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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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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Too late for another?

    Command

    Lohan

    Into

    Termination

    1. Anomalous Cowturd
      FAIL

      Re: Too late for another?

      How about...

      Button

      Operated

      Orbital

      Balloon / Ballocket

      In

      Extremis

      System?

      1. nichomach

        Re: Too late for another?

        I had a similar thought, given its rugged construction:

        Battleworthy

        Object

        Oriented

        Breakaway

        Interface (for)

        Emergency

        Separation...

    2. Martin Budden
      Stop

      Re: Too late for another?

      Yes.

  2. Frallan
    Coat

    LOHANS BRA ftw!

  3. Tempest8008

    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...

    1. Steven Raith

      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 :(

    2. stragen001

      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 :(

      1. Tempest8008
        Coat

        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

  4. Alister Silver badge
    Thumb Up

    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

    1. Greg J Preece

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

      "LOHAN's lost the plot again."

      "OK, pull the BRASTRAP."

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So many brilliant choices

    Well done all you Registards (?)

  6. James Hughes 1

    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..

  7. Phredd

    Another Suggestion

    What happened to REHAB

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

    or something like that.

    1. Lester Haines (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

      Re: Another Suggestion

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

      1. Phredd

        Re: Another Suggestion

        Opps.. forgot that :(

  8. Joefish
    Joke

    I think we have a clear winner...

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

  9. Aremmes
    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?

    1. Joefish
      Linux

      Re: No recursive backronyms

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

    2. Anonymous Coward Silver badge

      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.

  10. Chris G Silver badge

    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).

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      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.

      1. John Gamble

        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.

  11. Arachnoid

    Heuston

    For when you have a problem

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  13. Pascal

    Not to nitpick,

    But aren't the lights in the wrong order?

    Key: unlock device - green

    Flip: arm - yellow

    Button: kaboom - red

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    CYRUS

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

    1. John Q Public

      Re: CYRUS

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

  15. Dave Fox

    Too late, but I'd go for : BIEBER

    Button

    Immediately

    Effects

    Balloon

    Emergency

    Release

    1. Dave Fox

      Or even better perhaps, a recursive acronym:

      BIEBER=

      BEIBER

      Immediately

      Effects

      Balloon

      Emergency

      Release

  16. Jamie Kitson

    Tit Jokes

    No, please no.

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

  17. cortland

    Where was

    The Earth shattering Kaboom?

    Somewhere around 17th?

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