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An OS kernel is often responsible for handling driver requests, filesystem operations, I/O requests and other system functions.
by Gary Destruction May 30, 2004
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Adj. Something that is expected to have a long lifespan by virtue of having existed for a long time, based on the lindy effect, named for the New York restaurant Lindy's, coined by Albert Goldman and popularized by Nassim Taleb.
cooking with fire is lindy
by mmebs June 13, 2021
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A variation of the military title "colonel", basically meaning an individual, ex-military or civilian with too much ego with little or no experience to match, elevated to a position that screws everything (and everybody) up. Notoriously bad for business and customers. The term is especially used in the aviation industry.
The flight with hundreds of passengers was cancelled because the Kernel couldn't comprehend the piece of plastic trim on the window of row 22 didn't affect safety of flight issues and could, indeed continue.
by ponderpoint May 19, 2011
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Something that in Windows XP takes up 33% of your RAM, however much you have.
I have 1024mb of RAM, the XP kernel takes up 350mb doing NOTHING. Why?!
by mode_seven September 17, 2005
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slang for Marijuana and used at work to cover up the real meaning
I smoked some Kernal in the Fisher Investments bathroom.
by Ken FIsher July 15, 2005
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Kernel is a little bitch boy who puts his girlfriend before his best friends. He will leave them high and dry.
Oh my god look there kernel
He’s the biggest bitch on the planet
by Caroline Scott May 28, 2020
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