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beta

adjective

  • a pre-release product that is released for testing.
    They call all of its products beta in order to deflect criticism.
    We have a few products in beta at the moment.

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

  • characterized by a lack of "manliness," confidence, or bravado. The opposite of alpha.

    Last edited on Apr 18 2014. Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 02 2011.

noun - uncountable

  • marijuana.
    Here's some grade A beta.
    This definition is questionable and is pending deletion. It will be saved from deletion if legitimate citations are found.

    Last edited on Apr 18 2014. Submitted by Brendan on Dec 06 2002.

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Big Room, the

noun - uncountable

origin

  • According to the stereotype, computer aficionados are loath to go outside. When someone mentions the outdoors, a computing fan may respond with, "What's that?" Answers vary depending on the time of day. For example:

    "Oh, it's the big room with the blue ceiling with that really bright light."

    "Oh, it's the big room with the black ceiling with all those tiny little lights."

    Also see The Big Blue Room.

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

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bit bucket

noun

  • the place where all deleted, lost, or misdirected data goes to.
    I emailed you my status update yesterday. It must have landed in the bit bucket.
    Please direct all flames to the bit bucket.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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  • Also "the Great Bit Bucket in the Sky".
    Well, it looks like my thesis went to the Great Bit Bucket in the Sky.

    Last edited on Dec 15 2012. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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bit rot

noun - uncountable

  • a hypothetical disease that causes programs to run more poorly over time and causes documents to become corrupted. Assuming no actual data loss, bits don't actually rot, but rather assumptions that programs have made will change, as will the editor / viewer programs for documents.

    Last edited on Nov 11 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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blogroll

noun

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blow away

verb - transitive

  • to kill, usually with a firearm.
    She is going to blow him away!

    Last edited on Jan 06 2002. Submitted by John C. from NJ, USA on Jan 06 2002.

  • on a computer, to delete something permanently.
    I did a system restore, and that ended up blowing away all the updated drivers I had installed.

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

  • to amaze.
    That concert blew me away.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

    Citation from "Halloween / Ellie", Louie (TV), Season 2 Episode 10 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Oct 27 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 26 2009.

  • to out-perform; to be superior to.
    The new model blew away the competition.
                                                       

                                                                                                                   

    Citation from "The Inner Circle", The Office (TV), Season 7 Episode 23 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                                                        

    Citation from "Chapter 7", Eastbound & Down (TV), Season 2 Episode 1 (2010) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Nov 04 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 26 2009.

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bogometer

noun

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bogosity

noun - uncountable

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