Posted by Jerry Fri, Sep 09 '05


  1. Any of various large birds of prey of the New World family Cathartidae or of the Old World family Accipitridae, characteristically having dark plumage and a featherless head and neck and generally feeding on carrion.

  2. A person of a rapacious, predatory, or profiteering nature.

The NFC Vulture class file is a daemon-thread class that constantly checks and removs timed-out servers and clients, a process the author fondly writes as “eating the dead“. Adequate and very amusing analogy indeed.

Was going through the server-side source when I came across this chunk of code. Who said programming is boring? :)

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