Cool Jargon of the Day
Serving Hacker Jargon to the Internet since Jan 1995.

drop-outs /n./ 1. A variety of `power glitch' (see glitch); momentary 0 voltage on the electrical mains. 2. Missing characters in typed input due to software malfunction or system saturation (one cause of such behavior under Unix when a bad connection to a modem swamps the processor with spurious character interrupts; see screaming tty). 3. Mental glitches; used as a way of describing those occasions when the mind just seems to shut down for a couple of beats. See glitch, fried.

* Cool Jargon changes every 00:00 GMT. Please come back often. *

The Best InterNet Reference Desk
Google
 

Search by keywords:
In Association with Amazon.com
Buy the book, The New Hacker's Dictionary,  Paperback, Hardcover.
This page is maintained by
Stephen Jazdzewski (Steve@Jazd.com) and
Charles Jazdzewski (Chuck@Jazd.com)
Page Awards

[ADB Logo] Back to ADB.Net
We Rated With RSACi Valid HTML 4.01! Valid XHTML 1.0!

Copyright © 1995-2011 Advanced Database Networking