= K =
killer poke n.
A recipe for inducing hardware damage on a
machine via insertion of invalid values (see poke) into a
memory-mapped control register; used esp. of various fairly
well-known tricks on bitty boxes without hardware memory
management (such as the IBM PC and Commodore PET) that can overload
and trash analog electronics in the monitor. See also HCF.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.