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Updated Jargon File

By wiredog in MLP
Wed May 02, 2001 at 10:30:46 PM EST
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ESR has a new version of the Jargon File up. Now we can have fun looking for all the new entries!


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Updated Jargon File | 12 comments (11 topical, 1 editorial, 0 hidden)
Jargon files... (2.66 / 6) (#1)
by Electric Angst on Wed May 02, 2001 at 03:11:06 PM EST

Wow, that's one jargon file. Still nowhere near the scope of accuracy of Everything2, though.


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Eh? (4.25 / 4) (#3)
by ti dave on Wed May 02, 2001 at 03:36:52 PM EST

My Man!
The Jargon File is succinct!
Everything2 is a LOT of noise...


ti_dave


"If you dial," Iran said, eyes open and watching, "for greater venom, then I'll dial the same."

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scope of accuracy? (4.75 / 4) (#8)
by klamath on Wed May 02, 2001 at 05:49:52 PM EST

Still nowhere near the scope of accuracy of Everything2, though.

I don't think that makes any sense.

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It was a typo... (4.00 / 1) (#11)
by Electric Angst on Thu May 03, 2001 at 09:37:00 AM EST

It was supposed to be "scope and accuracy"...
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"Hell, at least [Mailbox Pipebombing suspect Lucas Helder's] argument makes sense, which is more than I can say for the vast majority of people." - trhurler
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Looks like just one new entry (4.00 / 3) (#4)
by Jagged on Wed May 02, 2001 at 03:56:00 PM EST

Now we can have fun looking for all the new entries!
Version 4.2.3, 23 Nov 2000: This version had 27452 lines, 222085 words, 1460972 characters, and 2318 entries.

Version 4.3.0, 30 Apr 2001: Special edition in honor of the first implementation of RFC 1149. Also cleaned up a number of obsolete entries. This version had 27805 lines, 224978 words, 1480215 characters, and 2319 entries.
From http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/jargon/html/Revision-History.html.



No! (1.00 / 3) (#6)
by untrusted user on Wed May 02, 2001 at 05:46:46 PM EST

Some old entries removed, some new ones added, leading to a difference of 1. Just grep for "New in 4.3.0" in the update list.

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Changelog (4.20 / 5) (#5)
by KnightStalker on Wed May 02, 2001 at 04:07:00 PM EST

Not sure if this is UI or not, but you can find the changelog at http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/jargon/jargon-upd.lst. Some new entries in this version (4.3.0) are: DMZ, McQuary Limit, See figure 1, all your base are belong to us, black hat/grey hat/white hat, buzzword-compliant, geek, upstream, and more. Some of them, like "geek" and "not entirely unlike X", I could have sworn have been in there for quite a while.

Changelog (4.66 / 3) (#7)
by wiredog on Wed May 02, 2001 at 05:49:47 PM EST

All you guys (both of you) posting the changelog are ruining the fun of going through it entry-by-entry and looking for changes. At work. "Honest, boss, it's work related. I swear! It's got definitions we can use in our documentation!"

The idea of a global village is wrong, it's more like a gazillion pub bars.
Phage

Spoilers (5.00 / 1) (#9)
by fluffy grue on Thu May 03, 2001 at 12:59:21 AM EST

Don't want 'em, don't read 'em.
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I have a master's degree in science!

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Noooooooo! (5.00 / 1) (#10)
by WWWWolf on Thu May 03, 2001 at 07:18:11 AM EST

A lot of weird things have happened recently, but this one beats them all...

"All your base..."

The End Of The World Is Truly Near.

Well, I guess it's ESR's job to chronicle the "evolution" of hacker language use and such... and at least AYBABTU is funnier (?) than a squad of petrified Portmans and Hot Grits. =)

-- Weyfour WWWWolf, a lupine technomancer from the cold north...


...and Jeff K! (5.00 / 1) (#12)
by Otter on Thu May 03, 2001 at 12:54:04 PM EST

On the other hand, I was pleased to see Jeff K made the list. I was suprised to read in the AYBABTU entry that it is "most likely to be used by the type of person that finds Jeff K. hilarious." I would have thought it's more commonly used by the type of person who writes Jeff those "Hey fagit! Youre site suxx0rs!" responses.

Boy, ESR has really climbed back into the spotlight lately. Antagonizing the kernel list, getting faced by Alan Cox, a new Jargon File release... And it looks like Microsoft is about to give him a fresh spotlight.

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