There's nothing quite like a Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) backronym challenge to bring out the sniggering schoolboy in our beloved spaceplane fans. Click here for a bigger version of the LOHAN graphic Earlier this week, we challenged you lot to come up with a snappy name for our mission abort box - in the best …
Fuel to the flames
> So, those of you who've not yet entered the competition ...
You *know* this is just going to be a platform for the smutsters to take another bite of the cherry ... Hmmm, cherry ... CHERRI
Computerised High-altitude Emergency Rockblock Release Initiator
BARBIE - clean & wholesome enough?
Re: BARBIE - clean & wholesome enough?
Just thought of another - really must try and do some work...
J - Just
U - Utilise
S - Switch
T - Toggles
I - Iridium
N - Negator
B - Balloon
I - In
E - Error
B - Better
E - Eject
R - Rocket
How else to interupt an out-of-control career?
Required (or Remote)
Unfortunately there is already a REHAB, but they won't be confused, and this usage is far cooler. ;-)
As this if for terminating a wayward flight in a sudden way I propose SWIFT
S - Sudden
W - Wayward
I - International
F - Flight
T - Terminator
If is all starts to look wrong LOHAN may need to rely on:
Button Operated Termination Of eXperiment
Spanish Manual Un-Tetherer
GAGA - Guard Alert Gringos Away (or Guiris Away)
PS. Link to Southampton University Postgrad no longer working - cuts?
M - Mission
I - Interrupting
L - LOHAN
E - Eject
Y - Yoke
(You'd be a twert, sorry, twerp to use it too soon.)
((Or did I mean "twerk". Yes, I probably did. (Sigh.)))
Every LOHAN needs a MILEY!
Wow, just wow. I'm so excited to have my contributions to the decline of humanity recognized on the international stage. Rarely does one receive recognition for aiding a species in its race to the bottom.
I would like to think my Kindergarten teacher for teaching me about acronyms by always speaking the individual letters of the names she called me. Without her guiding hand I would never have even tried to figure out what those words meant.
I would also like to thank my Marketing Director for his habit of naming our internal projects so atrociously that I have gained untold experience in building the type of strong, attention getting
bacronyms that distill the essence of a project into a tidy, easy to use package.
I would like to thank all post-Hoover Presidential administrations for their tireless service in concocting ridiculous and unwieldy acronyms for their door-to-door democracy delivery operations. They have set the bar very low and as you know, there can't be a first place unless there's a last place.
Lastly I would like to thank my dog, Archduke Ferdinand (aka Emergency Meal #1) for his unquestioning loyalty and for staying by my side as I toiled with the more subtle aspects of my latest acronym creation.
Upvote for "Emergency Meal #1"...
Best dog name ever.
It does bring a swelling of pride doesn't it?
Well, the swelling of something anyway.
Trebles all round!
" Wow, just wow. I'm so excited to have my contributions to the decline of humanity recognized on the international stage. Rarely does one receive recognition for aiding a species in its race to the bottom. "
Yes, it is a rare glow of pride to be so honored in the forums of El Reg.*
Maybe they could see their way to a special badge for those of use that have contributed so much?
*My contribution was lauded here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/09/05/sign_compo_results/
DUI - Disaster? Undo It!
OPRAH - Obligatory Panic Rocket Arrestment Hardware
End of the outing? need to get home quick?
Terminate Autonomy eXtricate Immediatly
I.e. "Quick we must fornicate now!"
Whatchamacallit Apparatus Needed To-Manually Unfasten Floating Failure
R RockBLOCK -
Promptly Unfasten Balloon Equipment
Cut Line In Transit - Force Loss (of) Immediate Control
(with extra padding)
I think that I have just posted in the wrong thread - evidently distracted.
Judicious Emergency Remote Initiated Rapid "Yes Abort Now"
Makes Arduino Cut-down Hardware Ensuing Trip Emergency
Makes Arduino Cut-down Hardware Eliminating Transpiring Endangerment
Free Orb Non-Destructive LOHAN Equipment
Space Plane Untethering: Negating Katastrophe
OK I'll add a Russian touch to it
Manual-Abort Remotely-Utilised Switch-Initiated Apparatus
or Marusia, 'cause it's lonely up there and Lohan will need a friendly companion like that, for example...
Every Good Project should have a PANIC button, If only for the reason that everyone can wonder around lik Corporal Jones form HicthHikers saying "Don't Panic"
By the way in best Strategic Rocket Service parctice, the control box should have a second key on at least six foot of wire to enforce dual control of such a drastic option. (It doesn't need to be wired up just needs to look the part :-) )
A further effort for your kind consideration:
DISCONEKT - Dave's Indubitably Shed-Created Ominously Nerdgasm-Enabling Killswitch Terminal
Which I feel is suitably improbable, although back at the other end of the probability scale, I still like:
BRA - Ballocket Remote Abort
Abruptly Break Orbit Rockblock Terminator Switch
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