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KiltedMan
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2003 9:36 am Reply with quoteBack to top

BrianW wrote:
NOT SAFE FOR WORK

Do I need to add a dictionary to techhouse too?


Perhaps you might want to make an official rule to the F.A.Geek about labelling things NSFW if they are NSFW (I will remember to do so in the future).

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KieranHorn
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2003 1:19 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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Also for geekish acronyms, there's this, tho I fear I may just be endangering our newbies by infecting them with the stupid ones on the list. Confused

You can get infected by stupid 1337 sp34k? *needs shots*
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2003 1:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

KieranHorn wrote:

You can get infected by stupid 1337 sp34k? *needs shots*


good god, i hope not!
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maslow
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2003 8:12 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I find it interesting that the list of acronyms has a lot of ones from before the internet was widely used... SNAFU, and FUBAR were armed forces terms, I believe, and my dad used them all the time. And other things, FAQ, FYI, PTB, etc.

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eddie_baby
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2003 8:17 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Well, the US military designed the basis for the internet, so it kinda makes sense. Wasn't it ARPnet from the Navy? Help me out you networking guys... I know "Ping" is what submariners call using sonar on an object, or a netadmin uses to find an IP address.

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ethyachk
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2003 8:34 am Reply with quoteBack to top

While several of us could attempt to answer this, John is by far the best one to answer any such questions. John? Help?

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BrianW
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2003 8:42 am Reply with quoteBack to top

http://www.thelemon.net/issues/timeline.php

SFW

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2003 8:55 am Reply with quoteBack to top

The Lemon wrote:
Internet bubble bursts. Investors take back money and hide it under a mattress. Geeks go back to Burger King.


Man that's too close to home... Sad

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2003 9:05 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I like the one about parents not needing to take responsibility for their children's actions anymore.

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KieranHorn
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2003 9:56 am Reply with quoteBack to top

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EPA warns that entire surface of the earth will be completely blanketed with AOL CDs by the end of 2007


lol, I think we can all agree with this one
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2003 10:19 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Well, thank God they invented that Homestarrunner technology. Where would we be without it?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2003 10:20 am Reply with quoteBack to top

ethyachk wrote:
While several of us could attempt to answer this, John is by far the best one to answer any such questions. John? Help?


Waking up ... Huh?

Ping was developed by a fellow down at the Army Research Lab in Aberdeen by the name of Michael Muuss (recently deceased, by the way). Yes, I believe that the sonar effect was the reason behind its name, but the official line is that it is an ETLA for Packet INternet Groper.

Mike was a great guy, lots of fun to talk to. More info on his career at http://ftp.arl.army.mil/~mike/.

Unfortunately, a lot of the Internet pioneers are passing away in their early years.

john

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