Bug: Biology Formally, an insect of the order Hemiptera, also known as the "true bugs". (Outdated taxonomies sometimes use the name Heteroptera.) More colloquially, any arthropod (usually excepting crustaceans); includes insects, but also non-insects such as spiders and centipedes.
of course, you did say "pedantic"... [ April 24, 2007: Message edited by: Fred Rosenberger ]
There are only two hard things in computer science: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-one errors
Joined: Jan 30, 2000
There are at least two answers that fit the more formal definition. The quadrate fanwinged katydid is not among them. Hint: Marc actually had five letters right.
Joined: Jul 10, 2001
I am running out of time on this. I don't see 'Queen' as a valid answer though.
May be qbeen...
Joined: Oct 08, 2001
Originally posted by Kishore Dandu: I am running out of time on this.
Wouldn't it be a shame to die from some nasty desease and to never really find out what kind of insect's name start with a "Q"?
You got to hit that sweet spot between having too many bugs and not enough bugs. If you have too many bugs then you just spend all your time fixing them (and fixing the fixes), and hence no development - and who wants to do that. If you don't have any bugs (or features) then you cannot generate any 'extra money' money in support costs. Oh I know - as programmers we should be looking at test driven development and improve the quality of our code [like the Japanese manufacturing industry] - but I'm sure that's how successful businesses look at it - take Mirc$oft.
QUIRK 1. a peculiarity of action, behavior, or personality; mannerism: He is full of strange quirks. 2. a shift, subterfuge, or evasion; quibble. 3. a sudden twist or turn: He lost his money by a quirk of fate. 4. a flourish or showy stroke, as in writing. 5. Architecture. a. an acute angle or channel, as one dividing two parts of a molding or one dividing a flush bead from the adjoining surfaces. b. an area taken from a larger area, as a room or a plot of ground. c. an enclosure for this area.
6. Obsolete. a clever or witty remark; quip. �adjective 7. formed with a quirk or channel, as a molding.
"No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does."