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The Jargon file is a glossary of hacker slang. This page will randomly select a term from the jargon file. You can find out more about the Jargon file at Wikipedia or get the whole thing at Eric Raymond's home page. Eric maintains the Jargon File and published a printed version called "The New Hacker's Dictionary"

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[Usenet] ASCII rendition of the ™ appended to phrases that the author feels
should be recorded for posterity, perhaps in future editions of this
lexicon. Sometimes used ironically as a form of protest against the recent
spate of software and algorithm patents and look and feel lawsuits. See
also UN*X.

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