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fejl 40

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EtymologyEdit

Usually explained to be a reference to the typical distance between the computer monitor and the user's face, in centimetres.

NounEdit

fejl 40

  1. (humouros, computing) an error caused by the ineptitude of the user; PEBCAK
    • 2005, Tænk
      Der var mange Fejl 40-situationer - alt lige fra ikke at have tændt for strømmen til ikke at læse, hvad der står på skærmen.
      There were many Error 40-situations - everything from not turning on the power to not reading what's printed to the screen.
    • 2014, Erik J. Huigen, Lemmingeeffekten: - Om krise, ledighed og menneskesyn i Konkurrencestaten, BoD – Books on Demand →ISBN, page 85
      Der er altså tale om en slags ”Fejl 40", hvor fejlen ikke sidder i maskinen eller i tallene selv, men ca. 40 cm.[sic] foran skærmen – og altså hos den, der betjener maskinen og fortolker dens output.
      Thus, it is a sort of ”Error 40", where the error is not in the machine or in the numbers themselves, but approximately 40 cm in front of the screen – that is, with the person using the machine and interpreting its output.