No one likes sounding stupid. Unfortunately, it's dead simple to do exactly that when you're talking about computer hardware or popular culture. One slip of the tongue or a single misused piece of terminology can land you a one-way ticket to Moron Hollow with six days and two delightful nights of luxury accommodations. In an effort to keep you from having to take such a shameful trip, we've put together this list of commonly misused and misunderstood terminology from the worlds of computing and geek culture.�
Phasers are a directed energy weapon made famous introduced by the Star Trek television back in the 1960s, and seen in every iteration of the franchise since.� The business end of a phaser deals death, destruction and headaches by emitting a beam or burst of rapid nadions, which is an imaginary sub-atomic particle. In order to weaponize the rapid nadions, a phaser refracts them through superconducting crystals. Depending on the task at hand, a phaser beam can be altered to produce a number of effects, allowing the individual wielding the weapon to stun, kill, incinerate, melt or atomize a target.