Re: Need a word for...

Subject: Re: Need a word for...
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 11:44:22 -0800

You already had it, sort of. :)

Momentary signal/connection loss is referred to as "dropout." The delay at each
reconnect is a just a consequence of the real problem, even though it often
lasts longer than the LOS itself.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
> What would be a good generic word for the sort of condition where something is
> being rapidly/frequently disconnected and keeps dutifully coming back for more
> punishment? I imagine there's a common english word that engineers have
> co-opted for such a situation - perhaps a two-word phrase at most. It's not
> quite at the tip of my tongue - or my typing fingers. Bugs me no end.


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