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boat anchor

boat anchor: n. 1. Like doorstop but more severe; implies
   that the offending hardware is irreversibly dead or useless.
   "That was a working motherboard once.  One lightning strike later,
   instant boat anchor!"  2. A person who just takes up space.
   3. Obsolete but still working hardware, especially when used of an
   old S100-bus hobbyist system; originally a term of annoyance, but
   became more and more affectionate as the hardware became more and
   more obsolete.