A shadowy group of moustachioed hackers named Eric first pinpointed as a sinister conspiracy by an infamous talk.bizarre posting ca. 1986. This was doubtless influenced by the numerous “Eric” jokes in the Monty Python oeuvre. There do indeed seem to be considerably more moustachioed Erics in hackerdom than the frequency of these three traits can account for unless they are correlated in some arcane way. Well-known examples include Eric Allman (of the “Allman style” described under indent style), Erik Fair (co-author of NNTP), Eric S. Raymond and about fifteen others. The organisation line “Eric Conspiracy Secret Laboratories” now emanates regularly from more than one site.
[er-uh-si-tik-uh-luh s] /ˌɛr ə sɪˈtɪk ə ləs/ adjective 1. requiring a heath or heathlike habitat.
- Erich maria remarque
[ri-mahrk; German ruh-mahrk] /rɪˈmɑrk; German rəˈmɑrk/ noun 1. Erich Maria [er-ik muh-ree-uh;; German ey-rikh mah-ree-ah] /ˈɛr ɪk məˈri ə;; German ˈeɪ rɪx mɑˈri ɑ/ (Show IPA), 1898–1970, German novelist in the U.S. /rɪˈmɑːk/ noun 1. a mark in the margin of an engraved plate to indicate the stage of production of the plate. It is […]
- Erich von stroheim
[stroh-hahym] /ˈstroʊ haɪm/ noun 1. Erich von [er-ik] /ˈɛr ɪk/ (Show IPA), 1885–1957, U.S. actor and director, born in Austria. [von stroh-hahym, shtroh-; German fuh n shtroh-hahym] /vɒn ˈstroʊ haɪm, ˈʃtroʊ-; German fən ˈʃtroʊ haɪm/ noun 1. Erich [er-ik;; German ey-rikh] /ˈɛr ɪk;; German ˈeɪ rɪx/ (Show IPA), 1885–1957, U.S. actor and director, born in […]
- Eric knight
[nahyt] /naɪt/ noun 1. Eric, 1897–1943, U.S. novelist, born in England. 2. Frank Hyneman [hahy-nuh-muh n] /ˈhaɪ nə mən/ (Show IPA), 1885–1972, U.S. economist. /naɪt/ noun 1. (in medieval Europe) 2. (in modern times) a person invested by a sovereign with a nonhereditary rank and dignity usually in recognition of personal services, achievements, etc. A […]