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The weakest link.

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by greenbrucelee, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    I have just been watching the weakest link and the final question was: In computing what is a term related to marvel comics given to a person of the older generation that use the internet?

    Answer: Sliver surfer :blink

    I have never heard of this before, what a bunch of s&*( :D
     
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    to be honest i didn't know the weakest was still going on.:blink
     
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    I have just learnt something new:) thanks for sharing and hope they didn't make that one up? Silver surfer:)
     
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    They probably did make it up, as I said I have nevr heard that before, sound like a bunch of crap to me
     
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    God i've known that term for years, ever since i first started going in chat rooms. Freeserve chat even had rooms called for Silver Servers over 50's only!

    Theres bound to be loads of slang terms used to do with IT and users etc that you may never have come across, its just liek real life in taht sense. We still argue in work over what names we call boy racers!
     
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    i've heard it before, but i never would have thought of it as a "normal" name in the geek field.
     
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    Never heard of it.

    Nob eds is what I call em.
     
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    Art from the cover of "The Fantastic Four" number 72 no less. :wink:
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    I liked the original sliver surfer stories, but prefered Spiderman.
     
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    What's wrong with that?, asks the 50-something old guy. I don't see it as derogatory. That's no more derogatory than Baby Boomer, Generation X, etc....
     
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    I just thought they had made it up, I had never heard of the term before.
     
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    Ummm.... Every term like this gets "made up" by someone at some time. Take "Baby Boomer" for example. Somebody just "made it up" one day and the terminology just happened to stick. That's how language changes.
     
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    I always thought the rise of the silver surfer in the F4 film was a bit odd. Because in the X-men series Galactus was shown in human form with his Giant size roberts and the silver surfer Yet in F4 it was shown as large cloud?

    Something that resembles English weather:biggrin

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    Maybe in the film series X4 they will have Galactus, after all you see wolferine fight a large robot of Galactus in X3?
     
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    I thought we were going to see Galactus in X3.

    Are they making an X4? if they are I hope galactus is in it maybe along with the Fantastic 4, well Jessica Alba anyway :)
     
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    The term "Silver Surfer" has been around for a couple of years now, however it's used more in an educational setting - to get the older generation into IT.

    As for the Silver Surfer, I can't wait for the movie :)

    -Ken
     
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    I am a silver surfer and yet i have never come across this term being used in any way on any forum. My guess is that it was used by Freeserve and maybe a few others. I would not say it was a common term and therefore the question was based on a faulty premise.
     
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    I thought as much :D
     
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    On the other hand - I see the term used frequently in the papers!

    Go figure (as they once used to say)!

    Harry.
     
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    Papers.. what are they? :blink :p
     
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    Is that from a Viagra commercial? :P

    You know... those Silver Surfers sometimes need a little "assistance"... :twisted:
     
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