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Said of something that functions, but in a slightly strange, klugey way. It does the job and would be difficult to change, so its obvious non-optimality is left alone. Often used to describe interfaces. The more bugs something has that nobody has bothered to fix because workarounds are easier, the funkier it is. TECO and UUCP are funky. The Intel i860's exception handling is extraordinarily funky. Most standards acquire funkiness as they age. "The new mailer is installed, but is still somewhat funky; if it bounces your mail for no reason, try resubmitting it." "This UART is pretty funky. The data ready line is active-high in interrupt mode and active-low in DMA mode."
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They capture the DIY funkiness of the high desert, turning rusted junk into striking art, old trailers into stages, and a shaded stretch of campground on the outskirts of the infamous national park into a family friendly global music experience.
If you want the funkiness of the customised car fine, but opt for the three-door base model and you will pay a smidge over PS8,000 and there are various other options in between.
What makes All We Are worth that wait is the way it mixes songs - sometimes overlooked by today's electronica hipsters, unlike their 20th century predecessors - with an even rarer dollop of funkiness.
What makes All We Are worth that wait is the way it mixes songs -sometimes overlooked by today's electronica hipsters, unlike their 20th century predecessors - with an even rarer dollop of funkiness.
Grey's compositions are full of cinematic references among other things, and combine sophisticated harmony with an intrinsic funkiness.
To add to the funkiness of the car, it was given a nifty keyless entry system with a push-button stop/start switch, while the modenlook dash featured a digital speedo.
Wines from artificially frozen grapes are a technically sound product, while naturally frozen wines have more richness and depth, but possibly more funkiness, too, he says, which he doesn't see as a bad thing.
Graffiti mixes elegance and funkiness in a single nightspot and the management certainly understands what it takes for a club to be complete.
The root of its charm, Mitchell said, is "just the funkiness.
Up against the likes of the Fiat 500 and MINI convertibles, it's sheer fun and funkiness, plus the asking price will give potential buyers plenty of food for thought when making a choice.
As for all the funkiness the car conveys, finding switches can take a while.
This book deals with only one of them, the place where metalhead and punk aesthetics united with as much Funkiness and New Romantic gloss as straight white boys from the factory floor could tolerate, which wasn't much.