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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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I'm considering sectioning off part of my office and turning it into a padded cell.
Adelaide, Aug 15 (ANI): Soon after a woman in Adelaide complained of having been stripped naked by male police officers and put into padded cells, more women have come forward with similar claims.
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.
For many a long year his dad Johnnie, a fine horseman but the bookmakers' best friend in a tight finish, drove demented punters into 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.
The crew plan to dress in straitjackets during a seance in padded cells in which they will seek to contact spirits.
Leeds fans heard it so often from Peter Ridsdale they can still be heard chanting it from their padded cells, Newcastle's Freddy Shepherd's been doing it over Shay Given (just as he did over Jonathan Woodgate), Manchester City's John Wardle wants us to believe he would rather meet his maker than allow Shaun Wright-Phillips to slash pounds 62million of debt, and Steve Bruce is willing to sleep with the fishes before letting Robbie Savage go.