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<jargon> (IBM, From the custom of the Easter Egg hunt
observed in the US and many parts of Europe) The act of
replacing unrelated components more or less at random in the
hope that a malfunction will go away. Hackers consider this
the normal operating mode of field circus techs and do not
love them for it.
Compare Easter egg, shotgun debugging.
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