boat anchor

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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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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.
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.
The metalcaster used to make boat anchors for a company that sells the product to Wal-Mart's marine division, but a few years ago Wal-Mart began importing from overseas.
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.
BRIMFIELD - Reports that the last typewriter factory in the world would close its doors were false, but the news, erroneous as it was, may have sparked interest in the clicking, clacking collectibles that were once considered useful only as boat anchors.
We unhooked the boat anchors and retrieved the first duck of our voyage.
managers would not be too loud about admitting it today, their servers for databases are largely boat anchors of aging technologies that could be easily outsourced to cloud services if they had the right security, performance and service agreements.
When insects, nesting fish and boat anchors stir the mud, they can release old eggs that hatch and offer a wider variety of genetic material to the contemporary population.
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.
The Seahorse Trust warned that Britain's native breeds are under threat from boat anchors destroying their natural habitat of eel or sea grass.
BAHRAIN has launched a major project to protect its coral reefs from damage caused by boat anchors.