Computer Terms and Their "Unofficial" Meaning

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  1. Doglips

    Doglips Guest

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    Computer Terms and Their "Unofficial" Meaning


    New to computing?

    Finding some of the jargon confusing?

    Here's a short glossary that might help.

    Cache: ("cash") What you will need lots of to buy a computer.

    32 bits. What you will smash your computer into when it loses all your files.

    Cursor: Someone trying to install Windows 95.

    CAD: The unscrupulous salesmen who sold you the computer.

    Boot: What you would like to do to guy who sold you the system.

    Backup: What the salesman calls for when you come back to the shop.

    Bus: Something that programmers should be run over by.

    Port: Something you will drink a lot of while you try to get your system to run.

    SCSI: ("scuzzy") What you will feel like the morning after you staying up all night trying to get your system to run.

    Resolution: A promise you make to yourself never buy one of those CD ROM "sampler" disks again.

    Memory Block: A situation when you've been playing computer games so much you can't remember your spouse's first name.

    Token Ring: Cheap gift bought by husband facing divorce because he is up every night till 5:00 am playing computer games

    Partition: What wife will eventually do to matrimonial home.

    Ethernet: A network of wonderful WWW sites that exists in only in the realm of the imagination.
     
  2. NRAJOE

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    Almost did the 32 bits when my 'puter went blooey! :mad: :)