SB Magazine's Geektionary

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AlienWare –– A gaming computer distributor

Beta – Software released to the public for the purpose of testing for bugs, crashes, errors, inconsistencies and other problems

Blob – A Binary Large Object which indicates some larger amount of data other than simple text, usually stored within a database

CGC – Comic Guarantee Corporation, the go-to company that grades and slabs comics, giving them a condition rating based on their judgment

Cosplay – A combination of the words “costume” and “role play”; a performance art in which people dress up in costumes and accessories to represent a character from a video game, movie or other medium

Crossplay – A cosplay term that describes a person dressing as a character of another gender (e.g. a female Darth Vader)

Easter Egg – Programmers embed these in code for experienced hackers to find; also applies to movies, TV Shows and gaming

Furry –– A type of cosplay in which people dress as animals, with anthropomorphic features

GUI – Graphical
User Interface

Linux – A free and open-source PC operating system created in the early 1990s

Noob –– A person that is inexperienced and lacks knowledge of a subject due to being new to it, such as a card game or video game

Replication –– Meticulous cosplay that involves getting every minute detail of a costume right, down to the screw

Slabbing –– Having a comic professionally graded and encased in an un-openable hard plastic shell