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block transfer computations

block transfer computations in Technology

algorithm, humour
(From the UK television series "Dr. Who") Computations so fiendishly subtle and complex that they could not be performed by machines. Used to refer to any task that should be expressible as an algorithm in theory, but isn't.
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(2004-09-28)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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