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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  condom 
  n  :  a  thin  rubber  or  latex  sheath  worn  over  the  penis  during 
  intercourse  as  a  contraceptive  or  prophylactic  device 
  [syn:  {rubber},  {safety},  {safe},  {prophylactic}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  condom  n.  1.  The  protective  plastic  bag  that  accompanies 
  3.5-inch  microfloppy  diskettes.  Rarely,  also  used  of  (paper)  disk 
  envelopes.  Unlike  the  write  protect  tab,  the  condom  (when  left  on) 
  not  only  impedes  the  practice  of  {SEX}  but  has  also  been  shown  to  have 
  a  high  failure  rate  as  drive  mechanisms  attempt  to  access  the  disk  -- 
  and  can  even  fatally  frustrate  insertion.  2.  The  protective  cladding  on 
  a  {light  pipe}.  3.  `keyboard  condom':  A  flexible,  transparent  plastic 
  cover  for  a  keyboard,  designed  to  provide  some  protection  against  dust 
  and  {programming  fluid}  without  impeding  typing.  4.  `elephant  condom': 
  the  plastic  shipping  bags  used  inside  cardboard  boxes  to  protect  hardware 
  in  transit.  5.  n.  obs.  A  dummy  directory  `/usr/tmp/sh',  created  to  foil 
  the  {Great  Worm}  by  exploiting  a  portability  bug  in  one  of  its  parts 
  So  named  in  the  title  of  a  comp.risks  article  by  Gene  Spafford  during 
  the  Worm  crisis,  and  again  in  the  text  of  "The  Internet  Worm  Program: 
  An  Analysis",  Purdue  Technical  Report  CSD-TR-823. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  condom 
 
  1.  The  protective  plastic  bag  that  accompanies  3.5-inch 
  microfloppy  diskettes.  Rarely,  also  used  of  (paper)  disk 
  envelopes.  Unlike  the  write  protect  tab,  the  condom  (when 
  left  on)  not  only  impedes  the  practice  of  {SEX}  but  has  also 
  been  shown  to  have  a  high  failure  rate  as  drive  mechanisms 
  attempt  to  access  the  disk  -  and  can  even  fatally  frustrate 
  insertion. 
 
  2.  The  protective  cladding  on  a  {light  pipe}. 
 
  3.  "keyboard  condom":  A  flexible,  transparent  plastic  cover 
  for  a  keyboard,  designed  to  provide  some  protection  against 
  dust  and  {programming  fluid}  without  impeding  typing. 
 
  4.  "elephant  condom":  the  plastic  shipping  bags  used  inside 
  cardboard  boxes  to  protect  hardware  in  transit. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1995-03-14) 
 
 




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