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Can you believe that a neo-Nazi website gets a million more visitors a month than we do, due to Google's penalty against this site? And a Google employee lied about the penalty. November update: I've started naming names. Read the details here.
Can you believe that a neo-Nazi website gets a million more visitors a month than we do, due to Google's penalty against this site? And a Google employee lied about it. But I'm naming names. Read more here.
There's a neo-Nazi website that gets a million more visitors a month than we do, due to Google's penalty against this site. And a Google employee lied about it. Read the details here.
A neo-Nazi website gets a million more visitors a month than we do, due to Google's penalty against this site. A Google employee lied about it. Read more here.
A neo-Nazi website gets a million more visitors a month than we do, due to Google's penalty against this site. And Google lied about it. More here.

Browsing page 1 of new words for August 14, 2009

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ad-hockery

noun - uncountable

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annoyware

noun - uncountable

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bandwidth

noun - uncountable

  • a person's work capacity.
    I don't have enough bandwidth to take on any new clients.

    Last edited on Jul 24 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 26 2009.

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  • From "bandwidth" as a measure of the rate of data transfer ("throughput") that a digital medium can handle.

    Last edited on Nov 04 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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batch mode

noun - uncountable

  • a "mode" of human operating in which a collection of similar, unpleasant tasks are performed in one sitting. Also see batch up.
    Lets write the "Thank you" cards for our wedding gifts this weekend in batch mode.

    Last edited on Nov 12 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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batch up

verb

  • to accumulate of a number of small tasks (usually of the same kind,) that can be performed at once for greater efficiency. Also see batch mode.
    I'm batching up my job applications to send out at one time.
    I'm batching up bottles and cans to take to the recycling center.

    Last edited on Nov 12 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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bells and whistles

noun - plural

  • features added to something to make it nicer, but which don't affect the core functionality.
    Ugh. We demoed it to the CEO, but he wants us to add a bunch of bells and whistles.

    Last edited on Nov 04 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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