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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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Another woman, Sharon, said that she had been held in a padded cell naked for seven hours after she was arrested in Hindley St about six years ago.
I'm considering sectioning off part of my office and turning it into a padded cell.
To describe Out of Sight/Out of Mind this way is to slip into gallows humor, which misses the real somber creepiness of the massive chair, the inventively directed movie, and those unnervingly comfortable padded cells.
The Assistant Commissioner said that records were kept of such incidents, but it was not possible to provide figures on how often prisoners were stripped and put into padded cells.
On Saturday night, two team members dressed in straitjackets entered separate makeshift padded cells in the building, which began life as a 19th century Victorian asylum.
IRELAND'S most dangerous prisoners are enjoying TV shows on hi-tech LCD screens in their new padded cells.
Lashings of Land of Hope and Glory, endless re-runs of 1966 and round-the-clock renditions of football's coming home and those of us not born in England's green and pleasant land confined to soundproofed padded cells.
It is shocking to think that in 2001 Irish prisons are still using padded cells and so-called strip cells to contain inmates with a mental illness.
I see the Home Office cite North Wales Police as the fourth highest charging forces - presumably they offer padded cells.
PADDED cells are to be replaced by safety observation rooms, Justice Minister Michael McDowell has revealed.
Padded cells and fierce restraints are things straight out of a Hogarthian vision of Bedlam.