2008/6/15 Miguel Branco <bandu...@gmail.com>:

>  buff, éche éche.eu non dou con nada. + info:
>
> Jargon File
> frobnicate
> frobnicate /frob'ni-kayt/ vt. [Poss. derived from {frobnitz}, and
> usually abbreviated to {frob}, but `frobnicate' is recognized as the
> official full form.] To manipulate or adjust, to tweak. One frequently
> frobs bits or other 2-state devices. Thus: "Please frob the light
> switch" (that is, flip it), but also "Stop frobbing that clasp; you'll
> break it". One also sees the construction `to frob a frob'. See {tweak}
> and {twiddle}.
>
> Usage: frob, twiddle, and tweak sometimes connote points along a
> continuum. `Frob' connotes aimless manipulation; `twiddle' connotes
> gross manipulation, often a coarse search for a proper setting; `tweak'
> connotes fine-tuning. If someone is turning a knob on an oscilloscope,
> then if he's carefully adjusting it, he is probably tweaking it; if he
> is just turning it but looking at the screen, he is probably twiddling
> it; but if he's just doing it because turning a knob is fun, he's
> frobbing it. The variant `frobnosticate' has been recently reported.
>
>  On Sunday 15 June 2008 11:25:42 mvillarino wrote:
>
> > Olá,
>
> > estou con problemas en dous ficheiros de extensións de Kipi, o de
> pisasaweb
>
> > e o de flickr.
>
> > En ambos os dous aparece "Frob", sen moito contexto. As mensaxes son as
>
> > seguintes:
>
> >
>
> > @extragear-graphics/kipiplugin_flickrexport
>
> > #: flickrtalker.cpp:142
>
> > Getting the Frob
>
> > #: flickrtalker.cpp:516
>
> > Invalid Frob
>
> >
>
> > @extragear-graphics/kipiplugin_picasawebexport
>
> > #: picasawebtalker.cpp:576
>
> > Invalid Frob
>
> >
>
> > A definición de "Frob" en foldoc é a seguinte:
>
> > frob
>
> > /frob/ 1. [MIT] The TMRC definition was "FROB = a protruding arm or
>
> > trunnion"; by metaphoric extension, a "frob" is any random small thing;
> an
>
> > object that you can comfortably hold in one hand; something you can frob
>
> > (sense 2). See frobnitz.
>
> > 2. Abbreviated form of frobnicate.
>
> > 3. [MUD] A command on some MUDs that changes a player's experience level
>
> > (this can be used to make wizards); also, to request wizard privileges on
>
> > the "professional courtesy" grounds that one is a wizard elsewhere. The
>
> > command is actually "frobnicate" but is universally abbreviated to the
>
> > shorter form.
>
> >
>
> > Algunha idea?
>
> > --
>
> > Best regards,
>
> > MV
>
>
Da definición de Miguel, a min sóame a "estrebillar" XD Polo menos era o que
me dicía meu pai cando lle collía as ferramentas "¿Qué andas estrebillando?
como rompas algho póñote a andar!". Pero paréceme que non se vai adaptar ben
(nin sei se aparecerá en ningún dicionario :P )

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