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blood and thunder

blood and thunder  n.— «We hear about the horrors of fishnet burn, a fishscale pattern some skaters get when they fall down on the track while wearing fishnet stockings. I’ve also heard about a practice drill called “blood and...

food shed

food shed  n.— «Noting that “(t)he premise of this method of adjusting exposure estimates is that varia tion in the pattern of distribution of the commodity across the population does not lead to significant differences in exposure...

handprinting

handprinting  n.— «The “Similarity” portion of SET comes from the realization that many of the files being shared contain pieces of identical data. Examples include music files that differ only in terms of tags, movies or movie...

flash

flash  n.— «Edward Jackman won the first IJA numbers competition in 1979—a challenge to see who can juggle the most objects longest—by juggling seven rings for six seconds. Today, the seven-ring record is 15 minutes, and jugglers have...

Try Me virus

Try Me virus  n.— «I suspect Second Life is largely a “Try Me” virus, where reports of a strange and wonderful new thing draw the masses to log in and try it, but whose ability to retain anything but a fraction of those users...

taffy-pull terrain

taffy-pull terrain  n.— «This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows an example of the extremely odd, seemingly scrambled layered rocks exposed by erosion near the deepest part of the deepest basin on Mars, Hellas...