fat finger


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fat finger

Accidentally pressing the wrong key on a keyboard and entering an erroneous command that causes a serious problem. The term harks back to the very early days when computers were instructed to perform operations by flipping switches on the console.
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1) using a single XML schema to replace text messages and eliminate the fat finger process required to exchange information between the two modules.
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It is not rocket science that there was a fat finger here .
Use a garden fork, making holes in the grass about a fat finger in width and six inches deep.
Those who say what they want, dress how they like, and do whatever they please with a big, fat finger up to `the man'?
Fat finger To accidentally press the wrong key and cause a serious problem on a computer.
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