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1. v. General synonym for crash (sense 1) except
that it is not used as a noun; esp. used of software or OS
failures. "Don't run Empire with less than 32K stack, it'll
bomb." 2. n.,v. Atari ST and Macintosh equivalents of a Unix
`panic' or Amiga guru (sense 2), in which icons of little
black-powder bombs or mushroom clouds are displayed, indicating
that the system has died. On the Mac, this may be accompanied by a
decimal (or occasionally hexadecimal) number indicating what went
wrong, similar to the Amiga guru meditation number.
MS-DOS machines tend to get locked up in this situation.
--Jargon File, autonoded by rescdsk.