Archive for category Trivia
📅 March 17, 2015
“Cruncha. Cruncha. Cruncha.”
What’s that sound?
It’s a form of encouragement muttered to a machine running slowly after being bogged down with compute-intensive tasks. Whether it actually helps or not is anyone’s guess, but, for a brief moment during the incantation, it seems to somehow boost the computer’s self-esteem and provide added motivation to hurry up–just a little. Often spoken after drumming fingers on the table.
(Inspired from The New Hacker’s Dictionary.)
📅 January 14, 2015
Here is a computer term rarely heard these days: amp off.
To amp off means to run in the background, and it is derived from the ampersand character (& or amp) placed at the end of a command line in a Linux or UNIX terminal.
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