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boat anchor

Something related to computing and technology that is regarded as cumbersome and ineffectual, often obsolete. What are we going to do with a computer running Windows 95? Get that boat anchor out of here!
See also: anchor, boat

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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Taking a gigantic 15gb of disk space and routing any graphics processor on the market, this game once again gave me the feeling that my new digital behemoth would soon be heading into the gutter.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.
On June 9, Philippine-Chinese Friendship Day no less, a Chinese vessel rammed and sank a Filipino fishing boat anchored near Recto Bank.
In June, a Philippine fishing boat anchored off a disputed seamount - believed to hold large quantities of oil and natural gas - sank after it was rammed by a Chinese boat.
The same PCG-Marina report also found out that the Chinese vessel 'failed to take appropriate action to avoid the risk of collision' with a Filipino fishing boat anchored in the area, and failed to render assistance to a vessel in distress.
Last June 9, a Filipino fishing boat anchored in Recto Bank sank after a Chinese vessel rammed it.
Roy Boughton, who set sail from Beaumaris 10 years ago, is lost at sea after failing to make it back on board his boat anchored off the idyllic island of St Lucia in the Caribbean.
I recommend that no matter how confident you are that the tide will not come in while you are away from your boat, that you leave the boat anchored no matter.
Thailand's popular Maya Bay will be continue to be closed to tourists until the end of October due to unfinished restoration and dangers associated with the current monsoon season.The pristine beach on the southern island of Koh Phi Phi popularized by the 2000 movie "The Beach" was closed for the first time in June after it was discovered that most of its coral had been damaged by boat anchors. The part of the bay where damaged corals are rehabilitating and new corals are being planted has been closed to boats permanently, the National Park Department has said.
The Green Party claimed on Sunday that the boat anchored on the shore of the beach at noon "blaring loud music and dropped the tourists off on the beach to have fun on the very sand where turtles lay their eggs".
boat anchored a set distance upstream from fish position marked on sonar.
Thon Thamrongnawasawat, deputy dean of the faculty of fisheries at Kasetsart University in Bangkok, has said nearly 80 percent of Thailand's coral reefs have been destroyed and that the primary culprits are beachfront hotels, boat anchors and plastics being discarded in the sea.
Boat anchors and uncaring visitors stepping on hard coral destroy reefs.
Caption: While hunting off a large fishing boat anchored in a bay, I killed this buck from a treestand just before dark on the last afternoon of hunting.
ELLIE ABEN Fishermen tie up their fishing boat anchored at a fishing port in the central province of Thua Thien Hue on Thursday as typhoon Doksuri is approaching the country's central coast.