verb. To run a motor or engine (or metaphorically, any complex mechanism or process, such as your brain) at high speed.
Not to be confused with Rev., abbreviation of Reverend.

Rev is a Unix command, common on AIX but rare on other Unix flavors, which is highly useful.
.lufesu ylhgih si hcihw ,srovalf xinU rehto no erar tub XIA no nommoc dnammoc xinU a si veR

It takes the input file (stdin, if not specified), and reverses each line of text from beginning to end.
.dne ot gninnigeb morf txet fo enil hcae sesrever dna ,)deificeps ton fi nidts( elif tupni eht sekat tI

This command has no switches.
.sehctiws on sah dnammoc sihT

Perhaps someone's idea of encryption?
?noitpyrcne fo aedi s'enoemos spahreP


Progressive Beverage

What is Rev?

An alcoholic beverage with a kick.
Rev's ingredients are:

It's 7% alcohol by volume (one bottle is 330ml)and comes in two flavours/colours: Original Rev is Blue and Rev2 is Green.

The difference? Rev2 is "alternate taste, alternate colour."

The Taste?

Some people think Rev tastes like mouthwash. I personally find the taste fruity with an alcoholic aftertaste.

Who buys Rev?

Rev's marketing is geared towards the Rave generation and can be found at most clubs.
You can also buy it at most liquor stores in 4 packs.
Rev is currenly only available in Canada.

The scandal?

Ads started to appear in washrooms warning atheletes that Rev contains ephedrine, which has similar effect to amphetamine. This claim was unfounded, although Rev does contain copious ammounts of caffeine.
It is on the Canadian Interuniversity Sport's banned substance list. Drinking Rev could cause an athelete to test positive in a drug test for caffeine. One may notice that two of the above ingredients, contain caffeine, which basically makes the ingredients caffeine and Vodka.

For those curious: A urinary concentration greater than 12 micrograms/ml is required to produce a positive test.

Rev website:
Mount Allison's Independent Student Journal Online:

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