programming, command, humour
(FLI) /FLY/ A joke assembly language instruction first documented in the late 1970s in “The Hackers Dictionary”.
The FLI instruction was frequently referred to by engineers when minicomputers such as the DEC PDP-8, PDP-11 and some early microcomputers such as the IMSAI and Altair had dozens of front panel lights.
“When the computer is about to do some long I/O operation, stick in a FLI so the accountants won’t think the machine has hung again.”
[flash-lok] /ˈflæʃˌlɒk/ noun 1. 1 (def 5).
noun 1. Computers. a type of reprogrammable memory that retains information even with the power turned off. flash memory A kind of ROM that retains data when power is turned off and that can be electronically erased and reprogrammed without being removed from the circuit board.
- Flash method
flash method n. A method in which milk is sterilized by raising it rapidly to a temperature of 178° F and, after holding it at that temperature for a brief period, rapidly reducing its temperature to 40° F.
noun 1. a group of people mobilized by social media to meet in a public place for the purpose of doing an unusual or entertaining activity of short duration: The flash mob brought wide smiles to the faces of commuters waiting for their train. 2. a group of teenagers who have contacted each other by […]