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  • noun Squirrel suicide, often with conotations of taking human equipment with it.


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  • common on Usenet's comp.risks newsgroup. (alt.: squirrelicide) What all too frequently happens when a squirrel decides to exercise its species's unfortunate penchant for shorting out power lines with their little furry bodies. Result: one dead squirrel, one down computer installation. In this situation, the computer system is said to have been squirrelcided.

    October 12, 2009