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casting the runes
casters-up mode n.
[IBM, prob. fr. slang belly up] Yet
another synonym for `broken' or `down'. Usually connotes a
major failure. A system (hardware or software) which is `down'
may be already being restarted before the failure is noticed,
whereas one which is `casters up' is usually a good excuse to
take the rest of the day off (as long as you're not responsible for
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.