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gang bang

The use of large numbers of loosely coupled programmers in an attempt to wedge a great many features into a product in a short time. Though there have been memorable gang bangs (e.g. that over-the-weekend assembler port mentioned in Steven Levy's "Hackers"), most are perpetrated by large companies trying to meet deadlines; the inevitable result is enormous buggy masses of code entirely lacking in orthogonality. When market-driven managers make a list of all the features the competition has and assign one programmer to implement each, the probability of maintaining a coherent (or even functional) design goes infinitesimal. See also firefighting, Mongolian Hordes technique, Conway's Law.
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Veronica and Olivia used to gang-bang, but stopped; now Olivia was pregnant at 16.
As the race does not fall under Jockey Club rules, the presiding stewards' panel took an unusually lenient view of the amateurs' 3m6f marathon, with regular Newmarket steward Leslie Harrison stating in the parade ring before the off: "If they have a gang-bang at the two-mile marker there's not much we can do about it.
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Police and Army chiefs were last night investigating the gang-bang, which was recorded by jeering, drunken squaddies on mobile phone cameras.
There are so many more things I would like to ask him, but I don't get around to it, 'cos it's a Press conference, a gang-bang, and in any case he's impenetrable.