known in the computer programming industry as the comment block.
Comment blocks are used to note, descriptively, a particular inline coding block in order to tell the programmer and other programmers the code's purpose. These blocks are often more than one line otherwise // will be used for comment one liners.
Comments would be place in between the asterisks or, for the one line comments, after the double forward slashes.
It can also be used in everyday informal comment typing online to indicate to another person that their comments would be 'comment blocked.'
/*actionscript code for object 'obj' will be placed at x-coordinate 10, of the cartesian coordinate plane of the stage.*/
obj._x = 10;
obj._x += 10; //obj will more 10 points on x-axis
a person types a response: That's inappropriate! I'm going to /**/ you!
BLF is an acronym for Best Lady Friend. A female friend that's on the top of your close-friends list. It is a platonic relationship. Usually guys use this term to describe the relationship he has with the woman he hangs out with all the time, if she is not his girlfriend.
Vince: Yo Dude! You going out with Violet?
Dude: Nah, she's just my BLF.
Vince: O ok, 'cus I always see you guys together so I assumed she's your girlfriend or something.
Technology/computing-based pun: it took nearly 3 hours for the Titanic to sink on April 14th 1912 so the pun can be used when files take longer than expected to sync.
Sync is the homophone of sink.
Sync being the abbreviation for synchronization or the process of keeping dataset copies consistant between one another in a computer system/network.
Sink meaning for something to go below the surface of water.
Jacob: Wow it's taking 3 hours for my files to sync with the network when it should have only taken 1 hour!
Jillian: Well you can say it's syncing slower than the titanic.
Jacob: Ah nice computer geek pun there!