demigod


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demigod

a. a mythological being who is part mortal, part god
b. a lesser deity

demigod

(person)
A hacker with years of experience, a national reputation, and a major role in the development of at least one design, tool, or game used by or known to more than half of the hacker community. To qualify as a genuine demigod, the person must recognisably identify with the hacker community and have helped shape it. Major demigods include Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie (co-inventors of Unix and C) and Richard Stallman (inventor of Emacs). In their hearts of hearts, most hackers dream of someday becoming demigods themselves, and more than one major software project has been driven to completion by the author's veiled hopes of apotheosis.

See also net.god, true-hacker.
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Destroying opponents and collecting gold allows you to upgrade your demigod and buy new equipment, and there are many branches of customisation available.
A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus--the demigod son of Zeus--is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius.
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99 - fans will receive free, while supplies last, the Borders exclusive sew-on/iron-on "Camp Half-Blood" patch, which features the bold insignia of the demigod camp.
London, Nov 22 (ANI): A Hollywood version of Harry Potter has emerged in the form of a 12-year-old boy named Percy Jackson, a demigod who turns out to be the son of the Greek god Poseidon.
They are Martyn Williams, who has ascended to demigod status and is the best openside in the home nations by some distance.
That brought Sachin Tendulkar, the Indian demigod, to the wicket at 212-3, much to the pleasure of the 20,000-plus crowd.
If the slowdown is short, Greenspan will retain his demigod status.
Having enduring his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.
Co-starring Jason Flemyng as Calibos /Acrisius, and Pete Postlethwaite as Spyros, the story is about Perseus, the mortal demigod son of Zeus, taking on Medusa and the Kraken monster.
com/) announced today that its much anticipated PC real-time action strategy game, Demigod, is now available for purchase at most retail outlets in North America as well as available worldwide digitally via Impulse (http://www.
A third option could be that he's an arrogant man who thinks he should be treated like a demigod because he was brought to Newcastle by people who did not seem to care about allegations of violent behaviour towards team-mates and paid a king's ransom for it.