Get a life!
Standard way of suggesting that someone has succumbed to terminal geekdom. Often heard on Usenet, especially as a way of suggesting that the target is taking some obscure issue of theology too seriously. This exhortation was popularised by William Shatner on a "Saturday Night Live" episode in a speech that ended "Get a *life*!", but some respondents believe it to have been in use before then. It was certainly in wide use among hackers for at least five years before achieving mainstream currency in early 1992.[Jargon File]
Last updated: 1995-01-18
Get a real computer!
<jargon>multi-tasking, with a hard disk, and an address space bigger than 16 megabytes. At this time, according to GLS, computers with character-only displays were verging on "unreal". In 2001, a real computer has a one gigahertz processor, 128 MB of RAM, 20 GB of hard disk, and runs Linux. [Jargon File]
Last updated: 2001-06-22
A command which can be created using debug in MS DOS to set the errorlevel according to which key is pressed. The errorlevel can then be interrogated from a batch file by a series of commands like this:
get if errorlevel 118 goto E118 if errorlevel 117 goto E117 if errorlevel 116 goto E116 if errorlevel 115 goto E115 if errorlevel 114 goto E114where E118 etc. are labels in the batch file.
Last updated: 1996-02-01
Last updated: 1996-12-08