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verbal alias for "kill -9" on Unix.

4. On IBM PCs, a bug that results in fandango on core can trash the operating system, including the FAT (the in-core copy of the disk block chaining information). This can utterly scramble attached disks, which are then said to have been "nuked". This term is also used of analogous lossages on Macintoshes and other micros without memory protection.

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