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hex: n. 1. Short for hexadecimal, base 16. 2. A 6-pack
   of anything (compare quad, sense 2).  Neither usage has
   anything to do with magic or black art, though the pun is
   appreciated and occasionally used by hackers.  True story: As a
   joke, some hackers once offered some surplus ICs for sale to be
   worn as protective amulets against hostile magic.  The chips were,
   of course, hex inverters.