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

  bogosity
   /boh?go's@?tee/, n.
  
      1. [orig. CMU, now very common] The degree to which something is bogus.
      Bogosity is measured with a bogometer; in a seminar, when a speaker says
      something bogus, a listener might raise his hand and say ?My bogometer just
      triggered?. More extremely, ?You just pinned my bogometer? means you just
      said or did something so outrageously bogus that it is off the scale,
      pinning the bogometer needle at the highest possible reading (one might
      also say ?You just redlined my bogometer?). The agreed-upon unit of
      bogosity is the microLenat.
  
      2. The potential field generated by a bogon flux; see quantum
      bogodynamics. See also bogon flux, bogon filter, bogus.
  

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

  bogosity
  
     /boh-go's*-tee/ The degree to which something is "bogus" in
     the hackish sense of "bad".  At CMU, bogosity is measured with
     a bogometer; in a seminar, when a speaker says something
     bogus, a listener might raise his hand and say "My bogometer
     just triggered".  More extremely, "You just pinned my
     bogometer" means you just said or did something so
     outrageously bogus that it is off the scale, pinning the
     bogometer needle at the highest possible reading (one might
     also say "You just redlined my bogometer").  The agreed-upon
     unit of bogosity is the microLenat.
  
     Also, the potential field generated by a bogon flux; see
     quantum bogodynamics.  See also bogon flux, bogon
     filter.
  
     (2002-04-14)
  

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