Describes a luser who uses computers almost exclusively for reading Usenet, bulletin boards, and/or electronic mail, rather than writing code or purveying useful information.
See twink, terminal junkie, lurker.
[uh-dopt] /əˈdɒpt/ verb (used with object) 1. to choose or take as one’s own; make one’s own by selection or assent: to adopt a nickname. 2. to take and rear (the child of other parents) as one’s own child, specifically by a formal legal act. 3. to take or receive into any kind of new […]
[reed-out] /ˈridˌaʊt/ noun 1. Computers. the output of information from a computer in readable form. Compare . 2. the information displayed on a graduated instrument.
- Read someone his rights
verb phrase To inform an arrested person formally of his or her legal rights, esp by reading him or her a ”Miranda card” detailing them: The judge threw it out because they hadn’t given the crook his rights [1960s+; fr the requirement based on the Supreme Court decision in the Miranda case of 1966] Related […]
[reed] /rid/ verb (used with object), read [red] /rɛd/ (Show IPA), reading [ree-ding] /ˈri dɪŋ/ (Show IPA) 1. to look at carefully so as to understand the meaning of (something written, printed, etc.): to read a book; to read music. 2. to utter aloud or render in speech (something written, printed, etc.): reading a story […]