2 definitions by Omega Rat 1

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is one who suffers from anhedonia, the inability to derive pleasure from normal pleasurable things in life.
If someone is depressed, or has one of many different chemical imbalances in the brain.

-Comedians, for example, may be prone to having this, as what actually makes them laugh has been used so much, that that part of the brain has "worn off funny".
Funny incidents and stories are enjoyed less and less, as time goes on.
(Try telling a comedian a joke, any joke.)

A chronic masturbator has a dopamine imbalance, rendering him or her an anhedoniac, incapable of enjoying normal life in a non orgasmic state.

A person with multiple lovers/sexual partners in life cannot settle down to marry. The more they sample, the less they are able to settle, as a direct result of wanting something "strange" or "new" all the time.

Beautiful, rich people in Hollywood have, or can have anything, or everything, or almost any ONE they could ever want, anytime and all the time. Anhedonia from repeatedly fulfilling their desires is a forgone conclusion in some cases.

(In old school parlance, "too much of a good thing".)

(This may effect more people than we know as the pursuit of pleasure on this planet for it's own sake is rampant.)
e.g. "I can't WAIT for the weekend!"
by Omega Rat 1 August 26, 2009
I heard this expression "Board Monkey" first in the early 80's.
This is a term used to describe an inept electronics technician who, instead of just seeking out a cold solder joint in an IC (integrated circuit board) or replacing a 10 cent capacitor or equivalent small faulty component they will just order the whole part and make you pay for it, without doing a standard current continuity test.
Chances are you've been taken by a board monkey.
As a result, a 20 dollar bench time charge becomes hundreds of dollars in charges as a result of laziness, greed, (extra markup on new board) or lack of tenacity on the part of the technician.
This is one of the great hidden secrets of "repair ripoff". More people in this world have been burned by board monkeys anywhere, in any industry where electronics is remotely related, than any other scam in repair.
Personal example:
The panel of buttons between the two front seats in a 1989 Pontiac Bonneville has an integrated circuit board that apparently costs "750 dollars" Canadian. My daughter spilled a soft drink down between the buttons, rendering it unusable.
Upon telling them that a continuity test is in order with a bit of cleanup, instead of just a board replacement, the bill miraculously became 75 dollars and the panel was fixed and functional. I basically told them everything I said here to get these results.
by Omega Rat 1 August 26, 2009

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