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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!
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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!
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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

1. In science fiction, an occurrence of traveling forward or backward through time. The scientists activated a time warp so that Thompson could stop the war from ever happening. Traveling into the black hole acted as a time warp, sending us several millennia into the future.
2. A person, place, or thing that manifests the characteristics or aesthetics of a previous time period. The restaurant is a true time warp, delivering an authentic 1950s diner experience to its customers. The film is an odd mashup—a time warp in appearance and aesthetic to the likes of Casablanca, while having the graphic language and gore of modern R-rated fare.
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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]
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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

be (stuck) in a ˈtime warp

not having changed at all from a time in the past although everything else has: Her whole house seems to be stuck in a time warp. It’s like something out of the 1950s. OPPOSITE: keep up, move, etc. with the times
See also: time, warp

warped

mod. drug intoxicated. (A variant of bent.) Too many yellows made Jerry warped as the dickens.
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WARP DataReactor and WARP SpiderCache product lines, along with the WARP 2063e and WARP 2063 appliances, are part of the company's GTEN (Global Transaction Enabled Network) architecture, which includes a series of hardware and software solutions that significantly improve network and server performance, optimize the delivery of static and dynamic Web content, and achieve distributed application acceleration on a global scale.
Added Clark, "We are excited not just about the WARP DataReactor product, but also the opportunity to work with the company.
com's implementation of the WARP 2063e provides them with a unique solution that combines a broad collection of application acceleration technologies to support their e-commerce and travel operations - all in one appliance," commented Greg Parker, WARP's CTO.
Designed for enterprise organizations and service providers, the WARP 2063e edge appliance provides a non-intrusive solution that sits at the network's edge to off-load high-volume traffic, and serve end-user requests from the closest node resource.
In terms of revenue recognition, WARP adheres to SOP 97-2, which for WARP, means revenues are recognized over four quarters.
This quarter we are beginning to see increased sales as a direct result of the strategic initiatives we implemented in sales, marketing and product development," explained Karl Douglas, CEO of WARP Technology Holdings, Inc.
In the last six months, WARP has dramatically increased its product line by acquiring SpiderSoftware, and licensing, and subsequently announcing its intention to acquire iMimic Networking, a competitor to Network Appliance(TM) and Cisco(TM) web caching products.
WARP SpiderCache v3 also provides advanced security and personalization features such as adding access levels and granularity at the user-level.
WARP SpiderCache's Central Manager enables advanced clustering for administration, configuration, request queuing and clear-caching across a group of servers.
WARP SpiderCache v3 is available in two configurations.
Static caching is rapidly becoming a feature within the overall network and application acceleration market niche," explained Karl Douglas, CEO of WARP Technology Holdings.
In measuring performance, our benchmark tests show that DataReactor for Solaris outperformed Inktomi Traffic Server by a factor of two with respect to throughput, and a factor of three in terms of response time," explained Greg Parker, CTO of WARP Technology Holdings.
According to Gus Bottazzi, VP of Sales at WARP Solutions, Inc.