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Russian translation: "большая железяка" и мини-компьютер

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01:20 Nov 9, 2000
English to Russian translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: “big iron”, “minis”
In the messaging world of electronic mail,
the pie was split between “big iron”PROFS/SNADS,along with VAX “minis,”versus these
upstart PC-based mail systems cc:Mail,MS Mail,and an assortment of MHS-based mail
systems running on Novell file servers.
Vladimir Romanov
Russian translation:"большая железяка" и мини-компьютер
Explanation:
Большая железяка, как ни смешно это звучит - это сленговый термин, обозначающий сверхмощный большой компьютер (его уважительное прозвище). А mini - это мини-компьютер, в этом я согласна с предыдущими ответами.
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Yana
Local time: 11:57
Grading comment
Thanks a lot!
I had a feeling it should be some Russian slang for “big iron”.

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Summary of answers provided
na"большая железяка" и мини-компьютер
Yana
naДПРПМОЕОЙЕSerge
naхОЙЧЕТУБМШОЩК ЛПНРШАФЕТ (ЛПТРПТБФЙЧОЩК УЕТЧЕТ) vs НЙОЙ-ЛПНРШАФЕТ (or РПТФБФЙЧОЩК)xxxDm_Ch
naУХРЕТЛПНРШАФЕТ, НЙОЙ-ЛПНРШАФЕТSerge
nabig company, mini PC
Aida Hakobyan


  

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23 mins
big company, mini PC


Explanation:
Big iron here means big company, minis is a recognized term for mini PC

Aida Hakobyan
PRO pts in pair: 8

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Alexander Svetlakov
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1 hr
УХРЕТЛПНРШАФЕТ, НЙОЙ-ЛПНРШАФЕТ


Explanation:
Computers are classified as mainframes, mini and personal (PC).
Big Iron means mainframe. ("Iron" is hardware).
Example: we'll give you some background: Back in the era of mainframe computers or "big iron" (a.k.a. the Iron Age)


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    Serge Roshchin
Serge
PRO pts in pair: 115
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2 hrs
хОЙЧЕТУБМШОЩК ЛПНРШАФЕТ (ЛПТРПТБФЙЧОЩК УЕТЧЕТ) vs НЙОЙ-ЛПНРШАФЕТ (or РПТФБФЙЧОЩК)


Explanation:
big iron means a multipurpose big computer usually designed for enterprises. While including a host of useful features it lacks mobility, hence the attempts to combine big iron with minis.
See links below for more context.
http://www.infoworld.com/articles/op/xml/00/03/13/000313opbi...

http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,36395,00.html

http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1003-200-332128.html?st.ne.fd.md...


xxxDm_Ch
Local time: 19:57
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in pair: 101

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Alexander Svetlakov
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4 hrs
ДПРПМОЕОЙЕ


Explanation:
рЕТЕЧПД:
"ч НЙТЕ РЕТЕДБЮЙ ЬМЕЛФТПОПК РПЮФЩ РЙТПЗ (ТЩОПЛ)ВЩМ ТБЪДЕМЈО НЕЦДХ PROFS/SNADS РПЮФПЧЩНЙ ЛМЙЕОФБНЙ ОБ ВБЪЕ УХРЕТЛПНРШАФЕТПЧ (ВПМШЫЙИ ьчн) Й VAX НЙОЙЛПНРШАФЕТПЧ Ч РТПФЙЧПЧЕУ РПЮФПЧЩН ЛМЙЕОФБН Mail, MS Mail ОБ ВБЪЕ РЕТУПОБМШОЩИ ЛПНРШАФЕТПЧ Й ОБВПТХ MHS-РПЮФПЧЩИ ЛМЙЕОФПЧ, ТБВПФБАЭЙИ ОБ ВБЪЕ ЖБКМ-УЕТЧЕТПЧ Novell".


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    Serge Roshchin
Serge
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7 hrs
"большая железяка" и мини-компьютер


Explanation:
Большая железяка, как ни смешно это звучит - это сленговый термин, обозначающий сверхмощный большой компьютер (его уважительное прозвище). А mini - это мини-компьютер, в этом я согласна с предыдущими ответами.

Yana
Local time: 11:57
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in pair: 24
Grading comment
Thanks a lot!
I had a feeling it should be some Russian slang for “big iron”.
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