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> > Once again, I'm turning to the Techwr-l
> "reverse-lookup-dictionary" for a term that I'm pretty sure
> exists, but which is eluding me at present.
> > 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)?
That one hits the spot, with just the right negative connotation
(one recognized by anybody who ever worked for a cell-phone carrier
or other subscription-based service... )
Honorable mention to Gene who came up with the same word, but his
post arrived twenty minutes later.
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