same-day service

same-day service

(humour, operating system)
An ironic term used to describe long response time, particularly with respect to MS-DOS system calls (which ought to require only a tiny fraction of a second to execute). Such response time is a major incentive for programmers to write programs that are not well-behaved.

See also PC-ism.
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Also on the list are Alaska Airlines' Goldstreak Package Express service, a provider of same-day service, as well as third-party and local goods and package transporters such as Reliable Transfer Corporation.
sw The supermarket added a series of new charges of up to PS2 for next-day collection and between PS2 and PS4 for a same-day service.
Tesco added a series of fees of up to PS2 for next-day collection and between PS2 and PS4 for a same-day service.
The supermarket added a series of new charges of up to [pounds sterling]2 for next-day collection and between [pounds sterling]2 and [pounds sterling]4 for a same-day service.
Competition in this space is growing fiercer, though, as rivals Wal-Mart Stores and Best Buy have started offering same-day service, aiming to keep pace with Amazon.
The new norm at ADT are solutions which cement our stellar reputation for great customer service like same-day service with Tech Tracker, dedicated national accounts operations center teams and phone calls answered quickly by live attendants.
In addition to offering a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee, same-day service for residential and commercial customers in Cobb County, and transparent pricing, 678 Rid Junk is also fully licensed & insured to perform junk removal & hauling services in the state of Georgia.
The supermarket giant said it will start the same-day service at three stores, before rolling it out to 30 stores by Christmas, to keep pace with a rise in online orders.
We were able to maintain network spares in regional facilities and were able to deliver same-day service to the downed site.
FIX & GO, Wales' first same-day service for vehicle body and paint repair, has opened at Swansea Enterprise Park with two further sites lined up for the Cardiff and Pontypridd areas.
For same-day service, users of Google Express must pay US$95 per year, or US$10 per month, (http://www.
In addition, Protection 1 has introduced its Tech Tracker notification service as well as a same-day service policy.