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twiddle

(character)
The tilde character.

twiddle

(jargon)
(To make) a small or insignificant change. E.g. twiddling a program often fixes one bug and generates several new ones (see also shotgun debugging). Bits are often twiddled. Twiddling a switch or knob implies much less sense of purpose than toggling or tweaking it; see frobnicate. Bit twiddling connotes aimlessness, and at best doesn't specify what you're doing to the bit; to "toggle a bit" has a more specific meaning.
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Published reports and private conversations indicate that for the most part organizers became pool sitters and thumb twiddlers.
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There have been a few changes to the steering-wheel mounted twiddlers and buttons and to the heater controls but what weren't broken ain't need to be fixed.
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It's a fine reminder that in today's world, knob twiddlers rank alongside string pluckers or velum strikers.
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