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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
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    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.
    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

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    Quote Originally Posted by lori View Post
    and there is no such thing as an acoustical modem. I did have an asynchronous one, a long long time ago....

    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.

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    I think I peed myself a little when I read "angry chipmunk"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    I think I peed myself a little when I read "angry chipmunk"
    It just doesn't carry the same meaning, does it? I would have gone with Disgruntled Bird.
    Now that I think of it he does have some chipmonk qualities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trooper View Post
    The glossary will help, but I doubt it will answer all of your questions. In fact, I only recognized MWUQ and KAQ. I believe the member you alluded to was angryaparrow.


    Angrysparrow, that's the one!

    I feel better about the acronyms since members a lot more senior than I mentioned troubles with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    other times this forum is worse than the military.
    That was exactly what I was thinking as I was reading this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tgreening View Post
    I've been around computers a longgg time. I had a computer when a 300 bd acoustical modem was the be-all. I've been on-line a longgg time. Online since before there was a real "internet" to be online, well, on. Heck, way back when I even ran a fairly popular BBS.

    In all that time I have never EVER seen a more abbreviation and acronym obsessed group such as here! WHAT the heck does 90% of this stuff mean?


    I've seen haabs, kaqs, mwuq, baiacs, seeps, and my personal favorite, pp. Plus a cubic azz-load more. You guys definitely do NOT make it easy on the newcomers to figure out what the heck you're talking about!

    Somewhere I ran across a member that had a list of some sort in their sig but silly me I forgot to mark it. The member was some kind of animally name. Rabid squirrel or angry chipmunk or raging raccoon, or something like that. No offense to you member if you are who I'm referencing!

    Give us new guys a break will ya? Post a nice big fact sticky sign somewhere that reads DEFINITIONS OF GOBBLE-DY GOOK HERE!

    Inquiring but overloaded smokey minds want to know.
    That cracks me up! " Plus a cubic azz-load more. Raging Racoon, rabid squirrel 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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    message too short blah blah blah!
    Theres nothing like danglin in dixie!!!!

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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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