

origin

  • This theorem has been traced to the mathematician E'mile Borel in 1913, and was first popularized by the astronomer Sir Arthur Eddington. It became part of the idiom of techies via the classic SF short story "Inflexible Logic" by Russell Maloney, and many younger hackers know it through a reference in Douglas Adams's "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy".

    On 1 April 2000 the usage acquired its own Internet standard, RFC2795 - Infinite Monkey Protocol Suite.

    Last edited on May 16 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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infoporn

  • "information" + "pornography". Information for information's sake.

    Last edited on Oct 03 2009. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Oct 03 2009.

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information squirrel

expression

  • Someone who obtains and hoards information or data on a subject and stores it away electronically (on a computer) or physically (as in a file drawer), whether or not they will ever look at it or use it ever again.
    Terry became an information squirrel when shopping for her upcoming online purchase and printed 166 pages of the research that she had done.

    Last edited on Jul 31 2018. Submitted by Robert S. Hurd on Jul 26 2018.

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