padded cell


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padded cell

Where you put lusers so they can't hurt anything. A program that limits a luser to a carefully restricted subset of the capabilities of the host system (for example, the "rsh" utility on USG Unix). Note that this is different from an iron box because it is overt and not aimed at enforcing security so much as protecting others (and the luser) from the consequences of the luser's boundless naivet'e (see naive). Also "padded cell environment".
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Children at the Cumberland Pencil Museum, above; the Dog Collar Museum, left; a padded cell at the Museum of Mental Health, below, and the Forge Mill Needle Museum, right.
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Just these rows on rows of white closet doors that will make the whole shebang look like a giant padded cell.
Argentina's central bankers were not sitting bound in a straitjacket, but rather bouncing off the walls of a large padded cell.
From this padded cell you pass into the workspace which, in contrast, is crisply designed with white walls and floor, glazed divisions, overhead ducting and a glass conference room at the centre.
In the end, Francis was doing a passable impression of Herbert Lom as Inspector Dreyfuss in the Pink Panther films, scrawling 'Kill Brady' on the walls of his padded cell with a wax crayon between his teeth.
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We need to be able to touch this wildness, to call it forth when we need it, up and out of the padded cell in which we keep it locked for civilization's sake.