pal·in (pāl’ĭn) v. palined, palin·ing, palins 1. To flub, fail or otherwise stumble in response to simple, predictable questions in an interview; to give an off-topic and incoherent or syntactically suspect response to a simple, predictable question in an interview; to do likewise in any other human endeavor. 2. To fabricate an untruth, that is easily verifiable as such, in response to a question for which one does not know the answer.
"The U.S. government is trying to force DNSSEC on the root zone file. The idea here is that DNSSEC is the only "sure" way to close the DNS cache poisoning problem that Dan Kaminsky publicized earlier this year. There's one problem. It doesn't completely close the hole."
I remember someone on the now-defunct Southern Lord forum posting about a fella who'd put an ad in a Chicago music shop, wanting to form a black metal band. He phoned him up, only to find that his idea of Unholy Black Metal was Cradle of Filth & Pantera. When he told him he wanted to play something "darker, like Burzum", he got this response: