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Old May 17 2012, 07:00 PM   #100
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Re: Heads up! MYTHBUSTERS season premiere tonight at 9 Eastern!

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I was surprised to hear them talking about the "firewall" as part of the construction of a car. I figured that "firewall" as a computing term had to be named for something more physical, but I never would've thought it referred to a piece of a car.
I'm surprised you didn't know the computer term came from a physical world origin!
Umm, I just said "I figured [it] had to be named for something more physical." Obviously something with "fire" and "wall" in the name is a metaphor based in physical things. I just didn't expect it to have anything to do with cars specifically. I was assuming something more building-related (which is its primary meaning).
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