casting the runes

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What a guru does when you ask him or her to run a particular program because it never works for anyone else; especially used when nobody can ever see what the guru is doing different from what J. Random Luser does.

Compare incantation, runes, examining the entrails; also see the AI koan about Tom Knight.

Last updated: 1997-12-26

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