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 for NUXI problem
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  NUXI problem
   /nuk'see pro?bl@m/, n.
  
      Refers to the problem of transferring data between machines with differing
      byte-order. The string ?UNIX? might look like ?NUXI? on a machine with a
      different byte sex (e.g., when transferring data from a little-endian to
      a big-endian, or vice-versa). See also middle-endian, swab, and {
      bytesexual.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  NUXI problem
  
      /nuk'see pro'bl*m/ The problem of
     transferring data between computers with differing byte
     order.  The string "Unix" might look like "NUXI" on a machine
     with a different "byte sex" (e.g. when transferring data from
     a little-endian to a big-endian, or vice-versa).
  
     See also middle-endian, swab, and bytesexual.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (2001-06-12)
  

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