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Right, you lovely people, the time has come to name our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) doomsday box – the device which will, if required, command the mission's onboard Iridium-Arduino sandwich to release the mighty helium-filled orb carrying our Vulture 2 spaceplane aloft in case of emergency. Dave Akerman's …

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Anonymous Coward

Too late for another?

Command

Lohan

Into

Termination

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FAIL

Re: Too late for another?

How about...

Button

Operated

Orbital

Balloon / Ballocket

In

Extremis

System?

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Re: Too late for another?

I had a similar thought, given its rugged construction:

Battleworthy

Object

Oriented

Breakaway

Interface (for)

Emergency

Separation...

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Stop

Re: Too late for another?

Yes.

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LOHANS BRA ftw!

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I want a list of the NSFW ones

You still must have a raftload of NSFW backronyms that were submitted.

Can we get a post of those for shits and giggles? Even if they aren't in the running to be the 'official' name...

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Re: I want a list of the NSFW ones

I came up with SCAT but the acronym was very poorly done (I won't bother to repeat it here - it was that bad), and so other than being somewhat more NSFW than most of these, it also failed in it's duty to actually describe what the function of the device was.

I failed :(

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Re: I want a list of the NSFW ones

Then check out the comments section on the article about building the device here - http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2013/08/20/iridium_arduino_sandwich/

Its a crime that LADYGARDEN didnt make it :(

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Re: I want a list of the NSFW ones

I saw those, but there MUST be more.

I know because I submitted:

CUNT - Cut-down UNiT

:P

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A difficult choice - I liked ARMADA, but really, it's a bit tame considering the rest of the backronyms associated with the project, so I went for BRASTRAP

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I went for BRASTRAP because it just works so well in a sentence.

"LOHAN's lost the plot again."

"OK, pull the BRASTRAP."

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So many brilliant choices

Well done all you Registards (?)

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Brastrap for me

But Scissors came a close second. I suppose in a game of Paper Rock Scissors Lizard Spock Brastrap, scissors should have won, but hey ho..

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Another Suggestion

What happened to REHAB

Reset, Everything, Hope (it's not) All Broke

or something like that.

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Re: Another Suggestion

REHAB: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/15/lohan_hypbaric_update/

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Re: Another Suggestion

Opps.. forgot that :(

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Joke

I think we have a clear winner...

And it's not modern intellectualism as a whole...

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Mushroom

No recursive backronyms

It saddens me that none of the proposed backronyms features recursion, like, say, "Abend Button Escapes Near Doom". What ever happened to that fine geek custom?

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Re: No recursive backronyms

It got associated with Linux, that's what happened to it...

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Re: No recursive backronyms

Easy enough with my suggestion (OOPS).

Prepend one of several letters to get your recursion: H, L, N, O, P, W... some work better than others, but I didn't feel that it was needed.

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Psychostats

The voting stats so far show a definite swing......

and a comment about the psychology of Reg commentards, incidentally I voted for Brastrap along with 202 other people with a penchant for juvenile humour, my excuse is being old enough to be approaching my second childhood ( not that I really need one).

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Re: Psychostats

I voted for it because the actual sentence is the most unforced. It seemed like the only one that could be a 'found' acronym.

That, and boobies.

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Re: Psychostats

The unforced style did catch my eye too (also my favorite, SWIFT, which had the best unforced style, didn't make it to the voting list).

Plus the mild rudeness (as opposed to gross rudeness) was a plus.

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Heuston

For when you have a problem

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Not to nitpick,

But aren't the lights in the wrong order?

Key: unlock device - green

Flip: arm - yellow

Button: kaboom - red

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CYRUS

Brastrap is good in this context... but MILEY.

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Re: CYRUS

I'm kinda surprised nobody went tried to make something obvious like LINDSAY...for the LOHAN Self-Destruct system :P

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Too late, but I'd go for : BIEBER

Button

Immediately

Effects

Balloon

Emergency

Release

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Or even better perhaps, a recursive acronym:

BIEBER=

BEIBER

Immediately

Effects

Balloon

Emergency

Release

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Tit Jokes

No, please no.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/09/titstare-app-women-tech-sexism

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Where was

The Earth shattering Kaboom?

Somewhere around 17th?

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