Vizzini is bringing big words home from his workplace or college.
What do you guys mean when you say "decommissioned"
It basically means dismantling something, be it a server, or a machine, or a boat or a service or whatever, in a proscribed way. Large projects. It implies planning and control. It might involve ensuring the materials used are disposed of correctly, or recycled. It could mean that the resources released are re-purposed. For a server, it could mean marking it as an unused asset, releasing the software & O/S licences back to a pool, releasing power & floorspace. Lord knows what else. It could be a lot of different things, but it typically implies a fairly complex process involving a lot of accountability. What I'm trying to get across is that it's a big word used for big projects.
So, for Vizzini to use that term for replacing a home PC is really pathetic. It's extremely pretentious. It indicates that he does know something about IT, but also that he's a show-off and hopes to impress and bamboozle unaware readers with his big words, along with his usual product codes, 'pro' build advice etc etc.
Metaphorically, he's sucking his own cock.
Edited by Bremenacht at 00:20:21 17-11-2012