U.S. Military showing signs of intelligence.

  • Posted: 25 May 2004 01:22 PM

    A Wired article about a new higher tech military has this gem of a quote:

    They have at least one idea, though. “Avoid the use of Microsoft Windows operating systems,” a recent memo on the subject directed. FFW is going open source. Cleaner software needs less energy to run.

    How about an “Olive Drab screen of death”?  raspberry rolleyes

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    Posted: 26 May 2004 02:48 AM #1

    That’s definitely a gem. grin

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    Posted: 27 May 2004 02:49 AM #2

    FOBAR

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    Posted: 27 May 2004 03:36 AM #3

    TASFUIRA (I’ll expand that, if you promise not to blush)

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  • Posted: 30 May 2004 05:59 AM #4

    [quote author=“les aptt”]FOBAR

    Actually, that’s FUBAR. Unless you’re willing to accept that “up” and “over” can in this particular usage amount to the same thing.

    rolleyes  :wink:

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    Posted: 03 June 2004 10:34 AM #5

    [quote author=“coaten”]Actually, that’s FUBAR.

    Don’t know why, but traditionally it’s written as FOOBAR (it’s used a lot in man pages), even though it should be FUBAR in order to be a proper acronym.

    Which reminds me, I’ve always liked BOHICA.  :D

         
  • Posted: 07 June 2004 06:40 PM #6

    BOHICA?

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    Oh, I see you live in LA. I’m heading that way and was thinking of picking up a good backpack capable of carrying a 17in Powerbook and sundry items. Any recommendations?

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    Posted: 07 June 2004 10:27 PM #7

    It’s probably no coincidence, but Googling TASFUIRA and BOHICA for the meanings of those acronyms brings up Punk Rock bands of those two names as the primary listings.  :D

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