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January 7th, 2005


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07:45 am
one of my favorite acronyms is PEBKAC - Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair.
Today, I ran across FOBIO - Frequently Outwitted By Inanimate Objects.

I like FOBIO better, but it's harder to pronounce.
mood: amusedamused

(53 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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From:paperpath
Date:January 7th, 2005 02:01 pm (UTC)

loves it!

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Fobio is fabio! :D
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From:inahandbasket
Date:January 7th, 2005 02:16 pm (UTC)

Re: loves it!

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^_^
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From:road_to_hell
Date:January 7th, 2005 02:07 pm (UTC)
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Youre not one of those Tech Support guys that people want to hit are you?
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From:axessdenyd
Date:January 7th, 2005 02:10 pm (UTC)
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You're not one of those users that tech support guys want to hit are you? ;-)
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From:axessdenyd
Date:January 7th, 2005 02:10 pm (UTC)
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So is that Foe-bee-o?

Doesn't seem especially hard to pronounce.....
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From:inahandbasket
Date:January 7th, 2005 02:19 pm (UTC)
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but I LIKE saying PEBKAC!
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From:amish_ninja
Date:January 7th, 2005 02:49 pm (UTC)
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BAE! Best...acronym...ever!
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From:komos
Date:January 7th, 2005 02:54 pm (UTC)
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Is the consensus that it it pronounced FOE-bio and not FOB-bio?
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From:inahandbasket
Date:January 7th, 2005 02:55 pm (UTC)
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I say FOE-bi-oh.
FAH-bi-oh just isn't acceptable. consider other hairy men with that pronunciation...
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From:nalene
Date:January 7th, 2005 03:44 pm (UTC)
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I like using "It was an ID 10 T error" takes people a while to get it sometimes... hmm
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From:xany
Date:January 7th, 2005 04:19 pm (UTC)
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when I worked in tech support, there were quite a few trouble tickets that I'd fill out with just those six simple letters.

PEBKAC, how I love thee.

...but FOBIO is damned cool too. :-)
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From:inahandbasket
Date:January 7th, 2005 04:22 pm (UTC)
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PEBKAC is far more useful in a tech support context, but FOBIO is just plain useful. I could apply it to any number of poeple I encounter on a daily basis. ^_^
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From:djluminal
Date:January 7th, 2005 04:50 pm (UTC)
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when we encounter someone who is obviously the culprit in a headache-causing tech-support issue, the common line i spout is "oh, we see this now and again. it's a TSO error. you should just exchange this piece for something else less likely to exhibit a TSO fault, like a tape-based multitrack recorder rather than a computer-based Digital Audio Workstation. let me show you what i have".

TSO = Technology Superior to Operator :)

i've used the line "it appears to be a fault in the ID10T module, let's try a different model" now and again as well :)
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From:inahandbasket
Date:January 7th, 2005 04:57 pm (UTC)
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gotta love it.
I'd like to introduce you to the emotion... *headdesk*
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From:cobaltnine
Date:January 7th, 2005 07:03 pm (UTC)
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Ooh, I like that one. I'm glad I'm not in tech support anymore though.

I once did tell someone that sunspots were causing their problems. They just wouldn't accept that floppy disks made after 2000 or so only last for about a month. They did accept sunspot activity had affected their floppy. Go figure.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:January 7th, 2005 07:48 pm (UTC)
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ooo, sunspots is always a good scapegoat for lusers. it's kind of sad.
one of my favorite acronyms is PEBKAC - Problem Exists Between… - another LJ. or: how i learned to stop worrying and love this life-thingy

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