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Highlights from the Geek Dictionary

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Welcome to the inaugural edition of “Highlights from the Geek Dictionary.”

Here we will let you know about some of the most interesting definitions being discussed on the Geek Dictionary. Whether you agree or disagree, feel free to go to the site and add your two cents!

Since some of you might be unaware of exactly what the Geek Dictionary is, the first definition we're going to highlight is the definition of “Geek Dictionary.”

Geek Dictionary -- A scary place where geeks intermingle with regular people. They argue about the mysterious underground language of geek terms.

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The next is a famous term that you hopefully never are told by a computer expert!

PEBKAC -- A humorous acronym used by IT professionals to describe computer problems related to user errors. Stands for: Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair.

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Finally, we’ll highlight a term we’ve never heard until today. Maybe you haven’t either.


Chicago Ted -- A fictional character from the Valve game Left 4 Dead that has gained cult status on the internet thanks to a single phrase written on the wall of one of the levels - "No zombie is safe from Chicago Ted"

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We hope you have enjoyed this. Remember to check out geekdictionary.computing.net for all the latest Geek terms!

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    jacobdrj , July 6, 2009 3:30 PM
    Never heard of Chicago Ted.

    Never heard of PIBKAC b4 eder.

    My dictionary consists of 3 items

    lol - moderately amusing comment.

    ROFL - amusing comment provoking a slight chuckle.

    LMAO - very amusing comment provoking outright laughter.
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    puddleglum , July 6, 2009 4:52 PM
    LOL : Lots OF Luck : I wish you the best, but I don't think it will work.
    LoL : Lots of Love : I care for you and wish you the best.
    lol : laughing out loud : I am insane and laughing hysterically so don't
    take the previous comment seriously.
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    bimmy47 , July 6, 2009 6:32 PM
    The chicago ted cracked me up, I remember reading that...
    Then again all the writing on those walls is hilarious
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    cruiseoveride , July 6, 2009 10:36 PM
    bimmy47The chicago ted cracked me up, I remember reading that...Then again all the writing on those walls is hilarious

    So the game environment is static? ie each person doesn't get a new level?
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    nukemaster , July 6, 2009 11:01 PM
    The Cake is a LIE!!!!
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    Anonymous , July 7, 2009 4:41 AM
    Another one I've heard IT pros use is the ID 10 T error. When closely space ID 10 T is ID1OT.
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    sublifer , July 7, 2009 11:56 AM
    spunkymonkeyAnother one I've heard IT pros use is the ID 10 T error. When closely space ID 10 T is ID1OT.

    That came from the military (pebkac might have as well as thats where I first heard it 12 years ago) but id 10 t error is spoken as " i d 10 tango"