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Favorite computer terms *slang*

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gwrober

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Originally posted by: fLum0x
Originally posted by: randay
float test. throw it off the boat and see if it'll float.
this is the only one i have heard of :(
From my military days, we used a similar one - we used to call fubar'd equipment 'anchors' or 'tie downs'.....we had one reel-to-reel recorder (actually the term is used with any equipment in this situation) that was only held on to for parts - 'raped' if you will....it was call the 'hanger queen'.....ie:

"I need a new rear chassis strut for the left motor"
"Go rape the hangar queen"

:p
 

OmahaTaz

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My Favorite is PEBKAC (Problem Exists Between Keyboard and Chair). But I also like H.O.S.E.D. (Hardware Or Software Error Detected).
 

nissan720

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There is always the old standby:

So what was the problem again?
It was just an I-D-10-T error.
 

spidey07

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The router went "four paws up"

Very old school term describing a piece of network equipment that is no longer working - normally due to a crash. "four paws up" referrs to what a dog does when it doesn't want to work - rolls over and puts it's paws in the air.
 

iRONic

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Originally posted by: spidey07
The router went "four paws up"

Very old school term describing a piece of network equipment that is no longer working - normally due to a crash. "four paws up" referrs to what a dog does when it doesn't want to work - rolls over and puts it's paws in the air.
Tango Uniform
 

AMCRambler

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A couple of my favorites:

"sh|t the bed" - crashed, hosed, etc.
"PICNIC error" - problem in chair not in computer
 

clamum

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Originally posted by: AMCRambler
A couple of my favorites:

"sh|t the bed" - crashed, hosed, etc.
"PICNIC error" - problem in chair not in computer
Nice :laugh: Haha I'll have to use that.
 

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