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Toxic Custard Workshop Files Dictionary Of Computing

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BACK-UP

The process of making copies of all of your files, just in case. This is the activity you would have been doing if all your files hadn't just been erased accidentally, twenty minutes before the back-up was due to happen. Related to the law of Dieyoubastardcomputer, which says that the computer will crash thirty seconds before you save your last four hours work.

See also: computer file


BACKSPACE

The most used key on the keyboard.

See also: keyboard


BATTERY

A small cylindrical object placed inside a portable electrical device, designed to expire just at the time the device is being most useful.


BINARY

A method of counting using 1s and 0s. I'm not sure why anybody would bother, but it is terribly important in computers. Actually, that's a lie. I work in computers, and it's ages since I've had to do a binary count, binary chop, use binary notation... Just don't worry about it. Of course, I could be lying just so that if I happen to find myself vying for a job with you, I have the upper edge.

See also: computer


BOOT

A method of taking out your frustration on the computer when it's being annoying.


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