PEBCAK and frustrated stupidity still exists -- be warned!

Matthew Saltzman mjs at
Tue Jan 4 21:15:15 UTC 2011

On Tue, 2011-01-04 at 10:56 -0800, Joe Zeff wrote: 
> On 01/04/2011 10:02 AM, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> > BTW, Googling PEBKAC yields about 70,700 hits; PEBCAK about 18,700.
> > Wikipedia's entry also lists PICNIC ("Problem In Chair, Not In Computer)
> > and ID10T as alternative designations for the same issue.
> Does it mention either Luser or LART?

Luser gets a page of its own.  LART (AKA "clue-by-four") gets a mention

For hours of entertainment at the expense of those poor saps we're
supposed to be helping (if you're feeling in a sour mood about it), see
the BOFH page and the stories linked from there.


                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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