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2021-10-22 10:37:43 AM  
11 votes:
Well, that was certainly a bunch of words that pretty much everyone knows the origins of, and can use in context.

Did Lifehacker just get an AI to write an 'article' and they're testing if it can fool people into thinking it's directed and informative?
 
2021-10-22 12:04:12 PM  
9 votes:
"New" meanings where the newest one is a decade old.
 
2021-10-22 12:09:32 PM  
9 votes:
"Ping: ... one person sending an electronic message to another person. (I haven't heard back from her yet; I'll ping her again.)"

I refuse to use it this way, it sounds so stupid.
 
2021-10-22 12:39:51 PM  
6 votes:
I think OLD is the only new one.
 
2021-10-22 12:47:56 PM  
4 votes:

Nosatril: We know exactly when the "cloud" was first used in public to refer not to the fluffy white forms above us but to the storage of data on faraway servers: Aug. 9, 2006

I remember hearing it used in circa '03 in my networking class. I think it was in a lesson about VPN tunneling. The term certainly existed before then.


It's still stupid.  It always was.  It's just a word for people who can't handle saying "Internet" and got confused by the PowerPoint icon.
 
2021-10-22 1:04:17 PM  
4 votes:
I never heard someone say "going cat fishing " , the would just say going fishing.
 
2021-10-22 12:26:51 PM  
3 votes:

SMB2811: "Ping: ... one person sending an electronic message to another person. (I haven't heard back from her yet; I'll ping her again.)"

I refuse to use it this way, it sounds so stupid.


The meaning of "send out a signal, infer something from the response or lack thereof" seems to apply.

I'll allow it.
 
2021-10-22 12:42:07 PM  
3 votes:
We know exactly when the "cloud" was first used in public to refer not to the fluffy white forms above us but to the storage of data on faraway servers: Aug. 9, 2006

I remember hearing it used in circa '03 in my networking class. I think it was in a lesson about VPN tunneling. The term certainly existed before then.
 
2021-10-22 4:25:18 PM  
3 votes:

Nosatril: We know exactly when the "cloud" was first used in public to refer not to the fluffy white forms above us but to the storage of data on faraway servers: Aug. 9, 2006

I remember hearing it used in circa '03 in my networking class. I think it was in a lesson about VPN tunneling. The term certainly existed before then.


The cloud symbol on diagrams used to mean "stuff over here you don't worry about."

That was back in the late '80s.
 
2021-10-22 11:47:57 AM  
2 votes:
That reminds me, I haven't played Battlefront in a while. I know a few camping spots that are reliable goldmines. I think I'll spend some time today angering strangers on the internet 8)
 
2021-10-22 2:25:52 PM  
2 votes:
The last surviving member of my Dad's family- my uncle- is in his 80s and lives in Iowa. He fits just about every stereotype you can think of about white male octogenarians from Iowa, yet he knows all of those terms. I strongly suspect members of the Yanomamo tribe in the darkest depths of the Amazon rain forest understand all of those terms. Almost anyone with any contact with the global series of tubes either knows those terms or can figure them out from context.

Apparently. Lifehacker's primary audience is people who still access the web via AOL dial-up. Who else could be so clueless as to find TFA helpful?
 
2021-10-22 2:57:04 PM  
2 votes:
Was this from the AARP magazine?
 
2021-10-22 4:02:32 PM  
2 votes:

skyotter: I think OLD is the only new one.


And since "online" is one unhyphenated word, it really should be 'OD'.  As in, "I believe I'll try to OD this weekend."
 
2021-10-22 12:13:03 PM  
1 vote:

SMB2811: "Ping: ... one person sending an electronic message to another person. (I haven't heard back from her yet; I'll ping her again.)"

I refuse to use it this way, it sounds so stupid.


It violates the Prime Directive of pings: "One Ping Only".
 
2021-10-22 3:17:56 PM  
1 vote:
I'm still mad about spam being hijacked into meaning "unsolicited advertisement."

/usenet grognard
//don't get me started about artificial intelligence
 
2021-10-22 3:57:12 PM  
1 vote:
This is really helpful.  If I send an SASE, can they mail me a copy and updates?
 
2021-10-22 4:51:38 PM  
1 vote:

bughunter: I'm still mad about spam being hijacked into meaning "unsolicited advertisement."

/usenet grognard
//don't get me started about artificial intelligence


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2021-10-22 8:28:43 PM  
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2021-10-22 10:26:35 PM  
1 vote:

Billy Liar: drjekel_mrhyde: I never heard someone say "going cat fishing " , the would just say going fishing.

And if they were trying to actually catch catfish, they probably had an impenetrable Southern accent.


That's actually the reason the term means what it means, right?

Technically catfish are edible but they're typically what you get when you're trying to fish for something else and a less-desirable fish you don't want grabs the bait instead.
 
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