- Real programmer
job, humour (From the book “Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche”) A variety of hacker possessed of a flippant attitude toward complexity that is arrogant even when justified by experience. The archetypal “Real Programmer” likes to program on the bare metal and is very good at it, remembers the binary op codes for every machine he […]
[ree-uh l, reel] /ˈri əl, ril/ noun, Law. 1. an estate or property consisting of lands and of all appurtenances to lands, as buildings, crops, or mineral rights (distinguished from ). noun 1. immovable property, esp land and buildings, including proprietary rights over land, such as mineral rights Also called real estate Compare personal property […]
- Real soon now
(RSN) [Originally from SF’s fanzine community, popularised by Jerry Pournelle’s column in “BYTE”] 1. Supposed to be available (or fixed, or cheap, or whatever) real soon now according to somebody, but the speaker is quite skeptical. 2. When one’s gods, fates, or other time commitments permit one to get to it (in other words, don’t […]
[ree-uh l, reel] /ˈri əl, ril/ noun, Computers. 1. (in a virtual storage system) the portion of addressable memory that consists of main storage.