Acronyms that contain the term line eater the

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MNBN

Main & Bergen Company Line

Governmental » Transportation

   
OL

On Line

Internet » Chat

   
DSL

Digital Subscriber Line

Computing » Networking

   
OTL

Over The Line

Governmental » Military

   
DSL

Digital Subscriber Line

Computing » Telecom

   
DSL

Digital Subscriber Line

Computing » Drivers

   
DSL

Digital Subscriber Line

Community » Media

   
CLI

Command Line Interface

Computing » Networking

   
CLI

Command Line Interface

Computing » General

   
ONL

On Line

Internet

   
ADSL

Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line

Internet

   
ADSL

Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line

Computing » Telecom

   
ADSL

Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line

Academic & Science » Electronics

   
ADSL

Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line

Computing » Networking

   
NCL

Norwegian Cruise Line

Business » Companies & Firms

   
NCL

Norwegian Cruise Line

Governmental » Transportation

   
FOLDOC

Free On Line Dictionary Of Computing

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
HELOC

Home Equity Line Of Credit

Business » Stock Exchange

   
HAL

Holland America Line

Business » Companies & Firms

   
HAL

Holland America Line

Governmental » Transportation

   
OLAP

On Line Analytical Processing

Computing » General

   
LOB

Line Of Business

Business » General

   
NLOS

Non Line-Of-Sight

Governmental » Military

   
LPD

Line Printer Daemon

Computing » General

   
LPD

Line Printer Daemon

Computing » Drivers

   

What does line eater the mean?

line eater the
1. [Usenet] A bug in some now-obsolete versions of the netnews software that used to eat up to BUFSIZ bytes of the article text. The bug was triggered by having the text of the article start with a space or tab. This bug was quickly personified as a mythical creature called the line eater, and postings often included a dummy line of line eater food. Ironically, line eater ‘food’ not beginning with a space or tab wasn't actually eaten, since the bug was avoided; but if there was a space or tab before it, then the line eater would eat the food and the beginning of the text it was supposed to be protecting. The practice of sacrificing to the line eater continued for some time after the bug had been nailed to the wall, and is still humorously referred to. The bug itself was still occasionally reported to be lurking in some mail-to-netnews gateways as late as 1991. 2. See NSA line eater.

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