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slack

1
1. 
a. a patch of water without current
b. a slackening of a current
2. Prosody (in sprung rhythm) the unstressed syllable or syllables

slack

2
small pieces of coal with a high ash content

slack

[slak]
(engineering)
Looseness or play in a mechanism, as the play in the trigger of a small-arms weapon.
(geology)
A hollow or depression between lines of shore dunes or in a sandbank or mudbank on a shore.

slack

1. Coal of relatively fine size, usually not exceeding 2½ in. (6.35 cm) in diameter; often screenings.
2. Fitting loosely.

slack

(operating system)
Internal fragmentation. Space allocated to a disk file but not actually used to store useful information.

slack

(jargon)
In the theology of the Church of the SubGenius, a mystical substance or quality that is the prerequisite of all human happiness.

Since Unix files are stored compactly, except for the unavoidable wastage in the last block or fragment, it might be said that "Unix has no slack".

See ha ha only serious.

Slack

A messaging app for team collaboration from Slack Technologies (www.slack.com). Introduced in 2013 and originally developed as a tool for its own video game development, Slack lets people organize chat "channels" for projects, departments, groups of users, etc., all of which reside in a sidebar. Messages can also be made private, and files can be shared by dropping them into a channel.

Documents can be searched, and social media, cloud storage and other services can be plugged in to keep all communications in one place. Available as a freemium product, the paid versions offer many more features, including tech support, usage statistics and unlimited searching and service integration. See collaborative software.
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And Strauss insists Flower, 44, should be cut some slack to extend his time at the top.
On the same day that inspectors from the EU and International Monetary Fund finished their first fact-finding visit to Cyprus to establish how much aid it may need once a programme is agreed, Christofias said Cyprus needed to be cut some slack and allowed to make its own decisions.
When the event returned to Lytham in 2001 Woods was "only" 25th, but he had just completed his "Tiger Slam" three months earlier, so he can be cut some slack there.
Conservative critics afterward argued that this gave workers the right to steal $499, while defenders of the change argue that those calling in sick to take care of a sick mother would technically be stealing from an employer and needed to be cut some slack.
UK road hauliers are already operating within the tightest possible margins, they desperately need to be cut some slack.
But terrace favourite Britton is adamant the disruptions mean the Swans should be cut some slack.
This time he cut some slack to the police and is turning his attention to KYP.
I would like to suggest to whatever authority is in charge of traffic ticketing to either provide adequate parking in all residential areas, or cut some slack for those of us left with no choice.
But Evans - who booked his place in the boy's singles second round with 7-6, 4-6, 6-2 victory over Thailand's Peerakit Sirbutwong yesterday - believes they should be cut some slack.
Yes, he is a nine-year-old, but sprinters have a longer life than most and I quite like him now he has been cut some slack, especially with competent stable apprentice Gary Bartley taking off another 7lb.