the act of pressing the "degauss" button on your computer monitor to be rewarded with a buzzing sound and an exciting dementation of the colors.
A computer that hasn't been degaussed for a fair amount of time is considered "fresh".
The longer the duration between degausses, the "twangier" the degauss will be. If you are patient enough to wait a few weeks without degaussing your monitor, you won't be disappointed with the twangage.
The "Degauss Scale®" is used to measure the amount of "twang" from a degauss. The scale is usually from 1-10.
1: The lowest score on the twang scale. you must have just degaussed your monitor a few seconds ago in order to have a twang rating this low.
2: weak. you must have recently degaussed your monitor.
3: low. a slight twang but not much color distortion.
4: below average. generally low amount of twang/gimpedness
5: average. this is the type of degauss you will usually get if you have gone about 30 mins without degaussing.
6: above average. a decent amount of twang duration and messed up gamma.
7: oooh gettin up there. a 7 is pretty good. this means you have a good amount of twang and your color probably messed up quite a bit.
8: This is a satisfying degauss. enough twang to keep you laughing.
9: an unhealthy amount of twang and buzzing. insane color distortion.
10: these suckers only come by once in a green moon. They are so absol-friggin-twangy that they can knock you out of your seat. 10's usually have about an 8 sec twang duration. pulling one of these off means you are a degauss pr0
i degaussed all the monitors in the computer lab. uber twang