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propeller head

(jargon)
Used by hackers, this is synonym with computer geek. Non-hackers sometimes use it to describe all techies. Probably derives from SF fandom's tradition (originally invented by old-time fan Ray Faraday Nelson) of propeller beanies as fannish insignia (though nobody actually wears them except as a joke).
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First tip for managers: When the propeller head talks to marketing slime, it's cross-cultural communication.
Fancy yourself as a closet propeller head and want to try writing raw code?
Expo 2020 Dubai, which aims to create a global expo with over 200 participants, is seeking propeller heads, innovators, gadget geeks and games gurus who can look into the future and create the next big craze.
Wanted by Expo 2020 Dubai: Propeller heads, innovators, gadget geeks and games gurus who can look into the future and create the next big craze.
So you say, "No, way, iSCSI is just a cheap technology for propeller heads to play with.
As a wonk, I would be the last to suggest that my fellow propeller heads have all the answers.
If my company didn't take ads over the Web, I'd be talking to my company IT folks, classified ad systems vendor or the propeller heads in my shop.
However, we activists are only another type of expert, and our intellectual propeller heads are not imbued with clair-voyance by virtue of our HIV infection.
Its soundtrack features the Beastie Boys, Moby, Rob Zombie and Propeller Heads.
That Propeller Heads record - it's funny, the next time I put it on, it wouldn't play.