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"Fallout" also seems like a particularly bad choice of name to sell this vulnerability by, since the game series is so well known.

(I would also prefer descriptive names rather than this kind of marketing, but these are the times we live in.)




The game series is named after an even better known word. This is a bit like complaining Super Mario Odyssey shouldn't have been named after the Honda Odyssey and that Assassin's Creed: Odyssey needlessly muddied the waters further.


The instantly recognizable connotation of "fallout" is "nuclear fallout". The game series, which is post-apocalyptically themed, almost certainly derives its name from that.


Of course it does. But in the context of computing equipment, the computer game series was the first thing that came to my mind. Nuclear fallout is in a different domain.




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