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fubar


fubar


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  FUBAR  n.  The  Failed  UniBus  Address  Register  in  a  VAX.  A  good 
  example  of  how  jargon  can  occasionally  be  snuck  past  the  {suit}s;  see 
  {foobar},  and  {foo}  for  a  fuller  etymology. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  FUBAR 
 
  1.  (WWII  military  slang)  Fucked  up  beyond  all 
  recognition  (or  repair). 
 
  See  {foobar}. 
 
  2.    The  Failed  UniBus  Address  Register  in  a 
  {VAX}.  A  good  example  of  how  jargon  can  occasionally  be  snuck 
  past  the  {suit}s. 
 
  Larry  Robinson    reports  the  following 
  nonstandard  use  for  FUBAR: 
 
  One  day  somebody  got  mad  at  the  {card  reader}  (or  card  eater 
  that  day)  on  our  {Univac  3200}.  He  taped  a  sign,  "This  thing 
  is  FUBAR",  on  the  metal  weight  that  sits  on  the  stack  of 
  unread  cards.  The  sign  stayed  there  for  over  a  year.  One 
  day  somebody  said  "Don't  forget  to  put  the  fubar  on  top  of 
  the  stack".  It  stuck!  We  called  that  weight  the  fubar  until 
  they  took  away  the  machine.  The  replacement  card  reader  had 
  two  spring  loaded  card  clamps,  one  for  the  feed  and  one  for 
  the  return,  and  we  called  THOSE  fubars  until  we  dumped  punch 
  cards. 
 
  Incidently,  the  way  he  taped  the  sign  on  the  weight  made  up 
  for  the  lack  of  a  little  nylon  piece  that  was  missing  from  it 
  and  fixed  the  card  reader.  That's  why  the  sign  stayed  there 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1997-03-18) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  FUBAR 
  Fouled  /  Fucked  Up  Beyond  All  Recognition  /  Repair  (slang,  Usenet,  IRC)