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(chat)
(Great Britain) A lower form of life found on chat systems and MUDs. The spod has few friends in RL and uses chat instead, finding communication easier and preferable over the net. He has all the negative traits of the computer geek without having any interest in computers per se. Lacking any knowledge of, or interest in, how networks work, and considering his access a God-given right, he is a major irritant to sysadmins, clogging up lines in order to reach new MUDs, following passed-on instructions on how to sneak his way onto Internet ("Wow! It's in America!") and complaining when he is not allowed to use busy routes. A true spod will start any conversation with "Are you male or female?" (and follow it up with "Got any good numbers/IDs/passwords?") and will not talk to someone physically present in the same terminal room until they log onto the same computer that he is using and enter chat.

Compare newbie, tourist, weenie, twink, terminal junkie, dweeb.
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In the worst case, if countermine operations fail, SPODs may have to be temporarily abandoned, driving the joint force to execute a joint logistics over-the-shore operation.
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Rugby based Mark presented the brightly coloured boilie hook baits from 80 to 120 yards out, and must have been worn out at the end of it as he continually fed sloppy groundbait over the 'zigs' using a spod.
Unlike Kuwait, where OIF has militarily secured SPODs and staging areas, we in OEF are forced to rely on the commercially secured terminals at Karachi, Pakistan.
faces in the immediate future ..." (2) The vital importance of seaports of debarkation (SPODs) to U.S.
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After the JTF-PO was successfully employed at air ports of debarkation (APODs), TRANSCOM examined using the new concept to fill the gaps in logistics support that existed at sea ports of debarkation (SPODs).
The Sky Cat 1000 report gives the ceiling and visibility requirements for the vehicle as a 200-foot ceiling and zero visibility, or "0/0 for military fields with precision approach radar capability." (17) While these figures may be correct, one needs to keep in mind that the landing zones (and water areas for SPODs) from which the vehicle is going to operate will often not have instrument approaches, so the vehicle will not always be able to operate in such poor weather.