Vulcan nerve pinch

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Geekspeak Three-fingered salute
Hacker slang A keyboard combination—e.g., Ctrl-Alt-Delete—that resets or reboots a computer or program
Occupational medicine Any ill-conceived keyboard command, the execution of which requires the user to contort the hands in an uncomfortable position
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Vulcan nerve pinch

Occupational medicine Any ill-conceived keyboard command, the execution of which requires the user to contort the hands in an uncomfortable position
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He was sympathetic, so I let him out of my Vulcan Death Grip. ``Why don't you stick all your records on your computer, and then just make compilations of what you need each weekend?
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Kirk's highly logical pointy-eared science officer Spock, played by Leonard Nimoy, introduced viewers to the V-shaped Vulcan salute, the mind meld and the Vulcan death grip. His quick-thinking saved the Enterprise crew several times and, though he nearly killed Kirk while in the grip of Vulcan biological mating ritual pon farr, he came to his senses before landing the fatal blow.
Well, if narked Nick gets hold of him, he may soon find himself caught in a Vulcan death grip.
Ann Magnuson, queen of the Club 57 crowd and a "performance artist" who regularly regaled crowds in the East Village, organized a succession of satirical "bands," from the proto-girl power Pulsallama, to the heavy-irony metal group Vulcan Death Grip, to the hippy-dippy stylings of Bongwater.
"He's incredibly strong and has this habit of giving you the Mr Spock Vulcan Death Grip to shut you up.