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SOP

(1) (Small Outline Package) A small-dimension, plastic, rectangular surface mount chip with gull-wing pins on its two long sides. See gull-wing lead, TSOP, SOJ and chip package.

(2) (Super OPerator) An IRC channel administrator who has capabilities below the channel's founder, but higher than automatic operators (AOPs). SOPs can vote for new SOPs and AOPs as well as add and remove AOPs. They provide tech support for the channel and can also ban a user permanently by setting an "akick" (automatic kick). Channel operators earn their status by being involved in the channel. See IRC and AOP.
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Bugs and errors that were there in the previous 1.8 version have been fixed in the latest Akick Document Converter 1.9.
Brown described it as a "kick in the teeth" for public consumption then changed that assessment to akick in another, altogether more sensitive region, once the tape recorders had been switched off.
In my dreams my team goes out, passes the ballaround, scores six goals and the other teamdon't get akick. But it never happens.