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Browsing page 46 of words meaning computer slang (570 words total)

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S/N ratio

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S/O

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software rot

noun - uncountable

  • a hypothetical affliction that causes programs to run more poorly over time. Software doesn't actually rot, rather a program's assumptions may become out of date, newer operating systems may not function in exactly the same way, etc.

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

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spam account

noun

  • a free e-mail address one uses for unimportant web signups, with the expectation that the e-mail address will receive lots of spam.
    My spam account has apparently exceeded the size limit.

    Last edited on May 18 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 26 2009.

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special-case

verb - transitive

  • in computing, to solve a problem or a bug by detecting for and addressing the specific circumstances that lead to it, rather than writing a more general solution.
    We're so close to shipping the software that I'm going to have to special-case this bug.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 15 2011.

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