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  • blue box
    phreaker s built devices called blue boxes that could reproduce these tones which could be used to commandeer portions of the phone network This was not as hard as it may sound one early phreak acquired the sobriquet Captain Crunch after he proved that he could generate switching tones with a plastic whistle pulled out of a box of Captain Crunch cereal There were other colors of box with more

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  • Blue Glue
    networking protocols it became obsolete and effectively disappeared after the Internet explosion c 1994 The official IBM definition is that which binds blue boxes together See fear and loathing It may not be irrelevant that Blue Glue is the trade name of a 3M product that is commonly used to hold down the carpet squares to the removable panel floors common in dinosaur pen s A correspondent at U Minn

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  • Blue Screen of Death
    but much more common many non hackers have picked it up Due to the extreme fragility and bugginess of Microsoft Windows misbehaving applications can readily crash the OS and the OS sometimes crashes itself spontaneously The Blue Screen of Death sometimes decorated with hex error codes is what you get when this happens Commonly abbreviated BSOD The following entry from the Salon Haiku Contest seems to have predated popular use

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  • blue wire
    Blue wire is not necessarily blue the term describes function rather than color These may be necessary if there hasn t been time to design and qualify another board version In Great Britain this can be bodge wire after mainstream

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  • boa
    ferocious life of their own when you try to lay them straight and flat after they have been coiled for some time It is rumored within IBM that channel cables for the 370 are limited to 200 feet because beyond

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  • board
    board n 1 In context synonym for bboard sometimes used even for Usenet newsgroups but see usage note under bboard sense 1 2 An electronic circuit board Prev Up Next

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  • boat anchor
    is irreversibly dead or useless That was a working motherboard once One lightning strike later instant boat anchor 2 A person who just takes up space 3 Obsolete but still working hardware especially when used of an old bulky quirky system originally a term of annoyance but became more and more affectionate as the hardware became more and more obsolete Auctioneers use this term for a large undesirable object such

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  • bob
    known as Bob and identity badges were created labelled Bob 1 and Bob 2 No we never got any further reports a witness The reason for Bob rather than anything else is due to a luser calling and asking to speak to Bob despite the fact that no Bob was currently working for Tech Support Since we all know the customer is always right it was decided that there had

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