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Browsing page 8 of words meaning computers, electronics, technology (621 words total)

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big iron

  • a Harley Davidson motorcycle. "Big" is in reference to their size and "iron" to their originality as a "tractor" type motorcycle. Term was used especially when lightweight Japanese motorcycles first appeared.

    Last edited on Mar 28 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on Mar 26 2013.

noun - uncountable

  • mainframe or mainframes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

    Citation from Complete Idiot's Guide to A Career in Computer Programming, Jesse Liberty, 1999 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Dec 29 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Dec 29 2011.

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Big Room, the

noun - uncountable

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  • 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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