The mods have links to the glossary and acronym list in their sig blocks.
Sometimes acronyms make sense...other times this forum is worse than the military.
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IMPOSSIBLE JUST TAKES LONGER
I respectfully disagree. An acoustic modem allowed a computer to connect to a network via the phone system. You dialed your access number and placed your handset into the coupler. The modem "spoke" into the mouthpiece and "listened" through the ear piece, just like you and I do. It had a speaker and a microphone in the coupler which is how it spoke and listened. Why it was done this way instead of a direct electrical connection I don't know. Soon enough standard direct connect modems became available and I never cared enough to investigate.
As far as the asynchronous modem goes, before cable broadband almost everyone that was online had one. I topped out at a 28.8 before broadband became available in my area.
Like I said, a pretty long time.
I think I peed myself a little when I read "angry chipmunk"
As already pointed out, probably AngrySparrow. Any way, there is a sticky for acronyms, hopefully you have found it by now.
Well, sometimes it's a little confusing, especially when you are new here, no doubt. But hey, mostly we are not new(and you won't be new long) and mostly, from the context, we usually have some idea what is being discussed and can mostly figure out what is meant by the acronym. I think that most folks here are only going to type out " Hennessy hammock Ultra light Explorer Super Shelter or Jack r better Mount Washington four under quilt so many times in a given thread or post. It won't be long before we go to the acronyms.
I'm OK with it myself. There is always the glossary, and if worse comes to worse I can just ask, as I occasionally have to. I'm trying to do better myself, and use the actual word at least the 1st time in a thread. But my apologies, I often forget to do that. FWIW!
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You guys are very funny, I just joined the other day and I can already tell I'm probably gonna like it here.
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