Acronyms that contain the term line eater the

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DA

The

Internet » Wannas

   
ZA

The

Internet » Wannas

   
MNBN

Main & Bergen Company Line

Governmental » Transportation

   
MYM

Maritime & Yachting Museum of the Treasure Coast

Community » Museums

   
WSLN

Write & Speak Like the News

Community » Media

   
XA

The Sims - Electronic Arts

Computing » File Extensions

   
PFF

The Progress & Freedom Foundation

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
TS

The Same

Community » Media

   
POST

The Washington Post

Community » Media

   
OTJ

On The Job

Business » General

   
BTW

By The Way

Internet » Chat

   
OTC

Over The Counter

Medical » Hospitals

   
OTC

Over The Counter

Medical » Laboratory

   
REY

The Reynolds and Reynolds Company

Business » NYSE Symbols

   
OTC

Over The Counter

Business » General

   
OTC

Over The Counter

Medical » Physiology

   
TS2

The Sims 2

Miscellaneous » Hobbies

   
OL

On Line

Internet » Chat

   
KNOT

The Knot

Business » NASDAQ Symbols

   
+O:-)

The Pope

Internet » Emoticons

   
RTW

Round The World

Governmental » Transportation

   
DSL

Digital Subscriber Line

Computing » Networking

   
LOTR

Lord Of The Rings

Community » Media

   
CTF

Capture The Flag

Governmental » Military

   
ATE

At The End

Medical » Laboratory

   

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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