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farming

<jargon> (From Adelaide University, Australia) What the heads of a disk drive are said to do when they plow little furrows in the magnetic media during a head crash. Typically used as follows: "Oh no, the machine has just crashed; I hope the hard drive hasn't gone farming again."

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(2001-03-26)

 


Nearby terms: faradise farkled farm farming FARNET fas FASBOL
 

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