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That brainless state induced in a technology user (usually computer-related) when a more seasoned professional explains things far enough beyond their comprehension that they stop even trying. The minds of users in dummy mode will wander to other topics (i.e. "my bum hurts") and they will follow all but the most obviously counter-intuitive directions without question. Most won't even remember what they were directed to do when they come out of it (usually within half an hour).

Dummy mode can be intentionally induced by throwing together a lot of complex, multiple syllable terms and acronyms that vaguely relate to the situation at hand as a response to a question.
The secretary in accounting wouldn't give me her IP address, so I started talking about quantum interference on the cyclical redundancy checking protocols. Went straight into dummy mode.
by BottleLiving June 25, 2011
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