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GIGO

An initialism for "garbage in, garbage out," meaning that having inferior or erroneous materials, information, instructions, etc., at the beginning of a process will yield inferior or incorrect results. Said especially of data and computer systems. When used properly, these automation services can expedite the process tenfold, but only if the people running them are putting in the correct information from the outset—GIGO. All the skill in the world won't help if you are cooking a dish with bad ingredients. As they say in the computer industry, GIGO.

GIGO

phr. garbage in, garbage out. (see also DIDO.) The program failed, and I know it’s my fault. You know, GIGO.
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As with any GIGO pitfall, however, the cause of the problem must first be identified before it can be fixed.
A partir del 9 d'octubre (fecha en la que el ayuntamiento tuvo conocimiento del nuevo reglamento de la Milicia) el poder municipal volvio a intensificar la estructuracion de la Milicia forzosa, tambien llamada legal ya que el regidor Fermi Gigo manifesto que el empadronamiento de los habitantes de los 12 barrios habia finalizado el 20 de octubre (17).
They waited for it to work miracles on its own, ignoring that old IT acronym "GIGO," or "garbage in, garbage out."
As with all statistics, the 'GIGO' principle applies and possibly many more people die of food poisoning than are diagnosed as doing so.
Integration is only as good as the quality of what is being integrated: according to the acronym of computer programmers, GIGO ("garbage in, garbage out").
But this kind of survey is particularly susceptible to the computer programmer's GIGO effect: "garbage in, garbage out." In other words, if a survey's criteria are flawed, its results will be unreliable.
Computer programmers have long used GIGO (Garbage In, Garbage Out) as a code for human input problems inherent in computing and GIGO has cousins.
A meta-analysis can provide useful information, but it can also have substantial deficiencies, such as the well-known GIGO problem of "garbage-in, garbage-out," a term I use here to underscore the inability of a broad statistical analysis to exceed the caliber of the studies it uses.
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Then, the vast majority of executives had no background or particular perspective on the quality of computer output--However the '60s acronym "Gigo, garbage-assumptions in garbage-results out, applies to this day.
GIGO spells garbage in-garbage out, which is exactly what will happen to you and your credibility if care is not taken in software selection, data gathering, and data entering.
The old computing GIGO rule (garbage in/garbage out) holds firm across the entire technology spectrum.
This is often the focal point of PPM skeptics who default to the Garbage In/Garbage Out (GIGO) syndrome.
Camera (color), Gigo Lee; editor, Cheung Ka-fai; music, Charles Valade; production designer, Chris Wong; costume designer, Eddie Mok.