When you try to pronounce "NGSCB"...

R. A. Hettinga rah@shipwright.com
Mon, 27 Jan 2003 19:06:52 -0500

...it sounds like some place-name in Mordor: "Naagscab"

I suppose it should name a sulfurous cave, or some other, um, foul hole...

Thanks to Charles Evans for the pronunciation hint.

>   Microsoft has dropped the code name of its controversial
>   security technology, Palladium, in favor of this buzzword-
>   bloated tongue twister: "next-generation secure computing
>   base".

Who liked "Palladiated", too...
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