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Browsing page 51 of words meaning computers, electronics, technology (621 words total)

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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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splash screen

noun

  • a window that appears when a computer program is started, but before its main interface is displayed.
    This tool has this annoying splash screen that you have to stare at for 10 seconds before you can actually use it.

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

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spoiler

noun

  • something that reveals important plot elements or details from a work of fiction or non-fiction.
                                                                   

                                     

                                

                                                                                    

    Citation from "You've Got Male", Happy Endings (TV), Season 1 Episode 9 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

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

  • anything that ruins a person's pleasure of figuring out something unknown to them.
    Person A: You're getting a road bike for Christmas.

    Person B: WTF, man? Talk about a spoiler.

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

notes

  • Conscientious people are expected to announce a spoiler in advance, e.g. by including the word "spoiler" in the title of a post to a web-based forum, or verbally informing people nearby know that a conversation is going to include spoilers. This is called a "spoiler alert".
    Subject: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (CONTAINS SPOILERS)

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

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spyware

noun - uncountable

  • software that lets third parties monitor a user's activities and personal data. From "spy" + "software".
    Your computer is so full of spyware that you need to reinstall the OS.

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

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