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Old 09-08-2020, 07:26 PM   #1
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Talking Definition of "bogon"


Seen a lot of crap about what a "bogon" is.


As of 1981 in my Cobol/Fortran programming classes, a "bogon" is that which, when your program doesn't work, and no error can be found in the documentation, and the reported error makes no sense - the cause is a "bogon" in the system. Possibly related to "gremlin."



Nothing to do with IP addresses, as those did not yet exist.



(This was the day of transcribing programs on to punch cards, and renting processor time over an actual telephone handset modem.)
 
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Seen a lot of crap about what a "bogon" is.


As of 1981 in my Cobol/Fortran programming classes, a "bogon" is that which, when your program doesn't work, and no error can be found in the documentation, and the reported error makes no sense - the cause is a "bogon" in the system. Possibly related to "gremlin."

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Maybe this helps: Jargon File entry for "bogon"
 
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Old 09-11-2020, 01:20 AM   #4
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Following the link in the jargon file to quantum-bogodynamics
http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/Q/qu...odynamics.html

we see that it says
Quote:
The corollary to this is that bogons also have tremendous inertia, and therefore a bogon beam is deflected only with great difficulty. When the bogon encounters its antiparticle, the cluon, they mutually annihilate each other, releasing magic smoke
 
Old 09-11-2020, 02:21 PM   #5
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Wow!
Bogons, cluons, magic smoke....

I thought Timothy Leary was dead.
 
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Wow!
Bogons, cluons, magic smoke....

I thought Timothy Leary was dead.
No, no... he's outside.... looking in.
 
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No, no... he's outside.... looking in.
It's not often you get to tie the Moodies into a thread.
 
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