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KISS Principle

noun - uncountable

  • the "Keep It Simple, Stupid Principle". A principle that all things should be kept as simple as possible, to achieve a host of benefits (ease of use, lowered development costs, lowered production costs, etc.)

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

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kluge

verb - transitive

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lamer

noun

  • An annoying fool; idiot. (Used extensively on IRC).
    He is such a lamer.

    Last edited on Mar 03 1999. Submitted by Steve C. from Australia on Mar 03 1999.

  • A geek or social loser. Also used as Lame-ass. Origin: Hackerspeak.
    He is such a lamer.

    Last edited on Dec 18 2000. Submitted by Allen G. on Dec 18 2000.

  • a person unskilled in computer use. Contract with elite.

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

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leech

noun

verb

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link rot

noun - uncountable

  • the breakage of links on the web as their targets disappear.
    We need to update our "Resources" page. It's suffering from link rot.

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

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lobotomy

noun

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locked and loaded

  • John Wayne said "Lock and load" because that is the procedure used for readying an empty M1 Garand for action, not because he said it backwards. In order to prepare the weapon for firing, the bolt must first be "locked" back to the rear so that the en bloc clip can be "loaded" into the fixed magazine. Once the clip is inserted, the bolt snaps forward on its own as soon as thumb pressure is released from the top round of the clip, chambering a round and leaving it ready to fire.

    Last edited on Mar 31 2016. Submitted by Anonymous on Mar 31 2016.

adjective

expression

  • John Wayne in the film Sands of Iwo Jima was to say "Load and Lock" but "Lock and Load" sounded better so they did not edit it for the correct term.

    Last edited on Jun 30 2015. Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 30 2015.

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lossy

adjective

  • in computing, of a data transformation, one which does not retain all of the data.

    Used commonly in image, audio, and video compression, in which knowledge of the human visual/auditory systems are used to eliminate imperceptible or barely perceptible information.

    Last edited on Nov 10 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 14 2009.

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    having a poor memory.
    I joined a study group that he led, but he's just too lossy.

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

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low-bandwidth

adjective

  • a session of communication that has little information relative to its time-length.
    All of his e-mails are so low-bandwidth that I've stopped reading them.

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

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