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Old 12th Jan 2019, 09:49
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Originally Posted by Random SLF View Post
User input errors are pronounced Eye Dee Ten Tee, which is written as: ID10T.
My IT helpdesk colleagues used PICNIC as a label for some of the calls they dealt with: Problem In Chair Not In Computer.
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 10:27
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Hor-chay as in loch that is DaveReidUK !

How about rooter or rowter ?
Always rooter for me.
Router some kind of tool !
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 10:54
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My computing career started in 1972. The CPU on my 360/50 was only 512K so we didn't need to worry about mega's until Winchester disk drives (a la star-trek Enterprise) came into being. Data was always pronounced Day-ta by the Brits and Daaar-ta by the Yanks. The Brits also abbreviated everything while the cousins used to spell out the letters. We said CICS (kicks) they said C-I-C-S. For those who are riveted by this, CICS was a strange piece of IBM software which meant Customer Information Control System. As with most IBM software in those days, it neither gave you control or informed you but it did use a lot of memory requiring you to go and buy more memory for your three floor computer. Then there was the 'Grasp' button rhyming with the 'ra' as in Hoo-RAH' for the Brits and the 'ras' as in the American colloquialism for ones bottom. It's all moved on a bit....
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