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  •  years later I was an intern at a big computer (3+ / 0-)
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    company and heard a story about one of our technicians trying to fix a computer in an air traffic control tower.

    He said the magic words "head crash."  Now, to a techie like me that means that the heads on a hard drive have augured in and carved a nice neat groove around the disk, rendering it useless.

    To an Air Traffic Controller, though "head crash" means something completely different.  There were some anxious people in that tower that day.

    Happy little moron, Lucky little man.
    I wish I was a moron, MY GOD, Perhaps I am!
    -Spike Milligan

    by polecat on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 07:13:19 AM PDT

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