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(Unix; probably after "fucked") Terminally slow, or dead.
Originated when one system was slowed to a snail's pace by an
inadvertent fork bomb
forked versionProgram source code that differs from a main body of code. At some point in time, the code was modified to produce a different product (the forked version). Forked versions are common in open source projects because open source licenses allow the code to be modified. See hard fork, fork and open source.
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With the help of this equipment, the plate stacking can be made an off line activity with the forked
plates readily available for usage as an when required.
She and her colleagues set up a pathway that forked
and then reunited into a single lane leading to an alluring sugar solution.