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borf in Technology

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To uncerimoniously disconnect someone from a system without prior warning. BBS Sysops routinely "borf" pest users by turning off the modem or by hitting the "auto-borf" key sequence.
You can also be "borfed" by software dropping carrier due to a bug.
The origin of the term is unknown but it has been in use since at least 1982.
(1997-03-21)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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