Snark



noun
1.
a mysterious, imaginary animal.
verb (used without object)
1.
to be critical in a rude or sarcastic way:
to snark about the neighbors.
noun
2.
rude or sarcastic criticism.

[Lewis Carroll, via the Michigan Terminal System] 1. A system failure. When a user’s process bombed, the operator would get the message “Help, Help, Snark in MTS!”
2. More generally, any kind of unexplained or threatening event on a computer (especially if it might be a boojum). Often used to refer to an event or a log file entry that might indicate an attempted security violation. See snivitz.
3. UUCP name of snark.thyrsus.com, home site of the Hacker Jargon File versions 2.*.*.
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