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A portmanteau of "enhance" and "change" - used to pay homage to all of the "image enhance" scenes used in modern TV and Cinema. Refer to for more details.

  • Origin follows discussion of expanding the graph of a complex baseband RF signal:
[6/04/2011 11:57:26 PM] Balint says: MAGNIFY
[6/04/2011 11:57:27 PM] Balint says: ENHANCE
[6/04/2011 11:57:30 PM] Matt Robert says: ENCHANE
[6/04/2011 11:57:32 PM] Matt Robert says: (y)
[6/04/2011 11:57:42 PM] Matt Robert says: what is ENCHANE
[6/04/2011 11:57:42 PM] Balint says: will you enchane already!
[6/04/2011 11:57:45 PM] Matt Robert says: rofl
[6/04/2011 11:57:51 PM] Balint says: hahaha
[6/04/2011 11:57:57 PM] Balint says: that's gonna stick
[6/04/2011 11:58:11 PM] Matt Robert says: we need a geek dictionary
[6/04/2011 11:58:12 PM] Matt Robert says: online
[6/04/2011 11:58:16 PM] Balint says: HHAHA
[6/04/2011 11:58:19 PM] Matt Robert says: explains all our stupid jokes
[6/04/2011 11:58:23 PM] Balint says:
[6/04/2011 11:58:26 PM] Matt Robert says: YES!
[6/04/2011 11:58:33 PM] Matt Robert says: Geektionary


Extension of 'bro' that allows for better variable-length pronunciation of the ending 's' sound. Also used to create an abstract noun that represents mutual respect and friendship between the two parties:

  • The suffix -ness is a native English suffix which is attached to adjectives and participles. It is used to form abstract nouns. These abstract nouns express quality or state.
  • The suffix -ness is added to words such as good to get goodness, great (greatness), dark (darkness), kind (kindness), obliging (obligingness), prepared (preparedness), bright (brightness) and busy.


Intentional mis-spelling of Bro.

Variations on a theme

Oxyboron bOracle


  • General since wave


Mode S transponder signals from aircraft, part of the secondary radar surveillance system.

  • Origin: Comes from the original GNUradio project called 'gr-air-modes' that used software-defined radio to decode these pulses. Since we are still unsure if 'modes' is intended to be a plural, we took it upon ourselves to rectify this matter by using a 'z' at the end.

ADS-B Packet Rate

  • "Five pulses per second"
    • Sounds like: SQUIT SQUIT SQUIT (at 5PPS)


  • Origin: Bed intruder song.
"Windows Vista's Multimedia Class Scheduler service (MMCSS) is snatching up your network card interrupts."

"Let's head up the hill and snatch some HF with the USRP."

"Bro, I'm outside your apartment, snatching up your RFz!"


Pronounced 'usurp'. This has many meanings and uses however it primarily stems from our love of Software Radio and Ettus Research's Software Radio device of the same name. Given that Software Radio enables anyone to hack any peice of RF spectrum to their content, it can allow one to receive and decode anything they fancy.

See the classic (pre-Software Radio) dictionary definition of 'usurp'.



Often written as:




A fork of the GNU Radio source tree that operates purely on steam and mechanical valves for its logic.

"Toot toot!"


This is a steam-driven mechanical implementation of CORDIC (COordinate Rotation DIgital Computer), which is an alternative to the FPGA implementation used for the USRP.

"Chugga-chugga, chugga-chugga"

Silicone Diode

  • See also: "God'damnit, I'd piss on a spark plug if I thought it would do any good!"

The Vortex

[27/03/11 4:48:48 PM] Matt Robert: luser
[27/03/11 4:48:51 PM] Matt Robert: n00b
[27/03/11 4:48:57 PM] Balint Seeber: indeed
[27/03/11 4:49:00 PM] Matt Robert: someone that has been sucked into the vortex of bull....
[27/03/11 4:49:44 PM] Balint Seeber: LMAO
[27/03/11 4:49:48 PM] Balint Seeber: what a description
[27/03/11 4:49:52 PM] Balint Seeber: that's a keeper

Transposed keystrokes

  • UNTO TEH CONEZ!!! (formerly Come to the park)


  • A radio communications system solely tasked with transmitting the status of toilets onboard commercial airliners:
  • Such messages have also been enjoyed by others (for instance on Hack a Day).



-EBL #C54C: System and engineering data (downlink)
#CFB,,,,,,LAV 61,HARD,004102;383141VSC    X2,,,,,,,LAV 54,HARD,004102;383100VSC 
   X2,,,,,,,LAV CONFIGURATION,HARD,004102;240000CIDS1  1,,,,,,,IPCU AFT(16DS)   
       115VAC SPLY,HARD,004102;383117VSC    X2,,,,

1) n00bs 2) Sploitz 3) F****n!!!

From a discussion on the raw unfiltered nature of the USRP's front end.
See screenshot here

Derived from the classic three-step process:

  1. Idea
  2.  ???
  3. Profit


Serves HTTP requestions (not just any old requests).

Roofing filters

A marketing term used to dupe unsuspecting prospective HAM radio buyers into the superiority of a particular brand/model of receiver.

Through recent technological innovation, it has also been used to convert switch-mode power supplies into linear ones:


[23/04/12 1:55:31 PM] Balint Seeber: see even he says G N U radio
[23/04/12 1:56:07 PM] Balint Seeber: i think it sounds better
[23/04/12 1:56:14 PM] Matt Robert: GAHNNUUU!!
[23/04/12 1:56:16 PM] Balint Seeber: everything is else separate letters
[23/04/12 1:56:17 PM] Balint Seeber: USRP
[23/04/12 1:56:21 PM] Balint Seeber: HDSDR
[23/04/12 1:56:21 PM] Matt Robert: YOU SERP
[23/04/12 1:56:22 PM] Balint Seeber: RTL
[23/04/12 1:56:23 PM] Balint Seeber: SDR
[23/04/12 1:56:26 PM] Matt Robert: ROOFING FILTER
[23/04/12 1:56:31 PM] Matt Robert: IF-DSP
[23/04/12 1:56:33 PM] Balint Seeber: ROFLING FILTER
[23/04/12 1:56:36 PM] Matt Robert: ROFL
[23/04/12 1:56:39 PM] Matt Robert: classic
[23/04/12 1:56:44 PM] Matt Robert: ahhahha
[23/04/12 1:56:46 PM] Balint Seeber: add it bor
[23/04/12 1:56:48 PM] Matt Robert: ROFLING
[23/04/12 1:56:56 PM] Matt Robert: TO the wiktionary!


F!&#wit honeypot

loly eah
lolly! EAH!
lollies! EAR!

IP layer (Intellectual Property lawyer, part of the OSI model)

Don't swear near the food!

Top Fuel Drag Racing

A bizarre sport, whereby insane drivers get in a long vehicle with over 8,000hp that has a sole purpose of catching fire, making a ton of noise and then buggering off a a rapid rate. Current world record is 0 to 322.58 MPH (520km/h) in just 3.815 seconds.

A short video of Matt and Balints' trip to Sydney Dragway.