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diddle

(1)
To work with or modify in a not particularly serious manner. "I diddled a copy of ADVENT so it didn't double-space all the time." "Let's diddle this piece of code and see if the problem goes away."

See tweak and twiddle.

diddle

(2)
The action or result of diddling.

See also tweak, twiddle, frob.
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This can be done a variety of ways, including: password guessing, data diddling, virus implementation, IP spoofing (address forging), sniffing (password monitoring) and scanning (e.
There is a lot of publicity about the shopkeeper diddling the public but the reverse has been the case,' said Mr Hughes.
A number of others, though, felt the film was a bore and that writer/director Malick was just diddling around with endless nature shots.
The film's central conceit - a Bill Gates-coded software tycoon engineers a series of high-profile superhacks to foment hysteria over the threat of information terrorists, then exploits this fear to sell his Gatekeeper security software to banks, multinational corporations, and the government, allowing him unlimited back-door access to the system - resonates with the current "convergence of the commercial and the military sectors" in the war against data diddling.
Later, when I insisted, he told me that my husband-to-be is unusually well-endowed in the diddling stick department.
If we don't, what the hell are we doing at the office at two in the morning diddling around on a word processor for less money than our brain-dead ex-classmates spend on lunch?
So if Benefits Minister Iain Duncan Smith wants to stamp out diddling, he should get down to the Houses of Parliament.
Yes, immigration, the environment, the NHS, our education system and the diddling MPs bring problems that require strong leadership and intelligent policies.
We were diddling and daddling over whether to declare war in Europe .