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Last flight tribute

by Willy / April 21, 2011 2:13 PM PDT

In my yrs. as a govt. contractor, it wasn't too surprising at times to find "nicknames" given to computers systems. Back then, long before PCs were around, larger mainframes and mini-systems were the norm. These in turn were the backbone of a company's or govt. centers computing prowess. More often than not, the names, of Kirk, Spock and Scotty were top names. Not only known by those names but also "labeled" or ID'ed to those systems in a befitting way as tribute to the Star Trek influence. BTW, a crashed system was also known as being, "red shirted".

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My favortite expression from my USAF days was
by Steven Haninger / April 21, 2011 6:52 PM PDT
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that something was being "held in abeyance". I came to find out later that it really meant that they couldn't make up their minds what to do yet. Happy

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That usually meant
by James Denison / April 22, 2011 5:24 AM PDT

brown nose and grovel to the right person or people before they crapped on your Performance Report.

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At American Airlines
by Diana Forum moderator / April 21, 2011 10:31 PM PDT
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there is a robot that follows a track and delivers the mail at the IT department. We were on the second floor so we called it R2D2 of course.

Diana

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during layoffs
by James Denison / April 22, 2011 5:26 AM PDT
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you could have called it "Western Union". Wink

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