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be caught in a time warp

To remain unchanged from a time in the past, especially in an antiquated or obsolete way. ("Time warp" is sometimes hyphenated.) This town is so entrenched in its backwards ideals and moral values, like it's caught in a time warp or something! There's nothing digital in the house—no computers, no smartphones, just a typewriter and a single rotary telephone. Talk about being caught in a time-warp!
See also: caught, time, warp

be locked in a time warp

To remain unchanged from a time in the past, especially in an antiquated or obsolete way. ("Time warp" is sometimes hyphenated.) This town is so entrenched in its backwards ideals and moral values, like it's locked in a time warp or something! There's nothing digital in the house—no computers, no smartphones, just a typewriter and a single rotary telephone. Talk about being locked in a time-warp!
See also: lock, time, warp

be stuck in a time warp

To remain unchanged from a time in the past, especially in an antiquated or obsolete way. ("Time warp" is sometimes hyphenated.) This town is so entrenched in its backwards ideals and moral values, like it's stuck in a time warp or something! There's nothing digital in the house—no computers, no smartphones, just a typewriter and a single rotary telephone. Talk about being stuck in a time-warp!
See also: stuck, time, warp

be trapped in a time warp

To remain unchanged from a time in the past, especially in an antiquated or obsolete way. ("Time warp" is sometimes hyphenated.) This town is so entrenched in its backwards ideals and moral values, like it's trapped in a time warp or something! There's nothing digital in the house—no computers, no smartphones, just a typewriter and a single rotary telephone. Talk about being trapped in a time-warp!
See also: time, trap, warp

time warp

A stoppage in the passage of time; also, a distortion of time whereby an event or person could hypothetically move from one era to another. For example, Nothing in their lives has changed since the sixties; they're in a time warp, or Having a seventy-year-old actress portray a teenager-that was some time warp! This term originated in science fiction, where it signifies "a supernatural movement from one era to another," and came to be used more loosely. [c. 1950]
See also: time, warp

warp and woof

The underlying structure or foundation of something, as in He foresaw great changes in the warp and woof of the nation's economy. This expression, used figuratively since the second half of the 1500s, alludes to the threads that run lengthwise ( warp) and crosswise ( woof) in a woven fabric.
See also: and, warp, woof

warped

mod. drug intoxicated. (A variant of bent.) Too many yellows made Jerry warped as the dickens.
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Available today, WARP SpiderCache Enterprise v4 is priced from $10,000 in the US and GBP 6,500 BP in the UK.
WARP SpiderCache is part of the company's GTEN (Global Transaction Enabled Network) architecture, which includes a series of software and appliances designed to improve network and server performance, and enable distributed content and application acceleration on a global scale.
Addressing the network and application bottlenecks inherent in web-based infrastructures, the new WARP 2063e appliance provides a non-intrusive system to reduce latency and improve performance, reliability, and scalability.
The WARP 2063e is the latest addition to WARP's GTEN (Global Transaction Enabled Network) architecture, which includes a series of software and appliances designed to improve network and server performance, and enable distributed content and application acceleration on a global scale.
Managed service providers operating in the education sector will particularly appreciate the manageability WARP DataReactor gives across large populations of caches.
This strategic partnership with ApplianSys reinforces our channel strategy, and extends the reach of the WARP DataReactor product in key vertical markets," explained Anthony Huggett, WARP's UK General Manager.
com deployed two WARP 2063e edge appliances and two WARP 2063e edge nodes, which serve 100% of the traffic for all 40 of its Web sites located across 14 countries.
WARP's thought leadership in the application acceleration market niche has been provided by its WARP 2063e, the most advanced, multi-function application acceleration edge appliance available today.
The company attributes the improved market penetration to the release of its WARP 2063e v3 application acceleration appliance, and the introduction of its recently announced "Inktomi replacement" program.
Static caching is rapidly becoming a feature within the overall network and application acceleration market niche," explained Karl Douglas, CEO of WARP Technology Holdings.
The new release of the DataReactor product is one component of our corporate strategy to deliver a range of award-winning Web caching and application acceleration technologies that support all major operating systems and platforms," explained Karl Douglas, CEO of WARP Technology Holdings.