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boat anchor

n. a useless computer; anything heavy and useless. Why don’t you replace that boat anchor with a new model?
See also: anchor, boat
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With the requirements these things need, Total War is as much a statement of how the market needs to hold its horses and standardise as much as it is a classic - but who am I kidding I've just got to accept I'm in possession of another boat anchor.
But because there were only about three computers in the world that could actually play it on full settings, most gamers were reduced to playing it on Windows Boat Anchor.
Boat anchors and uncaring visitors stepping on hard coral destroy reefs.
Other factors include plastic rubbish dumped in the sea and physical damage from boat anchors.
In a talk at Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, she insisted that her large ceramic buckets are intended to be functional and might serve as umbrella stands--or boat anchors.
The project officer, Faisal Al-Harban, said in a statement on Tuesday that this work comes within the efforts of the diving team to protect the coral reefs in Kuwait and to prevent throwing boat anchors that break the corals.
The new signs feature nine different ways that visitors to the islands can play their part, including not dropping boat anchors on the coral and not playing loud music as it may disturb the animals.
Mister King (a King penguin) lives a quiet life of solitude on a remote island until a fishing boat anchors nearby and he is captured and kept aboard the vessel.
However, activities such as fishing with explosives and dropping boat anchors irresponsibly are believed to be destabilising the wrecks, causing one in particular--the Hoyo Maru--to leak oil.
BAHRAIN has launched a major project to protect its coral reefs from damage caused by boat anchors.
Some suggestions include door stops, booster chairs for small children and boat anchors.
They looked as if they'd been issued to the Harbor Patrol and used as boat anchors.
For example,' he told Ecos, 'if we know the location and extent of various underwater habitats, whether sponge gardens, rocky reefs, kelp beds or sand sediment areas, we can respond appropriately to a crisis like an oil spill; or if, say, recreational divers might damage a delicate habitat with boat anchors, we can provide a permanent anchor point.
It is buried under three grades of rock for protection from storms and boat anchors.
These boxes are boat anchors when you buy our software solution," claims Dr.