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technology butler

technology butler
 n.— «Technology Butler Hotel staffer who helps guests with software and hardware problems.» —“Jargon Watch” by Gareth Branwyn Wired June, 1999. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

tuna can

tuna can  n.— «The Cleveland center is also fabricating the Constellation program hardware that will be the first to fly: a prototype of the upper stage of the Ares I rocket that will boost the crew capsule into orbit. The rocket segments...

leave (something) on the table

leave (something) on the table  v. phr.— «Even a car straight from the factory will run differently with computer tuning—especially if it is a performance-oriented model like the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution or the Subaru Impreza WRX STi...

Wisconsin chrome

Wisconsin chrome  n.— «He won’t be able to use the blue air baffle, but maybe he can cobble one up out of pasteboard and Wisconsin Chrome (duct tape).» —“Re: Don’t go dissin’ my 90s!” by Tony Ingenoso Usenet: comp.sys...

hardware disease

hardware disease  n.— «Cattle can suffer from what’s known as hardware disease if they eat metal that’s left in pastures or finds its way into feed.» —“Metallic debris poses risk to cattle” by Mike Penprase News...

hypervisor

hypervisor  n.— «In virtual machine parlance, the hypervisor is the layer of software that sits just “above” the hardware and handles the virtualization process (making one machine look like more than one machine and allowing...