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killer poke

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.