Re: Need a word for...

Subject: Re: Need a word for...
From: Marguerite Krupp <mkrupp128 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: KevinMcLauchlan <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>, voxwoman <voxwoman -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 09:30:22 -0800 (PST)

How about "unstable"? Though "asynchronously repetitive" does have a nice, high-class ring to it.
 
Marguerite

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From: voxwoman <voxwoman -at- gmail -dot- com>
Subject: Re: Need a word for...
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
Cc: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2010, 11:33 AM


Maddening? Annoying? Asynchronously repetitive?

On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 11:28 AM, McLauchlan, Kevin <
Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:

> It's definitely intermittent, but intermittent could describe
> an event that occurs on average of once every few days, or
> an event that occurs every 2-to-5 minutes. (for example)
>
> But now imagine it's in the range of every two minutes (plus
> or minus some amount to allow for the 'intermittency'), but
> the time needed for the rejoin and re-sync procedure is (say)
> a minute-and-a-half. Let's further imagine that a good chunk
> of that overhead is shared by the other members and the clients.
>
> Or worse, if the events started coming a minute and twenty-nine
> seconds apart and it took a minute-and-thirty to recover.   :-)
>
> I kind of like "thrashing" that other folks have suggested,
> but I'm not clear if it's generally applicable outside of
> the memory-management situation. Google was no help - started
> with the first several hits being the expected computer-science
> context, and then switched over to situations of a person (or
> a team) being 'thrashed' by opponents.
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Lorenzen, Jane {PBSG} [mailto:jane -dot- lorenzen -at- pbsg -dot- com]
> > Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2010 11:12 AM
> > To: McLauchlan, Kevin; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> > Subject: RE: Need a word for...
> >
> > Intermittent connection?
> >
> > Jane Lorenzen
> >
> >
> > McLauchlan, Kevin asked:
> >
> > >Is there a general, or engineering, term for a condition
> > where something
> > is dropped/stopped and retries/resumes, but it happens so
> > frequently and rapidly that it's annoying (or a drag on resources)?
>


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