F5 is the key that you mash on your keyboard to refresh the page until the letters are probably rubbed off or covered in chicken grease.
In Akron, Ohio a 13 year old boy was charged with a felony for creating a website which linked to his school's page asking people to hit F5 repeatedly to crash the school's server. Any idiot would know that all this would do is slow down the site, but not the Akron police.
It could also be used in a Powerpoint to View Show. This is F5 in its larval, benign stage.
People who use F5
- You (meaning the fat couch surfing lazy bastard who sits there watching TV with a laptop open cycling between your LJ Friends list)
- The Adult Swim forums
- The craigslist personals while eating chicken wings.
- Those who watch over Recent Changes 24/7 ready to revert edits for butthurt reasons
|F5 is part of a series on Language & Communication|