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 for shotgun debugging
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  shotgun debugging
   n.
  
      The software equivalent of Easter egging; the making of relatively
      undirected changes to software in the hope that a bug will be perturbed out
      of existence. This almost never works, and usually introduces more bugs.
  

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

  shotgun debugging
  
     The software equivalent of Easter egging; the making of
     relatively undirected changes to software in the hope that a
     bug will be perturbed out of existence.  This almost never
     works, and usually introduces more bugs.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

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