Re: Pileups Reported on Snow-Covered Roads (

From: Strata Rose Chalup (
Date: Fri Feb 23 2001 - 17:45:46 PST

Indeed, and common in NH as well.

I'm surprised though that no one has mentioned the other common
definition of black ice, namely anti-cracker software, as popularised
by William Gibson in his cyberpunk novels.

Yet another definition of "black ice" is microfine shaved ice with cold
espresso and vanilla syrup, served snow cone style or made with a gelato

At WorldCon SF in 1995, friends of friends threw a nice "cyberpunk"
party. I lost the t-shirt that went with it, two espresso cups and
the legend "Neurotrash Cafe". We didn't get to make black ice for
that particular party, alas. Folks just had to make do with
Explosive Decompression. :-)


> > Other people have explained the meaning, but I'll just note that it
> > has been common terminology in the UK for as long as I've been around.
> >
> > Tony.

Strata Rose Chalup [KF6NBZ]                      strata "@"
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