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computer says noA popular phrase for an attitude in customer service in which the default response is to check with information stored or generated electronically and then make decisions based on that, apparently without using common sense, and showing a level of unhelpfulness whereby more could be done to reach a mutually satisfactory outcome, but is not.Rate it:

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boot upTo start a computer using its bootstrap procedure.Rate it:

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HALa homicidal computer, an artificial intelligence that acts similarly to the HAL 9000 featured in 2001: A Space Odyssey.Rate it:

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in silicoalluding to the mass use of silicon for semiconductor computer chips, is an expression used to mean "performed on computer or via computer simulation."Rate it:

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state of disrepairSomething in need of repair. Typically referring to a mechanical object or system (like a car or home) that has broken down or doesn't work anymore.Rate it:

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mouse potatoA person who spends excessive amounts of time using a computer.Rate it:

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check outTo obtain computer source code from a repository.Rate it:

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ice upTo become clogged with ice, usually of a mechanical device.Rate it:

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log outTo exit an account in a computer system so that it doesn't recognize you until you log in again.Rate it:

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zip upTo convert a computer file into a smaller package.Rate it:

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fall overOf a computer program, to crash.Rate it:

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garbage in, garbage out(computing, information technology) If input data is not complete, accurate, and timely, then the resulting output is unreliable and of no useful value.1963, Raymond Crowley, "Robot Tax Collector Seeks Indications of 'Fudging'," Times Daily (Alabama, USA), 1 April (retrieved 26 July 2010):Officials explained that the quality of the computer's work depends on the quality of the data fed into it. Neil Hoke, administrative assistant to Stewart, quoted an adage of computer men: "Garbage in, garbage out."2008, Roger K. Lewis, "'In Architectural Design, Brains and Talent Trump the Best Software," Washington Post, 19 July (retrieved 26 July 2010):The old caveat "GIGO"Rate it:

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MINASWANInitialism of Matz is nice and so we are nice : a motto of the Ruby programming language community, in reference to the demeanor of Yukihiro Matsumoto, the Japanese computer scientist who designed the language.Rate it:

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bridgeA device which connects two or more computer buses, typically in a transparent manner.Rate it:

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close outTo terminate a computer program.Rate it:

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crank upTo start something mechanical, an act that often used to involve cranking.Rate it:

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dial intoTo join a computer network.Rate it:

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dial upto connect a computer to a modemRate it:

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fencepost problemIn computer programming, a problem dealing with how to treat the initial or boundary values of a discrete problem.Rate it:

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game overA message usually signaling that the player failed a computer or video game, for example by losing all of their lives, although the phrase sometimes follows the score after successful completion of a game.Rate it:

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go through the motionsTo do something in a mechanical, unreflective manner, especially as a matter of routine and without commitment or enthusiasm; to perform a task perfunctorily.Rate it:

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kitchen table softwareEspecially in the early years of personal computers, a set of computer programs developed by an entrepreneurial advanced amateur or self-employed professional computer programmer in his or her own home; software developed by a small business using the services of such programmers.Rate it:

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log inTo gain access to a computer system, usually by providing a previously agreed upon username and password.Rate it:

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mark upTo add coding to text so that it will display properly on a computer.Rate it:

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mouse overTo move a computer mouse pointer over.Rate it:

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on the blinkFunctioning erratically, malfunctioning; not working or not working well. Usually refers to a mechanical or electronic device.Rate it:

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PEBCACProblem Exists Between Chair And Computer. Used by technical support helpdesk staff to indicate that the problem with a user’s computer or experience is due to user error.Rate it:

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PICNICAcronym of problem in chair, not in computer; states that the problem was not in the computer but was instead caused by the user operating it.Rate it:

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play withTo fiddle with; make small adjustments to, for example to something mechanical in order to improve its performance.Rate it:

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press outObtain from a substance, as by mechanical action.Rate it:

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punch outTo extract data from a computer by the use of a keyboard.Rate it:

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quiche-eaterIn computer programming circles, a person far removed from practice and concerned only with academic matters, unwilling to "get their hands dirty".Rate it:

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real timeThe time duration required by a computer system to complete a particular taskRate it:

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save downTo write a computer file to disk.Rate it:

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shoot 'em upA short story, novel, television show, film, computer game, or other narrative which depicts considerable gunplay.Rate it:

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sign inTo take some action to access a secured program or web page on a computer; to log in.Rate it:

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sign outTo sign one's name as an indication that one is leaving some location; to take some action to indicate one is leaving a secured program or web page on a computer.Rate it:

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sword and sorceryOf or pertaining to a genre of narratives—including short stories, novels, television shows, films, and computer games—which combines wizardry and other fantastical supernatural elements with violent combat using medieval weaponry..Rate it:

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type outTo write out on a computer keyboard.Rate it:

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