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mcgafter noun

A makeshift instrument or tool (mechanical, electronic or otherwise) whereby one may gaff (poke, hook, hack) something to achieve the desired result. Works better when it gets attached to a mcgoerie*. Very common worldwide especially in parts of Africa where it has been known to be the tool of choice of even high level government officials for all governmental problems.


mcgoerie noun

A well designed tool similar in shape and function to a mcgafter* yet completely different in it's purpose. May also be used on it's own. Uses of this instrument are very rare and appears to only occur in the countries of Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and South Africa, as well as where former residents of those countries have dispersed abroad.


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possible duplicate of How to use "LaTeX in Word"?
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comment How to have a precise control on the size of each page?
+1 for an awesome kind of question.
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comment Commenting out large sections
I'm sorry to say, but I saw a bug in your code! :)
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comment TeX family tree with timeline?
I was actually looking for drawing these kinds of graphics in TeX. So don't bother then. Thanks anyway. (I just think that you need to put some of the high-scoring people on TeX.SX on that diagram as well. They are almost a TeX distribution themselves...)
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comment TeX family tree with timeline?
Nice. Is making your source code available an option if this is done in TeX?
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Hey, where did you get that picture of my brother?
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comment What's new in TeX, version 3.14159265?
I believe it can print out beautiful Pi documents...!?
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comment Why are default LaTeX margins so big?
It is to avoid a similar situation to Fermat's Last Theorem, whereby we'd be bereft of a wonderful academic proof for decades simply because the margin was too small in some smart guy's book. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fermat's_Last_Theorem
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comment How can I execute some code at each occurence of an EOL character in a listing?
It means unfruitful. collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/infructuous
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comment How can I execute some code at each occurence of an EOL character in a listing?
+1 for teaching us new words: infructuous - which is not even in my iMac's dictionary...
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