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In software development, "Ghost Programmer" is a programmer that works for another person's task and receives no credit. This applies for programmers who doesn't have any project assigned to him/her; yet he is forced to join a certain team in a project and works for them secretly making sure the client would not know. When a ghost programmer finished his assigned task, the name/credits that will be written in the code and the document is the one who was originally assigned to that certain task.
Boss: Our project is delayed. We need help from someone. John, can you help with this bug fix?
John: Sure.

After 4 hours..

John: Boss, i'm finished.
Boss: Okay, since you're a ghost programmer, the client should not know about it.. So, the name you should write on the code and the document is the programmer who is originally assigned to it. Okay? :)
John: Okay. (Man! I'm such a ghost programmer. I also want some credits.. )
by blitzkrrieg September 21, 2016
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May 14 Word of the Day
Intelligence agency term for "psychological operation". A government or corporate-sponsored operation, usually taking the form of a "terrorist attack" or "crazed gunman on a spree", with the intent of panicking the public into demanding more police and laws inhibiting freedom. Psyops are usually carried out by drugging a civilian or group of civilians with aggression-promoting drugs, psyching them up, arming them, and sending them out to commit mayhem. Government-sponsored terrorism. See also blackshirts, conspiracy
Person A: Man, that nutcase Martin Bryant guy shot 35 people in Tasmania!

Person B: No, he wasn't a nutcase, that was just a psyop so the government could have an excuse to ban guns.
by Mystikan April 11, 2006
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