back to article LOHAN slips BRA over BOOBIES in ballocket backronym buffoonery

Our invitation to readers to come up with a snappy acronym/backronym for our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) mission's electronic control board appears to have awoken the sniggering schoolboy inside some of you. Special Projects Bureau tradition dictates that we have an entertaining moniker for our endeavours, hence …

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"Despite appearances to the contrary, we do maintain some standards of nomenclatural decorum, so the following suggestions for LOHAN's beating electronic heart won't be making the short-list for the final public vote"

BOOOOOO(bies)!

My vote's still for BRA. Nothing offensive about that, it's a piece of clothing.

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try this

Fully

Automated

Nautical

Barometric

Orbital

Ignition

System

cos they should be fired into space as well

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Re: FIRECROTCH?

Firing,

Ignition, and

Release

Electronic

Control

-

Radiosonde

Optimized

Trigger

Check

Hierarchy

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Or maybe this:

Transatmospheric

Ignition

Timing

System

or

Stratosphere

Launch

Assembly

Gizmo

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"Online Real-time GPS-based Altitude Sensor Module and Ignition Controller " -- I know you said it won't do, but my vote rests here.

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How about.....

Flight Instigating Rocket Electronics. (FIRE)

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Control Of Key Electronics

Or if that's too subtle, Control Of Critical Aeronautical Internal Navigation Electronics

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"and the honour of accompanying LOHAN to the stratosphere"...

Vulture Ignition Board, Releases Autonomously Toy On Rocket?

Oh, right... coat.

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So I don't (yet) have the answer, but it really should be ...

LINDSAY

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Backronym

Ignition Management PLatform Alleviating Nasty Terrestrial Scorching

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G.I.N.G.E.R.

G.p.s. Inferred Navigation for Geo Egress Rockety

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Re: G.I.N.G.E.R.

or...

Fairly Intelligent Release Electronics for Balloon Orbiter Experiments.

F.I.R.E.B.O.X.

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possibly too sutble...

Height

Enabled

Rocket

Balloon

Ignition

Electronics

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PORNSTAR

Portable

Orbit

Radio

Navigation and

Safety

Trigger

Altitude

Release

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Oooo... can I have a go please?

Failsafe

Unified

Navigation (and)

Bariometric

Activitated

Go

System

I'm on my way....

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LOHAN has NIPPLES

Navigation and

Interlock for

Premature

Pyrotechnic

Launch

Elimination

System

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Timed

Window

Altitude

Trigger

(System)

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High Altitude Ballistic Ignition Trinket

Not the religious type ...

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Re: High Altitude Ballistic Ignition Trinket

But she did wear one in Machete.

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HARD - High Altitude Radiometrix Device

Pop that in your LOHAN

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Project has got the X--Factor

Three-Axis

Ublox-based

Location &

Ignition

System

Assembly.

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And finally WETPATCH

Wireless

Electronic

Telemetry

Pyrotechnic

Automatic

Test and

Control

Hub

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more civilized

crucial

orbital

ignition

trigger

unmanned

system

needs some work, but a good start I think

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HARRIS TWEED

High

Altitude

Rocket

Release

Ignition

System

To

Watch over

Electronic

Events in

Deep space

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Probably won't get past ElReg's censors, but

critical 'leccy instigated trigger of rocket ignition system

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Given its the "brain", High Ignition Launch and Time Out Neurocranium?

HILTON still works and it often follows PARIS....

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Controls

Orbiter

Kinetic

Engine

Height

Enabled

Activation

Device

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PARENT TRAP?

Predetermined

Altitude

Reliability of

Electronic

Network

Test for

Tethered

Rocket

Apparatus

Project

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umm,

Location-aware Ignition aNd Disposal System & Aerial Yakker

?

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V. Tempting to upvote all of the inappropriativity above however...

Satellite-

Instigated

LOHAN

Ignition

Circuit

Organised (by)

Neil (and Anthony)

<< Paris, to help encourage further NSFW interpretations.

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I couldn't think of suitable word for "Y", so I'm putting this up for discussion

Leccy

INitated

Detachment

System

At

Ionosphere

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BINT

Brain

Instrumentation

Navigation

Telemetry

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LOHAN

Autocontrol

System to

Handle

Unexpected

Problems

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Awesome

Publicity

Project

Leaving

Earth

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That's begging for a SueBall if ever I saw one....

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Really??

No doubt that you will be hearing from their solicitors soon.

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Main

Aeronautic

Control and

Acquisition

Board /

Release

Electronics.

Although Haku's APPLE might refer to the whole system, the main board would be the APPLE CORE.

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COntrol and Release Electronics

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KNICKERS

Kit Necessary for Intentional and Controlled Kinketic Energy Release System

EJECT

Explosive Jetison Entrusted to Computer Technology

JAILBIRD

Jetison At Incredible Level Brilliantly Ingenious Rocket Device

DUI

Deny Unintended Ignition

My boss, if he knew, would not thank El Reg for the time spent on this. :)

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*Kinetic.

Oops, a spelling mistake. 'Kinketic' energy might be a whole different thing entirely and releasing that could distract our playmonaut friend at a highly inopportune moment.

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Boner

Ballistic

Onboard

Navigation

Electronic

Release

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Launched by PLEB?

Pyrotechnic

Launch

Electronics

Binnacle

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DAFT COW

Danger Abating Firing Timer Controlling Orbiter's Whoooooshhhh!

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Not the board itself,

..but I'm sure it would be best housed in a Spaceplane Launcher Utility Turret

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Paris Hilton

Automated

Ignition of

Rocket in

High-altitude

Experimental

Airborne

Device?

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Where would Lohan be without...

Programmable

Unit for

Ballocket

Liftoff

Ignition and

Climb

Into

The wild blue

Yonder

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Control

Unit

Nebulous

Transfer

System

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I guess "Controller Utilised in Near Troposphere" is out of the question then?

So how about SPEARS - Special Project Electronics Altitude Release System?

TGI Friday...

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ALICE

Altitude Launch Ignition Control Engine

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