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 for baud barf
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  baud barf
      /bawd barf/ The garbage one gets on the display
     screen when using a modem connection with some protocol
     setting (especially line speed) incorrect, or when someone
     picks up a voice extension on the same line, or when really
     bad line noise disrupts the connection.  Baud barf is not
     completely random, by the way; hackers with a lot of
     serial-line experience can usually tell whether the device at
     the other end is expecting a higher or lower speed than the
     terminal is set to.  *Really* experienced ones can identify
     particular speeds.
     [{Jargon File]

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