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 for FUBAR
From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  FUBAR
         Failed UniBus Address Register (VAX)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  FUBAR
         Fouled / Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition / Repair (slang,
  Usenet, IRC)
         

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  FUBAR
   n.
  
      The Failed UniBus Address Register in a VAX. A good example of how jargon
      can occasionally be snuck past the suits; see foobar, and foo for a
      fuller etymology.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  FUBAR
  
     1. (WWII military slang) Fucked up beyond all
     recognition (or repair).
  
     See foobar.
  
     2.  The Failed UniBus Address Register in a
     VAX.  A good example of how jargon can occasionally be snuck
     past the suits.
  
     Larry Robinson  reports the following
     nonstandard use for FUBAR:
  
     One day somebody got mad at the card reader (or card eater
     that day) on our Univac 3200.  He taped a sign, "This thing
     is FUBAR", on the metal weight that sits on the stack of
     unread cards.  The sign stayed there for over a year.  One
     day, somebody said, "Don't forget to put the fubar on top of
     the stack".  It stuck!  We called that weight the fubar until
     they took away the machine.  The replacement card reader had
     two spring loaded card clamps, one for the feed and one for
     the return, and we called THOSE fubars until we dumped punch
     cards.
  
     Incidently, the way he taped the sign on the weight made up
     for the lack of a little nylon piece that was missing from it,
     and fixed the card reader.  That's why the sign stayed there.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1997-03-18)
  

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