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n. Literally, "the rule of thugs." While brutality is a key element of any tyranny, a trauponcracy not only is run with brutality, but incompetence and demagoguery as well. I can also include plundering wealth to bribe the masses.
There is a thin line between trauponcracy and incompetocracy.
by Dan Weyandt March 26, 2013
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n. A fruity mixed drink, popular during summer and especially during Spring Break. Here's a recipe that will make a gallon.

Ingredients:
1 cup Peach schnapps
1 cup Midori melon liqueur
1 cup Rum
1 cup Chambord
1 1/2 qt Pineapple juice
1 1/2 qt Cranberry juice
1 bag Ice

Mixing instructions:
Makes 1 gallon of punch -- mix all 4 liquers in 1 parts and fill rest with pineapple and cranberry juice
Sue can sure pound that Sex on the Beach.
by Dan Weyandt December 4, 2007
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n. A mixed drink, similar in taste to a mudslide, but with definite coffee tones. Very tasty! Here's the recipe:

Ingredients:
2 shots Kahlua
1 shot Amaretto
1/2 cup Half-and-half
6 Ice cubes

Mixing instructions:
Add above ingrediants in a blender. Blend on high until the ice is crushed. Serve in a cocktail glass. No garnish.

A variation of the drink is called the Spunky Orangutan. For those who don't like coffee at all, replace the Kahlua with Bailey's Irish Cream. While chocolatey and without coffee bitterness of the Spunky Monkey, it also has an amazing hint of marchino cherry. Also very tasty!
Hey barkeep! Another Spunky Monkey, please!
by Dan Weyandt April 10, 2008
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n. A mixed drink, similar in taste to a mudslide, but with remarkable marchino cherry tones, even though it has no marchino cherries. Very tasty! Here's the recipe:

Ingredients:
2 shots Bailey's Irish Cream
1 shot Amaretto
1/2 cup Half-and-half
6 Ice cubes

Mixing instructions:
Add above ingrediants in a blender. Blend on high until the ice is crushed. Serve in a cocktail glass. No garnish.

A variation of the drink is called the Spunky Monkey. For those who don't like cherry at all, but do like coffee, replace the Bailey's Irish Cream with Kahlua. Also very tasty!

Hey barkeep! Another Spunky Orangutan, please!
by Dan Weyandt April 18, 2008
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n. In Pittsburghese, this is an alloy that consists mostly of iron ("ahn" in Pittsburghese) and has a carbon content between 0.2% and 2.1% by weight, depending on the grade. Carbon is the most common alloying material for iron, but various other alloying elements are used, such as manganese, chromium, vanadium, and tungsten. Varying the amount of alloying elements and the form of their presence in the still controls qualities such as the hardness, ductility, and tensile strength of the resulting alloy.

While Pittsburgh is known colloquially as "The Still City" for its historical still manufacturing base, today its economy is largely based on health care, education, technology, robotics, and financial services. The region is also becoming a hub for oil and natural gas companies' Marcellus Shale production.
Picksburgh used t' make a lotta ahn 'n' still n'at.
by Dan Weyandt August 5, 2010
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n. In computing, a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a flexible set of design principles used during the phases of systems development and integration. A deployed SOA-based architecture will provide a loosely-integrated suite of services that can be used within multiple business domains.

SOA also generally provides a way for consumers of services, such as web-based applications, to be aware of available SOA-based services. For example, several disparate departments within a company may develop and deploy SOA services in different implementation languages; their respective clients will benefit from a well understood, well defined interface to access them. XML is commonly used for interfacing with SOA services, though this is not required.

Service-orientation requires loose coupling of services with operating systems, and other technologies that underlie applications. SOA separates functions into distinct units, or services, which developers make accessible over a network in order to allow users to combine and reuse them in the production of applications. These services and their corresponding consumers communicate with each other by passing data in a well-defined, shared format, or by coordinating an activity between two or more services.
SOA developers associate individual SOA objects by using orchestration. In the process of orchestration the developer associates software functionality (the services) in a non-hierarchical arrangement using a software tool that contains a complete list of all available services, their characteristics, and the means to build an application utilizing these sources.
by Dan Weyandt March 31, 2010
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n. The dominant species on Capitol Hill. Fawned over by the slobbering press seeking red-meat ratings. Frequently dine on boring, over-informed, over-intelligent, uber nerdy policy wonks.
Ignoring the serious debate, the press flocked to the Talkingpointasaurus.
by Dan Weyandt August 20, 2012
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