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condom

(1)
The protective plastic bag that accompanies 3.5-inch microfloppy diskettes. Rarely, also used of (paper) disk envelopes. Unlike the write protect tab, the condom (when left on) not only impedes the practice of SEX but has also been shown to have a high failure rate as drive mechanisms attempt to access the disk - and can even fatally frustrate insertion.

condom

(2)
The protective cladding on a light pipe.

condom

(3)
"keyboard condom": A flexible, transparent plastic cover for a keyboard, designed to provide some protection against dust and programming fluid without impeding typing.

condom

(4)
"elephant condom": the plastic shipping bags used inside cardboard boxes to protect hardware in transit.
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SEE YOU: Madonna; GIFT: DJ Vicky in See You Jimmy hat
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The next morning the selfies on my phone with Jimmy Fallon, host of The Tonight Show, wearing a See You Jimmy hat were proof that, yes, that really did happen.
Bassist Connor Ball put on a See You Jimmy hat and they all had a go at a Glasgow accent.
But they pleased the Scots crowd when one member donned a See You Jimmy hat.