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pilot error

pilot error in Technology

(Sun, from aviation) A user's misconfiguration or misuse of a piece of software, producing apparently bug-like results.
E.g. "Joe Luser reported a bug in sendmail that causes it to generate bogus headers." "That's not a bug, that's pilot error. His "" is hosed."
Compare UBD.
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