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/dev/null in Technology

/dev-nuhl/ [The Unix null device, used as a data sink] A notional "black hole" in any information space being discussed, used, or referred to. A controversial posting, for example, might end "Kudos to, flames to /dev/null". See bit bucket.
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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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