Tuesday, April 18, 2006


Nuke it from orbit

(bonus entry for April 4th, 2006)

Definition: actually a shortened version of "Nuke it from orbit; it's the only way to be sure." It means to wipe it all out and start over, often due to some sort of infection / pandemic / contagion

Example: "When you are dealing with rootkits and some advanced spyware programs, the only solution is to rebuild from scratch. In some cases, there really is no way to recover without nuking the systems from orbit,"
--Mike Danseglio, program manager in the Security Solutions group at
Microsoft, as cited in eWeek

Explanation / Origin: 從衛星軌道﹐釋放核子彈,把行星地面炸平,所有的生物都殺了,從頭開始

Probably came from a science fiction book, not sure which one

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