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Autor:  Breckenfeld
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Data:  18/OUT/2010 8:53 PM
Assunto:  To play whack-a-mole
 
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The connotation of "Whac-a-mole" or "Whack-a-mole" in colloquial usage is that of a repetitious and futile task: each time the attacker is "whacked" or kicked off a service, he only pops up again from another direction.The term has been used in the computer and networking industry to describe the phenomenon of fending off recurring spammers, vandals or miscreants. It is also used in the military to refer to opposing troops who keep re-appearing. This use has been common in the Iraq War in reference to the difficulty of defeating the Iraqi insurgency.

 

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
To play whack-a-mole  –  Fox Fox  17/OUT/2010, 10:41 PM
To play whack-a-mole  –  c n n  18/OUT/2010, 3:09 AM
To play whack-a-mole  –  PPAULO  18/OUT/2010, 8:07 AM
To play whack-a-mole  –  Jussara  18/OUT/2010, 8:24 AM
To play whack-a-mole  –  PPAULO  18/OUT/2010, 8:46 AM
To play whack-a-mole  –  Fox Fox  18/OUT/2010, 11:09 AM
To play whack-a-mole  –  orlando  18/OUT/2010, 10:15 AM
To play whack-a-mole  –  Dale-USA  18/OUT/2010, 11:39 AM
To play whack-a-mole  –  c n n  18/OUT/2010, 1:23 PM
To play whack-a-mole  –  Dale-USA  18/OUT/2010, 1:38 PM
To play whack-a-mole  –  c n n  18/OUT/2010, 2:39 PM
To play whack-a-mole  –  Fox Fox  18/OUT/2010, 3:29 PM
 To play whack-a-mole  –  Breckenfeld  18/OUT/2010, 8:53 PM
To play whack-a-mole  –  PPAULO  18/OUT/2010, 10:00 PM

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