[from the old Star Trek TV series via
Commodore Amiga hackers] The keyboard combination that forces a soft-boot
or jump to ROM monitor (on machines that support such a feature). On
Amigas this is <Ctrl>-<Left-Amiga>-<Right-Amiga>; on PC
clones this is Ctrl-Alt-Del; on Suns, L1-A; on Macintoshes, it is
<Cmd>-<Power switch> or <Cmd>-<Ctrl>-<Power>!
kills and restarts the X server, is sometimes called a vulcan nerve pinch.
Also called three-finger salute and Vulcan death grip. At shops with a lot of
Microsoft Windows machines, this is often called the Microsoft Maneuver because of the distressing
frequency with which Microsoft's unreliable software requires it. Compare